Tuesday Apr 07, 2015

Oracle Sponsoring SCOPE Spring 2015

Oracle is sponsoring the SCOPE Spring 2015 event, which takes place at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel during April 26-28th, 2015.

Oracle customer Global Industrial will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, April 28, entitled "Demand-Driven Procurement and Replenishment: Modernize to Thrive".  

Dennis Gerard, VP of Operations will discuss how Oracle Demantra helps modernize replenishment planning and allows buyers and inventory analysts to forecast demand across multiple channels, optimize inventory and streamline purchasing requirements.          Event Information

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, visit www.oracle.com/scm

Friday Feb 06, 2015

Transforming the Healthcare Supply Chain

Healthcare transformationAs the Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act changes the landscape healthcare providers are being driven to transform how they deliver services. Providers are searching for ways to make healthcare more affordable, by reducing operational costs and creating efficiencies across their supply chains.

Demand and inventory management provide one of the most direct and compelling opportunities for improvement in the healthcare supply chain. On average, one-half of inventory holdings in a hospital are inactive, and ten percent are obsolete. Inventory in the supply chain represents forty percent of a hospital system’s operating expense. A five percent improvement in forecast accuracy can drive a four day reduction in inventory while improving service by insuring that the right items are on hand when they are needed.
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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Healthcare: Kaiser Permanente Transforms Their Supply Chain

As the Baby Boom generation ages increasing demand, and the Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act changes the landscape, healthcare providers are being driven to make changes to survive.With 38 hospitals in six states and 17,000 doctors and 48,000 nurses, Kaiser Permanente provides healthcare to more than 9.5 million members, and is one of the largest healthcare providers in the country.

Kaiser Permanente has been on a multi-year journey to transform their supply chain from an afterthought, to making it a critical player in the organization’s competitiveness - central to reducing costs and improving patient outcomes.  Kaiser Permanente executives presented the details of their initiative at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco in late September. Steve Banker attended the presentation and wrote up what he learned in Forbes Magazine.  Here is an example.

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Thursday Jun 19, 2014

The Perks of Integrated Business Planning

The cover story in the May issue of Consumer Goods Technology highlights how Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, one of the largest coffee roasters in the U.S.A., transformed their demand management and promotions by implementing a state of the art integrated promotion and demand planning system.

Massimo Zanetti owns Chock full o’Nuts, Hills Bros., Segafredo Zanetti, MJB and Chase & Sanborn and can run 250 to 300 promotions per month. With 70 to 75 percent of their volume sold on promotion, demand and promotion management are vitally important to the profitability and success of the company.

Massimo Zanetti Beverage used Oracle Demantra Predictive Trade Planning and Oracle Demantra Demand Management to improve management and visibility of their demand management, and trade promotion processes.

Read the cover article in the May issue of Consumer Goods Technology, to learn about the challenges Massimo Zanetti faced, and how they solved them with their new Oracle systems.

Thursday May 22, 2014

Upcoming VCP Events

Technology in CPGJoin Oracle for two supply chain events coming up in June.

First, Oracle will be sponsoring the CGT Consumer Goods Sales and Marketing Summit in Manhattan, June 9-11. This event features presentations from leading Consumer Goods companies who will relate their experience with best practices in demand management, demand sensing, inventory management, and trade promotion optimization.

Visit the Oracle booth to say hello and to see a demo of our segment-leading products.

Oracle is also a sponsor for the APICS/Institute of Business Forecasting Best of the Best Sales and Operations Planning conference in Chicago, June 13-14. Attendees will be able to hear leading firms describe how Sales and Operations Planning has grown from a supply/demand balancing exercise, into a strategic process of Integrated Business Planning that encompasses the whole gamut of value producing processes from new product development and introduction all the way through the service supply chain.

Be sure to attend the Oracle-sponsored reception on Thursday evening, and stop by the Oracle display to see the iPad-hosted demos of Demantra Forecasting and Real-time Sales and Operations Planning.

Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

May 1st Webinar will hightlight S&OP in Medical Devices Industry

ICU Medical a supplier of medical devices used in vascular therapy, oncology and critical care applications, will be featured on a public Webcast, May 1st at 10 a.m. PDT where they will discuss how they substantially improved forecast cycle time, efficiency, and accuracy.

Kathleen Apalatea, Senior Forecasting-S&OP Analyst will discuss building their S&OP platform, which included Oracle Demantra Demand Management, Oracle Demantra Sales and Operations Planning, Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center, and Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning.

To attend this webinar, register using this link: Performance Driven Supply Chains in the Life Sciences Industry with Sales and Operations Planning.

Tuesday Apr 17, 2012

Cabot Microelectronics to Outline Success with Integrated Business Planning

Business today runs at the speed of information. Unfortunately, the information used in most companies' Finance and Operations functions are not particularly speedy ,nor are they aligned.  Finance often uses a monthly closing, and Operations is continually reacting to supply chain inputs. Is there any wonder that financial goal are often missed?

Modern firms have invested in financial planning systems, and sales and operations systems, but few know if their financial plan is achievable in the real world of operations, and when changes are made in supply chain execution, even fewer know the financial impact of those changes. Integrated Business Planning brings all of these departments into alignment. It focuses on developing and measuring common metrics that drive business success – allowing companies to proactively drive towards their financial goals rather than be reactive.

Attend a live webcast Wednesday, April 19th, at 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT to hear Laura Ortega, Business Systems Analyst – Finance & Procurement and Anita Schmall, Manager, Global Business Applications, of Cabot Microelectronics discuss how they brought their financial and operational planning together, achieving better operational resultsng.

Register for this event using this link..

Wednesday Jan 25, 2012

Land O’Lakes uses Oracle’s Demantra software to anticipate market demand and increase margins

Every year, twelve billion pounds of milk turn into 12 billion dollars at Land O'Lakes, the 90-year old butter producer from Minnesota. In 2010 Land O'Lakes deployed Oracle Demantra demand management and saw their forecast accuracy rise from 40% to 70%, with big reductions in inventory and improvements in sales. You can read about this transformation in the Oracle Profit Magazine article: "Land O’Lakes uses Oracle’s Demantra software to anticipate market demand and increase margins."

Demand planning isn't the only Oracle tool in use at Land O'Lakes, they also use Trade Promotion Management.  On February 22, 2012 Jeanine Viani, Director of Supply Chain and Dustin Braun, Manager of Supply Chain Strategy and Applications from Land O’ Lakes will discuss Demantra Demand Managment and Trade Promotions Management on a webcast.

Use this link to register and attend the presentation.

Sunday Jan 22, 2012

Land o'Lakes talks about their integrated use of OTM, Demantra, and JD Edwards E1

Read about it on the VCE Facebook page.    
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