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The Coming Transformation of the Healthcare Supply Chain

While the supply chain at a high tech company might be focused on squeezing out every penny, healthcare providers need 100 percent resource inventory availability in order to deliver uncompromising care. Healthcare providers that focus on optimizing value from the supply chain can achieve this goal and drive better patient outcomes. To this end, hospitals are investing in new technologies that relieve pressure on margins and reduce the cost of care.
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From Farm to Table: How Product Lifecycle Management Serves Up Your Chicken Sandwich

The modern food industry has become sophisticated and complex. It faces changing regulatory requirements, huge risk, delicate supply networks, complex distribution channels, and socially vocal consumers. As a result, companies in food-related industries are adopting sophisticated product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions to record every related product and process. From ideation to commercialization, PLM manages bills of materials, tracks ingredients, secures IP, calculates compliance, corrects quality issues, facilitates collaboration, designs next-gen innovations, and more.
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Oracle Value Chain Summit Presentations Now Available

The 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit brought together more than 1,500 members of the value chain community for more than 150 sessions from a variety of supply chain tracks, plus customer speaking sessions and keynotes from Oracle executives and industry thought leaders. Presentations and collateral from the Oracle Value Chain Summit are now available for download.
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What Supply Chain Leaders Need to Know About Planning in an Unpredictable Environment

These days, supply chain leaders must deal with extreme weather, fluctuating commodity prices, increasing environmental regulation, and customer demands for transparency about how their products are made and how they will be responsibly disposed of. Find out what The Big Pivot author and green business strategist Andrew Winston says about what executives need to change right now about their thinking, and the steps they need to take to protect their businesses.
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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Gartner recognizes Oracle as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems. Read their latest Magic Quadrant report to learn how Oracle compares with other software providers.

Gartner, Market Guide for Vehicle Routing and Scheduling

Read Gartner’s latest Market Guide for Vehicle Routing and Scheduling to see how Oracle is evaluated in five key areas: functionality, platform, geographic presence, additional functionality, and industry coverage.

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Watch: 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit Event Highlights

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

JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU) Interview at 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit

At the recent Oracle Value Chain Summit, Francis Blackburn, senior IT manager at JDSU, discusses its use of Oracle’s product lifecycle management solutions, as well as its recent adoption of Oracle Fusion Innovation Management Cloud Service.

2015 Oracle Excellence Award in Value Chain Management

At the 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit, Oracle presented Oracle Excellence Awards to six winners. Oracle Excellence Awards recognize customers and partners that have excelled in driving business value together with Oracle. Read some of the inspiring stories about how a strategic relationship with Oracle and a forward-thinking approach can generate impressive results.

European Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015

The Oracle Value Chain Summit in Twickenham, England, included an opening presentation with Tim Baines on servitization (transformational journeys), Jon Chorley’s discussion of information-led value chains, and sessions that filled Twickenham Stadium Conference Center with the insights, best practices, and energy of supply chain leaders at the forefront of market change.

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Sony Playstation Doubles Forecast Accuracy with Oracle

Sony PlayStation Doubles Forecast Accuracy (3:26)

Learn how Oracle Value Chain Planning solutions have allowed Sony PlayStation to double its forecast accuracy, improve reaction times, and get its products to the most profitable locations in the marketplace.

National Oilwell Varco on Being an Oracle Partner (1:17)

Director of Information Systems for National Oilwell Varco Paul Wanderski shares thoughts about the success of partnering with Oracle to create a unique past-due date-scheduling functionality.

IEI Integration Uses Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Oracle’s Product Lifecycle Management Solutions (2:18)

IEI Integration is a leading industrial computing service provider that offers hundreds of industrial computer boards, systems, and peripherals. Along with its Oracle E-Business Suite enterprise resource planning system, the company is leveraging several Oracle supply chain management applications, including Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Oracle’s product lifecycle management solutions, to better manage raw materials, reduce inventory, and shorten the time between receiving orders and delivering products.

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Optimizing Sales and Trade Planning: Delivering New Proficiency in Your Value Chain

By adopting best practices in trade management, consumer packaged goods companies can maximize the benefits of their promotion spending. Learn the most modern processes and how Oracle Value Chain Planning technology helps enable them.

Connecting the Healthcare Value Chain

Demand management and forecasting technologies are allowing leading healthcare providers to ensure that the right items are always available, maximizing patient outcomes while minimizing costs. This white paper summarizes current industry best practices that can be implemented with Oracle Demantra demand management and inventory optimization solutions.

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Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud Solution Brief

Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud offers the best of both worlds—modern product lifecycle management and the time and cost savings of the public cloud with the security of your own private database. Check out this latest solution brief outlining Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud offerings and their corresponding benefits.

Foundation for Enterprise Quality Management

In this solution brief, discover how Oracle’s Agile product quality management solutions provide the foundation for enterprise quality management and serve as the glue that ties enterprise quality directly to product lifecycle management product records.

New Project-Driven Supply Chain Assets

Oracle’s project-driven supply chain solution integrates Oracle’s Primavera and Oracle Value Chain Planning solutions. It provides visibility into project data that enables project management and supply chain planning teams to closely collaborate throughout the project lifecycle. Find out how you can align project and materials planning to improve decision-making and execution.

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Brewed to Perfection—Massimo Zanetti Chooses Oracle over SAP for ERP and Demand Planning

Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA is among the nation’s largest coffee roasters. It is using Oracle Demantra in its SAP enterprise resource planning environment and has improved sales forecasting accuracy by 20 percent, reduced coffee-related safety stock by more than 20 percent, and increased inventory turns by 20 percent.

Toast of the Town: United States Distilled Products Company (USDP)

USDP is a leading producer and bottler of alcoholic beverages. Read how the company is using Oracle’s supply chain applications, including Oracle Process Manufacturing, Oracle Demand Management, and Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning to improve its processes.

REDISA: Enabling Sustainable Logistics

REDISA is a nonprofit organization aiming to develop a sustainable tire recycling industry in South Africa through an integrated waste tire management plan. By utilizing Oracle Transportation Management, REDISA is able to manage the logistics of collecting and aggregating waste tires for delivery to recyclers. It can now measure and minimize the carbon footprint impact for the tire collection process for more than 1,600 pickup activities per week.

Label Technology: Streamlining Preventative Maintenance

Label Technology is a leading flexographic printer of pressure-sensitive labels and flexible packaging for several industries. It implemented Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Capital Asset Management and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting for Capital Asset Management to manage preventative-maintenance work orders as well as track parts and task times.

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Register to attend a live demonstration of Oracle’s latest supply chain cloud solutions.

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Oracle Supply Chain Management Blog

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LinkedIn Influencers: Oracle Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd

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Project-Driven Supply Chain News

Oracle recently announced a new initiative that will allow project managers and material planners to enhance collaboration, material planning, decision-making, and execution throughout the project lifecycle. Read the press release as well as some recent coverage.

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Updated E-Book: Oracle Value Chain Execution—Reinventing Logistics Excellence

This interactive e-book highlights how Oracle Value Chain Execution solutions can help manage today’s logistics and compliance challenges.

New E-Book: Oracle Cloud Solutions Overview

Cloud computing delivers the benefits of greater business agility and responsiveness, less risk, and lower costs—but realizing those benefits depends on the vendor you choose. Learn how Oracle’s modern cloud solutions can help your business thrive in the digital age.

Supply Chain Customer Reference Brochure

This information-rich brochure contains links to more than 300 customer reference assets, including videos, testimonials, and case studies. It covers planning, manufacturing, logistics and fulfillment, and product development and maintenance. It also includes an index that categorizes these assets by region, country, industry, and organization name.

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Oracle CloudWorld

April 30, 2015 | San Jose, California
Don’t miss the session featuring Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud, "The Impact of the Cloud on Your Supply Chain Operations.” Click here for full details.

Online Event: Oracle Virtual Technology Summit

Learn from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts as they share their insight and expertise on using Oracle technologies to meet today’s IT challenges—don’t miss the hands-on labs, technical presentations, and demos.

Oracle at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

May 12–14, 2015 | Phoenix, Arizona
Oracle is a Platinum-level sponsor at the upcoming Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. GE Distributed Power CIO Eric Ensminger will present during an Oracle solution provider session scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. in room Grand Canyon C. During the session, “Keeping Your Lights On and Your Water Clean,” Ensminger will share how GE is leveraging integrated business planning and technology to innovate its supply chain practices to meet the growing demand for resources.

Oracle OpenWorld

October 25–29, 2015 | San Francisco, California | #oow15
The call for proposals/papers is open now and will close on April 29, 2015.

Find an Oracle Event Near You

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Oracle Supply Chain Management on

Check out the supply chain management pages on View information by role and by product.

Oracle Supply Chain Cloud Solutions

Oracle Fusion Applications

Oracle Procurement Applications—All Product Lines

Oracle Advisor Webcast Schedule (login required)

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Oracle Applications Users Group: Oracle Value Chain Planning Special Interest Group

Oracle Transportation Management Special Interest Group

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Watch: Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Value Chain Planning: Vision, Release Overview, and Product Roadmap

Learn about the vision and roadmap for Oracle Value Chain Planning solutions and how recent and upcoming developments enable you to take your value chain to the next level while working faster and smarter.

Watch: Oracle Value Chain Execution: Vision, Release Overview, and Product Roadmap

Get an overview of Oracle’s product strategy for value chain execution: warehouse management, transportation management, global trade management, and order fulfillment.

Get the most from your Oracle Value Chain solutions with expert training from Oracle University.

Oracle’s PeopleSoft Applications

Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Fusion Applications

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

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