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Our annual look at the top supply chain stories of the year

As this year comes to an end and the holidays approach, we’d like to take some time to reflect and take a look back at some of the most popular and exciting supply chain & operations stories of the year.

This year’s articles range from analyst reports, innovative product announcements, controversial partnerships, and of course, addressing supply chain concerns due to the global pandemic. Let’s kick-off the list with a story about 6 technological innovations helping transportation managers with their logistics necessities:

Build Global Logistics Control Towers with 6 Technology Innovations

Managing logistics transportation for a global company can be a stressful job. With supply chain networks covering multiple continents and million dollars’ worth of goods flowing across time zones, transportation managers are working around the clock to ensure shipments are handled safely, quickly, and under budget. Check out these 6 innovative technologies that help address transportation manager’s needs.

The SAP/Siemens PLM Partnership: Two Questions SAP Customers Should Ask

When SAP and Siemens announced that they would partner to provide integrated, end-to-end applications across product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain, and asset management, a lot of questions and concerns were raised. Hear from Jon Chorley, Chief Sustainability Officer & GVP of Product Strategy at Oracle for his take on the partnership.

Reassessing Supply Chains in Today’s Environment

The key supply chain lesson of COVID-19 is that when market conditions change fast, being prepared matters more than ever–leveraging systems that support visibility, rapid decision-making, and flexible response. Because when an unexpected world event strikes, you need to work with the tools you have at hand. 

Introducing the Oracle Logistics Digital Assistant

Similar to the rise of cloud applications, digital assistants are gaining widespread popularity in the enterprise space. We introduced the new Oracle Logistics Digital Assistant, an AI-powered Virtual Assistant for Oracle Cloud Logistics. Providing organizations with a conversational interface that responds quickly, improves user satisfaction and increases business efficiencies.

Oracle Recognized as a Leader for 5th consecutive year in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems

Analyst reports are always a hit, and this one is no exception. The bigger story is how Oracle was named a Leader for the fifth year in a row!

Oracle Recognized as a Leader in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Gartner also released its Magic Quadrant Report for Transportation Management Systems in the spring of this year and we were proud to be named as a Leader once again in this 2020 report. Oracle has been recognized as a leader thirteen times, since 2006.

The Oracle PLM to Cloud Strategy

New technologies, products, services, and business models evolve, so Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and product development must evolve, too. So, what is PLM and how is PLM different today? Explore this article to get an in-depth look into the world of managing the complete journey of a product from initial ideation, development, service, and disposal.

5 Strategies for Building a Resilient Supply Chain in Turbulent Times

Although globalized supply chains have indeed produced valuable cost advantages for decades, recent political and social upheavals have spotlighted the fragilities of far-flung supply networks and magnified the structural instabilities that had been emerging for years.

What is becoming clear now is that there is unlikely to be a “steady state” future ahead of us, and when an unexpected world event strikes, like a global pandemic, you need to work with the tools you have at hand. Check out these five strategies to help enterprises build a more resilient supply chain to navigate a world of permanent uncertainty.

Happy holidays and new year from all of us at the Oracle Supply Chain Management Blog.

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