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Product Manager at Microsoft

Tue, 2008-06-03 12:38
Hi,

I am grateful for all of your support while I was at Oracle. I am now a Product Manager at Microsoft for Windows Essential Business Server (EBS), formerly code named "Centro". EBS is scheduled to be released later this year. EBS is a server solution for mid-size businesses, 25-300 clients. Please check out my blog for EBS: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/essential/default.mspx.

Cheers,

Chris

Anyone can post comments on this blog

Mon, 2008-02-11 10:33
To encourage questions and open discussion on this blog, I have changed the settings to allow anyone can post comments on this blog. I want to learn from you and allow you to share your Oracle Flow Manufacturing, lean manufacturing and general manufacturing experiences and insight.

Partners, share your industry insight and gain industry contacts here. According to Google Analystics, people from every continent except Africa (& Antarctica, penguins are not interested) are viewing this blog. (I will be harrassing my African contacts after posting this blog.)

Oracle Sales and Sales Consultants and Industry Business Unit Consultants, share your insight and identify opportunities.

Everyone, leverage this community of Manufacturing experts whether you are considering Flow Manufacturing or another solution.

I want to hear from you to help us improve the product and customer experience.

Safe Harbor Statement

Wed, 2007-11-28 12:53
The postings on this blog are intended to outline general product direction. They are intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. They are not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

AMR Research: The Manufacturing Operations Software Application Market Sizing Report, 2006-2011

Tue, 2007-11-27 10:28
Published: October 29, 2007
Analyst: Alison Smith

"While SAP has placed its manufacturing operations bets on delivering performance visibility, an integration stack, and a strong network of manufacturing partners, Oracle is taking a different strategy, adding deep manufacturing operations management capabilities that are tightly integrated with core-ERP financial accounting functions, resource planning, and its Daily Business Intelligence. Oracle’s functionality for manufacturing execution rivals that offered by best-of-breed competitors and includes centralized creation of routings and workflows that accommodate local customization, part- and lot-level track and trace and genealogy, in-process quality tracking, work-in-process (WIP) tracking, marriage of as-built record with the as-planned product design, and of course, EAM functionality that can be linked directly to real-time asset status data via Oracle’s Sensor Edge server technology."

Ingersoll Rand presenting Flow Manufacturing at Open World

Fri, 2007-11-09 13:28
Valerie Dubois and I will be co-presenting with Maggie Park from Ingersoll Rand at Open World. Maggie's presentation title is "Implementing Flow Manufacturing at Ingersoll Rand".

Session ID: S292704
Session Title: Leveraging Flow Manufacturing with Your Enterprisewide Lean Initiative
Track: Manufacturing; Automotive; High Tech; Industrial Manufacturing; Life Sciences
Room: Nob Hill CD
Date: 2007-11-14
Start Time: 11:15

Please visit us at the "Meet The Experts" Flow Manufacturing demo on Wednesday afternoon starting at 2:30 PM Space 2 in Moscone West. Barcode scanning, Kanban and RFID are featured in this demo.

Lean Manufacturing Pen Demo

Mon, 2007-10-29 18:42
World Famous “Hands-on” Pen Manufacturing Demo:
Featuring iStore, CTO, Flow and WMS

“Meet The Experts” Session
Wednesday, 2:30 to 5:30 PM
Moscone West – 2nd flr – Space 2

(Not on the Oracle demo grounds)

This hands-on demonstration highlights Flow Manufacturing and Configurator in a Lean Manufacturing Enterprise. The demonstration begins with a customer, an audience member, ordering a configured-to-order pen using iStore. The sales order is then sent to Order Management and released to manufacturing where a Flow schedule is created. The Flow schedule is executed with two line operations using the HTML Flow Execution Workstation, demonstrating both simple attached documents and video for assembly instructions. Kanban will be executed in the HTML Flow Execution Workstations, using Kanban bins and cards. Bar code scanning and RFID from Warehouse Management System are used in this complete manufacturing process demonstration. Although this demonstration is provided at an executive level, all manufacturing data is built to support the Flow schedule and will be available to allow the audience members to dive deeper into specific Flow Manufacturing features, such as line design and balance, mixed model map workbench and Kanban execution. Come marvel at our use of a forklift in the demo!

Customer Advisory Board for Flow Manufacturing

Mon, 2007-10-22 11:20
Flow Manufacturing is seeking additional customers for a customer Advisory Board (CAB).

CAB membership is an opportunity to directly influence design requirements for future releases and the product roadmap, and network agmonst other Flow Manufacturing customers (best practices).

If you are interested in joining our CAB, please contact your account manager or contact me directly.

Run Flow Manufacturing without other Oracle Applications

Fri, 2007-10-19 11:49
Running Oracle Flow Mfg standalone has been done in the past. The company used the applications from a corporate office to design balanced flow lines and inform each plant how to set up their lines. This was a constant changing process asthey had lots of new product and volume changes.

To do this, they implemented an instance of Oracle Manufacturing and Flow. They interfaced their Inventory Master and BOM file from Baan to Oracle. They imported Forecasts directly to be used for line balancing andkanban sizing. If they need to execute within Oracle they would then need to export the inventory transactions back to the legacy system.

Additional data files can be interfaced as needed.

Flow Demo at Oracle Open World

Mon, 2007-10-15 18:25
The famous Pen demo will be at OOW on Wednesday from 2:30-5:30 PM in Space 2 - Mascone West. Draft marketing collateral:This hands-on demonstration highlights Flow Manufacturing and Configurator in a Lean Manufacturing Enterprise. The demonstration begins with a customer, an audience member, ordering a configured-to-order pen using iStore. The sales order is then sent to Order Management and released to manufacturing where a Flow schedule is created. The Flow schedule is executed with two line operations using the HTML Flow Execution Workstation, demonstrating both simple attached documents and video for assembly instructions. Bar code scanning and RFID from Warehouse Management System are used in this complete manufacturing process demonstration. Although this demonstration is provided at an executive level, all manufacturing data is built to support the Flow schedule and will be available to allow the audience members to dive deeper into specific Flow Manufacturing features, such as line design and balance, mixed model map workbench and Kanban execution. Come marvel at our use of a forklift in the demo!

Automotive Parts Company in Thailand Implements Oracle Flow Manufacturing to Enable Lean Manufacturing

Thu, 2007-10-04 10:48
Flow has a beachhead overseas with niche markets, demonstrating the bowling pin effect to gain adoption by the early majority.

Oracle Fights for its Share of Manufacturing - Friday, June 15, 2007 (AMR)

Tue, 2007-10-02 16:45
49% of the more than 200 respondents in these industries claim to be using Oracle for manufacturing execution, while only 36% indicate they’ve deployed SAP in this capacity.

The McKinsey Quarterly - Beyond manufacturing: The evolution of lean production

Thu, 2007-08-16 11:13
"Many nonmanufacturing sectors are rapidly adopting lean techniques. Soon they will no longer be a differentiating factor in themselves; the important thing will be how well you implement them."

Implement with Oracle Flow Manufacturing!

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/article_abstract_visitor.aspx?ar=2033&l2=1&l3=24&srid=17

Oracle Flow Manufacturing is gaining referenceable early majority customers

Mon, 2007-08-13 13:43

Oracle Flow Manufacturing is crossing the chasm of the technology adoption life cycle and gaining referenceable customers in the early majority. An extremely detailed market analysis was conducted to prioritize the next enhancements to Flow.