By Jeff Stiles, VP of Product Advertising and marketing for Provide Chain, Oracle

The enterprise world strikes extremely quick and corporations want to have the ability to rapidly shape-shift to satisfy new calls for and seize new alternatives. Provide chains that run on techniques hard-wired to help enterprise processes a decade in the past—and even final yr’s provide and demand setting—are at an enormous drawback.

Updating techniques each few years is solely not sufficient to maintain up. However companies that run on Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (Oracle Cloud SCM) functions acquire entry to a variety of latest capabilities each quarter. Our built-in suite of cloud functions seamlessly hyperlinks provide chain features with different essential techniques—ERP, HCM, CX, and gross sales—to supply higher perception, enhance collaboration, and streamline and automate enterprise processes throughout the group.

Through the Oracle Cloud SCM Virtual Summit on November 17, provide chain and IT executives at firms all over the world described why transferring to built-in SCM cloud functions has been an enormous benefit for his or her organizations. 

Listed here are just some of the insights they supplied.


“The worldwide pandemic has affected everyone otherwise. It took most likely 4 to eight weeks for us to determine that we had been one of many lucky ones to be in an trade that is actually priceless proper now and important. As extra households are staying dwelling, their homes have change into dirtier—or that they’ve at the least observed so. They wanted extra cleansing merchandise over the past six months. So we went from a nervous state of ‘Are we going to be able to maintain our sales?’ to rapidly making an attempt to determine what number of extra models we had been going to be promoting and the way rapidly we may deliver these in to have the ability to make that occur.

“We really struggled with having independent businesses across the world not being able to communicate with each other very well. Because of time zone issues, we were really limiting our international businesses and what they could forecast and plan. By going to the cloud, we were able to shorten some of those times and allow more global analysis and forecasting.” — Chris Jackman, affiliate supervisor of forecasting, Bissell



“In Cameroon, we have had a large drawback as a result of ships do not name typically due to longer clearing occasions. Subsequently, we have to discover alternate methods to maneuver [products there]… In Uganda, which is landlocked, I can not fly all the pieces in… so I’ve to [use] the Mombasa port after which drive from Mombasa into Kampala. [We work] with our companions much more tightly and intently, and I believe the analytics platform together with the worldwide commerce administration utility is basically what helps us out proper now.

“Supply chain resilience and the management of supply chain risk became so relevant to our executives and our CEOs that now we have a place in the executive committee to say, ‘Listen, this is what we are seeing and this is how important it is.’” — Arun Kumar, basic supervisor of MTN



“The aptitude to name, transmit, and obtain information in actual time is the important thing success issue that in on-premise [applications] just isn’t attainable. However on the cloud it’s attainable, and all the data is collected in actual time and not using a sophisticated conversion course of…

“We survive and we win in the market because we are [able] to react with a very high level of flexibility when something is changing. So the capability to capture and compute and react in real time is the key factor for the success of our future business.” — Stephano Mariani, IT supervisor at Alcar



“IoT is enjoying a key function the place we’re in a position to give visibility to our clients and our working group, and they can observe our items on transportation companies… Prospects are at the moment very comfortable as a result of they’re getting up to date.

“Technologies like blockchain and IoT are going to be our future. We just don’t have logistics services; we are going to offer you technology solutions which will help to improve your business and save costs. That’s our offering to our customers, and that is changing our life as well as our customers’ lives.” — Prabhakar Posam, CIO, Transworld Group



“If you wish to change into a resilient enterprise, it’s important to be investing now—not simply to reply to this disaster, however to allow you to reply to any disaster…

“We have made it very simple to ingest information from a number of sources to drive built-in price practical enterprise processes, as a result of built-in nature of the Oracle Cloud SCM. One instance is supporting ecommerce initiatives by seamlessly combining the capabilities of transportation, warehouse administration, and order administration. These out-of-the field built-in flows may be augmented with Oracle Integration help so as to join different techniques and functions exterior of Oracle.

“Oracle supply chain cloud is not some far off vision; it’s here today, ready for you to begin your journey.” — Jon Chorley, chief sustainability officer and group vp of SCM product technique, Oracle

“We have been able to connect forecasting and execution without batch synchronization, resulting in the removal of delays and disconnects. The result is speed. We can now run a full end-to-end cycle from a demand forecast change through material requirements planning (MRP) to supply coming back from our supply partners in a single week. This used to take three weeks or more in our old architecture. And if we want to make incremental changes, we can even do that in 24 hours.” — Giovanni Schoordijk, senior director of the provision chain group buying group, Oracle


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