Thursday May 14, 2015

Minerals Technologies Supports Global Expansion with Oracle eAM, Oracle Process Manufacturing and Oracle Managed Cloud Services

Minerals Technologies Inc., a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces, and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based, and synthetic mineral products, and related systems and services, recently implemented a number of Oracle applications worldwide including Oracle EBS 12.1, Oracle Process Manufacturing, Oracle Enterprise Asset Management, Oracle Order Management, Oracle Transportation Management, Oracle Financials, and Oracle Managed Cloud Services.

These solutions have already enabled Minerals Technologies to:

  • Allow 3,000 employees in 30 countries to have access to the system
  • Provide global visibility into all financial, manufacturing and logistics data across 60 manufacturing plants worldwide
  • Minimize IT complexity, as well as time and money spent on maintenance, support and administration
  • Reduce turnaround time for external and internal reporting to facilitate faster decision-making
  • More effectively track product warranties and material inventory with Oracle Enterprise Asset Management, which resulted in an improved ability to schedule proactive equipment maintenance across 60 worldwide plants--providing visibility into machine uptime and minimizing breakdowns
  • Support a complex process manufacturing system with Oracle Process Manufacturing that helps manage costing for inherently variable chemical products 

Check out the complete story here.

Tuesday Mar 17, 2015

India-Based Poultry Producer Suguna Foods Manages Risk and Saves Costs with Oracle

Founded in 1984, Suguna Foods Ltd. is a leading producer of broiler chickens in India and is one of the top-10 poultry companies worldwide. With more than 60% of the country’s poultry produced through Suguna Foods’ contract-farming model, the company has helped to protect over 20,000 rural farmers from market risks, such as daily fluctuations in broiler pricing, to provide farmers with consistent incomes and improve their livelihoods. With the upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3, Suguna has realized a number of improvements including:[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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Friday Jul 13, 2012

Oracle Manufacturing's Customer Advisory Board Meeting in Redwood Shores, Aug.21-22'12

 Oracle Manufacturing users will hold their annual Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting in Redwood Shores, August 21-22. Technical product features and functions will be presented along with valuable case studies and user experiences.

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