Friday Apr 04, 2014

Oracle Named a Leader in Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

Over the last 20 years, Supply Chain Planning has matured from a niche process for early adopters to an integral and indispensable strategic tool for competing in the global marketplace. Supply Chain Planning practices are now critical for ensuring high customer service levels at the lowest possible cost, in a business climate characterized by increased demand volatility and supply chain complexity. [Read More]

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]

Thursday Mar 20, 2014

Order Fulfillment Challenges in Retail and Manufacturing

A recent survey report entitled “From Customer Orders through Fulfillment: Challenges and Opportunities in Manufacturing, High-Tech & Retail” showcased how supply chain executives are tackling their order fulfillment challenges. 

Don’t have time to read the full report?

Not to worry, the key findings for the Retail and Manufacturing sectors are now available in an infographic format.

Infographic: Overcoming Order Fulfillment Challenges in Retail

Infographic: Overcoming Order Fulfillment Challenges in Manufacturing

Saturday Mar 15, 2014

IDC Positive Perspective of Value Chain Summit 2014

This IDC Perspective summarizes the 2014 Oracle Value Chain Summit, which took place in San Jose, California Feb 3~5 2014. This note includes a positive endorsement of the overall event:[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.

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Tuesday Nov 26, 2013

Focus-On Manufacturing at the Value Chain Summit, San Jose CA Feb 3~5'14

Those interested in upgrading their Manufacturing applications technology should attend the upcoming Oracle Value Chain Summit in San Jose CA, Feb 3-5 '14.  The latest Focus-On MFG Agenda document is now available.[Read More]

Thursday Oct 31, 2013

Join us! Oracle Manufacturing Industries Forum, Chicago Thurs. Nov.14'13

Attend the 6th Annual Manufacturing Forum at the Westin River North in Chicago, Nov 14, 2013. Hear from top executives on how they navigated the road to transformation.

[Read More]

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.

Wednesday May 01, 2013

Manufacturing Saying Goodbye to China!

Factories are moving out of China to lower cost regions in India and Vietnam. Rising labor cost are the major factor.[Read More]

Wednesday Apr 10, 2013

Additive Manufacturing Speeds Rapid Prototying: Get Products to Market Faster

Manufacturing firms are turning to 'Additive Manufacturing' for rapid prototyping to get products to market faster. The prices of 3D printers have dropped recently making them more affordable for the average firm.  The medical community turns to 3D printers to improve the success from surgery.  Read these success stories and apply them to your products.[Read More]

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 Mar 11, 2013

Pella Opens their Doors for an Exceptional Customer Excellence Event 24~25Apr13

Pella will be holding a site reference 'Open-house' on 24-25 April, 2013 at their HQ in Pella Iowa. For those considering Oracle SCM/MFG applications, it's a 'must-attend' event![Read More]

Monday Feb 18, 2013

5th Annual Oracle Manufacturing Summit: Driving Innovation into Operations

The 5th Annual Oracle Manufacturing Summit focussed on Innovation in the Supply Chain. Participants heard case studies and best practice presentations from leading firms on their lean journey.

[Read More]

Thursday Dec 06, 2012

3 Weeks Left to Save $100 for the Oracle Value Chain Summit

The Oracle Value Chain Summit is shaping up to be broadest supply chain conference for those moving towards a Value Chain platform. Register this month and save $100 at the early bird rate. Register today![Read More]

Thursday Oct 18, 2012

Oracle Industrial Manufacturing Forum, Nov 8, W Hotel-Chicago

 Attend this exciting Industrial Manufacturing Forum in Chicago Nov 8th, 2012 and hear success stories from leading corporations who have adopted Oracle technologies. Hear from fellow customers and network with your manufacturing peers and Oracle Partners.[Read More]
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