Tuesday Apr 15, 2014

Agents of Change - The Latest Value Chain Customer Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Tuesday Apr 08, 2014

A Discussion with Oracle's Expert on Innovation Management

Gayle HayesA few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit down with our resident expert on Innovation Management, Gayle Hayes. I picked her brain on what’s going on in the world of product and service innovation and how Oracle is helping. A new phenomenon is sweeping product development – thanks to an explosion of ideation tools and techniques such as crowd-sourcing, big data, mashups, customer immersion labs, etc, finding ideas is not the problem. With so many to choose from, the biggest questions are now “which idea?” and subsequently, “how do you translate the right idea into a profitable product?"

This is precisely the challenge the new Oracle Innovation Management is designed to address. To learn more about the idea glut and how the new solution helps organizations improve return on innovation investments, read the transcript of our discussion below or stream our podcast. You can even find us on iTunes!

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Monday Mar 31, 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Oracle Maintenance Summit in Barcelona!

As we are transitioning from a very long and cold winter to a more gentle spring, something for you to look forward to is the upcoming 3rd Annual Oracle Maintenance Summit, taking place April 29-30 in Barcelona, Spain, and hosted by Oracle partner Viziya. Need some extra convincing to attend this important event? Check out the list below to see why the Oracle Maintenance Summit is not to be missed![Read More]

Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Oracle Introduces In-Memory Cost Management Applications for Process and Discrete Industries

In 2013, Big Data” surpassed “Social Media” and “Mobility” as one of the most searched concepts on the Internet. Gerd Leonhard, a noted futurist, author and CEO of the Futures Agency, stated that Big Data’s economic and social importance will rival that of the oil economy by 2020. With the ever-increasing global adoption of smart phones, we are heading towards 5 billion connected devices. With the addition of other electronic devices such as sensors, wearables, and smart homes, that number is expected to grow to 50 billion by 2018. The amount of data being collected across all of these platforms is mind-boggling, and companies that realize the potential of what can be done with that data are breaking away from the pack. Those companies understand this potential and are now investing time and money into tools that can convert all that data into information that drives actionable insights. Oracle’s new In-Memory Cost Management applications for Oracle E-Business Suite offers those insights to for users in discrete manufacturing with Oracle In-Memory Cost Management for Discrete Industries and for users in process manufacturing with Oracle In-Memory Cost Management for Process Industries.

In today’s global manufacturing environment, manufacturers face a multitude of challenges due to regulatory compliance, stringent quality processes and increasing manufacturing costs. In order to accurately calculate margins and maximize profits, organizations must gather, maintain and analyze growing volumes of current and historical cost data. However, existing cost management solutions have not kept up with the exploding volumes of data across global manufacturing operations and various supply chains. To help solve this critical business need, Oracle has introduced Oracle In-Memory Cost Management for Discrete Industries for Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle In-Memory Cost Management for Process Industries for Oracle E-Business Suite. Utilizing the extreme performance delivered by Oracle Engineered Systems, the new Oracle In-Memory Cost Management solutions are a combination of software and hardware that enables real-time insight across virtually all aspects of cost management, allowing organizations to maximize revenue, increase profits and optimize operational costs and working capital.

Oracle In-Memory Cost Management applications help businesses make decisions in time to capture the highest possible profits and margins, and to discover hidden opportunities to shrink operational costs. Cost accountants, operations, finance and procurement managers can use Oracle In-Memory Cost Management solutions to quickly perform what-if simulations on complex cost data and instantly visualize the impact of changes to their businesses. While existing cost management solutions often require long wait times for batch processes to complete on huge data sets, Oracle In-Memory Cost Management solutions run efficiently in real-time and come pre-built with critical analytical features including Cost Impact Simulator, Gross Profit Analyzer and Cost Comparison Tool.

Oracle’s Cost Impact Simulator and Gross Profit Analyzer help organizations maximize revenue and increase profits by:

  • Undertaking multidimensional cost analyses leveraging complex multi-level bills of material and routing data
  • Perform detailed ‘what-if’ cost simulations and timely analyses of costs and related inventory valuations
  • Easily assessing the impact of future margins including any potential downstream impact of unshipped orders and forecasted demand

Oracle’s Cost Comparison Tool enables users to quickly view and analyze the details of complex cost structures across multiple manufacturing locations so that businesses can reach timely decisions that allow them to identify the most profitable cost structures, simulate the enterprise-wide impact of cost changes and then propagate those savings across their enterprises. Oracle’s Cost Comparison Tool also helps businesses discover hidden opportunities to further shrink operational costs by processing and visualizing large volumes of cost element data quickly.

To help customers in discrete industries such as automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech and industrial manufacturing, Oracle In-Memory Cost Management for Discrete Industries’ transformational suite of applications allows businesses to drive strategic cost management objectives by maximizing gross margins and profits, optimizing product cost structures through minimizing component costs, creating profitable product mixes across their global operations and finding the right products to both increase penetration in existing markets and enter new markets. Oracle In-Memory Cost Management for Process Industries’ does the same thing for customers in process industries such as natural resources, life sciences, food and beverage, chemicals and consumer goods.

For more information on these products, please check out these links:


Thursday Oct 24, 2013

Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014 - Early Bird Registration Now Open

Get the Best Rate on the Biggest Supply Chain Event of the Year. Register Now and save $200.

Join more than 1,000 of your peers at the Value Chain Summit to learn how smart companies are transforming their supply chains into information-driven value chains. This unparalleled experience will give you the tools you need to drive innovation and maximize revenue.

Date: February 3-5, 2014
Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Click here to learn more

Thought-Leading Speakers
Top minds and tech experts across industries will share the secrets of their success, firsthand. Prepare to be inspired by speakers like Geoffrey Moore, business advisor to Cisco, HP, and Microsoft and best-selling author of six books, including Crossing the Chasm.

Customized Experiences
Choose from more than 200 sessions offering deep dives on every aspect of supply chain management: Product Value Chain, Procurement, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Value Chain Execution, and Value Chain Planning.

Unrivaled Insight & Solutions
Hands-on workshops, product demonstrations, and interactive breakouts will showcase new value chain solutions and best practices to help you:
-  Grow profit margins
-  Build products – faster and cheaper
-  Expedite delivery
-  Increase customer satisfaction

You don't want to miss this once-a-year event.
Register Now to secure the Early Bird rate of $495 - the lowest price available.

Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

New Aberdeen Whitepaper - Using PIM to Drive Business Performance

Inside and outside the corporate firewall, there has never been a greater demand for product data.

Download a free copy of the latest Aberdeen Group whitepaper entitled: “More Data, More Channels, Fewer Problems: Using PIM to Drive Business Performance” and discover how best-in-class companies that are leveraging PIM solutions are experiencing fewer product recalls, more perfect shipments, and higher levels of customer satisfaction.  

Find out how you can:

  • Speed time-to-market and reduce failure costs for new product introductions
  • Reduce stock-outs and eliminate under/over ordering with accurate product data
  • Reduce risk with improved management of product regulatory compliance
  • Improve customer service and enable a seamless multi-channel commerce experience
  • Leverage a cloud-based PIM solution as a lower cost, faster-deployment alternative

Click here to download the paper

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

Don't Miss Fusion Product Hub Sessions at OpenWorld 2013

Oracle OpenWorld is just a few days away. Interested in learning about Oracle's Fusion Product Hub solution? Then you won't want to miss the following sessions and demo pods, be sure to check them out.

CON9012 – Effective Multichannel Commerce with Product Information Management 
Featured Customer Speaker: Pampered Chef
5:00pm-6:00pm  @ Moscone West – 2009


CON8747 – Oracle Fusion Product Hub: The Foundation for your Enterprise Product Information Management
Featured Customer Speaker: O’Reilly Media
3:30pm-4:30pm  @ Moscone West – 2022

CON8991 – Enabling Commercialization for Your Product Value Chain with Oracle Product Hub
Featured Customer Speaker: NCH
12:30pm-1:30pm  @ Moscone West – 2011

Demo Pod:
Oracle Fusion Product Hub @ Workstation ID: W-0077 Moscone West

Tuesday Aug 27, 2013

Is Procurement Automation Effective? What Procurement Leaders Say

Is Procurement Automation effective?  Well that depends on if you are a Procurement Leader or content to be less than stellar.  According to a recent study by IBM, The 2013 Chief Procurement Officer Study, top performers found Procurement technology solutions to be between 97-99% effective depending on the solution.  Most compelling was Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) with 94% of top performers finding SRM to be Above Average or Excellent in effectiveness followed closely by Contract Management.

The conclusion by IBM, "Top performers are, by a considerable margin, more adept than underperformers is using procurement technologies."

How can procurement technologies help you to become a top performer? 

Tuesday Jul 02, 2013

Webcast on Monday, July 22 - Discover the Key to Profitable Order Fulfillment

When it comes to order fulfillment, organizations are challenged by the increasing complexity of global supply chains and an explosion of order and delivery channels.

Attend this webcast on Monday, July 22 and hear Steve Banker, Service Director for Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group, discuss how distributed order management solutions can help companies transform their fulfillment operations to gain greater supply chain visibility, improve order profitability, and increase customer service levels and satisfaction.  Hear too from Oracle executives who will showcase examples of customers successfully using Oracle Distributed Order Orchestration.

Date: Monday, July 22, 2013

Time:  1:00 p.m. EST

Click here to Register

Download a free copy of the ARC Advisory Research Brief on Oracle’s Distributed Order Orchestration solution and discover how Boeing, the world’s leading aerospace company, is leveraging the solution to automate their proposal and order management processes and achieve an expected 30% reduction in order cycle times. 

Monday Jun 10, 2013

Introducing Oracle Supply Chain Event Management

We're honored to publish an article from guest author, Steve Tonas... Enjoy! 

Introducing Oracle Supply Chain Event Management

By Steve Tonas, Vice President, E-Business Suite Development, Oracle

It’s no secret that managing a supply chain is an incredibly complex and risky process. Global competition, increasing customer expectations and shifting business models are just a few of the factors that supply chain management professionals have to navigate as they seek to build and operate world class value-chains that can support profitable growth.

To help customers tackle these challenges, we have introduced Oracle Supply Chain Event Management for the Oracle E-Business Suite. Based on Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Supply Chain Event Management helps organizations manage complexity and risk by providing visibility into events across every link of the extended supply chain. And this doesn’t just include events within your organization. With its advanced analytics, the new solution can also correlate external events to help organizations stay on top of all activities that could impact the supply chain process.

Managing risk and complexity is obviously important, but what if we could also simplify processes? Well, with Oracle Supply Chain Event Management, that’s exactly what we are able to do. The new release includes preconfigured event tracking templates for order fulfillment and spare part orders, while also allowing customers to take advantage of built-in extensions for Oracle JDeveloper. The extensions enable customers to quickly and easily design, edit and generate an end-to-end event tracking application with situation detection and targeted alerts.

By simplifying processes and reducing supply chain risk and complexity, Oracle Supply Chain Event Management helps organizations increase customer satisfaction, reduce costs and improve collaboration. Customers are happier as they have real-time updates into their order status and ultimately receive less late shipments, while end-to-end visibility into supply chain events reduces costs by supporting faster decision making and real-time action. Effective collaboration through context-aware responses and notifications help make all this possible by ensuring appropriate action can be taken to avoid any escalations.

Of course this isn’t the only solution Oracle offers for supply chain executives. In fact, Oracle Supply Chain Event Management builds on the existing Oracle Supply Chain Management applications portfolio, which provides a comprehensive solution to power information-driven value chains.

For more information on Oracle Supply Chain Event Management, please visit:
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/event-management-1955590.pdf

Thursday Mar 21, 2013

New Order Fulfillment Survey Report

As a consumer it has never been easier to go shopping.  You can always go to the store or shop on-line, or shop online and pick up at the store.  You can get instant information about product availability, shipment costs, shipping updates, arrival dates on your computer, phone or tablet. This can be done anytime and anywhere across the globe.  More than likely you will be loyal to any brand that offers shopping options, flexibility and good prices.

What you may not realize is that it is becoming more and more difficult for companies across industries to offer these options not only for consumers, but between businesses as well.  The explosion of order and delivery channels, the complexity of global supply chains and the rising expectations of customers are forcing the need to build seamless order management process across many different systems around
the world.

A new report which surveyed 589 top supply chain executives in manufacturing, high-tech and retail businesses around the globe gives a good sense of how well companies in these key sectors are meeting the order management challenge and where they need to improve their game.

So if want to know about what the people that make your shopping easier are worried about you can access the Challenges and Opportunities in High-Tech, Manufacturing and Retail - From Customer Orders Through Fulfillment report below.

Happy reading.

Click on the link below to read the full report.   

www.oracle.com/goto/FusionDOOSurvey

Monday Feb 18, 2013

Training for Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management

Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management implementation training courses are now available for procurement, order orchestration and product information management. Understand the configuration options and learn how to set up these applications so that you can make improved decisions to help ensure a smooth implementation.

Available courses include:

See all Fusion Applications Training

Monday Nov 12, 2012

Latest Fusion DOO White Paper - Overcoming Order Management Complexity in Global Organizations

Check out this latest Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration white paper entitled “Overcoming Order Management Complexity in Global Organizations”. 

Discover how Oracle Fusion DOO enables large, complex organizations to streamline their order management processes and take advantage of lower costs, higher margins, and improved customer service.

Click here to read the whitepaper.

Wednesday Nov 07, 2012

New Podcast Available - Fusion DOO for Multi-Channel Retail

Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration can help retailers standardize their order and fulfillment processes across all channels. 

Listen to the latest podcast entitled “Unify Sales and Fulfillment in Multi-Channel Retail with Fusion DOO” and discover how Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration can deliver value to retail customers and also hear real world examples of how customers are using it today. 

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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