Monday Apr 08, 2013

20 Mining CEOs lost their jobs in the last 18 months! What’s going on?

Prices fall as demand increases, defying traditional econmic wisdoms. Mining firms need to look to new markets to grow their value contributions to the end markets.  CEOs are challenged by the market sector dynamics, complexity and challenges.


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Tuesday Mar 05, 2013

Supply Chains are Shifting: Get ready for tomorrow!

Shifting supply chains will cause materials managers to update their thinking about the markets of tomorrow. New disruptive technologies and emerging economies will once again change-the-game. Get ready & tool-up![Read More]

Tuesday Jan 22, 2013

Your Supply Chain May Have Counterfeit Items - and You Don't Know It?

Your supply chain is vulnerable to pirates, copiers and counterfeits working for suppliers. Educate yourself and hear this informative investigation into what is being inserted into our daily goods.  Your customers may thank you![Read More]

Wednesday Jan 02, 2013

2013 NewYear Resolution: Be in the Top 25 Supply Chains - Follow the Masters!

The Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain list includes  premier companies that have successfully blended product availability with supply to demand. What do they do different then the rest of the industry?[Read More]

Thursday Dec 06, 2012

3 Weeks Left to Save $100 for the Oracle Value Chain Summit

The Oracle Value Chain Summit is shaping up to be broadest supply chain conference for those moving towards a Value Chain platform. Register this month and save $100 at the early bird rate. Register today![Read More]

Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

A Guide to Fusion SCM at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

Are you attending next week’s Oracle OpenWorld 2012 conference? Then you won’t want to miss the Fusion SCM activities and customer presenters from leading companies like Boeing and Fideltronik. Below you’ll find a day by day guide of the various Fusion SCM sessions, demos and activities during OpenWorld 2012, September 30 – October 4 in San Francisco, CA.

Tuesday, October 2

All of the Fusion SCM sessions during OpenWorld will take place in various rooms at Moscone West, a convenience you are sure to appreciate, as will your feet.  

The first session at 10:15 – 11:15 am (Moscone West, Room 2006), entitled “Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management: Overview, Strategy, Customer Experiences, and Roadmap”, provides an overview of Fusion Supply Chain Management applications and will discuss Fusion SCM strategy, future roadmap, and highlights of customer examples.

The next session at 11:45 am – 12:45 pm (Moscone West, Room 2022), entitled “Enabling Trusted Enterprise Product Data with Oracle Fusion Product Hub”, may be the session for you if you’re struggling with achieving consistent, high-quality product data that provides significant business value. This session will discuss how Oracle Fusion Product Hub and Oracle Enterprise Data Quality can help you to achieve this vision. A customer presenter from Fideltronik will share their experiences with Oracle Fusion Product Hub.

At the end of the day unwind at the Supply Chain Management customer reception from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Roe Lounge, located at 651 Howard Street. Registration is required. Click here for details.

Wednesday, October 3

Wednesday is a busy day with three Fusion SCM sessions on the agenda. Start your day at 10:15 am at the “Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management: Customer Adoption and Experiences” session (Moscone West, Room 2003).  This must see session will showcase customer speakers from The Boeing Company and Fideltronik, each of whom will share their company’s experiences in selecting and implementing Fusion SCM applications.

If you’re wondering how Fusion SCM applications can co-exist with your existing Oracle applications, then you’ll want to sit in on the 3:30 pm session entitled “Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management: Coexistence with Other Oracle Applications” (Moscone West, Room 2003).

Stick around until 5:00 pm for the final Fusion SCM session of the day entitled “Responsive Fulfillment with Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management” (Moscone West, Room 2001).  This session will showcase Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration and Oracle Fusion Global Order Promising and how they are changing the way companies manage order fulfillment in environments. In addition to discussing the current business challenges, product capabilities, value propositions, industry applicability, and future roadmap this session will also feature a customer presenter from The Boeing Company.

Thursday, October 4

If you are a retail customer we highly recommend that you attend the final Fusion SCM session of the week at 12:45 pm, entitled “Multichannel Fulfillment Excellence in the Direct-to-Consumer Market” (Moscone West, Room 2024).  Retailers will learn how they can transform their supply chains to meet the ever-increasing demands of buy anywhere/get anywhere cross-channel requirements with Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration and Oracle Fusion Product Hub.

Throughout the week, you’ll also want to visit the Fusion SCM demo pods at the Demogrounds in Moscone West so you can see demos of these Fusion applications. Visit pod W-005 for Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration, W-008 for Fusion Inventory and Cost Management, and W-006 for Fusion Product Hub. Click here for the Demogrounds map.

A reminder that you can also pre-register for these sessions to secure your spot. Visit the Schedule Builder to pre-enroll for these sessions.

Finally, you'll also want to check out the Fusion SCM FocusOn document which includes additional keynote and general sessions that you may want to attend throughout the week.  

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco next week.

Thursday Sep 13, 2012

Supply Chain Professionals: Get Connected, Stay Current

Supply chain professionals need to stay connected. Oracle publishes informative newsletters, quick and easy to scan to stay current. Subscribe today. Here's the link[Read More]

Thursday Sep 06, 2012

Only One Month to OpenWorld-San Francisco!

Oracle OpenWorld-SanFrancisco is less than one month away. Request a Focus-On document to better schedule your time and select the best sessions.  Oracle Supply Chain will have about 100 sessions highlighting new capability and benefits of the latest R12 release.  You won't want to miss the Roadmap session.[Read More]

Monday Jul 30, 2012

Simplifying Complexity in the Supply Chain

Most supply chain applications are very complex. We learn from Google the beauty of simplicity.[Read More]

What your competition is doing with their supply chain may surprise you!

A new white paper by Managing Automation/Manufacturing Executive documents what firms are doing to convert their traditional supply chain into high-performance and results oriented value networks.[Read More]

Tuesday Jul 24, 2012

Gartner Analyst to talk about Integreted Business Planning

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.


Monday Jul 16, 2012

Supply Chain Executives Exchange Their Best Practices at The Executive Edge@OpenWorld, Oct 1-3, 2012

 The Executive Edge for COOs will be held at Oracle OpenWorld Oct 1-3, 2012 at Union Square SanFrancisco.  Supply Chain executives can share best practices with their peers.[Read More]

Tuesday Jun 05, 2012

Did You Miss It? Replay of the Value Chain Transformation now available.

This webcast presents solutions for converting a tradtional supply chain into a high performace value network of product and critical bi-directional information.  Replay now available from this May 30, 2012 webcast by Manufacturing Executive.[Read More]

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Be as strong as your weakest link —especially in your supply chain!

On Wednesday, May 30, 8am PT/11 am ET, join experts from Toshiba, MIT, and Oracle to learn about “Value Chain Transformation,” the fine art of transforming traditional supply chains into value chains.[Read More]

Tuesday May 22, 2012

Great Hindsight, Nasdaq Fails on FB IPO, Will Your Supply Chain Pass a Stress Test?

Let's learn our lesson from the NASDAQ performance this past week and stress test our supply chain before our customers do. [Read More]

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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