Monday Jun 01, 2015

Panduit & OTM Cloud Article

The June 2015 issue of American Shipper magazine features an interview with Sam Hanieh, Global Logistics Manager at Panduit, an Oracle OTM Cloud customer.

The article highlights Panduit’s rationale for selecting OTM Cloud and the benefits they expect to achieve throughout their global logistics network.

To access the article, click here. Jump to page #24. Note, you may need to register for a free American Shipper account.

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Thursday May 28, 2015

Free Demo of Oracle Innovation Management Cloud on June 5

The Oracle team will host a free, live demo for anyone who's interested in learning more about Oracle Innovation Management Cloud.  Register now for the webinar on June 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

See what analysts, bloggers, and innovation visionaries have been buzzing about - a way to systematize innovation that closes the gap between executive strategy and executing development.  Only Oracle Innovation Management Cloud can provide insight into the business outcome of every idea, giving you the information to make better decisions about investing in new innovations. Learn how to influence top line revenue by innovating strategically.  Register now for the webcast on June 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

Monday May 25, 2015

New Global Trade Management Infographic

A recent American Shipper report entitled “Hype or Reality? How Supply Chain Convergence and Cloud Impact Global Trade Management Usage” looked at how global trade professionals are designing future-ready strategies.

This new infographic displays some of the report’s key findings in a quick and easy to read way.

Click here for the infographic

Click here for the American Shipper report

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Thursday Apr 16, 2015

Value Chain Best Practices and Golf Event

Attend this Oracle and Inspirage event where you can share value chain best practices, network with supply chain peers and enjoy a round of golf at the Oak Creek Country Club in Irvine, California. Lunch and a few best practice presentations and will kick off the day at 11:30 am.

Date: Tuesday, April 28

Click here for full details. 

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Monday Apr 06, 2015

Oracle @ Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Oracle is a Platinum sponsor at the upcoming Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference taking place May 12 - 14 in Phoenix, AZ.

Eric Ensminger, CIO at GE Distributed Power, will present during an Oracle Solution Provider session scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 at 3:30 pm in Grand Canyon C. 

During the session, entitled “Keeping Your Lights On and Your Water Clean”, Eric will share how GE is leveraging integrated business planning and technology to innovate their supply chain practices to meet the growing demand for resources. Event Information

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Thursday Mar 26, 2015

Chicago's Pace Suburban Bus Improves Service and Expects Savings of $1M with Oracle

Chicago-based Pace Suburban Bus is one of the largest bus services in North America, covering 3,500 square miles, and serving tens of thousands of daily riders with fixed bus routes, vanpools, and Dial-a-Ride programs. Pace selected Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 to maintain all of Pace Suburban Bus's financial, grants accounting and asset management records, resulting in the elimination of data silos, reduction of data redundancy and enhanced information sharing across the bus system's departments.

With Oracle Enterprise Asset Management, Pace Suburban Bus is able to maintain optimum inventory and aid in effective preventive fleet maintenance for approximately 5,000 vehicles. Pace also won, along with partner Viziya Corporation, the 2014 Oracle Excellence Award for Sustainability Innovation, which recognizes the innovative use of Oracle technology to address global sustainability business challenges. 

To find out more about how Pace Suburban Bus is using a range of Oracle solutions, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Order Management, Oracle Financials and many more, check out the complete story here

Friday Mar 06, 2015

Invitation Video to European Value Chain Summit

The 2015 European Value Chain Summit kicks off in the UK next week, during March 10 & 11. Use this latest video featuring Oracle GVP Jon Chorley, to invite your customers and prospects to register and attend.  There is still time!

At this year’s Summit visitors will have access to more networking time, solution labs, and industry sessions.  Video Link

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Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Closing Remarks on Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015

Wow, it’s hard to believe another Oracle Value Chain Summit has come and gone. What a whirlwind of a week! From Oracle’s Glenn Seninger’s Welcome on Monday afternoon to yesterday’s final track sessions, the San Jose Convention Center was thrumming with everything product and supply chain.  And it doesn't have to end here...

The entire Oracle team is thrilled and humbled by the outpouring of customer, sponsor, analyst, staff, and speaker support. We were delighted to see so many attendees this year, especially given the harsh weather conditions elsewhere making travel difficult. This community is clearly dedicated to forging new connections, sharing best practices, and exploring the future of value chain excellence.

Oracle’s CEO Mark Hurd perhaps said it best in his keynote on Tuesday morning: “I have incredible respect for people who actually run supply chains.” And for good reason. Supply chain leaders are at the forefront of...

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Wednesday Dec 31, 2014

Looking Forward to 2015's Greatest Oracle Supply Chain Event

As we move into 2015, we're getting more and more excited about Oracle's top annual supply chain user conference - Oracle Value Chain Summit in San Jose, California, January 26-29.  2015 is shaping up to be our best year yet, with more sessions, attendees, networking, activities, and customer presenters.  That's why we want to make sure you have all the details to prepare for the best experience possible!

Complete Schedules of Each Solution Area

Interested in everything Maintenance at the Summit? Everything VCE, VCP, or any of the other solution areas?  You can get the full list of sessions, demos, speakers, workshops and more, consolidated by solution area by downloading the attendee brochures.  These brochures contain the most comprehensive information about each solution area, some even featuring exclusive events that you won't find on the official Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015 event website.  They are updated regularly, so bookmark your favorites and keep checking back for the latest details as we get closer to the event.

And of course, don't forget to register by January 23 to take advantage of $100 off and group discounts.  Local hotels are already filling up fast, so make your travel plans sooner rather than later!

Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

Top 5 reasons to attend the Oracle Value Chain Summit [VIDEO]

Join us in San Jose, CA from January 26 to 28 for a conference that could completely transform your organization and set you up for extraordinary success in 2015 and beyond.

Take a look at the video below! 

Here are the top 5 reasons to attend the Oracle Value Chain Summit:

5) Network with over 2,000 value chain professionals and enjoy evening receptions in an energetic and upbeat environment.

4) Get inspired after hearing thought-leading speakers like NFL legend...

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Tuesday Dec 02, 2014

Mobile Technology is Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Environment

In 1876, in the midst of the industrial revolution, inventor Alexander Graham Bell succeeded in making the first telephone call. 97 years later, in 1973, the first mobile call was made. Since then, it is an understatement to say that mobile technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Mobile technology is leading another industrial revolution--one in which manufacturing processes and procedures can be greatly managed and executed from devices small enough to fit into a pocket.[Read More]

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

Product Compliance Should Not Impede Innovation

Depending on severity, product compliance issues can cause all sorts of problems from run-away budgets to business closures. But effective policies and safeguards can create a strong foundation that promotes innovation rather than stifle it. The right solution for your business should foster productivity, market penetration and competitive advantage. If you’ve been putting off a systematic approach to product compliance, today’s increasingly regulated market has made now an important time to reconsider that decision, or indecision.

Why now?  No matter what industry, companies face a litany of worldwide and regional regulations that require proof of product compliance and environmental friendliness for market access. For many companies in several industries, complying with the changing Conflict Minerals Law is...

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Monday Apr 14, 2014

How the Greatest Comeback in Sports History Can Change your Supply Chain

Oracle Team USA AC72 at SpeedA recent blog post at the Harvard Business Review discussed "What Business Can Learn from the Greatest Comeback in Sports History."  They presented six points, and the original article is well worth reading. I'd like to boil down their advice to supply chain specific suggestions, and here we go:

  1. Companies often create rigid networks and procedures which tend to be efficient in day to day operations, but which can fail spectacularly when upset. Just as Oracle Team USA (OTUSA) adopted cross-fit training to create all-around athletes, companies should build flexible and resilient supply chain networks that contain sufficient redundancy to continue to operate when things aren't proceeding to plan. Often, companies use network optimization software to do this work."
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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 24, 2014

Seven Years in a Row! Oracle Named a Leader in Gartner MQ for Transportation Management Systems

Gartner recently named Oracle a leader in Gartner’s February 13, 2014 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems for the 7th year in a row.[Read More]

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