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Oracle extends cloud-based logistics offering

Steve Rogerson
May 10, 2017
Oracle has announced a set of market-driven enhancements to its logistics cloud that empower organisations to streamline global transportation and trade compliance processes.
Under constant pressure to deliver goods faster, organisations can take advantage of the latest release to streamline transportation processes, increase the occurrence of perfect order performance and reduce order cycle times. The capabilities will also speed up delivery across all modes of domestic and international transport to help customers receive goods faster.
The latest release of Oracle Logistics Cloud includes added capabilities in both the transportation management and global trade management cloud offerings. The additions should help logistics, global trade and supply chain professionals achieve regulatory compliance by creating a more efficient logistics network that provides complete visibility and control over all orders and shipments.
Built as a native trade and transportation platform, Oracle Logistics Cloud provides a unified, cloud-based system for managing all aspects of a global logistics network.
"It's challenging to manage the complexity involved with transporting goods to different regions and countries, and we're committed to innovation in logistics cloud applications to make it as easy as possible for organisations to comply with trade and customs regulations," said Derek Gittoes, vice president at California-based Oracle. "The latest release of Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud helps organisations streamline global transportation and trade compliance processes by providing a new modern user interface that maximises user productivity."
Built for the cloud, the latest releases introduce intuitive user experience enhancements that provide vital information needed for decision making on the device of choice. With the logistics adaptor, users can deploy logistics cloud services quicker and easier to enable an end-to-end order-to-cash service in the cloud.
The additions provide broad support for import, export, and transit declarations to ease the process of preparing customs declarations for users. Extra fleet management capabilities effectively manage private and dedicated fleet and carrier resources, allowing increased use and cost savings.
Rate maintenance features enable users to insert and update freight rates in a simpler manner than before through spreadsheet importing and exporting capabilities
Advances in 3D load configuration, which help organisations optimise the packing of trailers and containers, improve equipment use and reduce the number of trucks needed to move goods. Enhancements in dock scheduling capabilities streamline and simplify the dock appointment process.
There is support for licence reservations to ensure that the licence will be guaranteed to be available when the goods are shipped. This is part of the licence management functionality in Oracle Trade Compliance, which reduces delays in delivering goods to customers.