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Lean Supply Chain Edition
February 2010

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Supply Chains Brace for the New 'Abnormal'
Manufacturers are facing a new reality: “business as usual” no longer applies. So even after a widespread upturn materializes, innovative companies will continue to heed the lessons they’ve learned over the past two years. More...

Manufacturers Go Paperless to Boost Lean Initiatives
Manufacturers are finding that banishing paper from their shop floors—going paperless—can give their lean initiatives a big boost. More...

Five Good Reasons to Fast-Track Your 12.1 Upgrades
Since Oracle E-Business Suite Value Chain Planning Release 12.1 was launched last summer, early adopters have gotten a jump on efficiently designing, planning, and servicing their global supply chains. More…

Software. Hardware. Complete.
Oracle Finalizes Sun Deal

On January 27, 2010, Oracle announced it finalized its acquisition of Sun. This combination transforms the IT industry. With the addition of servers, storage, SPARC processors, the Solaris operating system, Java, and the MySQL database to Oracle's portfolio of database, middleware, and business applications, we plan to engineer and deliver open and integrated systems—from applications to disk—where all the pieces fit and work together out of the box. More…
    • Live events: Oracle + Sun Welcome Events
    • Webcast series: Oracle + Sun Product Strategy
Oracle Technology Network: Get Answers in the SCM Forums
Oracle Supply Chain Management Resource Library
Access brochures and data sheets, and listen to the latest podcasts. More…
Learn Supply Chain Management Systems for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
Enroll in Oracle University courses for training in Inventory Management, Sales Order Management, Warehouse Management, and other JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Supply Chain Management systems. You’ll find courses in the Live Virtual Class format to suit your schedule and budget—enabling you to collaborate online with instructors and other students in a rich, interactive learning environment.

Recent course releases: For complete details about Oracle University training, go to oracle.com/education.
Fourth Annual Maintenance Summit
March 9-10
Oracle Conference Center, Redwood Shores, California
Oracle customers involved in maintaining plant/equipment assets, fleets, buildings/grounds, utilities, and infrastructure can exchange best-practice information and provide product-specific feedback to Oracle at this forum.

Confirm attendance or email questions to Dave Loesch at dave.loesch@oracle.com by February 20.

Oracle Applications Strategy Update - Global Tour 2010
Join Oracle executives for Smart Strategies: Your Road Map to the Future, an exclusive briefing on the latest business trends and technology shifts—and their pervasive impact on organizational strategies. Get more information about an event near you.

Presented by the IOUG, OAUG, and Quest
April 18-22
Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Register by March 18 to save!

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