Friday Apr 04, 2014
Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
By paul.homchick on Mar 11, 2014
For the entire history of Major League Baseball from its founding in 1869 until 2004, the game schedules were developed by hand.
Great strides in operations research were made in World War II with the adoption of linear programing techniques, and great armies and navies were deployed and supplied using the new science of operations research, but baseball scheduling was more complex than that, and still done by hand. In the 1960s computing power exploded, with IBM placing powerful machines in most major corporations, but baseball scheduling was too hard, and it was still done by hand. Thirty years on, microprocessors brought down the cost of computing so that you could easily buy sixty-four or one-hundred twenty-eight, or two-hundred and fifty-six computers and set them all to working on the same problem. But the programmers still couldn't come up with a better schedule than Henry and Holly Stephenson could generate by hand.[Read More]
Friday Nov 15, 2013
By Pam Petropoulos on Nov 15, 2013
Registration for the European Value Chain Summit is now open.
Date: March 18 – 19, 2014
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Join us for a thought leadership forum to explore how new solutions encompassing social, mobile, analytics, and the Cloud are helping companies transform their business through modern value chains.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The Oracle European Value Chain Summit brings together thought leaders, executives, business process owners along with industry and technology experts in an intimate and interactive setting.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN
The Summit will feature industry keynotes, strategic presentations and customer case studies across three complementary solution areas: Value Chain Planning, Value Chain Execution, and Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management. Hands-on workshops and solution demonstrations will complement the program for immediate user experience.
Register early to secure your spot at the Summit.
Thursday Oct 24, 2013
By Pam Petropoulos on Oct 24, 2013
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
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.
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 Jul 24, 2012
By paul.homchick on Jul 24, 2012
Join Oracle on August 21st at 9AM PST / 12PM EST for an exclusive webcast on Integrated Business Planning featuring Tim Payne, Research Director, Gartner and Randall Wood, Vice President of Leggett Business System Office, Leggett & Platt.
Featured speaker, Tim Payne, will present Gartner’s view of how Sales
and Operations planning is moving to Integrated Business Planning (IBP).
He will the seven building
blocks for IBP and best practices for firms at all stages of the
journey. He will also discuss required governance changes as S&OP
matures from Supply Chain to Business Planning, and Supply Chain
Performance Management matures to Business Performance Management.
In the second half of the webcast, Randall Wood will explain how Leggett & Platt managed steady growth and continual financial improvement, by implementing a strategy of improving and linking financial and operations planning systems. Mr. Wood will discuss how Leggett & Platt has been able to manage global economic uncertainty and volatility, agilely responding to events, and capitalize on strategic opportunities.
A Blog about how Oracle helps organizations transform their supply chains into more holistic and integrated value chains that cover the three key operational pillars; Demand, Supply and Product.
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