You are cordially invited to attend this wildly-popular, annual event at Oracle OpenWorld 2013. This year's Supply Chain Management Reception will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
This year's event is being held at John Colins Cocktails. John Colins is located about 2 blocks from Moscone Center and offers a uniquely San Francisco environment where you can mix and mingle with all of your supply chain friends and colleagues.
So escape the OpenWorld crowds for awhile and join us at John Colins Cocktails! This event Sold Out two years in a row and space is again limited soRegister Today.
Seating is extremely limited. Please register early.
Is Procurement Automation effective? Well that depends on if you are a Procurement Leader or content to be less than stellar. According to a recent study by IBM, The 2013 Chief Procurement Officer Study, top performers found Procurement technology solutions to be between 97-99% effective depending on the solution. Most compelling was Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) with 94% of top performers finding SRM to be Above Average or Excellent in effectiveness followed closely by Contract Management.
The conclusion by IBM, "Top performers are, by a considerable margin, more adept than underperformers is using procurement technologies."
The market for supply chain management software, maintenance and services continued its upward trajectory in 2012, generating $8.3 billion in 2012, including applications for procurement software. That figure represents a 7.1% increase over 2011 revenues, according to Chad Eschinger, vice president of supply chain for research firm Gartner.
Oracle Unveils Oracle Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile for Agile We're pleased to feature a blog entry by guest author John Kelley, vice president of product value chain strategy, Oracle
There’s no doubt that the workforce is becoming more mobile with every passing day. And while the mobile workforce offers organizations many benefits, it can pose a challenge to effectively managing complex product lifecycle processes.
To address this challenge and enhance decision making and productivity across the entire lifecycle of a product, Oracle today announced Oracle’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile for Agile. Part of Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management, the new mobile application enables users to quickly, easily and securely access PLM data from any location on their iPad and turn it into valuable and actionable insights. Or in other words, say goodbye to approval bottlenecks!
Built on Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile, the new Oracle PLM Mobile for Agile application supports strategic and operational decision making and also enables partners to quickly and easily develop and expand applications and processes for Agile PLM customers. With access to comprehensive features and capabilities, users can securely review, respond and react to a broad range of Agile PLM Product Management Workflows. This includes default and configured:
PLM change orders and change requests from a range of sources including engineering, manufacturing, packaging and document.
PLM quality issue workflows including customer complaints, field requests and problem reports.
PLM quality management workflows including corrective action and preventative action (CAPA) processes.
PLM supplier quality workflows including Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR) and Non-Conformance Reports (NCR).
In addition, Oracle Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile for Agile enables users to initiate, execute and manage report quality issues and process flows by providing the mobile capabilities needed to:
Input audit findings and issues on-site, with dynamic links to product quality information and status.
Take advantage of cameras within mobile devices to record dynamic views of any findings as supporting evidence.
Initiate related NCR, problem reports, SCAR, and corrective action requests (CAR), during the audit process.
Last but not least, the new release also supports organizations with outsourced manufacturing and process suppliers by enabling them to conduct on-site supplier audits with access to the product record as needed to manage the process, hasten finding resolution and approve certification.
The combination of all the new capabilities makes it easier than ever to securely access and manage PLM data at any time or from any location. To see how Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile can help your organization, please watch the demo video.
If you missed the “Discover the Key to Profitable Order Fulfillment” webcast held on July 22, not to worry, you can still catch the replay. Click here to watch the webcast.
Hear Steve Banker, Service Director for Supply Chain Management at the ARC Advisory Group, discuss how distributed order management solutions can help companies transform their fulfillment operations to gain greater supply chain visibility, improve order profitability, and increase customer service levels and satisfaction.
You can also download a free copy of Steve’s ARC Advisory Research Brief on Oracle’s Distributed Order Orchestration solution. Read how Boeing is leveraging the solution to automate their proposal and order management processes and achieve serious reductions in order cycle times.