Oracle Transport and Warehouse Management optimizes global supply chains. AS global supply chains expand and grow more complex, it has become increasingly important for companies to manage their transportation networks to keep costs down and to bring their operating efficiencies up.
Designed to support the needs of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and logistics service providers, Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) provides a single, web-enabled platform to manage all transportation activity throughout their supply chains on a global basis.
Solutions take into account supply chain flows (outbound finished goods, inbound supplies, inter-company shipments, returns), modes of transport (over the road, air, ocean or rail), and geographic area (domestic and international).
OTM provides simultaneous support for multiple languages, currencies, units of measure and business functions that may vary by business unit and geographic region. As a result, companies can support the nuances of their global operations while reaping the efficiencies provided by a single transportation management solution.
The cloud makes sense for transportation management because it allows multiple parties to seamlessly collaborate — from submitting orders to verifying rates to checking on delivery status. With no hardware to install and no software to maintain, the Oracle solution is quick to deploy and easy to use. Oracle maintains one set of documents for rates and tariffs — a central repository that all authorized parties can access securely. Oracle keeps the data up to date so companies don’t have to spend time looking for the latest information.
The benefits of global control, local execution and central management are considerable. Case studies from OTM customers have documented 23 percent reductions in freight costs; a 95 percent reduction in expedited shipments; and 99 percent on-time delivery performance.
Oracle’s expertise in data center operations and cloud-based systems also means OTM meets the highest standards of mission-critical systems in terms of availability, performance, scalability, and security.