Inspirage Customers share success stories at Oracle Open World 2011

Oracle Open World 2010The Oracle Open World Conference is the premier annual event for networking with Oracle executives and other Oracle customers to learn the latest on new Oracle Application capabilities and best practices. This year, the event is being held the week of October 2-6, 2011 in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Inspirage is pleased that thirteen of our Oracle Value Chain Planning customers have been selected to present this year at Open World. We have highlighted these sessions below so that you can easily register. Inspirage clients will share their successful use of Demantra Demand Management, Sales & Operations Planning, Oracle Rapid Planning, Advanced Planning Command Center, Inventory Optimization, Constrained ASCP, Production Scheduling, Predictive Trade Planning, and Deduction & Settlement Management applications.

Please visit Inspirage at our booth #3601 located in the Moscone Conference Center West Hall. You can speak to experienced VCP Architects who can demonstrate the applications and provide best practice advice on how to successful deploy these applications.

Inspirage Oracle VCP Client Sessions at Oracle Open World 2011

Date Speaker Subject
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at 3:00 PM PST Doug Gabel, Director, Business Technology Strategy & Architecture, School Specialty Value Chain Planning SIG
Session 28361 Moscone West – 3007
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM PST Greg Held, Global Business Planning & Analysis, Cummins Power Generation

Karyn Guttman, Supply Chain Manager, Diodes Incorporated

Trudy Reading, Program Manager, Andrew Peller Limited

Customer Panel: Best Practice Demand Management with Oracle Value Chain Planning
Session 17645 Moscone West Room 2011Attend this customer panel session to hear how leading companies are using Oracle value chain planning to achieve business objectives by sensing demand collaboratively, shaping demand profitably, and forging organizational consensus. The panel discusses the key ingredients for success, the business problem addressed, the demand management process deployed, and the business results achieved.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 2011 at 1:15 PM PST Marie Hanson, Vice President, Customer Marketing & Trade Finance, Diamond Foods Predictive Sales and Trade Planning Drives Diamond IBP Process
Session 40575 Palace Hotel – Twin Peaks North RoomDiamond Foods is driving value through trade investment decisions as the engine to its integrated business planning (IBP) process at both the account and enterprise level. Evaluating and comparing its sales, trade, and marketing plans against key external signals and aligning retailer POS and syndicated data to evaluate impacts on the market, Diamond can evaluate retailer and consumer insights by category/channel as it moves to a total market insights strategy. In this session, learn how Oracle’s Demantra family of applications has been implemented as the first step of Diamond’s journey to a more demand-driven enterprise, enabling the company to increase profitability, improve new-product intros, lower retail out-of-stocks, and evaluate impacts to plan better promotions.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 2011 at 3:30 PM PST Rich Barboza, Supply Chain Systems Solution Manager, Agilent Technologies Customer Panel: Best Practices with Oracle Value Chain Planning
Session 17644 Moscone West Room 2011In this session, learn from leading companies how they achieved significant business value from their Oracle value chain planning implementations. They discuss the key ingredients for success, the business problem addressed, the planning process deployed, and the business results achieved.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 2011 at 3:30 PM PST Barb Bossenbroek, Director, Supply Chain Process Performance, Mercury Marine

Chi Park, ECP Global Functional Analyst – Planning, Eaton Corporation

Debra Bene, Director, Project/Portfolio Management, Emerson

Michelle Stark, Director S&OP and Materials Management, Ingersoll Rand, Security Technologies

Extending Lean Across the Global Manufacturing Value Chain
Session 23784 Palace Hotel – Sea Cliff RoomTo differentiate and compete in the increasingly complex global manufacturing marketplace, many companies are rethinking the way they structure, manage, and optimize their value chains, from product design to delivery, to improve responsiveness, capture market share, and reduce overall cost. Attend this session to hear how leading industrial equipment companies and other discrete manufacturers present best practices for implementing Oracle’s solutions for product lifecycle management, sales and operations planning, flow manufacturing, and transportation management.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2010 at 1:15 PM PST Joe Elevathingal, Senior Director of Supply Chain Systems, Customer Panel: Using Channel Information to Improve Sales and Operations Planning
Session 17647 Moscone West Room 2011Innovative companies selling through retail channels are improving their sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes by incorporating channel information such as inventory, lead time, price, and POS data. In this session, you will learn how manufacturers are using Oracle’s S&OP solution to create sell-through forecasts, improve on-shelf availability, reduce inventory levels, and increase profits by taking full advantage of the channel information.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2010 at 4:45 PM PST Elliot Richards, Program Manager, Gentex Corporation

Michael Teague, Senior Director of Supply Chain,

Achieve Performance-Driven Planning with Forward-Looking Business Insight
Session 17660 Moscone West Room 2011In this session, learn how Oracle’s planning analytics, including Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center, can immediately improve your supply chain planning processes with comprehensive performance metrics for sales and operations planning (S&OP), detailed analysis of exceptions and capacity, supply chain risk, and much more. These tools enable management to directly monitor supply chain performance and address issues before they become problems. See how management and planners can drill down to identify the root cause of revenue shortfalls, customer fulfillment issues, and other drivers of poor performance and immediately launch corrective actions.
Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 at 9:00 AM PST Steve Drucker, Manager Global Business Systems, Fellowes Inc. Building Agility and Resilience into Your Supply Chain Processes
Session 17681 Moscone West Room 2008Today’s increasingly volatile and global markets lead to fluctuation in demand, price, raw material cost, processing cost, and transportation cost, requiring companies to embed agility and risk resilience into their supply chain. Learn in this session how value chain planning brings supply chain design and visibility together to optimally address these challenges and enable strategic planning processes for improved financial performance.
Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 at 10:30 AM PST Derrick Thiele, Production Control Manager, OEM Worldwide Empower Planners with Rapid Supply Chain Planning
Session 17648 Moscone West Room 2008In this session, learn how Oracle value chain planning customers can improve the responsiveness of their supply chain and the quality of their supply plan by rapidly evaluating changes to determine the most cost-effective resolution. Oracle Rapid Planning features a constraint-based planning engine with rapid what-if scenario simulation and extensive analytics for plan comparison at the aggregate and detailed levels.

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Inspirage is the premier full service global consulting firm specializing in the implementation of Oracle Value Chain Planning applications. We offer a rare combination of in-depth industry knowledge of best practices coupled with superior application and technical expertise. Our singular focus on achieving real business results is evident in our methodology, our solution design, and our follow through practices. We want to be your partner in these efforts and will measure success by the same standard that you do; your business results.

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