Supply Chain Planning

Oracle Supply Planning Cloud offers simpler, faster and better tools to bridge the gap between strategic optimization and tactical firefighting. Its global, iterative plans detect issues and intelligently cancel, reschedule and reroute global supply in near real time when needed. By rapidly simulating supply scenarios, and collaborating online to prevent future disruptions, planners can do more with less.

Plan Global Supply

Today’s supply chains are complex, with multiple tiers of internal and external nodes. Your supply plans must manage a global network of in-house production and distribution facilities, as well as contract manufacturers, drop ship suppliers and outside services providers.

Oracle Supply Planning Cloud accounts for lead times, shipping/receiving calendars and capacity constraints across your extended supply chain, so you know when you can realistically meet demand. Its comprehensive network and sourcing model enables you to trade off internal vs. external production capacity, configure drop ship relationships, consolidate supply at your own facilities, or identify when a second-tier supplier’s limited capacity could put demand at risk. You can choose to manage your network with a few global rules, or tailor your planning for each high-value component at a critical facility.

Continuously Monitor Supply Chain Performance

Oracle Supply Planning Cloud launches with a global picture of your supply chain’s performance. Its visual Plan Summary provides one-click access to demand, inventory and capacity plans in context, so you don’t have to search and filter reams of data to begin working. You can easily change the screen layout and analytics to suit your role and planning objectives.

Planning issues can arise from many sources, so Oracle Supply Planning Cloud lets you navigate, analyze and update data across multiple dimensions. You can tailor supplier, organization, resource, geography and product hierarchies to match your business segments. You can also add your own custom measures to capture unique data sources, perform proprietary calculations or build alternate plans. This broad configurability helps you support your team’s existing planning processes, and easily evolve to new planning practices over time.

Pre-seeded worksheets offer familiar spreadsheet-like views, as well as specialized tools to review resource utilization, pegging and master data. For example, the Build Plan view shows both material and resource requirements for an assembly over time. You can see the specific orders driving demand, so you can decide whether to push demand out or position supply to relieve any resource bottlenecks or material shortages.

Extend your Planning Process as You See Fit

Most cloud ERP solutions only offer simplistic “one-size-fits-all” planning capabilities. Oracle Supply Planning Cloud changes the game, with comprehensive planning tools that are not only easy to use, but can evolve with your business. It’s built upon Oracle Planning Central Cloud and is tightly integrated with Oracle Demand Management Cloud, so you can forecast demand and plan supply in a single user interface. It’s also pre-integrated with other Oracle SCM Cloud services, so you can spend less time implementing. But since Oracle Supply Planning Cloud can plan supply for facilities that are still running on-premise ERP solutions, you don’t have to move everything to the cloud at once. You can start with planning, and uplift the rest of your applications later.