Oracle has emerged as a major force in supply chain management (SCM) in the cloud. It wasn’t first to the game, but in 2016 Oracle made the brave and progressive decision to essentially stop selling its on-premise applications and focus exclusively on the cloud for supply chain management the upward growth rates of cloud now make this decision seem obvious, even if it was not at the time.
Oracle has taken an approach to its SCM applications with a foundation in traditional supply chain applications while working to embed modern technology capabilities within these applications. The supply chain portfolio at Oracle consists of seven categories, each built out with products that align with each category.
The seven product categories are product life-cycle management, supply chain planning, procurement, logistics, order management, production, and maintenance management.