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Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain
Food Beverage Industries is also known as:
Food Beverage Industries,
Food Beverage Manufacturers,
Business Food Beverages,
Service Oriented Architecture Supply Chain,
Supply Chain And Logistics,
Supply Chain Profitability,
Improves Food Beverage Supply Chain Management,Supply Chain Consulting Food Beverage Industry,
Food And Beverage Manufacturing,
Supply Chain Security,
Supply Chain Business,
Global Logistics Supply Chain Strategies,
Food Beverage Supply Chain,
Supply Chain Solution,
Supply Chain Management Best Practices,
Food Beverage Industries Competitors,
Accelerate Food Beverage Companies.
Food and Beverage companies face constant pressures to manage the complex
supply and distribution networks, achieve operational efficiencies, and manage
dynamic consumer demands. There are growing concerns on product quality and
more regulatory requirements. The distribution logistics has also gotten more
complex as companies have limited control and visibility to the demand signals.
As enterprise software vendors have strengthened industry-specific capabilities,
these companies have increasingly embraced commercially available enterprise
solutions ' often replacing patchworks of home-grown and point solutions systems
' to gain a competitive edge within their industry.
Growing Food and Beverage companies face the same issues as their larger
counterparts, but also have special concerns about affordability and speed of
deployment. These concerns have slowed the adoption of enterprise solutions by
smaller manufacturers, despite the demonstrated benefits.
Oracle Accelerate for Food and Beverage represents a new class of solutions that
puts enterprise software, with industry-specific capabilities, within reach of fastgrowing
companies. This paper first discusses the benefits of Oracle"s solution in
meeting Food and Beverage companies" key business challenges. It then explains
how these enterprise-strength capabilities of business applications have been
designed and packaged into an affordable, flexible and scaleable Oracle Accelerate
solution for midsize organizations..
AN INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Compliance Pressures, Growth & Brand Loyalty from Consumers, Trade
Management & Supply Chain Collaboration. These leading business issues have
made the management of food and beverage companies more challenging than
To take timely and well informed decisions executives need to get answers to
- "How can I ensure profits and compete in an environment where there is
continued consolidation? "
- "My customers expect a wide choice of products at the best price. I have
competitors on every continent. How can I remain competitive and increase
market share while maintaining margins?"
- "How can I manage a complex global supply chain and take advantage of the
growth in new markets?"
- "How do we reduce our exposure to the regulatory risks in traceability, quality,
and safety reporting?"
Fast-growing companies or midsize organizations face issues similar to their larger
counterparts. In addition they need to continue to be nimble and find new ways to
differentiate themselves through their products, services and or delivery capabilities.
Midsize food and beverage companies also face challenges of having silos of
information systems which limits their overall ability to address their daily business
battles around outperforming and differentiating against the competition and
managing cost, time and risk.
To successfully compete companies need to implement business applications that
enhance the ability to:
- Optimize Sales and Marketing - Food and beverage companies have become
more consumer-centric. There is always the pressure to integrate and
streamline sales and marketing activities to compete for market share, shelf
space, and consumer wallet. Oracle offers trade promotion optimization
capabilities to optimize trade spend and enhance ROI on trade spends.
Oracle supports best in class demand management analytics to achieve
visibility and insights into consumer and market demand. Oracle"s
capabilities for closed-loop brand analysis, strategy, and planning help in
the delivery of targeted products, offers, and marketing across multiple
channels, thus enabling users to identify cost saving and revenueincreasing
- Achieve Manufacturing Excellence ' To maintain the competitive edge, a
continuous focus on enhancing efficiencies in manufacturing operations is
critical. All the while ensuring product quality, consistency and compliance
with regulatory requirements. Food and beverage companies are expected
to maintain complete, auditable information right through sourcing to
distribution. Oracle provides you with market ' leading applications for
formula optimization, least cost formulations, and superior cost
accounting which provide the much needed insight and control for
manufacturing efficiencies. With Oracle"s integrated suite, you can build
and enforce quality systems directly into your manufacturing processes.
Oracle enables you to be compliant with requirements like FDA CFSAN
and 21 CFR Part 11. Oracle solution for Food and Beverage segment
integrates all aspects of the production cycle that helps you manufacture at
the lowest possible cost while ensuring quality and safety of your products.
- Enable Consumer Driven Supply Chains ' Food and beverage companies are
striving hard to enhance their visibility to demand signals to streamline
fulfillment. . Distribution channels are demanding unique products &
packaging combinations. Companies are implementing strategies to have
an adaptive and collaborative supply chain. With Oracle"s solution,
manufacturers are able to implement demand management and real-time
sales and operations planning strategies. This real-time information allows
you to accurately sense, shape, and respond to consumer demands. With
Oracle Supply Chain Planning you can have shorter planning, maintain
optimal inventory levels through improved supplier visibility, accurate
promise dates, marketing forecasting, and process automation. Oracle
Applications enables you to source for best value, automate the procureto-
pay cycle, speed collaboration with suppliers, and identify both savings
and improvement opportunities. It also provides a global logistics solution
that integrates warehouse and transportation management.
There is a critical need for food and beverage companies to implement complete,
easy to own, and industry focused packaged applications, to support their business.
THE ORACLE ACCELERATE DIFFERENCE
Oracle has created Oracle Accelerate especially for midsize businesses and
- Oracle Accelerate delivers simply priced bundles of applications relevant
to your industry segment from across the Oracle Applications product
family (e.g. Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne,
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise and Oracle Siebel);
- Oracle Accelerate delivers rapid implementation tools called Oracle
Business Accelerators to help implement solutions faster;
- Oracle Accelerate provides implementation services delivered through
Oracle Consulting Services or partners who specialize in your industry
segment, to minimize startup time and risk.
Using a fixed-scope approach, Oracle Accelerate substantially reduces the
complexity of more traditional, large-scale implementations.
Now you can have the right applications to manage your operations and data, at the
right cost"so you can achieve real business value quickly while avoiding the
expensive rip-and-replace costs of other inflexible, non-scalable solutions.
WHY ORACLE ACCELERATE FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE?
For growing Food and Beverage organizations, Oracle Accelerate offers a
comprehensive software solution that drives optimization of sales and marketing,
manufacturing excellence and enables consumer driven supply chains through
automated operations and informed decision making. Oracle Accelerate for Food
and Beverage companies incorporates best practices while maintaining the
flexibility to support your evolving needs.
Oracle Accelerate provides a comprehensive and flexible solution ' giving you the
capabilities that meet your needs today and tomorrow.
- Complete ' The simplest to the most complex business processes can be
managed with one business applications footprint.
- Integrated ' Take advantage of the leading industry capabilities without
having to your increase IT resources.
- Scalable ' Start small, add and change as you need, without fear or
uncertainty that you will outgrow your business applications.
Oracle Accelerate is designed and built for midsize food and beverage
- Rapid Deployment ' Applications, Business Accelerators, documentation,
test scripts ' all pre- bundled to meet your needs today and tomorrow
- Best Practices ' Leverage best in class industry best practices developed by
Oracle and our partners having worked with thousands of customers
- Custom Fit ' Bundle solutions"you decide what you need and when you
need it and incorporate your business practices during the implementation
Oracle Accelerate provides an affordable solution that is easy to own with
- Easy to Buy' Simple and affordable packaged pricing
- Easy to Use ' Applications and business flows easily configured to do
business the way you do business.
- Easy to Maintain ' Minimal IT overhead required for support. Stay on the
- Easy to Adapt ' Solutions that allow you decide what you need and when
you need it
BENEFITING FROM INDUSTRY-LEADING BEST PRACTICE BUSINESS
PROCESSES AND DATA
Oracle Accelerate for food and beverage provides a baseline of standard processes,
user-friendly setup utilities, master file records, end-user task views, roles, and
security profiles. This baseline allows you to save time and money by providing a
foundation upon which you can build your solution. The Oracle Accelerate for
Food and Beverage includes the following business processes:
Oracle has created Oracle Accelerate especially for fast-growing businesses with
limited resources. Oracle Accelerate delivers simply priced bundles of applications;
rapid implementation tools; and implentation services delivered by Oracle
Consulting Services or partners who specialize in your industry to minimize startup
time and risk. It utilizes a fixed-scope approach, substantially reducing the
complexity of more traditional, large-scale implementations. For customers
interested in a rapid, low risk approach, Oracle Accelerate provides the opportunity
to leverage world-class functionality at unprecedented entry-level value.
For fast-growing medical device companies, Oracle Accelerate offers a
comprehensive software solution that drives compliance, product innovation,
manufacturing excellence and program driven supply chains through automated
operations and informed decision making. Oracle Accelerate incorporates best
practices while maintaining the flexibility to support your evolving needs. Now
midsize medical device companies can have the right applications to manage their
operations and data, at the right cost"thus achieve real business value quickly.
For customers interested in a rapid, low risk approach, Oracle Accelerate provides
the opportunity to leverage world-class functionality at unprecedented entry-level
value. Learn more at:
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