Oracle introduces four new Value Chain Planning applications for Release 12.1

Oracle announced the introduction of four applications during the OAUG Collaborate ’08 Conference on April 15, 2008. These applications are part of the Oracle Value Chain Planning (APS) suite.

These new applications are available for Oracle applications Release 12.1:

  • Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center (APCC)
  • Oracle Service Parts Planning (SPP)
  • Oracle Demand Signal Repository (DSR)
  • Oracle Manufacturing Operations Center (MOC)

Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center:
Oracle provides an integrated business intelligence system with role-based analytical dashboards, business planning scenario management, and automated process and task management based on the information contained in Oracle Value Chain Planning applications. This is intended to easily tie together planning information from several inputs and provide executive level metrics. The Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center provides the ability to define, track, and compare planning scenarios and directly drill down to the details in planner workbenches of each application.

Oracle Service Parts Planning:
Oracle Service Parts Planning enables manufacturers to predict demand across the different types and criticality of service parts, align and monitor the most profitable service supply chain, and optimize the replenishment and redistribution of these parts across the extended service value chain. This planning tool is intended to manage both the forward and reverse flows of materials in a service network. Oracle Service Parts Planning allows you to forecast, manage replenishments, and redistribute service parts across your supply chain. The new application is based on the Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning data model and is also directly integrated with Demantra Demand Management (for service contract demand) and Oracle Inventory Optimization (to manage targeted service levels and budgets).

Oracle Demand Signal Repository:
The Oracle Demand Signal Repository application addresses a critical challenge of predicting global demand in a complex consumer value chain. Oracle Demand Signal Repository captures and manages downstream demand data from a wide variety of sources such as stores, retail distribution centers, and other data sources to build a picture of demand that is aligned across the value chain. Included is out-of-the-box integration with Oracle’s Demantra Demand Management application. This enables customers to more rapidly integrate data sources and improve their ability to predict and shape demand, regardless of their back-end planning system.

Oracle Manufacturing Operations Center:
This Oracle Manufacturing application increases the visibility and alignment between shop floor and ERP systems by managing the real-time data flows from shop floor systems and equipment, and transforming this into valuable business information. Oracle Manufacturing Operations Center connects these disparate systems by using a standards-based extensible data model to act as a common repository. Here, shop floor data can be captured, normalized and combined with the business context from the associated ERP system. Manufacturers can then monitor activity in near real-time, identify and predict the business implications of any exception conditions, adapt to those issues and report detailed status back to the ERP or external systems.


Kevin Creel

Kevin Creel | Key Contributor

Kevin Creel is a co-founder of Inspirage and currently serves as President, Strategy and Business Development. Mr. Creel leads the global business strategy and development organizations at Inspirage. He is a recognized subject matter expert for supply chain management business process and system design. Kevin frequently presents at industry and analyst events on subjects such as cloud supply chain systems. Prior to founding Inspirage, Kevin worked for Oracle Corporation as a product manager leading supply chain systems design with a focus on high tech and configure to order products. In this design role he acted as a “voice for the customer” leveraging his 15+ years of experience in business leadership and system engineering roles in the high tech and semiconductor industries. In 2008, Kevin was recognized by the Oracle Technical Network as an Oracle ACE for his thought leadership and educational contributions within the Oracle professional and user community.