Supply Chain Collaboration

Supply Chain Collaboration is the enablement of accessibility of supply chain information and capabilities to the trading partners in an organization’s supply network. It is the real-time collaborative digital exchange of planning/forecasting, purchasing, inventory fulfillment, and payment transactions between buyers and suppliers to improve traceability and end-to-end visibility of supply chain operations.

Need for Supply Chain Collaboration

Supply chain collaboration is a decisive parameter, especially given the growing emphasis on e-commerce and an omnichannel strategy. It is essential that supply chain managers and procurement professionals collaborate for the below-mentioned impact. 

  • To improve the product flow
  • To improve Customer Satisfaction
  • To get end-to-end visibility
  • To promote competitive advantage
  • To improve supplier relationships
Capabilities of Oracle Supply Chain Collaboration Cloud

The Oracle SCC cloud has in-built functionalities like:

  • Planning Collaboration with planning central – Online order forecast commitment
  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) – Pay on use, Pay-on-Receipt Models
  • Transactional Visibility – Purchase Orders, ASNs, Invoices & Payments review
  • Contract Manufacturing – Production and Component usage tracking
Multi-tier Collaboration & Visibility

Oracle SCC digitally synchronizes the upstream supply from multiple tiers of external organizations, this includes:

  • On-hand balances
  • PO’s & Requisitions
  • Work order supplies
  • Work order component demands
  • Work order resources

The holistic visibility across tiers ensures quick actions against upstream supply chain disruptions and it will minimize the downstream disruptions by including this supply information in multi-tier supply plans.

Supply Data uploads

As cloud UI and REST service that allows external manufacturers and enterprise users to upload and monitor the status of each supply data request.

  • Initiate supply data upload to an external manufacturer or enterprise user
  • Monitor all uploads an enterprise user
  • Visibility to all errors that occurred during loading, processing, and collections
  • Canceled uncollected supply data requests
Planning Setups for SCC
  • Model an external manufacturer as an organization and enable plan external manufacturer supplies
  • Load data using SCC cloud
  • Enable the plan level control in plan options
Planning Details for SCC

Internal and External Organizations can be planned in a single supply plan.

  • New order type PO demand created to represent the external manufacturing organization demand
  • Since PO demands are regular demands, it consumes regular supplies and creates new supply orders if need be, based on sourcing rule
  • Supply orders created cannot be released from external organizations
  • Analyze plan, identify exceptions that put demand at risk and take actions to improve plant efficiency

Benefits of Supply Chain Collaboration

Digitally connected supply chain
  • End-to-end visibility of inventory across the supply chain
  • Holistic views of Product status
Improved Efficiency
  • Reduce Just-in-case inventory and reduces inventory cost across the chain
  • Enrich strategic relationships with trading partners
Partner responsiveness
  • Reliable commits, accurate product status, on-time delivery of customer orders
  • Monitor and respond quickly to upstream supply chain issues

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