Research Finds Growth Driven by the Need to Drive More Efficiencies and Effectiveness Throughout the Supply Chain
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. 03-JUN-2008 05:00 AM
Gartner Inc. has given a Positive rating to Oracle( Advanced Planning in its report “MarketScope for Supply Chain Planning: Process Automation, 2008.”i
Gartner defines a Supply Chain Planning (SCP) suite as “…a multiproduct SCP software application that includes at least four of the key functional areas of demand planning, inventory planning, replenishment planning, available to promise, manufacturing planning and scheduling, and collaborative planning. SCP for process automation denotes that part of the SCP market that focuses on the use of SCP technology for best practices, to streamline and make more efficient the SCP business processes (as opposed to SCP for process innovation, which seeks to change or evolve specific SCP business processes more for unique competitive advantage).ii
To determine ratings, Gartner assessed 15 vendors’ market understanding, offering (product) strategy, vertical/industry strategy, geographic strategy, product/service, market responsiveness and track record and customer experience.
Comprehensive Supply Chain Planning Capabilities
Oracle’s supply chain planning capabilities are part of Oracle’s “Information-Driven Value Chain” strategy which helps companies maximize value by integrating and optimizing supply, demand and design chains.
Oracle Advanced Planning, part of the Oracle E-Business Suite, is a best-in-class planning solution that enables companies to be more responsive, perform simultaneous material and capacity planning across multiple distribution and manufacturing facilities, and gain access to timely forecast data, sales orders, production status, purchase orders, and inventory policy recommendations. Leveraging Oracle’s Demantra, Oracle Advanced Planning provides best-in-class demand management, sales and operations planning and trade promotions management solutions that combine demand visibility with powerful analytics for more accurate demand-driven planning, forecasting, and modeling. Relying on Oracle Advanced Planning, customers benefit from supply planning, inventory optimization, sales and operations planning, available to promise and collaboration capabilities.
Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Supply Chain Planning offers a comprehensive solution for collaborative strategic, tactical, and operational planning, helping customers synchronize demand and supply. Sales and operations planning is integrated with execution capabilities, making it possible for customers to adjust to unforeseen events in real-time.
“Companies today face increased pressure to align business operations with strategic goals in order to be profitable,” said Oracle Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Rick Jewell. “With Oracle Advanced Planning applications, we are giving companies the tools to effectively respond to demand and better predict, adapt, and align, in order to uphold the operational and strategic goals. We are pleased that Gartner has rated us Positive in this MarketScope.”
A copy of Gartner’s “MarketScope for Supply Chain Planning: Process Automation, 2008,” courtesy of Oracle, is available here: http://tinyurl.com/6yrrep.
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i Gartner “MarketScope for Supply Chain Planning: Process Automation, 2008,” by Tim Payne, Andrew White, C. Dwight Klappich, April 9, 2008
ii Gartner “MarketScope for Supply Chain Planning: Process Automation, 2008,” by Tim Payne, Andrew White, C. Dwight Klappich, April 9, 2008
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