Product Tour—Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain Collaboration

Supply Chain Collaboration

Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain Collaboration helps you minimize disruptions in demand and supply by collaborating with trading partners. You get better visibility of inventory, purchases, shipments, and production progress across multiple tiers of customers, contract manufacturers, and suppliers as well as greater accountability through forecast commitment and vendor-managed inventory processes.

Monitor the health of collaboration processes

Use the infolet-based landing page to monitor the health of your collaboration processes. The metrics cover planning collaboration, buy-side VMI, and contract manufacturing flows. You can also monitor the status of B2B messages and can review any errors in the message, check delivery status, and replay the messages.

Unify access through supplier portal

The supplier portal gives your suppliers a single point of access for all their interactions. Here, suppliers can manage order forecasts, make commits, manage orders and shipments, view invoices, and make payments. The portal tracks their activity and alerts them to certain conditions, such as commit mismatches, forecast changes, and overdue invoices, so your suppliers can focus on the tasks that require attention.

Collaborate on order forecasts

Collaborate with your suppliers and contract manufacturers by sharing order forecasts and getting their commitments to deliver critical components and materials. Improve trading partner accountability while highlighting potential issues that can be addressed ahead of time.

Get updates on production progress

Contract manufacturers can use the supplier portal to give you regular updates on production progress. Production reports help you understand work order completion, component usage, cost rollup, and other status details. The data provided may be at the lot or serial level for consumption. These updates are visible to any Oracle Fusion Cloud Manufacturing users within the enterprise.

Enable vendor-managed inventory

Oracle’s buy-side vendor-managed inventory (VMI) solution puts suppliers in charge of replenishing their stock at your locations. It supports both pay-on-use and pay-on-receipt models and is preintegrated with Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain Execution. In pay-on-use scenarios, the process periodically triggers consumption advice transactions as the consigned inventory is used. In pay-on-receipt scenarios, the process can automatically generate an invoice on the supplier's behalf once the receipt process completes.

Monitor VMI effectiveness

Supplier inventory managers can get a visual indication of each item-ship-to-location they manage, along with exceptions, min and max thresholds, and the inventory in various stages of replenishment. The Oracle VMI solution also gives VMI analysts and their suppliers an end-to-end view of supplier replenishments. It associates each replenishment request to the purchase order, ASN, receipt, invoice, and payments that were created for it.

Manage the replenishment request lifecycle

The VMI solution offers suppliers complete control over the replenishment process. Suppliers can generate manual replenishments for their items, upload requests using a spreadsheet, or create them using a REST API. The supplier inventory manager can also select the supplier site from where material is shipped, as well as the quantity and delivery date. Once submitted, the replenishment request triggers a purchase requisition in Oracle Fusion Cloud Procurement.

Synchronize multiple tiers of inventory transactions

Oracle Supply Chain Collaboration digitally synchronizes supply information from multiple tiers of suppliers and contract manufacturers for end-to-end visibility into inventory, production, and fulfillment status. With early warnings of mismatched expectations in your supply chain, you can reduce supply chain disruptions and resolve issues before they become customer service problems.

Incorporate customer signals into demand plans

You can improve your overall forecast accuracy and align demand plans by incorporating customer input in your demand planning process. Distributors, channel partners, franchisees, and retail customers can share their forecasts and consumption history information. You can use this information to make adjustments for better outcomes. Then share the resulting forecasts with customers to build consensus.

Monitor demand collaboration status

You and your customers can upload data using a B2B message, REST services, or the supplier portal. Use the dashboard to review the status of order forecasts and monitor metrics, such as the number of forecasts or consumption relationships received, upload status of data files by customers, and the health of end-to-end integration between Oracle Supply Chain Collaboration and Oracle Demand Management.

View demand collaboration details

You and your customers can see customer demand data by various dimensions and search criteria by using the Demand Collaboration Details view. You can also see time-phased demand data. Make adjustments to your plans by editing the data in the time-phased view.

Automate trading partner communications

Oracle Supply Chain Collaboration provides data synchronization using multiple forms of communication. In addition to the supplier portal, you can automate communications with your trading partners using a centralized messaging framework for B2B messaging and web services. You can also use web services to view, create, update, and delete individual or bulk records.

Get insights into collaboration performance

Extract collaboration data with your trading partners and analyze performance using Oracle Fusion Analytics, as well as other business intelligence tools, to ensure a well-functioning process.

Take the next step

With centralized B2B communications and end-to-end supply and demand visibility, Oracle Supply Chain Collaboration engages your partners to identify and resolve issues before they cause disruptions. By aligning your trading partner network, you can improve service and build better trading relationships.

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