Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management - Transforming Business Operations (Part-2)
Guest post by
Rajesh Rajagopalan, Senior Consultant, Infosys
In the Part-1 of the blog, there was a brief discussion about some of the important supply chain management trends in the industry. In this blog, I provide our point of view on how Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management Application can cater to the needs of these fast changing supply chain trends in the industry.
Our POV and Oracle Functionality
- Distributed Warehouse solution
Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration (DOO) is one of a kind solution to address the distributed warehouse scenario. With its hot pluggable architecture (SOA enabled), it can Orchestra orders between multiple Order capture on one side and multiple Fulfillment systems on the other. The key feature that Oracle Fusion DOO brings is its ability to take orders from multiple Order Capture systems, decompose them into logical groups/entities, and create a detailed/efficient fulfillment plan that considers and uses all the resources available within the network. This cross-system aggregation, decomposition, and execution makes the logistics processes more efficient and improves Customer service levels.
- Intuitive and Unified Interface for Order Capture
Oracle Fusion Order Capture is expected in the Future Release. Apart from Oracle Order capture feature offering from fusion stable, Oracle Fusion Logistics allows better understanding of global organizations by bringing in an Analytics report and dashboard view into operations. This paradigm shift brings a pivotal change in logistics processes, lowering fulfillment costs, increasing profit margins and improving customer service and satisfaction.
Intuitive Movement towards effective MDM, Electronic data handling of item attributes
Oracle Fusion Product Data Hub and Oracle Fusion Customer Data Hub address the Master data Management trend. These are the best of breed solutions which includes Oracle E-Business Trading Community Architecture (TCA) for managing customer information and Informatica Customer de-duplication & Address Standardization infrastructure, and natively integrated Product Data quality tools (Silver Creek).
Better Repair and return process with global sourcing of Parts
After sales functionality includes service and Returns process will be expected in future releases of Oracle Fusion Applications. In current version Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration would be able to capture the return and repair orders from Existing Order Capture systems and orchestrates the return/repair orders with in existing systems.
Tighter Integration between sales opportunistic demands to supply chain planning
The current trend is to transform any sales opportunity captured in CRM system into meaningful forecast through Demantra Sales Operation Planning (SOP) process. This forecast will be used by Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning module to come with supply statement for the planners. This integration between Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management - Sales forecasting and Oracle Demantra will be available in subsequent releases. Instantaneous Supply Chain Planning is the key word for this feature.
Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management is a revolutionary new approach to collaborative, multi-system order fulfillment and product data management. It adapts for cloud friendly solutions with co-existing models.
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