Learn how to deliver a future-ready supply chain at Oracle CloudWorld

October 12, 2022 | 2 minute read
Giovanni Schoordijk
Senior Director, Supply Chain Strategy
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Over the past few years, Oracle has faced the same challenges our customers have as we’ve aimed to optimize our supply chain operations. A global pandemic and war in Europe have caused massive-scale supply chain disruptions for every business, all while customer needs have evolved and expectations have never been higher.

At Oracle, we moved our supply chain operations to Oracle Cloud SCM in 2018—a move that would ensure that we had the agility to continue driving growth and meeting our customers’ needs for the past two challenging years. Thanks to that foundation, and the new features and functionality made available with quarterly Oracle Cloud updates, our operations are on the leading edge of innovation. We’re future-ready and resilient in the face of change.

For example, when COVID hit, suppliers shut down unexpectedly, retail deliveries didn’t arrive as planned, and global movements were restricted. Oracle’s supply chain operations team was aided by our ability to replan more frequently, taking into account new demand statements and realistic supply scenarios. We didn’t have to worry about periodic batch synchronization or disconnected systems. We could easily make sourcing changes, move assembly activities, or put inventory buffers in place to protect output. And the intuitive nature of Oracle Cloud SCM made it easier for us to shift resources around, moving tasks to groups that historically had a different focus, allowing us to respond to the pressure points of the moment.

More than that, with Oracle Cloud SCM, we have the tools we need to streamline and integrate our processes from planning to delivery, helping us reduce our planning cycle from three weeks to one week. We’re also able to empower employees with an exceptional user experience— reducing complexities and handoffs, allowing employees to save time entering and sifting through data and spend more time on value-add activities.

But our work isn’t done. We’re excited to continue to develop our machine learning and AI adoption to drive new efficiencies, improve supply risk identification and intervention, and execution monitoring for outsourced manufacturing.

To hear more about Oracle’s move to cloud, the benefits we’re achieving, the lessons we’ve learned, and how we continue to innovate our supply chain operations. join me at the Plan, Adopt, Innovate experience at Oracle CloudWorld. I’ll be leading an in-depth session on our move to Oracle Cloud SCM. You’ll also hear from other Oracle executives leading our business transformation, along with customers around the world and across industries using Oracle technology to address their biggest challenges, transform their businesses, and achieve their goals.

You can register for the session here. Hope to see you at Oracle CloudWorld!

Giovanni Schoordijk

Senior Director, Supply Chain Strategy

Giovanni Schoordijk leads the central Supply Chain Architecture team, bringing together both process design and technology. Giovanni also leads innovation and business transformation for Oracle’s Hardware Supply Chain with wide operational experience in Order Fulfillment, Sales Enablement, and Supplier Management and global responsibility for European, Asian, and American regions.

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