Tuesday Mar 03, 2015

Inspiring Stories From Some of the 2015 Value Chain Management Award Winners

A few weeks ago, Oracle hosted the 3rd Annual Oracle Value Chain Summit in San Jose, during which more than 2,500 value chain experts from 425 companies in 31 countries attended, networked, and took advantage of amazing learning opportunities. It was an energetic and inspiring three days and a great opportunity for Oracle to honor the six winners of the 2015 Oracle Excellence Award in Value Chain Management (VCM).

Did you miss it? The Oracle Excellence Awards recognize customers and partners who have excelled in driving business value together with Oracle. Here are some of the inspiring stories about how... 


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Monday Mar 02, 2015

Video: 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit Event Highlights

The 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit in San Jose, CA was an enormous success. This event highlights video showcases the renowned speakers, enthusiastic customers and great entertainment throughout the three day event.  

In case you missed it or want to relive the experience, view the video here. Be sure to share this video with colleagues and prospects and entice them to come to next year's Summit which will be even bigger and better.

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

Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

OVCS 2015 Keynote Speaker Featured in Forbes SCM Article

Recent Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015 keynote speaker, Andrew Winston, author of The Big Pivot, sat down with Oracle Voice to discuss the new challenges that are facing supply chain executives and what they need to do to help prepare their companies to last in the future.

Click here to read the article in its entirety. 

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

Thursday Feb 19, 2015

90-second videos to inspire fresh thinking about different aspects of the supply chain

Check out these new short videos for every supply chain solution area and find out how you can use Oracle’s platforms to transform your supply chain into an integrated value chain.

Oracle Product Value Chain - Overview Video

See how you can turn innovation into a structured, consistent and effective process, simplify product development and commercialize the right ideas faster, better and at a lower cost.

Oracle Value Chain Execution Solutions - Overview Video

What if you could see and respond to your entire logistics network from...

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Wednesday Feb 11, 2015

Know More, Do More, Spend Less With Oracle Supply Chain Cloud

Today, companies are looking to gain sustainable advantage and drive innovation by transforming their traditional supply chains into integrated value chains. Are you ready for your transformation?  Know more, do more, and spend less with Oracle Supply Chain Cloud.

Oracle Supply Chain Cloud enables you to innovate quickly, execute rapidly, and scale your value chain. Companies can rapidly deploy Oracle's supply chain functionality with minimum risk, lowest cost, and greatest flexibility. With Oracle cloud applications, companies do not have to maintain or upgrade to the latest version – they can receive the latest, best-in-class func.tionality through a flexible subscription pricing model.

Discover how you can transform your supply chain into a modern value chain.   Check out this short YouTube video to get a quick overview!

Learn more at cloud.oracle.com/scm

Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Closing Remarks on Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015

Wow, it’s hard to believe another Oracle Value Chain Summit has come and gone. What a whirlwind of a week! From Oracle’s Glenn Seninger’s Welcome on Monday afternoon to yesterday’s final track sessions, the San Jose Convention Center was thrumming with everything product and supply chain.  And it doesn't have to end here...

The entire Oracle team is thrilled and humbled by the outpouring of customer, sponsor, analyst, staff, and speaker support. We were delighted to see so many attendees this year, especially given the harsh weather conditions elsewhere making travel difficult. This community is clearly dedicated to forging new connections, sharing best practices, and exploring the future of value chain excellence.

Oracle’s CEO Mark Hurd perhaps said it best in his keynote on Tuesday morning: “I have incredible respect for people who actually run supply chains.” And for good reason. Supply chain leaders are at the forefront of...

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Tuesday Dec 16, 2014

Ever Wonder How Santa Claus Runs His Supply Chain? [VIDEO]

Ah, the holidays. A time of festive decorations! Parties! Peace and goodwill! Gift buying and wrapping and mailing! Cookie-making! Caroling! Stress!

If that’s how you feel, imagine how Santa feels once the calendar hits December 1. He has naughty-and-nice lists to track, wishes to fulfill, a huge team of elves to oversee, reindeer to train, and highly complex logistics to nail down by December 24.

In short, he manages a massive supply chain every year – and he does it without a hitch. Because he has been pulling off this feat for hundreds of years, we went behind the scenes to find out just how Santa handles it all.

The following video gives a sneak peek into...

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Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

Top 5 reasons to attend the Oracle Value Chain Summit [VIDEO]

Join us in San Jose, CA from January 26 to 28 for a conference that could completely transform your organization and set you up for extraordinary success in 2015 and beyond.

Take a look at the video below! 

Here are the top 5 reasons to attend the Oracle Value Chain Summit:

5) Network with over 2,000 value chain professionals and enjoy evening receptions in an energetic and upbeat environment.

4) Get inspired after hearing thought-leading speakers like NFL legend...

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014

New Global Trade Management Report – Download it Today!

Managing customs and compliance isn’t merely about restricted party screening lists and HS codes anymore. These days, compliance professionals need to familiarize themselves with the technology that is empowering the most robust global trade management programs.

Yet many struggle to understand how dynamics like supply chain convergence and cloud-deployed applications might affect their companies. Be sure to check out this report by American Shipper, entitled “Hype or Reality? How Supply Chain Convergence and Cloud Impact Global Trade Management Usage”, which delves into how global trade practitioners view these emergent trends, and whether they will have an impact on investment in technology and what type of system they may choose to invest in.

Highlights of the report include:
•Whether shippers and logistics service providers see supply chain convergence as an important initiative.
•The extent to which departments across a company shares supply chain-related data.
•Current and planned usage of cloud-based GTM applications.
•Expectations and concerns about cloud-deployed solutions

Click here to download the report.

To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, click here

Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Healthcare: Kaiser Permanente Transforms Their Supply Chain

As the Baby Boom generation ages increasing demand, and the Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act changes the landscape, healthcare providers are being driven to make changes to survive.With 38 hospitals in six states and 17,000 doctors and 48,000 nurses, Kaiser Permanente provides healthcare to more than 9.5 million members, and is one of the largest healthcare providers in the country.

Kaiser Permanente has been on a multi-year journey to transform their supply chain from an afterthought, to making it a critical player in the organization’s competitiveness - central to reducing costs and improving patient outcomes.  Kaiser Permanente executives presented the details of their initiative at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco in late September. Steve Banker attended the presentation and wrote up what he learned in Forbes Magazine.  Here is an example.

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Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

Want In Depth Information on Oracle Value Chain? Subscribe to the Newsletter


The September 2014 edition of Oracle’s quarterly Modern Supply Chain Management newsletter is here.

This newsletter reaches over 180K global subscribers and includes a summary of the latest Value Chain product information.  This is a great source of consolidated information.  Topics include:  Events, News, Press Releases, Training, Customer Stories and more.

This link will take you to the current edition and allow you to subscribe or forward the newsletter.

Thursday Sep 25, 2014

Optimizing the Service Supply Chain: How Oracle Cut it's Sun Worldwide Spare Parts Inventory by 50%

"A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large,” Henry Ford, founder of one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, once said. Service organizations are becoming instrumental in achieving top line growth, profitability, and customer loyalty.

Oracle Service Parts Planning enables companies to effectively manage the challenges of a multi-echelon service supply chain. You can simultaneously analyze forecast and replenishment decisions, and release execution plans. Effective Service Parts Planning also provides the statistics and optimization that service planners need to improve forecast accuracy and calculate optimal replenishment and redistribution for all service parts.

Do you need to manage a complex after sales service supply chain with its unique challenges? Would you like to improve parts availability and customer satisfaction? Could you benefit from reduced investment in service parts inventory? If yes, yes and yes, then check out this video below and learn how Oracle can help you manage your service supply chain for increased margins. In fact, Oracle cut it's own Sun worldwide spare parts inventory by 50% by using Oracle's Service Supply Chain solutions.

Learn how Oracle did it by watching this video

To learn more about Oracle's Supply Chain Management solutions, click here.

Tuesday Sep 23, 2014

Advanced Supply Chain Modeling for Risk Management

Alice asked: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. And this same conversation (or at least a variant of it) happens all of the time in today's commercial enterprises as they decide where to point the business and how to get there.

The past twenty-five years has seen great progress in supply chain planning capabilities, and companies continue to make progress in developing and deploying operational plans that are more and more detailed, and which have improved congruence with the financial goals and plans of the enterprise. The continual march of improvement in computer hardware and software have provided today's planners advanced supply chain models and tools that can handle large amounts of data, honoring constraints and optimizing on costs or profits. If it weren't for the real world, we might have achieved supply chain Nirvana by now. Unfortunately we live in a world where it is impossible to know the future and stuff happens. We don't really know what our customers will want, what our competitors might do, or what might happen at our suppliers.  In other words, we are trying to optimize our plans under uncertainty.

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Monday Sep 15, 2014

It’s Official - OTM and Global Trade Management are Available in the Cloud

Today Oracle officially released Oracle Transportation Management and Global Trade Management in the Oracle Cloud.   These are the same market leading applications that have been available on-premise for over 10 years. New customers will be able to deploy rapidly and leverage the power of Oracle with no up front investment. Existing customers will be able to convert their on-premise licenses to cloud. All cloud customers will benefit by using Oracle hardware and data centers.  System management, maintenance and upgrades are all included.    Be sure to read the press release.

 

You can also check out the latest Solution Brief which outlines the benefits of a cloud deployment.

Click here for the Solution Brief

 

A reminder to also register for the OTM / GTM Cloud webcast with Supply Chain Management Review taking place this Thursday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Click here to register for the webcast.

 

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

Friday Aug 08, 2014

How a TMS Can Help Reduce Costs and Improve Operations - Register for SCMR Webcast - August 14, 2 pm Eastern


Join us for a complimentary webcast to learn the results of a recent study conducted by the Supply Chain Management Review and Logistics Management. Over 500 logistics and supply chain managers gave their input on their current supply chain technology infrastructures, addressed how they tackle the transportation component, and revealed the gaps that still need to be filled in order to attain end-to-end visibility of a streamlined supply chain.

During this webcast you will gain insight on where companies are in their adoption of TMS systems, and how improving the use of technology can reduce costs and improve operations. You will also hear from AdamCloues, Logistics Specialist at Land O'Lakes on how Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) can support shippers' business objectives, and how Land O'Lakes has benefited by implementing OTM.

Presenters:

Adam Cloues, Logistics Specialist, Land O'Lakes

Ginger Conroy, Senior Director, Value Chain Execution Product Marketing,Oracle Corporation

Bob Trebilcock, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

Click Here to Register

Can't attend the Webcast? Register anyway! We'll send you a link to the recorded session after the event.



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