Product tour—Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain Planning

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Plan for the future of supply chain decision-making

Today's supply chains are more global, complex, and volatile than ever. To increase revenue and reduce costs, you need future-ready supply chain planning that's fast, simple, and intelligent. Oracle Supply Chain Planning gives you better ways to anticipate demand, manage supply, and align stakeholder and trading partner actions to your objectives.

Create your strategic plans

Effective enterprises create integrated business plans to align finance and operations strategy. Oracle Sales and Operations Planning translates CFO revenue, margin, and cost objectives into corresponding global supply chain plans. With its aggregate planning capability, you can identify opportunities to evolve product mix, sourcing, production, and distribution strategies to realize profitability and growth targets.

Collaborate to gain alignment

Key stakeholders must contribute, collaborate, and come to a consensus on connected and goal-congruent product, financial, sales, marketing, supply chain, and workforce plans. Best practice planning stages and workflows guide users through tasks, tracking milestones, and overall progress.

Integrate business planning, tactical planning, and execution

Oracle Supply Chain Planning continuously bridges the gap between strategic plans and sales and operations execution (S&OE). You can deploy integrated business planning (IBP ) consensus forecasts as the baseline for more granular tactical forecasts in Oracle Demand Management, as well as tactical supply plans in Oracle Supply Planning.

Sense, predict, and shape demand

Oracle Demand Management can combine enterprise demand such as orders and shipments with meteorological , economic, social, and other external data signals to enhance demand sensing. It also breaks down demand into baseline, trend, seasonal, and event-based components so you can understand what's driving the forecast.

Leverage built-in machine learning to improve forecast accuracy

Oracle Demand Management uses Bayesian blending, eXtreme Gradient Boosting, and other machine learning techniques to predict demand more accurately. It adapts to handle short-lifecycle, intermittent, seasonal, promotional, and configured items. It also automatically detects outliers, fills data gaps, and tunes targeted parameters to minimize forecast error.

Gain insights from an intelligent planning advisor

Make planning decisions with greater confidence. A built-in planning advisor presents users with ongoing analysis of new item demand, supply disruptions, lead time deviations, stale parameter settings, and other issues. It also provides action recommendations written in simple text.

Gain insights from an intelligent planning advisor

You can filter and prioritize the planning advisor's intelligent alerts and predictions, review the predicted accuracy of the recommendations, and link to the appropriate planning view in context to take action.

Automate demand-driven replenishment

Oracle Demand Management can automate demand-driven, time-phased replenishment processes across a multilevel network of stores, depots, or other regularly stocked locations. It can also restock periodic automated replenishment (PAR) locations in clinical settings. Quickly resolve stockouts and other inventory exceptions with interactive graphical simulations. You can also consolidate purchases to achieve price breaks and reduce logistics costs.

Plan supply to maximize service at the lowest risk and cost

Oracle Supply Planning can determine the inventory, capacity, and material supply required to meet demand, including drop shipments, back-to-back orders, and contract-manufactured items. It also highlights exceptions such as demand compression, material shortages, and resource overloads that can put demand at risk. As you choose from proposed expediting actions, capacity increases, or other interventions, you can see their potential financial and customer service impact.

Work around material, resource, and capacity constraints

Oracle Supply Planning uses hybrid, constraint-based planning to automatically assess ways to prevent constraint violations, making recommendations to ensure demands are met on time. The solution evaluates alternate resources, substitutes, alternate suppliers, and building in advance as means to overcome material and capacity constraints. You can set inviolable capacity constraints for certain resources and suppliers, while allowing others to be overloaded if necessary.

Tailor planning to industry requirements

Planning processes and objectives differ dramatically by industry. Whether your focus is on wholesale distribution, mixed-mode manufacturing, engineer-to-order, project-based, or clinical supply chains, Oracle Supply Chain Planning adjusts to your needs. Attribute-based planning matches demand with supply based on minimum grade, country of origin, project, and other flexible criteria.

Schedule and monitor production activities

Oracle Supply Planning schedules production during the day to maximize the use of bottleneck resources, increase factory throughput, and improve delivery performance. It proactively adjusts job sequencing and timing in factories based on real-time shopfloor events to reduce changeovers, inventory, waste, and expedites.

Strategically manage your order backlog

Oracle Supply Planning's backlog management features help you prioritize and reschedule your open sales orders when items are on allocation or supply availability changes. Simulate alternate scenarios and change sourcing, expedite transportation, or split lines to reduce delivery delays, increase sales, or preserve margins.

Engage trading partners to reduce supply chain disruptions

In today's globally distributed supply chains, it's essential to synchronize your plans with customers, contract manufacturers, and suppliers. Oracle Supply Chain Collaboration provides visibility to downstream demand and upstream supply commitments, alerting you to any mismatches. With advance warning, you can collaborate across multiple supply chain tiers to ensure end-to-end alignment.

Enable a supply chain command center for your enterprise

Oracle Supply Chain Planning is a critical component of Oracle's Supply Chain Command Center solution. Planning insights and machine learning models drive manufacturing, inventory, transportation, and procurement actions. Predefined use cases can detect, decide, and execute responses to issues across your supply chain network.

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