Friday May 18, 2012
Monday May 14, 2012
By John Murphy on May 14, 2012
Tuesday May 08, 2012
By Stephen Slade on May 08, 2012
Oracle Supply Chain Management Wins the President's Award at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Summit, held at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Apr 29-May 3, 2012. The award was presented by Heather Holst-Knudsen, President of Manufacturing Enterprise Communications at the awards gala.[Read More]
Tuesday Apr 17, 2012
By Stephen Slade on Apr 17, 2012
By John Murphy on Apr 17, 2012
Monday Apr 09, 2012
Thursday Mar 22, 2012
By Stephen Slade on Mar 22, 2012
Wednesday Mar 14, 2012
By Stephen Slade on Mar 14, 2012
For the last decade, trade in 'conflict minerals' has fueled human rights abuses and promoted insecurity in the African Congo (DRC). The Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, passed by the US Congress July 2010, includes a provision – Section 1502 – aimed at stopping the national army and rebel groups from illegally using profits from the minerals trade to fund their fight. Section 1502 is a disclosure requirement that calls on companies to determine whether their products contain 'conflict mineral's – by carrying out supply chain due diligence – and to report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The most commonly mined minerals are cassiterite, wolframite, coltan, and gold, extracted from the Congo and passed through a variety of intermediaries before being purchased by multinational electronics companies. These minerals are essential in the manufacture of a variety of devices, including consumer electronics as mobile phones, laptops and MP3 players. Minerals mined in Eastern Congo pass through the hands of numerous middlemen as they are shipped out of Congo, sourced through neighboring countries such as Rwanda or Burundi, to East Asian processing
Do you know where your source marterials originate? Do you have control of your supply chain? Every supply chain executive should be aware of the Conflict Materials clause and have transparancy into their product components.
Monday Mar 05, 2012
Monday Feb 27, 2012
Monday Feb 20, 2012
By John Murphy on Feb 20, 2012
Wednesday Feb 15, 2012
By Stephen Slade on Feb 15, 2012
$5 gas will cause shifts in Supply Chains. Firms need to have the best tools and technologies running in the background to make better business decisions. Collaboration and innovation are key to survival in rapidly shifting markets. This SUPPLY CHAIN aricle by Oracle's Maha Muzumdar identifies solutions.[Read More]
Monday Feb 13, 2012
By John Murphy on Feb 13, 2012
Global Trade Management @ ICPA 2012
The GTM team will be at the International Compliance Professional Associations
Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA March 18-22.
Oracle is a sponsor and will have a booth at the conference as well as an evening reception.
Saturday Feb 11, 2012
By user717691 on Feb 11, 2012
Check out this recent article in Supply Chain Management Review and let us know what you think-->
1+1 = 3: Integrating Product Innovation and SCM to Deliver Incremental Value[Read More]
Friday Feb 03, 2012
By Stephen Slade on Feb 03, 2012
Much is being written on supply chain risk theses days but the key point to this effort is how organizations are responding. It's the 2 year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake and 100 of thousands still live in tent cities. Recovery from disruption is often very slow. The same applies to other catastrophes as they impact your supply chain. And as economies rebound, new measures need to be put in place to 'shore-up' and strengthen your flow of vital products from plant to consumer. Just as the levees of New Orleans have been strengthened, firms of all sizes are installing new collaboration tools to have alternatives at hand.
This topic gains momentum and was the subject at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland (Jan 25-29, 2012) see http://www.weforum.org/events. The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
see this Oracle paper: DOES_THE_WORLD_NEED_A_BETTER_SUPPLY_CHAIN
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