How Land O’Lakes uses Oracle’s Demand Management solution to anticipate market demand and increase margins.
By user717691 on May 01, 2014
Why now? No matter what industry, companies face a litany of worldwide and regional regulations that require proof of product compliance and environmental friendliness for market access. For many companies in several industries, complying with the changing Conflict Minerals Law is...
As new technologies, markets, and ideas converge, the world’s most successful business leaders are transforming their supply chains into modern value chains.
Check out the latest Value Chain customer video and discover how companies like Cisco, NCR, Cummins, Hologic, and Pepsi/Frito Lay are becoming more customer-centric, innovative, responsive, and empowered.
Click here to watch the video.
If you are attending this month’s SCOPE Spring 2014 event in Chicago be sure to catch the session entitled “Business Intelligence for Transportation” taking place on Monday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m.
Hear the Director of Logistics Systems at Sears Holdings describe how they are using Oracle solutions within their transportation management processes.
Don’t forget to also stop by the Oracle booth #412 to meet with Oracle supply chain experts.
We look forward to seeing you in Chicago.
For the entire history of Major League Baseball from its founding in 1869 until 2004, the game schedules were developed by hand.
Great strides in operations research were made in World War II with the adoption of linear programing techniques, and great armies and navies were deployed and supplied using the new science of operations research, but baseball scheduling was more complex than that, and still done by hand. In the 1960s computing power exploded, with IBM placing powerful machines in most major corporations, but baseball scheduling was too hard, and it was still done by hand. Thirty years on, microprocessors brought down the cost of computing so that you could easily buy sixty-four or one-hundred twenty-eight, or two-hundred and fifty-six computers and set them all to working on the same problem. But the programmers still couldn't come up with a better schedule than Henry and Holly Stephenson could generate by hand.[Read More]
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014 in San Jose! Hallways were abuzz with new ideas, cool product stories, and reconnecting with colleagues. We were reluctant to see it end, but the media has kept it going with photos, recaps, and insights. Here's a round-up of all the commentary so far.
Photos - Attendees were pretty Twitter-happy at #OVCS this year! Enjoy all the great photos shared during the week.
OVCS Photo Album (Facebook)
Summary - This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective summarizes the entire event, even including attendee feedback.
Perspective: Oracle Value Chain Summit (IDC)
Key Takeaways- Independent PLM consulting firm CIMdata
shares their thoughts on key topics after attending the event.
CIMdata's Commentary on Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014 - Innovation Management, Customers, Product Value Chain, and more. (CIMdata)
Big Data - ARC posts an article in Forbes on key
executive issues discussed at the Summit.
President of Oracle Speaks on Big Data at Oracle Supply Chain Conference (Forbes)
In Memory and Innovation Management - Supply Chain Management Review shares an article highlighting new product launches including Oracle
Innovation Management, during the Summit.
Oracle In-Memory Cost Management Launched (SCMR)
Cloud, Innovation, Mobile, and
Darned Spreadsheets - SupplyChainBrain
summarizes the most talked about topics at the Summit in an article by Robert Bowman.
Notes from the Oracle Value Chain Summit (SupplyChainBrain)
PLM Perspective - Oracle's Shane Goodwin recounts in this
blog entry a growing vibrancy in the Agile PLM community and how the enterprise solution has expanded to become, for many businesses, their go-to foundation for product development and innovation.
Impressions from OVCS 2014 - Agile PLM as a Platform (Oracle)
Executive Voice - Oracle's Rick Jewell concisely reviews the headlining topics covered throughout the Summit.
That's a Wrap for the 2nd Annual Oracle Value Chain Summit (Oracle)
I hope you enjoyed the reading! And if you missed us in San Jose, I hope you'll consider joining us at the Oracle European Value Chain Summit in Amsterdam on March 18-19, 2014!
We're pleased to feature this article by Rick Jewell on the success of the Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014.
Rick Jewell, Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle
The second annual Oracle Value Chain Summit held in San Jose, California concluded earlier this month and by all accounts, it was a resounding success.
We welcomed more than 2,100 customers, partners and industry analysts from 27 different countries to the event this year. In fact, customer attendance was nearly 60 percent higher than the previous year, a clear testament to Oracle’s growing momentum in the supply chain industry. From the beginning to the end, there was a palpable energy amongst the crowds in sessions, demo areas and networking receptions.
Business users chose from more than 200 sessions from different supply chain tracks, including, 150+ customer speaking sessions, as well as keynotes that featured Oracle President Mark Hurd and best-selling author Geoffrey Moore.
Mark’s keynote covered a lot of interesting points as he explained how the combination of globalization, the explosion of data, mobility and more demanding customers has made the supply chain more complex than ever. Organizations are balancing the need to control costs while meeting customer demands; and as Mark highlighted, consumers are now more sophisticated. A missed delivery date can result in not only loss of sale, but now thanks to social, a reputation nightmare. A staggering 26% of customers will post negative feedback about products online.
Along similar lines, I presented the idea of the customer-centric supply chain and planning. In a time where it has become even harder for organizations to differentiate themselves, organizations can no longer focus on just ensuring inventory is there when customers need it but also need to optimize the overall customer experience in order to stand out in the crowd.
This is just a slice of what we talked about at the event. Presentations and collateral from the Oracle Value Chain Summit are now available for download at: http://oracle.ovcs2014.virtualcollateral.com. Use the password: ovcs2014
If you missed the event and are eager to hear how Oracle is keeping the supply chain moving at the speed of business, you can always catch the European Value Chain Summit taking place March 18 & 19 in Amsterdam. Otherwise, stay tuned for details about next year’s Oracle Value Chain Summit.
By Derek Gittoes, Vice President, Value Chain Execution Product Strategy, Oracle
In global trade today, it is critical that all organizations think globally, but act locally. This is particularly true when it comes to ensuring compliance with increasingly complex regional Customs processes and procedures.At Oracle we understand this need, which is why we are pleased that Oracle Customs Management, part of Oracle Global Trade Management, has achieved Automated Export System (AES) certification from the U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce). AES is the government system that collects Electronic Export Information (EEI) required for export declarations and government statistics.
With this AES-certified solution, customers can significantly reduce their overall export spend by filing directly with the U.S. Government through Oracle Global Trade Management. Not just that, but by eliminating the need for trading partners to rekey data, organizations can ensure more accurate and timely filings, saving considerable effort, time and money.
In addition, the certification incorporates AES filing into the export workflow, enabling organizations to monitor the process through notifications and status updates. This further streamlines complex processes and procedures by giving a holistic view of Customs transactions.
Customers can start taking advantage of the certification now!
For more information on certification visit: here.
By Jon Chorley, Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Vice President of SCM Product Strategy & PLM, Oracle
With the financial pressures that most organizations have had to navigate in recent times, the role of the CFO has been put under the spotlight. And as our global research study with Accenture pointed out, these pressures have seen the CFO’s role evolve from financial leader to corporate strategist and change agent.
In this expanded role CFOs are wearing many hats, but have you ever thought about how the goals of supply chain executives and the CFO are now intrinsically linked?[Read More]
A Blog about how Oracle helps organizations transform their supply chains into more holistic and integrated value chains that cover the three key operational pillars; Demand, Supply and Product.