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Oracle OpenWorld Preview: World-Class Companies Share Secrets for Supply Chain Success

This year’s Oracle OpenWorld features dozens of presentations by supply chain professionals at world-class companies who discuss how they are growing their businesses, reducing operational costs, and empowering employees with Oracle Supply Chain Management. Also featured at this year’s event is SCM Central @ OpenWorld, a central resource where supply chain management professions can learn how to combine cloud computing, mobile applications, and existing supply chain solutions for greater efficiency.
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Oracle Yard Management Extends Supply Chain Visibility to Yard Operations

In August, Oracle released its yard management solution, a new application included in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 that helps manufacturers improve efficiency and lower costs by extending supply chain visibility and process automation into trailer management and dock operations. Oracle Vice President of Oracle E-Business Suite Development Steve Tonas explains why yard management is so important for modern supply chain operations.
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Oracle Reaps Significant Cost Savings from Supply Chain Transformation

Shortly after Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems early in 2010, CEO Larry Ellison laid down a daunting challenge—transform Sun’s standard sourcing model to a direct shipping model. The goal was to eliminate large and expensive volumes of components for its SPARC and x86 servers and StorageTek tape products. Learn how the team achieved a fundamental overhaul of its operations and what the impact has been on its business.
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Finally! Transportation and Trade for Everyone

Thursday, September 18, 2:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. PT
This webcast covers the evolution of logistics solutions to the cloud, reviews the corresponding benefits customers can achieve, and introduces Oracle's new transportation management and global trade management cloud solutions.

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Boosting Trade Promotions: PepsiCo/Frito-Lay Boosts Trade Promotions with Demantra

This video featuring PepsiCo/Frito-Lay showcases how the company is using Oracle’s Demantra Trade Promotion Optimization to make big improvements in its trade promotions. Hear Senior Director of Analytics Boyd Smythe discuss how it has improved ROI on trade spending, increased earnings, and improved efficiencies in the trade promotion planning processes.


How Innovation Happens Today

How can you make innovation happen consistently and effectively? Watch this video about Oracle Fusion Innovation Management. It makes knowing which ideas to pursue easy.

NCR Transforms Supply Chain Planning with Oracle Value Chain Planning

NCR Vice President of Supply Chain Planning Michael Groesch discusses how NCR transformed its forecasting and planning processes with Oracle’s Demantra to improve customer service, reduce freight and inventories, and increase utilization of capital assets.

Enterprise Quality Management for the Food and Beverage Industry

One of the most important assets for any company is its brand. Check out this new video that explains how Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management enables organizations to take an enterprisewide approach to managing quality, which can help companies grow and protect their brands, while also ensuring product quality.

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Simplified IT Drives Better Business

Analyst firm IDC recently published a report on how reducing IT complexity can free time and money spent on routine maintenance and integration—resources companies can invest in more-strategic business projects. This report features comments from a number of Oracle customers.

Blended Logistics Sourcing

Are your customers getting true value from their logistics outsourcing contracts? Read this expert paper that explains why outsourcing transportation and logistics needn’t be an either/or decision. See the benefits that major organizations are achieving with a blended sourcing approach.

Transportation Management: New Report

This Oracle-sponsored report with Supply Chain Management Review and Logistics Management magazines outlines what logistic experts are saying about their current supply chain technology infrastructures, how they tackle the transportation component, and the gaps that need to be filled to attain end-to-end visibility.

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Hologic Improves Lives and Ensures Compliance with Oracle Product Lifecycle Management

This success story features Hologic’s use of Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management to ensure regulatory compliance in every phase of product development, including unique device identification.

Big Savings with Oracle Transportation Management

Mutual Materials, a leading manufacturer and distributor of masonry and hardscape products, leveraged Oracle Transportation Management and saved US$1 million in interbranch freight costs while increasing tons per delivery by 11.61 percent.

Roketstan Takes Off with Oracle Supply Chain Management Solutions

Roketstan, a leading Turkish institution involved in the design, development, and manufacture of rockets and missiles, is leveraging Oracle’s manufacturing execution system technology, Oracle Discrete Manufacturing, and Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning solutions to improve its shop floor, planning, and manufacturing processes.

Eaton Powers On with Oracle Enterprise Asset Management

Eaton replaced its South American commercial-vehicle-transmission manufacturing plant’s aging maintenance system with Oracle Enterprise Asset Management. This enabled Eaton to synchronize manufacturing and maintenance operations, and has resulted in the completion of 64,000 work orders over the last 12 months.

Roka Bioscience Resolves Customer Issues in Days, Not Weeks—Boosts Productivity and Compliance with Application-Environment Integration

Roka Bioscience develops systems for the food safety industry and helps manufacturers mitigate risks, protect their brands, and meet stringent testing demands. Read how Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management solutions helped Roka transform its product development and quality data management processes, allowing it to resolve customer issues in days instead of weeks.

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  Perks of Integrated Business Planning

The cover story in the May issue of Consumer Goods Technology highlights how Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, one of the largest coffee roasters and owner of retail brands, implemented integrated promotion and demand planning. Learn how it used Oracle’s Demantra Predictive Trade Planning and Demantra Demand Management to improve the management and visibility of its trade promotion planning and forecasting.

Best-in-Class Demand Planning

The May 2014 issue of Profit magazine features an interview with KIND Healthy Snacks founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky in which he discusses the challenges of demand planning within his organization. Interested in more content from Profit? Get a free subscription today.

Vehicle for Change

Schneider, the largest privately owned truckload carrier in North America is featured in the August 2014 issue of Profit magazine. Read how Oracle Transportation Management was an integral part of a five-year transformation across every aspect of the business.

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New Sales and Operations Planning Infographic and Report

This new infographic summarizes the findings from a recent Supply Chain Digest research report on sales and operations planning (S&OP) practices. The report outlines best practices in S&OP, as well as the opportunities and benefits that an integrated business planning approach can deliver.
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Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management

Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud offer modern, best-in-class transportation, customs, and trade compliance management services.

New Oracle Value Chain Execution Application Increases Supply Chain Visibility and Improves Operational Efficiency for Yard and Service Facilities

Oracle introduces Oracle Yard Management, an extension to the Oracle Value Chain Execution suite of applications. This new offering helps organizations provide continuous control of their distribution material flow to improve order fulfillment and logistics operations.

KIND Healthy Snacks Selects Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle’s Demantra to Support Business Growth

At KIND Healthy Snacks, Oracle’s Demantra Demand Management, Demantra Real-Time Sales and Operations Planning, and Demantra Predictive Trade Planning provide a common platform linking trade and supply chain planning. This will help KIND improve promotion profitability and visibility to promotion lift, increase service levels and on-shelf availability, and reduce inventory.

MavenWire, Ruan Team Up to Implement Oracle Transportation Management Technology into Iowa State University Curriculum

MavenWire and Ruan, two leaders in supply chain and logistics, are joining forces to offer Iowa State University students a real-life look at supply chain and management information systems by adding Oracle Transportation Management to the school's curriculum. MavenWire will install and host Oracle Transportation Management, and Ruan will provide data and real-life case study examples for classroom instruction and hands-on experience.

Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 Helps Organizations Further Optimize Business Processes, Reduce Costs, and Respond to Changing Market Conditions

Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 includes several supply chain management enhancements designed to help organizations transform supply chains from a functional necessity to a competitive advantage. Enhancements have been made in the areas of manufacturing, enterprise asset management, value chain planning, and more.

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Oracle Applications Users Group: Value Chain Planning Special Interest Group

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Event Series: Simplify Enterprise Mobility

Register today for a free event near you.

Oracle OpenWorld

September 28–October 2, 2014 │San Francisco, California

APICS Conference 2014

October 19–21, 2014 │New Orleans, Louisiana
Oracle is sponsoring APICS 2014, the premier event for supply chain and operations management professionals. During the event Oracle will have a booth in the exhibit hall, as well as an educational speaking session.

Product Innovation Conference

October 21–22, 2014 │San Diego, California
Attend the Oracle workshop taking place on Tuesday, October 21 at 2:30 p.m.

UKOUG Apps14

December 8–10, 2014│Liverpool, UK

Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015

January 26–28, 2015 │ San Jose, California
Become an agent of change. Oracle has invited more than 150 value chain leaders to gather at the Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015 to share how they are supporting new opportunities and enabling extraordinary results. Attendees save US$400 off the onsite price by registering at the Super Saver rate of US$495 by September 26.

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