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    As promised, I've attached an archive of the presentations from the OTM SIG User Conference 2008. If you find the information in them helpful - please make sure you give full credit to those who originally created/presented them.

    Of course - thanks again to everyone who attended and participated in the conference and made our second annual conference a success!


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    Title: OTM Development Update

    Speaker: Jim Mooney VP, Logistics Development – Oracle
    This presentation will provide updates on topics related to the OTM product team, including:
    • Review of OTM Releases and Support Timelines
    • Changes to OTM Release Processes
    • New Additions to the OTM Family
    • Survey Results and Development Actions
    • Development Q & A
    Mooney, Jim - OTM SIG 2008 Development Update 2 (Symphony-Mon).pdf


    • #3
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      Title: OTM Product Strategy & Roadmap Update

      Speaker: Derek Gittoes VP, Logistics Product Strategy– Oracle
      This presentation will describe the major themes and specific focus areas for OTM’s product strategy and roadmap. Product areas covered include:
      • Fleet Management
      • Global Trade Management
      • Shipment Planning & Execution
      • Business Intelligence
      • Transportation Sourcing
      • Financial Settlement
      • Integrations
      • User Experience
      • Product Strategy Q & A
      Gittoes, Derek - SIG - OTM Product Roadmap 2008-08-04 (Symphony-Mon).pdf


      • #4
        Re: OTM SIG User Conference 2008: Presentations

        Title: Transitioning Inbound Retail Logistics from 3PL Management
        Speaker: Hunter Meadows - Circuit City and Scott Grizzard- Hitachi Consulting
        Background and Challenges Transitioning Inbound Retail Logistics from 3PL Management
        • Migration
        • Lessons Learned
        • Transportation Solutions
        • Inbound Collect
        • Warehouse Transfers
        • Cross Dock
        Grizzard & Hunter - TRACS_OTM SIG Conference_vFinal.pdf


        • #5
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          Title : OTM Performance Tuning and Health Check - a Ground Up Approach
          Speaker: Chris Plough – Cofounder of MavenWire
          More and more clients are looking to understand the capabilities of the OTM/G-Log architecture and configuration in order better tune OTM. Usually, this is required because of poor OTM performance or as preparation for significant changes to OTM configuration, volume, or platform. The client may be experience poor performance throughout the entire system or for a very specific use cases. The primary objective of a Performance Tuning Exercise is to understand how OTM is being utilized and to recommend solution to improve the performance of OTM.

          We recommend and will take the audience through a “ground-up” performance tuning exercise, starting with hardware and infrastructure, moving to Java and App server tuning, then to OTM technical tuning and finally to the OTM functional tuning (data, agents, etc).

          These audits may identify hardware constraints at each tier, networking, or other infrastructure constraints causing sub-optimal system performance. Simply stated, the performance audit will identify all bottlenecks in the system if they exist.

          In many cases the largest performance is impacts are not hardware, but rather how the data is configured within the application. So as part of the exercise we will analyze database performance, individual SQL queries, OTM Queues, bulk planning parameters, agents, rates and the settlement process.

          Understanding the methods which will best identify these bottlenecks will help you avoid performance issues early in your project and save considerable time and expense as you near go-live. This presentation will guide you through the steps necessary to better understand what is impacting performance and how to best handle it. It will provide lessons learned and tools that are available to you better manage and maintain a healthy OTM environment.

          Plough, Chris - MavenWire-OTMSIG-PerformanceReview.pdf


          • #6
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            Title : Discussion of the challenges associated with Multi-Facility and Multi-National Rollouts of OTM
            Speakers: Steve Ostendorf, Gaurav Malhotra
            & Brad Silvers

            Capgemini Lunch Presentation

            Capgemini - Discussion of the Challenges Associated with Rollouts of OTM.pdf


            • #7
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              Title: Implementing OTM Outside the US: What's Similar, What's Different
              Speaker: Norman Fontes - Tsol
              No TMS application on the market today is as adaptable as OTM for international scenarios. However that does not mean that implementing OTM outside the US (where it was originally designed) is easy. Today, OTM is being implemented successfully in countries throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The purpose of this panel discussion is to highlight some of the similarities, differences, issues, and lessons learned form those implementations. Some of those revolve around topics such as:
              • Language – How good are the translations? What adjustments need to be made to screens? How does the same language vary across countries?
              • Support – How are users outside the US obtaining application support?
              • Settlements / taxes – How well does OTM manage different tax scenarios
              • Distances – What are options for obtaining, calculating, loading distances?
              • Rates – Probably the most complex issue. How different are they and can they be represented in OTM? Are there rate modeling tools? How do we define rate distance outside the US? What rateware exists outside the US?
              Fontes, Norman - Implementing OTM Outside the US_v10.pdf


              • #8
                Re: OTM SIG User Conference 2008: Presentations

                Title : OTM Scalability
                Speaker: Jim Mooney - VP, Logistics Development – Oracle
                This presentation will provide a high level overview of the use and capabilities of OTM in a high availability and scalable environment. Topics to be covered are:
                • Background of OTM and Scalability / Failover
                • Capabilities of OTM in a Scalable Environment
                • Examples of common scenarios
                • Client Examples of OTM SCA in action

                Mooney, Jim - OTM SIG 2008 Scalability Overview 2 (Symphony-Mon).pdf


                • #9
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                  Title : Overview of Documentation Resources (including Help, TOIs and UPK)
                  Speaker: Julie Poindexter and Tim Esposito - Sr Curriculum Developer, Oracle
                  An overview of OTM's Online Help & Supporting Documentation with a special emphasis on Oracle's User Productivity Kit (UPK) used to create Show Me simulations.
                  It would include a brief overview of Help and Custom Help. It would cover Show Me simulations and How To procedures with special emphasis on UPK Show Me simulations. The track would include a PowerPoint presentation plus demonstrations. Topics for this track include:
                  • Finding OTM documentation and curriculum resources via MetaLink notes
                  • Accessing TOIs
                  • Accessing new features of online help
                  • Using Custom Help
                  • What are How To procedures
                  • What are the OTM UPK Show Me simulations
                  • Review what topics are covered by the OTM Show Me simulations
                  • What if you purchase Oracle UPK and want to create your own training based on the OTM UPK source files
                  Poindexter & Esposito - Overview of Documentation Resources (Concerto-Mon).pdf


                  • #10
                    Re: OTM SIG User Conference 2008: Presentations

                    Title : Electronic Settlement: How Total Logistics Control automated its processes
                    Speaker: Brian Folan – Total Logistics Control
                    A business case presentation on how TLC used OTM's flexibility capabilities to support a new business process to create a more automated settlement process. Specific examples are electronic transmissions of carrier invoices and carrier web settlement process and logic.

                    Folan, Brian - OTM TLC SIG Presentation 2008 (Aria-Mon).pdf


                    • #11
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                      Title : Guerrilla Branding, or XSL in OTM: Customizing Transmissions and Screens
                      Speaker: Clay Combs - Tsol
                      So, you’ve configured OTM for planning, optimization, and settlement—what about look-and-feel? You want to give your customers—internal as well as external—a system that extends your brand, with your logos and colors. In addition, you’d like to help users grasp OTM more quickly and easily by streamlining a few screens. The catch? Much of what you need to do can’t be done from the user interface. You will have to become an XSL developer: a branding guerrilla.
                      During this presentation, we will explore the role of XSL stylesheets in formatting XML for outbound transmissions and screens. We will begin with modifications to the email tender, via a discussion of the Stylesheet Profile object. Then we will progress to screen modifications with an exploration of the Stylesheet Location User Preference, the system construct that makes it possible to assign specific screen stylesheets (read: custom screens) to a portion of your users.
                      From there, it’s all code: XSL, to be specific. We will conclude with a look at the language’s basic syntax and discuss best practices for implementing changes.

                      Combs, Clay - guerilla_branding.pdf


                      • #12
                        Re: OTM SIG User Conference 2008: Presentations

                        Title: Navigating Oracle
                        Speaker: Steve Harris - Oracle

                        Harris, Steve - Navigating Oracle- OTM SIG (Symphony-Mon).pdf


                        • #13
                          Re: OTM SIG User Conference 2008: Presentations

                          Transportation Fast Track - Short presentations from all of the Gold Level sponsors (i.e. Speed Dating)

                          Speaker: Sam WoodcockDeloitte
                          Speaker: Dan SedoreEnterprise Integration Inc. (EII)
                          Speaker: Daniel ManningAgile Network
                          Speaker: Steve CovingtonFujitsu Consulting
                          Speaker: Mike Riegler


                          • #14
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                            Title: Leading through the complexity of everything changing
                            Speakers: Mitch Weckop General Manager, Schneider Transportation Management, Schneider Logistics, Inc

                            Mitch Weckop is the general manager of Schneider Transportation Management at Schneider Logistics, Inc., a leading international logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise. In this position he is responsible for overseeing Schneider’s relationship with more than 10,000 third-party carriers at five logistics centers—four in the United States and one in Canada—that connect customers with any mode of transportation to effectively meet their transportation needs. Schneider Transportation Management will be the first SNI business to implement the Oracle suite of transportation tools.

                            Before this, Mr. Weckop served as senior vice president, customer service at Schneider National, Inc., where he managed the 600-person customer service division, focusing on on-time delivery and pick-up, shipment tracking and other client-facing service activities.

                            Prior to joining Schneider, Mr. Weckop held various leadership positions with extensive knowledge in both supply chain leadership and brand management. Most recently, he served as vice president and general manager for Paper Converting Machine Company with responsibilities for sales, customer service, marketing and engineering operations.

                            Previously, Mr. Weckop spent more than two decades with Procter & Gamble where he served as supply chain leader, with operational responsibility for a multi-million dollar consumer goods facility. In this role, he significantly increased plant profitability, product quality and consumer satisfaction. Mr. Weckop also spent several years in brand management for Procter & Gamble on the Bounty and Pampers brands.

                            Mr. Weckop holds a bachelor’s degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wis. Mr. Weckop is also a member of the corporate board for N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation Center in Green Bay, which assists elderly, disabled and special needs individuals to achieve independence.
                            • Overview of Schneider, history, three lines of business.
                              Truckload, Intermodel, and Logistics)
                            • Schneider Transportation Management business model
                            • Change management. Leading through the complexity of everything changing. It can be managed as a process!
                            Weckop, Mitch - OTM SIG Keynote.pdf

                            Videos for above presentation: OTMSIG Keynote


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                              Title: OTM for Freight Forwarders
                              Speaker: David Johns - Eminent Group
                              Help clients to understand sample freight forwarding flows inside of OTM. Introduce and review document management functionality inside and outside of OTM, jobs, compliance and non-freight related costs,as well as other features inside of OTM customized for freight forwarding.

                              Johns, David - Brokerage_Forwarding.pdf