Oracle Launches New Tools for Reducing E-Waste and Simplifying Regulatory Compliance
Oracle Depot Repair Delivers Business Intelligence for Returns Disposition and Ecological Impact
ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 22, 2010
To help organizations protect the environment, improve sustainability initiatives and streamline compliance, Oracle today extended the environmental impact and sustainability reporting capabilities of Oracle Depot Repair.
These extensions are delivered as part of the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 and include new business intelligence dashboards that help organizations reduce waste, reuse and recycle returned materials more effectively, improve product designs and comply with environmental laws.
Oracle Depot Repair now includes powerful reporting and analytics to aggregate and parse comprehensive return and disposition data, including information collected directly from third-party logistics providers, processors and recyclers, functionality not available in other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.
By providing a single view of all return and disposition information from multiple disparate data sources, Oracle Depot Repair enables organizations to:
Reduce environmental impact: Goal setting and progress tracking for re-use, recycling and landfill avoidance allows businesses to create green programs, reward positive results and target where improvements are needed.
Increase value recovery: Insight into which business units and partners are more profitably recovering value from returns enables companies to benchmark best practices and identify where improvements are needed.
Minimize regulatory penalties: The ability to report on the number of units and weight of material returned to each processing center and report on how the material was dispositioned helps businesses comply with e-waste laws across Europe, North America and elsewhere.
Reduce returns: The ability to analyze returns data helps businesses improve product quality and decrease high-expense and low-value returns.
“Previously, organizations had no way of viewing their product return and disposition information in one comprehensive dashboard, leaving them vulnerable to regulatory fines and lacking key information that could be used to improve products and reduce returns,” said Lee Sacco, senior director, Oracle Applications Development. “Oracle Depot Repair closes this visibility gap, allowing organizations to gain insight from their reverse supply chain data to operate more efficiently and sustainably.”
“Oracle is committed to helping customers achieve both an eco-advantage and improved business performance by embedding environmentally related capabilities throughout their enterprise systems,” said Jon Chorley, vice president of supply chain and sustainability product strategy, Oracle. “This latest capability, one of many from Oracle, delivers precisely what is required within the context of the existing business process, thereby creating the right result at the optimal total cost of ownership.”
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