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Oracle Delivers Oracle Production Scheduling and Oracle Strategic Network Optimization


Integration of Oracle’s JD Edwards and PeopleSoft Supply Chain Planning Capabilities Enables Customers to Better Manage Risk and Optimize Supply Networks
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., 27-NOV-2006 05:00 AM Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle(r) Production Scheduling and Oracle Strategic Network Optimization. By integrating capabilities from Oracle’s JD Edwards and PeopleSoft Supply Chain Planning suite with Oracle’s Supply Chain Management applications, manufacturing companies can optimize supply and distribution networks, mitigate risk, maximize shop floor throughput and dramatically reduce supply chain costs.

“As a valued end user of the Oracle Advanced Planning solution, we are looking forward to a rapid deployment of Oracle Production Scheduling,” said Teva Pharmaceuticals Vice President, BPI Peter Billiaert. “As an experienced user of Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning, we’re excited about Oracle’s integrated offering of a truly best in class manufacturing planning, scheduling and execution solution, to drive our company to an even higher level of performance that will benefit our customers in terms of on-time delivery.”

Customers can now leverage Oracle Strategic Network Optimization to simulate supply chain risk, develop long-range plans and create holistic supply strategies. Companies can analyze “what-if” scenarios - such as the effects of opening or closing a distribution center, adding a new supply source, fuel cost increases, and unplanned disasters - to detect the vulnerabilities in their supply networks. As a result, pre-emptive measures can be established to overcome challenges that may arise and mitigate risks. Additionally, with Oracle Strategic Network Optimization, customers are better equipped to address the challenges of globalization by comparing potential business scenarios such as rationalization strategies, effects of mergers and acquisitions, impact of currency fluctuations, cost of outsourcing and new transportation contracts. As a result, companies are able to make more informed, profitable business decisions.

Oracle Production Scheduling helps manufacturers to optimize process, semiconductor and discrete manufacturing shop floor operations through out-of-the-box integration with Oracle Discrete Manufacturing, Oracle Process Manufacturing, and Oracle Shop Floor Management. Customers can create highly detailed shop floor schedules that automatically detect floating bottlenecks, simulate corrective actions and measure shop floor performance improvements. This gives companies the ability to pre-empt supply chain disruptions and maximize shop-floor efficiency and throughput while minimizing cost.

“The unique capabilities that the acquired and quickly integrated scheduling product provides, such as campaign run optimization, advanced sequence dependent set-up optimization, embedded performance management and a real-time interactive scheduling board designed by schedulers for schedulers, will enable us to maximize our plant throughput at optimal resource utilization without any concerns of ongoing data mappings and integrations,” said Billiaert.

“Companies competing in the global market place are exposed to risk at every point in their supply chain,” said Oracle Vice President Advanced Planning Products Nadeem Syed. “By integrating functionality from the JD Edwards and PeopleSoft Supply Chain Planning suite with the Oracle E-Business Suite, we are providing customers with comprehensive tools to develop end-to-end supply chain plans that account for any number of scenarios.”

Oracle Production Scheduling and Oracle Strategic Network Optimization are currently available and can be leveraged as part of the Oracle E-Business Suite or as a stand-alone product.

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