A 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!
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.
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
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.
Oracle Unveils Oracle Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile for Agile We're pleased to feature a blog entry by guest author John Kelley, vice president of product value chain strategy, Oracle
There’s no doubt that the workforce is becoming more mobile with every passing day. And while the mobile workforce offers organizations many benefits, it can pose a challenge to effectively managing complex product lifecycle processes.
To address this challenge and enhance decision making and productivity across the entire lifecycle of a product, Oracle today announced Oracle’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile for Agile. Part of Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management, the new mobile application enables users to quickly, easily and securely access PLM data from any location on their iPad and turn it into valuable and actionable insights. Or in other words, say goodbye to approval bottlenecks!
Built on Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile, the new Oracle PLM Mobile for Agile application supports strategic and operational decision making and also enables partners to quickly and easily develop and expand applications and processes for Agile PLM customers. With access to comprehensive features and capabilities, users can securely review, respond and react to a broad range of Agile PLM Product Management Workflows. This includes default and configured:
PLM change orders and change requests from a range of sources including engineering, manufacturing, packaging and document.
PLM quality issue workflows including customer complaints, field requests and problem reports.
PLM quality management workflows including corrective action and preventative action (CAPA) processes.
PLM supplier quality workflows including Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR) and Non-Conformance Reports (NCR).
In addition, Oracle Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile for Agile enables users to initiate, execute and manage report quality issues and process flows by providing the mobile capabilities needed to:
Input audit findings and issues on-site, with dynamic links to product quality information and status.
Take advantage of cameras within mobile devices to record dynamic views of any findings as supporting evidence.
Initiate related NCR, problem reports, SCAR, and corrective action requests (CAR), during the audit process.
Last but not least, the new release also supports organizations with outsourced manufacturing and process suppliers by enabling them to conduct on-site supplier audits with access to the product record as needed to manage the process, hasten finding resolution and approve certification.
The combination of all the new capabilities makes it easier than ever to securely access and manage PLM data at any time or from any location. To see how Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Mobile can help your organization, please watch the demo video.
Last week Oracle and Kalypso jointly held a webcast showcasing some of the inspiring ways companies leverage Agile Product Lifecycle Management applications as a foundation for comprehensive Enterprise Quality Management. If you happened to miss it, don't fret! The webcast is now available On-Demand.
Why should you watch this webcast?
Product quality is a powerful differentiator: surveys consistently prove it is a top influence in consumer buying decisions. And since technology has made quality ratings so easily accessible to the market, companies are under increasing pressure to ensure the highest possible quality and to resolve issues quickly. But many companies are not fully equipped to manage this dynamic. Is your organization prepared to confidently design quality and compliance into your new products, and quickly access, analyze and resolve problems when they surface anywhere in your value chain? To prevent poor quality from affecting great products, leading brands take a comprehensive approach to managing both supplier and product quality, deploying Product Quality Management (PQM) solutions as a part of their overall Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) roadmap. Please take a moment to watch this On-Demand Product Quality Webcast with speakers Joe Erickson of Oracle and Fred Brown of Kalypso featuring an informative discussion on how Agile PLM and PLM for Process can help your company prepare for and manage your product quality and regulatory requirements.
There's even a special offer included in the webcast... watch it today to find out!