Organizations today are seeking ways to transform their supply chains into value chains. Oracle offers a complete suite of supply chain applications, including: value chain planning, value chain execution, product lifecycle management, advanced procurement, asset lifecycle management, order orchestration and fulfillment, and manufacturing. Customers can adopt the entire suite or individual applications in order to create a path to transforming the value chain.
Many companies have discovered that Oracle supply chain management can facilitate the execution of their respective growth strategies. Amensys has a wealth of experience in strategically implementing supply chain management solutions leveraging Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) to improve manufacturing, shipping, quote-to-cash, order-to-cash, and procure-to-pay processes.
Amensys provides solutions that leverage Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) to build and operate value-chains for growth. The Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) family of applications integrates and automates all key supply chain processes, from design, planning and procurement to manufacturing and fulfillment, providing a complete solution set to enable companies to power information-driven value chains. Companies can anticipate market requirements and risks, adapt and innovate to respond to volatile market conditions, and align operations across global networks.
Supply chain management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. Supply chain management involves coordinating and integrating these flows both within and among companies. It is said that the ultimate goal of any effective supply chain management system is to reduce inventory (with the assumption that products are available when needed). As a solution for successful supply chain management, sophisticated software systems with Web interfaces are competing with Web-based application service providers (ASP) who promise to provide part or all of the SCM service for companies who rent their service.
The product flow includes the movement of goods from a supplier to a customer, as well as any customer returns or service needs. The information flow involves transmitting orders and updating the status of delivery. The financial flow consists of credit terms, payment schedules, and consignment and title ownership arrangements.
There are two main types of SCM software: planning applications and execution applications. Planning applications use advanced algorithms to determine the best way to fill an order. Execution applications track the physical status of goods, the management of materials, and financial information involving all parties.
Some SCM applications are based on open data models that support the sharing of data both inside and outside the enterprise (this is called the extended enterprise, and includes key suppliers, manufacturers, and end customers of a specific company). This shared data may reside in diverse database systems, or data warehouses, at several different sites and companies.