Has your company ever tried to calculate the savings it could realize if it could make more effective shipping decisions? Since most JD Edwards customers are heavy shippers of unfinished supplies and finished goods, many of them could realize significant benefits from more intelligent systems for automating transportation-related business processes. As such, it did not surprise us to find a JD Edwards user that is reaping big savings from Oracle Transportation Management (OTM), a solution that Oracle acquired when it purchased G-Log in 2005. Fortunately for us, the customer — Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes — was willing to let us write a case study about its OTM deployment. This article tells you how you can get that case study and learn from the company’s experience.

Of course, Land O’Lakes is not the only company that is deploying offerings like OTM. However, what makes Land O’Lakes interesting is the fact that Oracle is increasingly encouraging JD Edwards customers to deploy OTM and other applications from its growing stable of acquired vendors. To make such deployments more appealing, the software giant is developing technology offerings to integrate some of its applications with JD Edwards software. While such offerings are still in their infancy, they have the potential to significantly expand the functionality that can be easily integrated with EnterpriseOne and World. That potential should expand as Oracle ramps up development of its Application Integration Architecture.

Knowing what Oracle is up to, all of us at Andrews Consulting Group are devoting more time to studying Oracle applications that will increasingly show up at JD Edwards sites. As such, consider Land O’Lakes to be the first in a series of studies we will write to help you evaluate what the vendor has to offer.

So…how do you get the Land O’Lakes case study? We are happy to tell you that Oracle has asked our permission to distribute the study on its web site, so click here to download it. As new case studies come out, we will make sure that they are available on our site, Oracle’s site, or a combination of the two. We look forward to giving you insights into what your fellow EnterpriseOne and World users are doing with other Oracle offerings.