May 17, 2020

Oracle unveils expansion to its SCM cloud

Supply Chain
Jonathan Dyble
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With business demands and supply chain processes rapidly evolving, Oracle has announced it is expanding its SCM cloud to try and help organisations tack...

With business demands and supply chain processes rapidly evolving, Oracle has announced it is expanding its SCM cloud to try and help organisations tackle these fluctuations. The expansion comes as part of the Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13 update that the company has dubbed its ‘next generation supply chain platform'.

The software will enable organisations to deal much more effectively with outside-in demand driven processes, creating a more efficient system than existing supply chain structures.

The release will comprise of six new application solutions, including supplier collaboration, quality management, maintenance, sales and operations planning, demand management, and supply planning.

Release 13 will also bring improvements to the existing information-driven navigation, inventory, manufacturing, mobility, order management and user experience modules.

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Oracle’s new innovation will enable organisations to become more connected with the customer, whilst simultaneously providing businesses with the opportunity to increase margins, decrease costs and minimise disruptions.

“Business leaders recognise the undeniable benefits of digitising core business functions like the supply chain, yet many still struggle to maintain outdated supply chain systems that are designed for the problems of the past – not the challenges of the future,” said Oracle’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Vice President of supply chain management, Jon Chorley.

“Oracle SCM Cloud is built from the ground up for the cloud in order to support current and future business challenges.

“These enhancements go broader and deeper, demonstrating our commitment to supply chain excellence, which includes delivering the visibility, insights and capabilities organisations need to successfully balance supply and demand across increasingly complex global supply chains.” 


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Jun 18, 2021

New speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live

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Two leading executives join the lineup for this September’s inaugural supply chain and procurement live event, Procurement & Supply Chain Live

Two leading executives in supply chain transformation have been confirmed for this year's Procurement & Supply Chain Live event. 

Procurement & Supply Chain Live is the perfect opportunity to hear from prominent executives at the world’s leading procurement and supply chain businesses. The event will be streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London via the leading networking platform Brella.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Procurement & Supply Chain Live today and enjoy special early bird rates

The three-day show, running 28-30 September 2021, is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats. 

We take a look at the latest additions to the already amazing lineup of speakers announced so far, and what they will bring to the flagship event.

Shaun Plunkett 

VP Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education Ltd

Shaun Plunkett

Shaun Plunkett has over 30 years of supply chain leadership experience in FMCG, entertainment and media sectors, supporting multi-billion euro businesses including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, Harper Collins and Associated British Foods. He has a track record of successfully delivering transformational change coupled with award winning operating models and developing and coaching global teams. Plunkett says that challenging the status quo is at the heart of what drives him on a daily basis - and encouraging others to continuously push the boundaries. 

Read more about Plunkett’s involvement in Macmillan Education’s supply chain transformation HERE

Vikram Singla

Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle UK and Board Member, CILT at Macmillan Education Ltd

Vikram Singla

Vikram Singla is digital transformation director at Oracle, UK. He helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organisations. He also serves on the board if CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglian Ruskin University. Singla has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and in global supply chain transformation, including deploying business transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. In his spare time, Singla is a passionate brand ambassador for Cancer Research.


Plunkett and Singla join a growing line-up of speakers, including: Sheri R. Hinish, IBM; Robert Copeland, G4S; Daniel Weise, BCG; Mark Bromley, Mastercard; David Loseby, Rolls Royce; and Ninian Wilson, Vodafone Procurement Company. 

CLICK HERE to secure your place at Procurement & Supply Chain Live

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