Enabling agents of change

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Event details

Date: January 26 – 28, 2015
Location: The San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113. View driving instructions

Meet Infosys at Booth #204

Event overview

Infosys is a Silver sponsor at the Oracle Value Chain Summit, a premier supply chain and product lifecycle management event. Industry leaders will share latest trends, best practices, case studies, and product strategy insights to help them reduce costs, build products faster, and increase customer satisfaction.

Session details

Session 1

Topic: Leverage global procurement to minimize procurement costs and achieve efficiencies through buyer work center enhancements
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time: 10:25 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
Repeat session
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Speakers: Rakesh Babu Golapalli, Associate Vice President – Client Services, Infosys
Chandrashekar Poonachi, Principal Consultant, Infosys

Session description:
In order to minimize procurement costs and enable better inventory turnover, global procurement feature of Oracle Purchasing was leveraged by the client. The solution brought forth the setting up of a new global company with centralized global warehouse and establishing a business model to optimally transfer inventory from the global warehouse to the regional warehouses. Additionally, sourcing features were used to drive lower global acquisition costs with suppliers, ensuring that the model is economically viable. Resource efficiencies were achieved through a new ‘global buyer’ role along with regional buyers involved.

Infosys leveraged and enhanced buyer work center features to create a single UI of work for buyers. In addition to utilizing the standard dashboards and purchasing functionalities, the workbench was enhanced to show advanced shipment notifications (ASNs), reconcile supplier PO backlog, expedite purchase orders with suppliers through specific criteria, and enable rules to identify and selectively group requisitions to convert to POs. This single workbench for buyers significantly reduced the manual work and achieved efficiencies.

Session 2

Topic: Product-Driven Supply Chain: Achieve Flexibility in Fulfillment with Oracle R12
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Speakers: Bharat Belavadi, Principal Consultant, Infosys
Srinath Unnikrishnan, IT Manager, Cisco Systems
Russell Bayles, Junior Principal Product Strategy Manager, Oracle

Session description:
Enterprises are seeking solutions to develop their supply chain strategies based on product characteristics such as demand-life, configuration, and delivery time. To catch up with the business rate of change, flexibility to choose a fulfillment model based on product stratification is gaining more importance than ever before.

Join us to learn how the flexible architecture and best-in-class discrete and flow manufacturing capabilities of Oracle Supply Chain Management R12 can power enterprise transformation and eliminate operational inflexibility to respond to rapid market shifts. Learn how a leading high-tech company implemented a product-driven fulfillment model in a single instance without customization.

Session 3

Topic: Oracle Transportation Management Customer Case Studies
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Speakers: Srini Rajagopal, Senior Director – Logistics Product Strategy, Oracle
Sree Guru Sankaran, Solution Analyst, Cisco Systems
Miguel Angel Ramirez Leos, FTL / Intermodal Logistics, Sisamex
Rachna Mittal, Principal Consultant, Infosys

Session description:
In this session, customers from a variety of industries talk about their experience with Oracle Transportation Management (OTM). Customers describe:

  • Why they chose OTM
  • How they use the product in their business
  • Lessons learned from implementations
  • Business value they have realized.

Session 4

Topic: Poka-Yoking and Automating the Manufacturing Function to Unlock Hidden Value
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Speakers: Manish Naik, Lead Consultant, Infosys
Vivek Goswami, Program Manager, Infosys
Dave Marten, IT Applications Manager, Emerson Process Management
Usha Arora, Senior Director – Manufacturing Development, Oracle

Session description:
Remote Automation Solutions is a business unit of Emerson Process Management that manufactures instruments and related products for measuring and controlling industrial process variables. This presentation will cover:

  • How the Oracle E-Business Suite platform was leveraged to deploy a lean manufacturing process that eliminated the need for sub-assembly work orders; instead building the entire configuration on a single work order
  • How automation of documentation eliminated errors and duplicates
  • Real-time capture, validation, analysis, and reporting of all manufacturing quality data with Oracle Quality and WIP
  • Integration of vendor quality and testing data with Oracle Quality for early detection of non-conforming PCBs during the manufacturing process


Infosys Speaker Profiles

Rakesh Babu Golapalli

Rakesh Babu Golapalli
Associate Vice President – Client Services, Infosys

Rakesh has over 18 years of experience in driving implementations of ERP-led business transformation programs. He manages client relationship and business development with large clients in the high-tech and discrete manufacturing space. Rakesh has worked with multiple global conglomerates to enable single global instance, common process, and multi-instance strategy. He has experience in implementing multiple Oracle 11i/ R12, BI, DWH, and EDGE projects across countries in America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ANZ.

Chandrashekar Poonachi

Chandrashekar Poonachi
Principal Consultant, Infosys

Chandrashekar has over 18 years of experience and comes armed with an in-depth knowledge of end-to-end Oracle E-Business Suite implementation strategies. He has consulted for multiple clients in the discrete manufacturing space across US, Europe, and APAC regions. He currently anchors the delivery of supply chain management solutions in the discrete manufacturing industry vertical.

Bharat Belavadi

Bharat Belavadi
Principal Consultant, Infosys

Bharat is an Oracle-certified supply chain management implementation specialist and an SME in developing pre-configured solutions and accelerators. He has over 13 years of global experience in providing consulting services to Fortune 500 high-tech, manufacturing, and consumer product companies. He is also an industry thought leader and speaker at various forums.

Manish Naik

Manish Naik
Lead Consultant – Manufacturing, Infosys

Manish Naik comes with over 12 years of domain and consulting experience in end-to-end business transformation engagements leveraging Oracle E-Business Suite. He has consulted for multiple clients in the discrete manufacturing space across US and Europe.

Vivek Goswami

Vivek Goswami
Program Manager, Infosys

Vivek has over 15 years of experience with 12 years of end-to-end business transformation engagements leveraging Oracle applications. He has advised clients and anchored multiple engagements in the value chain execution space in the US, Asia, and Europe.

Rachna Mittal

Rachna Mittal
Principal Consultant, Infosys

Rachna Mittal has 13 years of supply chain experience working with Oracle applications, focused on manufacturing, distribution, and logistics processes. Rachna has led multiple enterprise transformation assignments for clients in diverse industries such as hi-tech manufacturing, distribution, and retail. Rachna is an Oracle-certified and a CSCP-certified supply chain professional. She has expertise in managing and executing business transformation programs focused on quote-to-cash and procure-to-pay processes with system specialization in Oracle ERP. Rachna has anchored process definition and redesign assignments involving global supply chain integration, procurement, and distribution in multiple geographies.

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