Sunday Aug 24, 2014

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit

Need justification to attend the 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit? Check out these Top Ten Reasons you should register now for this event![Read More]

Thursday Aug 21, 2014

New Video: How Innovation Happens Today

How do you make innovation happen at your organization? If whiteboards, spreadsheets, point solutions or complicated systems are involved, you'll want to watch this new video!  See how Oracle Innovation Management can make it easier to know which ideas to pursue.  Remove guesswork and turn innovation into a structured, consistent and effective business process.  Become an innovation hero!  Watch in HD for supreme viewing experience, and learn how you can build your innovation discipline into a scaleable, repeatable, and strategic business process.

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Registration Open for 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit

Registration has opened for the Oracle Value Chain Summit, taking place January 26-28 in San Jose, California. Register now and take advantage of the Super Saver rate of only $495 (a $400 savings from the regular registration rate), good through September 26. Click here to register today, or to check out further information about the Summit. Keynote speakers to the 2015 event include former 49ers quarterback Steve Young and leading green business expert and author of the best-selling Green to Gold, Andrew Winston.

Friday Aug 15, 2014

Watch an End to End Value Chain Demo

Ever wonder how Oracle’s Value Chain solutions can deliver end to end value?

Check out this demo video which outlines how Oracle solutions can improve business processes from product development through planning and across logistics for flawless execution.

Click here to watch the video.    

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Thursday Aug 14, 2014

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Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

Planning Data Quality Webcast - Sept. 4, 2014

Data is the lifeblood that powers the supply chain in today’s highly connected and competitive marketplace. Accurate Information has replaced inventory as the means to provide exceptional service in a cost effective manner. Planning Data has become a critical component of the supply chain, a valuable asset that must be carefully managed to avoid the risk of data quality problems negatively impacting the customer.

Timely, Reliable, Accurate and Complete planning data can provide your business with a competitive advantage. Learn How Oracle Sun leveraged these principles to achieve results like:

  • More than 90% of planned orders released without manual intervention
  • Over $100M reduction in manufacturing WIP
  • Finished good reduction of 9.7%
  • Spare parts inventory reduced 50% ($400 M)
  • Service backorder reduced by 50%
  • Standardized and accurate lead times
  • On-time shipments improved to 100%
Join Oracle and Oliver Wight on an exclusive webcast where you can learn about best practice methodologies and tools that will get your planning data correct.  The webcast will be held on September 4, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm EDT.  Register now.


Friday Aug 08, 2014

How a TMS Can Help Reduce Costs and Improve Operations - Register for SCMR Webcast - August 14, 2 pm Eastern

Join us for a complimentary webcast to learn the results of a recent study conducted by the Supply Chain Management Review and Logistics Management. Over 500 logistics and supply chain managers gave their input on their current supply chain technology infrastructures, addressed how they tackle the transportation component, and revealed the gaps that still need to be filled in order to attain end-to-end visibility of a streamlined supply chain.

During this webcast you will gain insight on where companies are in their adoption of TMS systems, and how improving the use of technology can reduce costs and improve operations. You will also hear from AdamCloues, Logistics Specialist at Land O'Lakes on how Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) can support shippers' business objectives, and how Land O'Lakes has benefited by implementing OTM.


Adam Cloues, Logistics Specialist, Land O'Lakes

Ginger Conroy, Senior Director, Value Chain Execution Product Marketing,Oracle Corporation

Bob Trebilcock, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

Click Here to Register

Can't attend the Webcast? Register anyway! We'll send you a link to the recorded session after the event.

Tuesday Aug 05, 2014

Profit Magazine: Schneider Transforms Their Business with Oracle Transportation Management

Schneider is featured as the cover story of the current issue of Profit Magazine in an article titled "Vehicle for Change:  Data Drives Schneider's Strategy for Employee and Operational Excellence."  The article discusses Quest, a five year transformational initiative, which truly changed every aspect of their business.  The central tenet of Quest was simple:  give drivers, customers, and business partners convenient access to the information and services they need while improving back-office processes to drive operational efficiency and profitability.   Oracle Transportation Management was an integral part of that transformation. Judy Lemke, executive vice president and CIO at Schneider states “We have not only realized the goals we set out to achieve but have surpassed the benefits we anticipated going in. The foundation laid over those five years of transformation has now become an outstanding platform for current operations and a springboard to even greater possibilities in the future.” Read the full article here.

Friday Aug 01, 2014

Don't Just Help Your Customers Embrace Innovation - Help Employees, Too

We’re living and working in the 21st century marketplace, where innovation has become the engine of growth. Although innovation is generally perceived as a good thing, it means change which can be difficult for people to accept or act upon. That means that making innovation happen still boils down to being an effective leader of people, one who inspires a vision and lays a path to get there.

Companies have developed sophisticated marketing and sales processes to help customers embrace innovation. Think of all the personalized emails, social outreach, customer reviews, product comparison charts, and mobile apps you’ve encountered. But those companies who are getting really good at innovation aren’t just helping their customers embrace innovation, they’re helping their employees be innovative too.

Helping employees embrace being innovative has its advantages. In a March 2012 article featured in...

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