Wednesday Apr 01, 2015

Webcast - Accelerate M&A and Divestitures

During this webcast you’ll hear from Avata and Oracle experts discuss how other customers have leveraged Oracle Value Chain Planning solutions to assess supply chain synergies, enter new markets and build risk-resilient supply chains.  John Stamm, Director Sales Operations at CSR, will also discuss how Oracle Demantra assisted in the pre / post acquisition activities.

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM PST (12:00 PM EST)

Registration Link

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, visit www.oracle.com/scm

Monday Jul 14, 2014

Why Supply Chain Risk Management is Increasingly Important

Social media tag cloudIt used to be that supply chain risk factors were mostly physical. Your supplier might have a fire, there might be an earthquake, an important shipment might get lost. But supply chain managers now need to deal with a wider array of possible disruptions to their supply chain.

Two recent news articles highlight the increased risks. As the world has become evermore interconnected, and as information expands and moves at the speed of light onto our desktops, social issues can be just as important as traditional supply chain issues. Intel recently announced that they had rid their supply chain of minerals from Congo sold by militias accused of human rights abuses. And Samsung suspended operations with a Chinese supplier who has been accused of employing under-age labor. Today, when threats to your supply chain may arrive via an act of God, or appear in an exploding flurry of Twitter messages, it is important to plan for disruption, and to have the tools in place to develop low cost strategies for dealing with disruption.

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Monday Jun 10, 2013

Introducing Oracle Supply Chain Event Management

We're honored to publish an article from guest author, Steve Tonas... Enjoy! 

Introducing Oracle Supply Chain Event Management

By Steve Tonas, Vice President, E-Business Suite Development, Oracle

It’s no secret that managing a supply chain is an incredibly complex and risky process. Global competition, increasing customer expectations and shifting business models are just a few of the factors that supply chain management professionals have to navigate as they seek to build and operate world class value-chains that can support profitable growth.

To help customers tackle these challenges, we have introduced Oracle Supply Chain Event Management for the Oracle E-Business Suite. Based on Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Supply Chain Event Management helps organizations manage complexity and risk by providing visibility into events across every link of the extended supply chain. And this doesn’t just include events within your organization. With its advanced analytics, the new solution can also correlate external events to help organizations stay on top of all activities that could impact the supply chain process.

Managing risk and complexity is obviously important, but what if we could also simplify processes? Well, with Oracle Supply Chain Event Management, that’s exactly what we are able to do. The new release includes preconfigured event tracking templates for order fulfillment and spare part orders, while also allowing customers to take advantage of built-in extensions for Oracle JDeveloper. The extensions enable customers to quickly and easily design, edit and generate an end-to-end event tracking application with situation detection and targeted alerts.

By simplifying processes and reducing supply chain risk and complexity, Oracle Supply Chain Event Management helps organizations increase customer satisfaction, reduce costs and improve collaboration. Customers are happier as they have real-time updates into their order status and ultimately receive less late shipments, while end-to-end visibility into supply chain events reduces costs by supporting faster decision making and real-time action. Effective collaboration through context-aware responses and notifications help make all this possible by ensuring appropriate action can be taken to avoid any escalations.

Of course this isn’t the only solution Oracle offers for supply chain executives. In fact, Oracle Supply Chain Event Management builds on the existing Oracle Supply Chain Management applications portfolio, which provides a comprehensive solution to power information-driven value chains.

For more information on Oracle Supply Chain Event Management, please visit:
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/event-management-1955590.pdf

Friday Feb 03, 2012

World Economic Forum in Davos Addresses Supply Chain Risk

Much is being written on supply chain risk theses days but the key point to this effort is how organizations are responding. It's the 2 year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake and 100 of thousands still live in tent cities. Recovery from disruption is often very slow. The same applies to other catastrophes as they impact your supply chain. And as economies rebound, new measures need to be put in place to 'shore-up' and strengthen your flow of vital products from plant to consumer. Just as the levees of New Orleans have been strengthened, firms of all sizes are installing new collaboration tools to have alternatives at hand.

This topic gains momentum and was the subject at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland (Jan 25-29, 2012) see http://www.weforum.org/events. The World Economic Forum  is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

see this Oracle paper: DOES_THE_WORLD_NEED_A_BETTER_SUPPLY_CHAIN

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