Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

That's a Wrap for the 2nd Annual Oracle Value Chain Summit

 We're pleased to feature this article by Rick Jewell on the success of the Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014.

Rick Jewell, Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle

The second annual Oracle Value Chain Summit held in San Jose, California concluded earlier this month and by all accounts, it was a resounding success.

We welcomed more than 2,100 customers, partners and industry analysts from 27 different countries to the event this year. In fact, customer attendance was nearly 60 percent higher than the previous year, a clear testament to Oracle’s growing momentum in the supply chain industry. From the beginning to the end, there was a palpable energy amongst the crowds in sessions, demo areas and networking receptions.

Business users chose from more than 200 sessions from different supply chain tracks, including, 150+ customer speaking sessions, as well as keynotes that featured Oracle President Mark Hurd and best-selling author Geoffrey Moore.

Mark’s keynote covered a lot of interesting points as he explained how the combination of globalization, the explosion of data, mobility and more demanding customers has made the supply chain more complex than ever. Organizations are balancing the need to control costs while meeting customer demands; and as Mark highlighted, consumers are now more sophisticated. A missed delivery date can result in not only loss of sale, but now thanks to social, a reputation nightmare. A staggering 26% of customers will post negative feedback about products online.

Along similar lines, I presented the idea of the customer-centric supply chain and planning. In a time where it has become even harder for organizations to differentiate themselves, organizations can no longer focus on just ensuring inventory is there when customers need it but also need to optimize the overall customer experience in order to stand out in the crowd.

This is just a slice of what we talked about at the event. Presentations and collateral from the Oracle Value Chain Summit are now available for download at: http://oracle.ovcs2014.virtualcollateral.com. Use the password: ovcs2014

If you missed the event and are eager to hear how Oracle is keeping the supply chain moving at the speed of business, you can always catch the European Value Chain Summit taking place March 18 & 19 in Amsterdam. Otherwise, stay tuned for details about next year’s Oracle Value Chain Summit. 

Tuesday Dec 10, 2013

Early Bird Discount Extended for 2nd Annual Value Chain Summit!

Save $200 with the early bird registration, extended to Dec 20th, 2014. Hear from industry leaders on value chain transformation.

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Tuesday Nov 26, 2013

CFOs and Supply Chain Executives: Vastly Different Priorities, But Very Closely Linked

By Jon Chorley, Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Vice President of SCM Product Strategy & PLM, Oracle

With the financial pressures that most organizations have had to navigate in recent times, the role of the CFO has been put under the spotlight. And as our global research study with Accenture pointed out, these pressures have seen the CFO’s role evolve from financial leader to corporate strategist and change agent.

In this expanded role CFOs are wearing many hats, but have you ever thought about how the goals of supply chain executives and the CFO are now intrinsically linked?

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Friday Nov 15, 2013

Oracle European Value Chain Summit 2014 - Registration Now Open

Registration for the European Value Chain Summit is now open.

Date:  March 18 – 19, 2014
Location:  Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue:  Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Join us for a thought leadership forum to explore how new solutions encompassing social, mobile, analytics, and the Cloud are helping companies transform their business through modern value chains.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The Oracle European Value Chain Summit brings together thought leaders, executives, business process owners along with industry and technology experts in an intimate and interactive setting.


WHAT YOU'LL GAIN
The Summit will feature industry keynotes, strategic presentations and customer case studies across three complementary solution areas: Value Chain Planning, Value Chain Execution, and Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management. Hands-on workshops and solution demonstrations will complement the program for immediate user experience.

Register early to secure your spot at the Summit.

Tuesday Jul 09, 2013

Reshoring Likely to Increase, Nearshoring a Viable Option.

The Institute of Supply Management indicates a growing trend toward reshoring. Companies see the value of keeping work in their home countries. Nearshoring is another viable option to consider as factory automation replaces shop labor.  [Read More]

Monday Jul 08, 2013

Hey Boss: We're gonna need a bigger boat!

The newest container ships have a capacity of 18,000 containers and are 35% more fuel efficient than older models.  Supply chain leaders should be aware of the changes taking effect.

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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

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]
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