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NEWS
Supply Chain Best Practices at Oracle OpenWorld 2011
Oracle senior vice president Rick Jewell outlines the overall direction for Oracle supply chain management strategies in a keynote session at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 on Monday, October 3. Additional sessions focus on key business issues and solutions for manufacturing companies in today's uncertain business environment, along with supply chain best practices in complex global business environments.
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Oracle Slated to Introduce New Electronic Kanban Capabilities
Oracle is expected to announce that new electronic Kanban, or eKanban, features will be included in an upcoming version of Oracle E-Business Suite designed to improve the flow of resources in manufacturing operations.
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New Safeguards Protect Workers in Hazardous Areas
An upcoming release of Oracle Enterprise Asset Management is slated to include additional controls for protecting maintenance and technical workers against accidents in hazardous environments.
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BLOGOSPHERE
Oracle Supply Chain Management Blog

Read a recent post:
Your Supply Chain Needs to Be An Integrated Value Chain..But How?

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WEBCASTS
Are You Prepared for Real-Time Sales?

Ensure World-Class Data for World-Class Supply Chain Management

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RESOURCE CENTERS
Oracle Supply Chain Management
Oracle Crystal Ball
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CRYSTAL BALL NEWS
Learn More About Oracle Crystal Ball
Improve Six Sigma processes with Oracle’s #1 solution for predictive modeling, forecasting, Monte Carlo simulation, and optimization—Oracle Crystal Ball. See a demo at Oracle OpenWorld (demo ID 7661) or learn more about Oracle Crystal Ball at the general sessions listed here (scroll down.) Read white papers, watch on-demand Webcasts, and download a free trial of Oracle Crystal Ball today.

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FEATURED READING
Next-Level Supply Management Excellence
by: Robert A. Rudzki and Robert J. Trent
In this follow-up to the best-selling book Straight to the Bottom Line, the authors show you how to take your supply chain to the next level. Learn the latest concepts, techniques, and practices for transforming your company’s supply management organization—and getting ahead of the competition. Featuring executive strategies, as well as real-world advice and insights for practitioners, this volume tells what you need to do today to get your supply chain ready for tomorrow. For more information, visit the book’s Website.
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PROFIT MAGAZINE
Stepping IT Up
Smart IT Helps Skechers Make a Bold Play in Footwear
Oracle’s Prebuilt Integrations Benefit Supply Chain Organizations
The availability of Oracle Application Integration Architecture 3.1 has particular relevance to organizations looking to integrate applications that support supply chain processes.
Clear Connection
Business and IT alignment delivers sound growth for Plantronics.
Cool Customer
Tecumseh Products Company unifies global business processes and forecasting while retaining regional strengths.
Shipping More with Less
Oracle Transportation Management cuts shipping-related carbon and costs.
A Singular Focus
Business and IT have a shared vision at Eaton’s Vehicle Group South America.

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PRESS RELEASES
Kroger Selects Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management to Improve Customer Experience
The United States Marine Corps Deploys Comprehensive Oracle Solution to Create a Global Combat Support System
Averitt Supply Chain Solutions Selects Oracle to Optimize Transportation Management
Oracle Customers Receive Top Honors in the Managing Automation Media Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards: 25 Manufacturers Awarded for Transforming their Businesses with Oracle Solutions

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TECH DIVE
White Paper: Managing Oracle Applications with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g

Crimson Report: A Comparison of Application Performance Management Suites: HP vs. CA vs. Oracle. Read the report.

On Demand Webcast: A Comparison of Application Performance Management Suites: HP vs. CA vs. Oracle
Join Crimson Consulting and Oracle experts to learn why Oracle customers enjoy greater savings, faster deployment, and superior management compared to HP and CA customers. Register today.


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ORACLE USER PRODUCTIVITY KIT
Oracle User Productivity Kit Prebuilt Content for Agile Customer Needs Management 1.1
Jump-start your Oracle’s Agile Customer Needs Management project with Oracle User Productivity Kit’s prebuilt content. Project teams can save time and labor by first leveraging Oracle User Productivity Kit content as baseline system process flows and then capturing specific process requirements. Read the data sheet for details.
Oracle Introduces Oracle User Productivity Kit and Oracle User Productivity Kit Professional 11.0 to Help Ensure IT Project Success
For complete details, check out the What’s New in Oracle User Productivity Kit Professional and What’s New in Oracle User Productivity Kit, or visit oracle.com. See Oracle User Productivity Kit in the User Productivity and Adoption track at Oracle OpenWorld.

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LEARN MORE
Oracle Supply Chain Management
Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Supply Chain Management
Oracle Transportation Management
Oracle Industrial Manufacturing

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
CSC Achieves Diamond-Level Status in Oracle PartnerNetwork
CSC offers more than 1,650 certified Oracle specialists with deep industry and vertical expertise, including Oracle supply chain management solutions.

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PARTNER NEWS
Find an OPN Specialized partner to help you implement your Oracle solution.
Oracle

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FEATURED TRAINING
Navigating in R12.1 Oracle Applications—Free Lesson
Learn how to navigate and set preferences in your Oracle E-Business Suite applications with your free lesson Navigating in R12.1 Oracle Applications.

New PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management Courses
Get the most of your PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management applications with the following courses for functional implementers and end users See all of our PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management courses.


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EVENTS
Oracle OpenWorld 2011
October 2–6
San Francisco, California

2011 APICS International Conference & Expo
October 23–25
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Oracle Manufacturing Best Practices Summit
November 3
Chicago, Illinois
Watch for further details coming soon.

Find an Oracle Event Near You

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