Tuesday May 22, 2012

Supply Chain Management Apps Revenues Grow Double Digits

Leading organizations continue to shift to a Collaborative Value Chain, integrating the capability of a wider series of ERP functions. The Apps market for this grows at double digits plus according to a major analyst firm.[Read More]

Friday May 18, 2012

Facebook, Disruptive Technologies...Welcome to the New Age of Business!

Companies need to embrace disruptive technologies and see how the new Facebook IPO reception may impact their business platforms. It is a movement that can not be ignored. Time will tell.[Read More]

Monday May 14, 2012

Oracle at Gartner SCM event in Palm Desert - May 21 - 23

Oracle is sponsoring Gartner's SCM event in Palm Desert, CA next week.  Hear from VP of Product Strategy, Jon Chorley as he talks about Oracle's SCM strategy and position in the market.  For more information about this event visit the Gartner event site

Wednesday May 09, 2012

Where are you on Transforming Your Value Chain? Attend this Webcast.

Attend this informative webcast on May 30th and learn how you can transform your traditional supply chain into a high performance realtime value chain. Have your business processes pack some punch![Read More]

Tuesday May 08, 2012

Oracle Supply Chain Wins President's Award at Manufacturing Leadership Summit

Oracle Supply Chain Management Wins the President's Award at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Summit, held at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Apr 29-May 3, 2012. The award was presented by Heather Holst-Knudsen,  President of Manufacturing Enterprise Communications at the awards gala.

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Tuesday Apr 17, 2012

China's Weak Supply Chain - Stops Sale of Certain Drugs

China pulled 13 drugs off the market due to capsules with excessive levels of chromium.  What assurances do consumers in advanced countries have knowing that the food they consume and the drugs they take are safe?  Oracle offers products to help drug firms secure their distribution and supply chain.[Read More]

Thursday Mar 22, 2012

Oracle Supply Chain at Pella Showcase, April 24-25, 2012

Oracle Supply chain products are highlighted at the Pella Showcase in Pella Iowa, April 24-25 2012. It's a 'must  get-to' event for those considering expanding their supply chain to drive fullfillment excellence. Register at 1-800 820-5592 x10281[Read More]

Wednesday Mar 14, 2012

Is there 'Conflict Material' in your Supply Chain? ..Gold in your circuits?

For the last decade, trade in 'conflict minerals' has fueled human rights abuses and promoted insecurity in the African Congo (DRC). The Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, passed by the US Congress July 2010, includes a provision – Section 1502 – aimed at stopping the national army and rebel groups  from illegally using profits from the minerals  trade to fund their fight. Section 1502 is a disclosure requirement that calls on companies to determine whether their products contain 'conflict mineral's – by carrying out supply chain due diligence – and to report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The most commonly mined minerals are cassiterite, wolframite, coltan, and gold, extracted from the Congo and passed through a variety of intermediaries before being purchased by multinational electronics companies. These minerals are essential in the manufacture of a variety of devices, including consumer electronics as mobile phones, laptops and MP3 players. Minerals mined in Eastern Congo pass through the hands of numerous middlemen as they are shipped out of Congo, sourced through neighboring countries such as Rwanda or Burundi, to East Asian processing

Do you know where your source marterials originate?  Do you have control of your supply chain? Every supply chain executive should be aware of the Conflict Materials clause and have transparancy into their product components.

source info: http://www.globalwitness.org/library/dodd-frank-acts-section-1502-conflict-minerals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict_minerals

Monday Feb 27, 2012

Virtual Briefing Center

Visit the Oracle Briefing Center, visit the resource library and watch how Land O' Lakes deployed and uses OTM.  

Monday Feb 20, 2012

Kraft Russia

The first  European OTM SIG Monthly call of 2012 with take place tomorrow.  Kraft Russia will talk about their implementation of OTM.  Dial-in information can be found here -  http://www.facebook.com/events/178976245544507/   Be warned, it is a 5a EST start time!  

Wednesday Feb 15, 2012

The Future of Distribution - Driving Innovation, Growth, Efficiency

$5 gas will cause shifts in Supply Chains. Firms need to have the best tools and technologies running in the background to make better business decisions. Collaboration and innovation are key to survival in rapidly shifting markets. This SUPPLY CHAIN aricle by Oracle's Maha Muzumdar identifies solutions.

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Saturday Feb 11, 2012

1+1 = 3: Integrating Product Innovation and SCM to Deliver Incremental Value

Check out this recent article in Supply Chain Management Review and let us know what you think-->

http://www.scmr.com/article/11_3_integrating_product_innovation_and_scm_to_deliver_incremental_value/

1+1 = 3: Integrating Product Innovation and SCM to Deliver Incremental Value

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Tuesday Feb 07, 2012

A Three Minute Tour of Oracle Fusion Procurement Applications

There has been lots of excitement about Oracle Fusion Applications. So to give customers a quick peek, Oracle has published  a series of short videos that provide solution overviews. There’s list of online demo’s available on oracle.com. Or you can use this  link for direct access to the procurement video. We had fun making it so hope that you enjoy watching it.

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

Wednesday Jan 25, 2012

SUN seleced as a winner of the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership Award

SUN/Oracle Corp. has been selected as a winner of the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award in the Innovative Enterprise category. The ML100 Awards will be presented at an exclusive  gala dinner May 2, 2012[Read More]
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