Thursday May 29, 2014

What's Black and White and Read All Over?

What's black and white and read all over?  The Zebra case study!

 Join us on June 26th to hear how Zebra, a market leader in barcode and RFID technology is using Oracle WMS in their distribution centers.  The session is presented by Zebra, Oracle and Inspirage.

Click here to register. 

Thursday May 22, 2014

Upcoming VCP Events

Technology in CPGJoin Oracle for two supply chain events coming up in June.

First, Oracle will be sponsoring the CGT Consumer Goods Sales and Marketing Summit in Manhattan, June 9-11. This event features presentations from leading Consumer Goods companies who will relate their experience with best practices in demand management, demand sensing, inventory management, and trade promotion optimization.

Visit the Oracle booth to say hello and to see a demo of our segment-leading products.

Oracle is also a sponsor for the APICS/Institute of Business Forecasting Best of the Best Sales and Operations Planning conference in Chicago, June 13-14. Attendees will be able to hear leading firms describe how Sales and Operations Planning has grown from a supply/demand balancing exercise, into a strategic process of Integrated Business Planning that encompasses the whole gamut of value producing processes from new product development and introduction all the way through the service supply chain.

Be sure to attend the Oracle-sponsored reception on Thursday evening, and stop by the Oracle display to see the iPad-hosted demos of Demantra Forecasting and Real-time Sales and Operations Planning.

Monday May 19, 2014

Oracle Customers and Oracle SCM Applications Among the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award Winners

Oracle customers and Oracle SCM applications are well-represented among the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award winners. The Manufacturing Leadership Awards, now in their 10th year, honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Nominations are entered into specific categories and evaluated by a panel of expert judges. Winners within the Supply Chain Leadership category include Oracle customers Blue Bell Creameries, Cummins Inc., Emerson, Motorola and WMS Gaming. Oracle also won in this category for Logistics Supplier Collaboration, Transition Supply Chain and for the Oracle-Intel Lean Supply Chain Optimization Initiative. Read on for more about these awards and the winners.[Read More]

Thursday May 15, 2014

Why Choose to Deploy Agile PLM in the Cloud?

“You can just turn on your computer in the morning and get to work.”

“Simple. Adaptable. Powerful. Fast.”

“No trade-offs – you get SaaS convenience but with the security, control and flexibility you need.”

These statements expertly summed up the recent webcasts on deploying Agile PLM for Process and Agile PLM in the cloud as hosted solutions with two of Oracle’s specialized partners, Verdant Services and GoEngineer.

If you missed the webcasts, here are the replays:

Deploying Agile PLM for Process in the Cloud with Verdant Services

Deploying Agile PLM in the Cloud with GoEngineer

Which one should you watch? Simply put...

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Tuesday May 13, 2014

MavenWire & Ruan Team Up to Implement OTM into Iowa State University Curriculum

MavenWire and Ruan Transportation Management Systems, two leaders in the supply chain and logistics industry, are joining forces to offer Iowa State University (ISU) students a real-life look at supply chain and management information systems by adding Oracle Transportation Management (OTM), the leading global transportation management software, to the school's curriculum and providing scholarship opportunities for students.

Click here to read the entire press release. 

Thursday May 08, 2014

Oracle Transportation Management Gets Things Moving

Mutual Materials, a leading manufacturer and distributor of masonry products in the Pacific Northwest, has recently implemented Oracle Transportation Management and achieved some impressive results.

Their truck utilization went from the low 60s to 85-87%, the cost of using their fleet is down by half a million dollars, and they have saved about $1M by more efficiently moving goods within the internal supply chain.

Click here to read the full article

Wednesday May 07, 2014

A Customer Centric Approach To Supply Chain: Supply Chain Journey Mapping (SCJM)

Customers are on a journey. Their experiences on this journey will strongly influence their attitudes; their attitudes will, in turn, help form their behaviors, and their behaviors will ultimately drive outcomes. This is why Customer Experience (CX) has become so critical in modern commerce. At its simplest, CX is the set of perceptions a customer has with a company throughout their buying and owning interactions. It is obvious that positive customer experiences enable businesses to attract and retain more customers, sell more products, sell to more customers, and do more business.

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Tuesday May 06, 2014

Get Smart about SaaS and the Cloud

How do you decide on a modern SaaS cloud provider?  Start by asking these 3 key questions.  

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Thursday May 01, 2014

Gartner Publishes "Vendor Panorama for Trade Promotion Management in Consumer Goods"

Gartner has released its most recent overview of trade promotion management in consumer goods. This research is an update to the report published in August of 2012, and in this version, has been expanded to cover 20 vendors of trade promotion software.

Gartner defines the market for this specialized software, explains the differences between Trade Promotion Management (TPM) and Trade Promotion Optimization (TPO) and explores the ways in which vendors and users are linking the two to create best of breed solutions. Gartner notes consumer goods firms use this software to analyze promotional outcomes, better collaborate with retail partners, and to use these processes to improve demand forecasting and get the best results from their trade promotion spending.

In addition to the market overview, the report profiles 20 companies in this space, providing both a company assessment and a product assessment.  Oracle has purchased the distribution rights to this report to help its customers evaluate their options in TPM and TPO.

The report can be viewed at this link: "Vendor Panorama for Trade Promotion Management in Consumer Goods 2014" (which will expire in April, 2015).  Oracle customers might also want to bookmark the Industry Analyst Reports page on Oracle.com, for access to all of the most up to date analyst reporting on Oracle.

How Land O’Lakes uses Oracle’s Demand Management solution to anticipate market demand and increase margins.

An interesting case study on how Land O’Lakes’ dairy business is better able to manage demand using Oracle.  http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/profit/features/122811-landolakes-1917723.html

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