Monday Apr 25, 2016

Industry Disruption! Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

Oracle Industry Connect

Earlier in April, Oracle executives hosted Oracle Industry Connect, a conference where industry peers shared modern best practices, deep-domain expertise and insights about mission-critical applications that are core to the success of their business. Leaders from communications, education and research, energy and utilities, engineering and construction, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, life sciences, project intensive and retail industries attended to learn how best to solve large, complex business problems and explore engaging thought leadership.

Disruption and Cloud - The Big Themes

At the conference, disruption was a big theme, as was cloud computing's ability to help companies stay agile. Cloud computing provides a modern platform for companies to leverage in order to react to industry disruption. Cloud computing can help a retailer orchestrate orders from a highly distributed omini-channel experience or help a manufacturing company change product pricing dynamically or instantly find alternative products to substitute or even provide value added services tied to your Order to Cash or Plan to Produce business processes. Having a modern, agile cloud computing platform allows you to achieve profitable production planning, order fulfillment and supply chain execution to meet your customers’ demands.

Click here to learn more about what's disrupting industries, and get advice from smart leaders, including Oracle's own experts, on how to stay nimble.

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Tuesday Apr 19, 2016

Essentials of Oracle PLM for Retailers

With new competitors, trends, regulations, business models, markets and technologies, rapid change defines your industry. Disconnected systems cannot support how fast your retail organization needs to anticipate, respond, and adapt to new product-and service-related challenges.

Oracle PLM gives you an integrated innovation platform with the speed, oversight, and control to deliver higher quality products to market sooner. By enabling modern PLM processes for retail, you can achieve faster growth, competitive differentiation, and profitability. 

Here's a quick overview of the Essentials of Oracle PLM for Retailers:

  • Private Label Management
    Managing the innovation and commercialization of your own product lines as a retailer is no easy task. Oracle PLM provides a single version of the truth for product information, giving you greater control over costs, quality, compliance...
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Wednesday Apr 06, 2016

Select the Best Product Innovations: Bi-weekly Live Webinars

Fact: 60-80% of resources are spent on projects that will not meet objectives – a high cost for companies constrained by resources and budgets that are relying on innovation for growth.

Do your current tools give you visibility to improve success rates and achieve higher return?

Please join us for a comprehensive webcast into how Oracle Innovation Management Cloud can give you better visibility into the likelihood of success or failure of a new product and empower you with the insight to prioritize and invest in the best ideas.

See how this solution will help you gain a high value, low risk, best practice approach to very quickly improve innovation performance and impact top-line revenue growth.

Please register here for the upcoming Innovation Management Webinars “How to Select the Best Product Innovations”

- 4/8/2016 @ 12 PM EST

- 4/22/2016 @ 12 PM EST

- 5/6/2016 @ 12 PM EST 

Please click here to see all available options for the Innovation Management Webcasts

Source: *Harvard Business Review, 2011

Friday Mar 18, 2016

How to Prioritize the Right IT Projects: Bi-Weekly Live Webinars

IT Organizations are under a lot of pressure to get more strategic:

  • 60% of CIOs say they want their IT organizations to focus on assisting in business innovation*

  • 90% of CEOs are promising investors more from technology** but only

  • 20% are satisfied with how quickly their IT departments respond***.

Do your current tools give you transparency with the business to align priorities and focus on higher value projects? Do you have visibility to balance IT portfolio with budgetary constraints?

Please join us for a comprehensive webcast into how Oracle Innovation Management Cloud can give you better visibility into the likelihood of success or failure of a new project and transparency with the business to collaboratively choose the best, high-value projects that are achievable within IT’s budgetary and workload constraints?

See how this solution will help you gain a high value, low risk, best practice approach to very quickly improve IT performance and impact top-line revenue growth.

Please register here  for our Innovation Management Webinar “IT Project Prioritization”:

- 3/18/2016 @ 12 PM EST

- 4/1/2016 @ 12 PM EST

- 4/15/2016 @ 12 PM EST

- 4/29/2016 @ 12 PM EST

Please click here to see all available options for the Innovation Management Webcasts.

Sources:

* Deloitte 2015 Global CIO Survey

** PwC 19th Annual Global CEO Survey, 2016

*** Harvard Business Review, 2014

Thursday Mar 17, 2016

Aberdeen on Innovation Management: How Leaders Outperform their Peers

Recently, Aberdeen examined the results from over 600 respondents to uncover how innovation leaders compare to their peers, and the insights were pretty stunning.  According to the report, best-in-class innovators meet over 90% of their cost, launch dates, revenue and quality targets.  Best-in-class innovators are 94% more likely to monitor social media to solicit customer feedback, 45% more likely to have a standardized process for customer input, and 35% more likely to allow customers to rank portfolio ideas. And much more...

Read the Aberdeen Report on Innovation Management: How Leaders Outperform their Peers and see how your organization could benefit from the insights contained here.  You'll read Aberdeen's conclusions on why it's important to improve the ability to pick a mix of offerings that best address customer demands AND company fit, how to start optimizing your portfolio for market potential and overall corporate goals, and what steps to take to improve return on innovation investments. Read it today and share with your colleagues.

Kerrie Jordan is Director, PLM Product Marketing. Follow her @KerJordan, learn more about IM at oracle.com/innovationmanagement and more on Oracle SCM solutions in general at oracle.com/scm.

Tuesday Feb 09, 2016

How to Close the Innovation Gap

When you hear the word “innovation” it is likely that what first comes to mind is a new ground breaking technology.   The reality is that there are many types of innovation and the inspiration for those innovations can come from many sources. Incremental innovation, most common, improves a current offering; process innovation improves how you produce or deliver a product; service & business model innovation improves customer interaction & experience; frugal innovation delivers more with less –targeting lower cost offerings typically to emerging markets, and the most publicized type of innovation, radical, breakthrough, disruptive innovation which significantly changes what the market and customer expects.

With so much input, filling the innovation funnel with ideas isn’t a problem for most companies– feeding the funnel with a balanced and steady stream of good ideas that are both achievable AND align with product, business and company strategies presents the greatest challenge. Lacking a collaborative, disciplined, systematic approach to selecting the best ideas that are translated into achievable, profitable offerings continues to challenge even the most notable companies.

Therein lays the greatest challenge to closing the ‘innovation gap’ – the gap that exists between what executives establish as strategy and expect versus what their organizations deliver.

In the following article published by Techzone360, Gayle Hayes, Senior Director of Product Strategy and Julia Vagdati, PLM Product Marketing Lead, discuss the strategies to close the Innovation gap, increase ROI and drive profitable growth in your organization. Click here to read the full article.

Friday Jan 15, 2016

Innovation has Never Been More Complex; or Rewarding

In the past, innovative businesses had it easy. The pace of change was much slower and first mover advantage was, as a result, more important. Not so today. Let’s face it: even with patent protection, products are largely becoming commoditized. If a brand launches a cool new product it’s now just a matter of months before competitors are able to launch similar products. Globalization and technology innovation is, by and large, commoditizing consumer products.

Brands are reacting to this change by innovating in a different way; namely: through business model and service innovation. Today products are less important in delivering value to businesses; it’s the service wraps and ancillary revenues that count.

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Wednesday Dec 02, 2015

Modern Supply Chain Experience - Dubai: Jan. 26

Running in conjunction with the Modern Finance Experience, Modern HCM Experience and Modern Customer Experience, the Modern Supply Chain Experience will take place at the JW Marriott in Dubai, on January 26, 2016. Featured speakers include Mark Hurd and Steve Miranda.

This dynamic, educational event provides an exciting opportunity to experience four cutting-edge conferences with one trip. Click here for agenda and registration details.

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

Tuesday Dec 01, 2015

Oracle Innovation Management Cloud Live Demo - Friday, Dec 4

The best supply chains have a great product at the core. However, the biggest challenge for companies is selecting the right idea and converting it to a great product. Complex supply chains, alignment with corporate strategy, time and budget pressures, and fragmented processes exacerbate the problem.

Oracle Innovation Management Cloud can help companies ensure each idea is evaluated from a 360 degree perspective, prior to investment, to align within a balanced portfolio of growth strategies and confirm it can be delivered within time, budget, resource constraints.

Register now for the upcoming live webcast and see how Oracle Innovation Management Cloud can help you optimize your portfolio, drive top-line revenue growth, and innovate at lightning speed. 

Friday, December 4, 2015: 12:00 p.m. ET Register

For more details on Oracle Innovation Management Cloud please click here

Monday Nov 16, 2015

Innovation Management Cloud Webcast on Nov. 20

Join this webcast and hear from Oracle partner, Kalypso, deliver a real world case study about one of the first Oracle Innovation Management Cloud implementations.

Date: November 20, 2015

Time:  11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

Webinar site & registration: http://bit.ly/1SjDMD0

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

Wednesday Oct 14, 2015

Oracle PLM Cloud: Innovate, Develop, Commercialize [Video]

Remarkably,  a recent survey showed that 90% of companies’ products are slow to market and often over budget. 84% of business leaders reported no time to make sure they are investing in the right product ideas in the first place. The pressure is on. You need to develop and deliver successful, profitable products on time.

Watch this video to see how the new Oracle PLM Cloud solution can help you innovate, develop and commercialize profitable products fast. It’s designed to speed time to market, lower costs, and give you the insight you need to invest in the right opportunities for your business.

Click here to watch the two-minute video.

To learn more about Oracle Product Lifecycle Management applications, please visit www.oracle.com/plm

Friday Sep 18, 2015

Innovation Management Cloud Reception in LA

If you are in the LA area and want to learn how to translate ideas into a winning portfolio of innovations, be sure to attend this evening reception. Attendees will learn how a systematic approach to capture, select, and invest in the right ideas can increase their return on innovation.

Date: September 24, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: WEST Restaurant and Lounge, Los Angeles

Register

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

Thursday Jul 30, 2015

The 6 P's of Effective Commercialization: Webcast feat. Mary Kay

In the crowded consumer goods industry, innovation is a necessity. Unfortunately, many companies are struggling to commercialize their new product initiatives effectively.

In fact, 80% of new products fail to meet expected performance levels. We've broken down the most important elements to improve your odds, in what we call the 6 P's of Effective Commercialization:

#1.  Proposals

New product ideas are just the beginning, but you have to get them off to the right start.  Establish a traceable, systematized approach to capture, develop, prioritize and generate new product ideas.

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Tuesday Jul 14, 2015

Event: Translating Innovation into Profit

As innovation continues to top the corporate priority list, executives have been setting their innovation goals and financial expectations. Now organizations must evaluate whether current processes can deliver the high quality proposals needed to meet corporate targets. Register today to learn more:

Date: July 23, 2015

Time: 4:00 – 6:30 pm CST

Location: Chicago, IL

Register Here

Tuesday Jul 07, 2015

Friday July 10 Live Demo of Oracle Innovation Management Cloud

On Friday July 10, Oracle is offering a live PLM demo of Oracle Innovation Management Cloud.  Registration is required, but the event is open to anyone interested in learning more about this unique cloud-based solution.

Most portfolio decision makers have poor visibility into the new project pipeline.  Without the right analysis or data, it's nearly impossible to achieve your targeted return on innovation spending.  Oracle Innovation Management Cloud provides insight to help you objectively evaluate ideas and balance the innovation portfolio.  Turn innovation into an data-driven business process, and see how it can become much easier to decide which idea is the right idea.

 Register for the Demo of Oracle Innovation Management Cloud on Friday July 10 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

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