Oracle unveils Oracle Transportation Management

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Proven logistics management solution from G-Log enables companies to reduce transportation costs and cycle times.

Oracle has announced Oracle Transportation Management, a new brand based upon the industry leading transportation management offering Oracle obtained through its acquisition of G-Log. Oracle Transportation Management expands Oracles supply chain footprint and delivers functionality that enables reduced cycle times and lower transportation costs. With the announcement of Oracle Transportation Management, Oracle signals its continued support for G-Logs customers across all industries including logistics service providers (LSPs) and Fortune 1000 companies such as DuPont.

LSPs have been relying on G-Log since 1999 to improve transportation management processes and provide comprehensive visibility across multiple supply chains, said President of Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Evan Armstrong. G-Logs success in the LSP market gives Oracle significant momentum in this space. With Oracle Transportation Management, the name has been changed but the original vision has not been blurred.

Relying on G-Log's flagship GC3 (Global Command and Control Center) product as the foundation, Oracle Transportation Management will continue to provide a broad range of services including optimisation, order entry, procurement, supply chain event management and visibility, track and trace, freight payment and historical analysis. Companies can purchase Oracle Transportation Management as a stand-alone product.

Oracle plans to extend the offerings proven integration capabilities through the use of Oracle BPEL Process Manager a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. Oracle BPEL Process Manager is designed to help customers quickly implement the products and achieve a rapid return on their investments.

Through the planned use of Oracle BPEL Process Manager we intend to strengthen the existing ability to support flexible integration to enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, regardless of the customers underlying software, Oracles Vice President Product Strategy Jon Chorley. With Oracle Transportation Management, we continue our commitment to enhance and improve our offerings so that all customers can rely on flexible operations that adapt to changing markets and shifts in customer demand.

Deep Domestic and International Planning and Execution

Oracle Transportation Management supports all domestic and international transportation, including inbound and outbound, from simple point-to-point to complex multi-modal, multi-leg and cross-docking operations. Organisations operating in any global theatre or crossing international borders can apply specific business rules and logic in conjunction with powerful algorithms and engines designed to optimise shipments based on cost, service level and asset utilisation. Built-in engines manage ratings, service times and capacity commitments and reservations, and consolidate containers, multi-stops and carriers.

Full Logistics Visibility and Event Management

Oracle Transportation Management provides end-to-end visibility to logistics data that is frequently updated and can be specifically tailored to the decision-making requirements of every collaborative partner on a global network. In addition to enjoying detailed, real-time visibility to information, users on the system can act on unexpected supply chain events - such as shipment delays or short-shipped quantities - and manage by exception, helping ensure that every shipment is delivered in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Adaptive Business Processes

With highly configurable workflow and automation tools, Oracle Transportation Management automates common, repeatable tasks such as load building and freight tendering.  The solution also identifies changes in operational assumptions, including shipment arrival times, inventory availability, late orders and other information that may cause delivery or service-level problems. The applications can then dynamically re-plan or adapt new business processes to drive effective resolution. Using the automated workflow components, Oracle Transportation Management can also bring in trading partners and service providers to collaborate on solutions when desired.

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