Oracle Press Release

Oracle Increases Efficiency in Material Planning with New In-Memory Application for Oracle’s JD Edwards

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor Helps Organizations Respond Quickly to Changes in Supply and Demand

COLLABORATE 14, Las Vegas – April 8, 2014

News Summary

One of the most challenging elements of the supply chain is planning. Without a single and comprehensive view of your planning data, it’s extremely difficult to make efficient decisions that ensure you are meeting your business goals. To help organizations address this challenge and achieve real-time visibility into supply and demand planning, Oracle has introduced Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor. Utilizing the extreme performance delivered only by Oracle Engineered Systems, the new Oracle In-Memory Application enables real-time insight into supply and demand; allowing organizations to make faster, better decisions that maximize revenue and increase profits.

News Facts

To help material planners and buyers respond quickly to changes in supply and demand, Oracle today announced Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor.
With the massive amount of data produced from the many SKUs created within organizations, material planners and buyers need a way to easily search through this information to understand their supply and demand needs. By providing interactive, graphical views allowing planners and buyers to analyze their critical planning data, the new application helps customers make better, faster decisions through real-time insight into planning information and shop floor realities.
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor provides a transformational approach to allow companies to innovate and significantly change how they do business today.
Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor is specifically built and optimized for extreme performance on Oracle Engineered Systems, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SuperCluster which can manage large and complex data sets in real-time, central to in-memory applications.
Running Oracle software on Oracle hardware, customers can lower the total cost of ownership, mitigate risk, improve user productivity and leverage Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to streamline management while benefiting from the value of a single point of accountability.  Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor is yet another example that Oracle applications run best on Oracle systems.

Real-Time Insight into Supply and Demand

In order to understand if supply meets demand, material planners and buyers need to have insight into key components of the planning process such as days of supply, current inventory levels, supply and demand, as well as several other pertinent variables. Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor consists of two primary components that combine existing functionality of Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) / Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) with new real-time functionality in order to see all of this information in one place:
Planning Advisor Summary: A workspace that allows planners to view summary information about their items, including current inventory on hand, days until first receipt, safety stock and lead time.
In-Memory Planning Advisor Console: Helps planners manage fluctuating supply and demand by seeing in real-time how factors such as bringing in dates, increasing quantities or canceling supply will impact the overall supply required to meet demand.

Supporting Quote

“To deal with the challenges of today's global economy, organizations need real-time visibility into the changes in their supply and demand planning process,” said Lyle Ekdahl, senior vice president general manager, Oracle’s JD Edwards. "By taking advantage of the extreme performance of Oracle Engineered Systems, Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor allows customers to transform their supply planning by providing unparalleled visibility into the key components of the planning process. This enables organizations to make faster, better decisions that positively impact their bottom line.”

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