A day in the life of an Oracle Applications Consultant

Process Manufacturing (OPM)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Difference between Discrete, Process and Flow Manufacturing

This post contains links to where you can find explanations on these types of manufacturing which will enable you to determine the difference between them.

has a good article entitled Difference Between Discrete and Flow Manufacturing which is worth taking a look at. Oracle’s Page explains how each of these modules works and contains product data sheets you can download. A brief outline of each of the modules capabilities per the site is outlined below: -

Oracle Discrete Manufacturing helps you manage the entire product lifecycle for discrete manufacturing processes, from initial design and engineering through work-in-process to cost and quality management. Minimize costs and cycle times while supporting efficient mass customization as well as build-to-order and project-based manufacturing methodologies.

Oracle Flow Manufacturing supports the entire build-to-order manufacturing process, including make-to-stock, configure-to-order, discrete-repetitive, assemble-to-order, and engineer-to-order. Initiate schedules as soon as customer orders are complete, and ensure shipment as soon as build is complete. Results include shorter cycle times, balanced production, reduced inventory costs, and improved product quality.

Oracle Process Manufacturing automates the entire product lifecycle for recipe-based manufacturing, from new product development, recipe management and production, to cost, quality, and regulatory management. It enables you to formulate products to individual customer specifications, manage variability, optimize capacity, and drive continuous process improvement.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2004

New Oracle Tutor, OPM, Order Management and Logistics Author

This post contains details of a new author that has joined OracleAppsBlog who has experience in the areas of Oracle Tutor, Process Manufacturing, Order Management and Logistics

Chris Killington - a technical writer and consultant who works directly for companies implementing Oracle 11i Tutor, as well as a Tutor Trainer/Consultant/Technical Writer for Oracle Corporation (when required) - has joined OracleAppsBlog as an author. He has worked in the Process Manufacturing, Airline and Education industries using the Tutor methodology to identify business processes, documenting them in the Tutor format, creating student guides, building online document repositories and conducting end user training. Chris has also worked as an OPM4.10.10 Order Management and Logistics consultant in Malaysia, and Order Management Consultant in China.

His Tutor experience spans 5 years. In this time Chris has implemented Tutor in Australia, New Zealand, China and Malaysia and has used the courseware output, from these implementations, to ‘speed up’ the learning curve for implementation teams in Europe and the United states.

I wanted to welcome Chris to the Blog and introduce him to all the other members. It’s not often you come across someone with experience in Oracle Tutor and I am sure his contributions in this area will be very useful to readers.

You can read Chris’ membership profile here or if you’re a member you can e-mail Chris via the profile e-mail console.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

New Oracle Process Manufacturing, Discrete Manufacturing and Enterprise Asset Management Contributor

This post contains details of a new author who has joined OracleAppsBlog and will be blogging under the Process Manufacturing, Discrete Manufacturing and Enterprise Asset Management Categories

Lokesh Tayal who is working as the Head of an Oracle Applications Group in one of the largest corporate houses in Dubai, is joining OracleAppsBlog. He will be blogging under the categories of Process Manufacturing, Discrete Manufacturing and Enterprise Asset Management. Lokesh and his team are implementing Oracle E-Business suite in nine group companies. Previously, he has worked with one of the largest Oracle Apps practices in the Asia Pacific.

Lokesh has rich experience in Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (eAM), Oracle Process Manufacturing (OPM), Discrete Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Project Management and has been working with Oracle Apps for the last seven years. He has been focusing on Oracle eAM for the past two years. Lokesh is a member of the Oracle eAM Customer Advisory Board and actively participates in defining this products future enhancements. He has implemented Oracle Apps in the Telecoms, Airline, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Real Estate, Metal and Plastic Manufacturing Sectors. You can read Lokeshes membership profile here or if you’re a member you can e-mail Lokesh via the profile e-mail console.

I wanted to welcome Lokesh to the Blog and introduce him to all the other members. I am sure his experience will add some interesting and useful content to the blog.