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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Friday Apr 01, 2016

Telogis Improves Orders with Oracle Order Management Cloud

Telogis is a cloud-based Mobile Enterprise Management (MEM) software platform provider that enables companies to connect, optimize and automate vehicles, people and the work that’s being done outside the four walls.

This latest video showcases how they are using Oracle Order Management Cloud within their ERP Financials Cloud to optimize their order entry and auditing processes. Click here to watch the video.

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



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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Friday Jan 08, 2016

UX Lab at Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience

Already registered to attend the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience?

Did you know we also have an Onsite Usability lab at the conference? You can participate in a feedback session on Oracle's supply chain management application offerings at the conference and test drive the SCM Cloud.

When: Tuesday, Jan 26 and Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

Hourly intervals offered between 8:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Where: The San Jose Convention Center, Conference Room 230 B

5 reasons to participate in the usability feedback session at the Modern Supply Chain Experience:

Bragging Rights - Help Oracle design their supply chain management applications

Make a difference - Provide the UX team with your in depth feedback!

Test Drive new UI - Experience the latest we have to offer!

Meet with Experts – Interact with Oracle Usability Engineers and Designers!

Be a part of the Oracle Applications User Experience community – Learn about future events and opportunities to provide feedback on our products.

Ready to participate? Be sure to have to sign up in advance. The event fills up quickly, and seats are limited!

Participation in the sessions requires your company or organization to have a Customer Participation Confidentiality Agreement (CPCA) on file. Don’t have one? Let us know, and we’ll start the process.

Check out the YouTube video to hear what Oracle customers and partners have to say about their experiences at previous usability feedback sessions.

Learn more about Oracle Applications User Experience team, visit Usable Apps.


Wednesday Jan 06, 2016

Video: Oracle Procurement Cloud

Hear customers at CyraCom International, Transit Wireless, and Rancon Group describe how they are using Oracle Procurement Cloud to control employee spending, streamline their procure-to-pay cycle, source more effectively, and reduce supplier risk. Watch the video and see why the Director of Supply Chain at Transit Wireless feels like a kid in a candy store. Click here.

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

Monday Dec 14, 2015

Mapping the Next Milestones in the Supply Chain

When we look back at 2015, one of the biggest themes has been how supply chain has embraced the Cloud. That’s not to say that the sector was a stranger to the Cloud before; rather, that this year was marked by the industry starting to factor the Cloud into its wider business strategy, instead of as a technology model to explore and trial.

We’re still some way from cross-operational adoption of the Cloud. Some parts of the supply chain are inherently more Cloud-friendly than others; for example, those areas that are more used to sharing supply chain data with external organizations. In areas where businesses have traditionally outsourced operations, such as transportation, we’re seeing rapid and widespread Cloud adoption; whereas for functions such as warehousing and product lifecycle management, the Cloud is only just beginning to penetrate.

Yet the success of Cloud implementations elsewhere in the supply chain points the way to a future where it becomes a fundamental part of SCM strategy. Looking forward, then, what other developments might we expect to emerge in 2016? 

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Wednesday Dec 09, 2015

World Class Logistics Event - Paris 2015

This one day event brings together 300 supply chain and logistics professionals. The event will include multiple round tables, workshops, and networking opportunities which will focus on methods and best practices to create value throughout global logistics operations.

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Time: 8:30 - 18:30

Location: Cœur Défense, Paris

Event Info

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

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

Tuesday Oct 27, 2015

Oracle Announces New SCM Cloud Applications

This is the week for Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. Besides bringing together 40,000 Oracle customers, partners and experts, OpenWorld is exciting for announcing new technologies and products. This year is very big for supply chain as many upgrades to the Supply Chain Management Cloud were announced including two entirely new applications: Manufacturing Cloud, and Supply Chain Planning Cloud. The Oracle SCM Cloud is now the first offering that supports all common business processes:

  • Source to Settle (including Procure to Pay and full direct material support)

  • Ideas to Commercialization (for both manufactured and purchased products)

  • Order to Cash (and with Oracle CX Cloud, to extend to marketing, sales and quoting)

  • Plan to Produce (combining planning, manufacturing and fulfillment)

For more information about this exciting development, check out the press release: New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain


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

Wednesday Oct 07, 2015

Inspirage Cloud Leadership Day

Attend this one day regional event, taking place in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, November 10 and join top supply chain leaders in exploring Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud offerings. Speakers from Oracle, Inspirage and IDC will discuss the importance of moving to the Cloud and attendees can select deep dive breakout sessions for their particular areas of interest.

Click here for the agenda and full event details.

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

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