2020 Virtual OTM Educational Series

Starts:  Aug 3, 2020 11:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Aug 6, 2020 05:00 PM (ET)

Dear OTM SIG Community,

I’d like to personally welcome each of you to the special OTM Virtual Educational Series in lieu of our in-person OTM SIG in Philadelphia. It’s an unusual yet exciting time for all of us as we continue to grow and adapt, remaining always adaptable, motivated and responsive. Our organization is confronting a time of many changes that are due to larger nation-wide and global change. The world of Supply Chain is an exciting area, and we’ll continue to meet and bring inspired people together in forums like this, to ensure our organization continues to deliver the value that it is intended to do.

We have some exciting topics lined up for the week of Aug 3rd, with three sessions each day through Aug 6th.

Before I close, I’d like to thank each of you for attending this virtual event, and bringing your expertise to our gathering. You, as part of this organization, have the knowledge, the wherewithal and the experience to help us pave our way into the future. You are truly our greatest motivation, and we could not accomplish what we do without your support and participation.

Nothing replaces in-person experience, but I ask each of you to stay engaged throughout this virtual conference.

Finally, special thank you to all the speakers and partners for their continued support.


Chirag Patel
OTM SIG Board Chairman

In order to attend a session, you have to register for every session individually. The registration links are included in the agenda below.

For queries contact: boardadmin@otmsig.com


 All times are US Eastern. The agenda is subject to change


 11AM-12PM OTM Financials

- Marybeth Roberts, Senior Software Architect, Oracle
- Ashok Kalidindi, Director, Logistics Development, Oracle
OTM’s Freight Payment, Billing & Claims module is popular with both shippers and LSPs, who use it to settle invoices from service providers, bill their customers, and manage other financial aspects of their logistics and transportation operations.  In this session, the Oracle Product Management team will walk attendees through all of the latest improvements in the financials area.
Marybeth Roberts is Senior Software Architect and is responsible for product architecture design and solution approaches for Oracle OTM and GTM products. She has a key focus on the end to end logistics solutions in the Supply Chain Management product family. Ms. Roberts has 30 years of experience in the transportation management software space. Ms. Roberts was a founder of G-Log (Global Logistics Technologies) acquired by Oracle to be their transportation solution. At G-Log, Ms. Roberts was Vice President of Software Development responsible for the transportation product and design. Prior to founding G-Log, Ms. Roberts was at Manugistics, Inc for 12 years and had the role of Director of Architecture, reporting to the CTO. Ms. Roberts holds a BS in Computer Science from Juniata College.
Ashok Kalidindi is Director, Product Development and leads the team responsible for Oracle Logistics Cloud product. Mr. Kalidindi is responsible for research and development covering areas of Transportation Rating, Execution, Tracking Events, Brokerage and Freight forwarding, Financial, Technical & Cloud Infrastructure, Integration and Global Trade Management. Mr. Kalidindi has more 20 years of experience in ERP and SCM software industry with expertise in product development, engineering and support. Mr. Kalidindi holds a Master of Technology in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.
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 1-2PM Taking Advantage of GTM Cloud: A Migration Story

- Tom Meisinger, Solutions Consultant, Redwood Logistics
- David Dockery, Solutions Director, Redwood Logistics
: We get it. Upgrades take resources, time, and focus away from daily operations. Migrating to the Cloud is becoming the new normal as Oracle's quarterly upgrades consistently improve the GTM platform. In this presentation you'll learn about Redwood teaming up with a Global Industrial Manufacturer as they migrated from GTM 6.3.3 to 19c. Redwood's migration solution helped move 2 million Trade Transactions from their on-premise system of record to the Cloud in a span of four weeks using a combination of integration, scheduled processes, and CSV uploads. With a quick turnaround time, Redwood was able to implement new features not available in previous GTM versions to help the client manage Restricted Party Screening, Compliance Screening, and Classification processes.
Tom Meisinger is a Solutions Consultant for Redwood and resides in the Chicago area. He's spent the last 7 years working with OTM/GTM as a Planner, Product Manager, and Consultant. He was on the project team for one of the first OTM Cloud implementations back in 2015.
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 3-4PM Logistics Network Modeler (LNM) - Using One Tool with Alternate approaches To Execute Strategic and Tactical Transportation Modeling in the Cloud

steve-ohara-75px.jpgPresenter: Steve O’Hara, Solution Director, Inspirage
:  LNM is a great tool for defining and refining your logistics strategy . During these challenging times, there is no better tool to assess the impacts of network disruptions and help you quickly evaluate alternatives. The same tool with an alternate approach can also be used to continuously assess and improve your OTM planning and execution. We will cover some use cases for each type of model, the approach and how to build and execute in LNM.
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 11AM-12PM Oracle Logistics Cloud Product Strategy Update

Gittoes.jpgPresenter: Derek Gittoes, VP Logistics Product Strategy, Oracle
: Oracle Logistics Cloud enables your organization to digitize and optimize your supply chain execution business processes, which in turn delivers increased perfect order performance, lower supply chain costs, and improved supply chain flexibility. This session provides an overview of Oracle's transportation management and global trade management offerings and product road map insights. Come learn about advances to existing capabilities and expansion into new areas such as Logistics Network Modeling, Digital Freight Networks, and Preferential Trade Agreements. In addition, see how emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), Digital Assistants, and Blockchain are being incorporated to help you manage your supply chain efficiently and effectively in an era of constant disruption.
Derek Gittoes is vice president for supply chain management product strategy and leads the team responsible for Oracle’s portfolio of cloud products for logistics and order management. He is responsible for defining the go-to-market strategy and product road map for Oracle's solutions in transportation management, inventory management, warehouse management, global trade management, and order management. Mr. Gittoes has 25 years of experience in supply chain software. Prior to joining Oracle in 2003, he was vice president of product solutions at G-Log, where he was responsible for product marketing. Mr. Gittoes was also a founder and managing director of Transport Dynamics, a company that specialized in the development of optimization software for transportation companies. Mr. Gittoes holds an MS in engineering from Princeton University and a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Manitoba.
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 1-2PM A Grocer's one stop tool for Transportation

- Satya Vabilisetty, Solution Architect, Deloitte Consulting 
- Derek White, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
Abstract: In an increasingly digitized world, consumer expectation is shifting from shopping for an item in-store to a seamless delivery of goods to one’s door step. Similarly, expectations for grocers are rising at an alarming rate. Consumers are demanding the freshest produce, the widest selection of goods, and all of this must be offered at the cheapest price. As consumer expectation continues to rise, the margin of error in grocery supply chains inevitably decreases. Many companies are responding to this pressure by digitizing and creating robust processes to ensure products are delivered on time and in full (OTIF). Oracle Transportation Management establishes a variety of transportation solutions that play an integral role for the shipper to plan, execute, and settle inbound freight shipped from suppliers to DC's/Hub's as well as outbound freight to stores and end customers. The application’s expansive suite of capabilities can be grouped into three main value-drivers – Planning and Optimization, Execution, and Freight Settlement.
Satya Vabilisetty is an experienced professional with 14 years of OTM (Oracle Transportation Management) experience in implementing & supporting core modules of Transportation Planning & Execution, Visibility and Freight Settlement. He has done multiple end to end implementations for Manufacturing , Distribution and High tech clients including 3PL industry. Satya has a very good domain knowledge in the transportation industry. Overall he has 18 years of TMS experience. Apart from the above core modules, he has expertise in OTM Sourcing, Quote Management, Freight Forwarding & Brokerage and Fusion Transportation Intelligence. He is an Oracle Transportation Management Cloud Certified Specialist
Derek White is a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, LLP in their Enterprise Operations – Synchronized Planning & Fulfillment practice. Derek is an experienced professional with 5 years of experience working with JDA (BY) TMS, JDA SCPOweb, and Manhattan WMS. Derek has performed end to end implementations and operate projects for clients in the Life Sciences, Retail, and Quick Service Restaurant industries.
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 3-4PM Using OTM Dock Scheduling as an Effective Time Booking Tool

deepak-gaddipati-75px.pngPresenter: Deepak Gaddipati, CapGemini
AbstractImplementating OTM's Dock Scheduling solution for the world largest beverage manufacturer with the goals of reducing detention charges and enabling carriers to select pickup appointments based on individual plant operations in a time booking model (instead of a traditional resource scheduling model).
Lakshmideepak has worked with CapGemini for over 10 years. He has been part of the OTM practice there for the last 6 years. His focus is on leveraging OTM as a value add in his customer's supply chains.
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 11AM-12PM Using GTM to Support USMCA presented by Oracle

- Daniel Schoerner, Senior Principal Product Strategy Manager 
- Carol Ann Roke, Senior Principal Product Manager 
- Bill Buckley, Master Principal Sales Engineer 
- Harry Cao, Master Principal Solution Engineer
Abstract:  The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, went into effect on July 1, 2020.  Join this session to hear from Oracle Global Trade Management experts on how to leverage GTM to support this new trade agreement.  We’ll discuss the USMCA and why it’s important, talk about how to configure trade agreements in GTM, and finish the session with a demonstration.
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 1-2PM Self Service Portal for Suppliers and OTM Users - An Automation Solution

- Joe Johnson, Global Support Lead, Trane Technologies
- Narendra Patel, Consultant, Trane Technologies
: Self Service Portal is a Global Automation solution tool with self-service password reset capability for all internal and external Supplier and Carrier OTM Users. It's user friendly and gives more power to the end user and saves time, which in turns improve productivity and save business cost and save team efforts.
Business Benefits:
1) Improved Employee Productivity: This solution improves OTM User productivity by considerably reducing the amount of time for to raise a ticket, viewed by the helpdesk and finally attended by helpdesk or IT.
2) Increased Usability: Easy to use and has almost no learning curve for OTM Users .
3) Time Saving and Return on Investment: Reduced support workload and in-turn reduced costs and reduced time to  unlock an account cuts down system down time.
4) Improved Security: Has two-factor authentication and Captcha enabled and it has ability to record audit log.
Joe Johnson is 28-year veteran of Information Technology with a diverse and eclectic background in infrastructure, development, multiple ERP systems and, of course, OTM. Currently, Joe is the IT global support lead for logistics.
Narendra Patel is having 15+ years of IT experience in Supply Chain domain with expertise in Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) and Oracle ERP - EBS R12/11i.
Worked on end-to-end OTM implementations, support and upgrades projects as a Techo-Functional and Solution Architect role with experience in all functional, technical and integration aspects of the application. Expertise in OTM modules, Inbound and Outbound Logistics business process since last 11 years.
Deep functional knowledge of logistics and supply chain domain, specifically Inbound and Outbound logistics and shipping process for Manufacturing and Auto Industry.
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 3-4PM Oracle Support Open Forum

- Elisabeth Plessis, Oracle Support 
- Keith Wenyon, Oracle Support
AbstractThe Support Open Forum will be a session filled with tips and tricks from the OTM Support Team covering the following topics:
- Patching: The session will review key notes, like the recommended patch list for on-premise clients, as well as weekly and quarterly patch bundles (QPB) available in the cloud.
- Tools: Using the qdlogs and OTM Analyzer for on-premise data collections, as well as showing how these tools have evolved in our cloud release to make data collection and troubleshooting much easier.
- Configuration and Performance collections: Review the primary configuration and performance collections available for on-premise and cloud clients.
- Troubleshooting Tips: What you can do to find the problem using the diagnostic tools available in OTM.
- What information to provide when logging an SR: We’ll provide some tips on the type of data needed for different problem types.
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 11AM-12PM Oracle Logistics Cloud Product Development Update

Jim Mooney, VP Logistics Development, Oracle
Abstract: This session will cover the latest release information for Transportation and Global Trade, including release dates, support plans, and feature highlights of recent and near term releases, with a focus on some of the technical innovations in our OTM / GTM Cloud.
Jim Mooney is Vice President of Logistics Development for Oracle, where he is responsible for the development activities around Oracle's transportation management (OTM) and global trade management (GTM) products. Prior to joining Oracle in 2005, Mr. Mooney was a founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Global Logistics Technologies (G-Log), where he was responsible for product development, support and hosting services. Prior to starting G-Log in 1999, Mr. Mooney worked twelve years at Manugistics where he launched their TMS product.
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 1-2PM The NEW Logistics Digital Assistant 


- Evelyn Mei, Senior Product Strategy Manager, Oracle
- Srini Rajagopal, Senior Director, Logistics Product Strategy, Oracle
AbstractThe Logistics Digital Assistant is an intelligent conversational user interface for logistics management. Introduced in OTM release 20C, the first Logistics Digital Assistant skill - the OTM Order/Shipment Status skill - allows authorized customers and employees to easily gain access to shipment and order status information from OTM.  Join this session to get an overview and demonstration of one of the latest OTM Cloud innovations.
Srini Rajagopal is Senior Director, Logistics Product Strategy at Oracle. He has responsibility for the team that leads the strategy for Oracle Transportation Management and Global Trade Management. Srini was part of the G-Log team and came to Oracle in 2005 as part of the G-Log acquisition.
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 3-4PM Darigold's voyage to a comprehensive ocean solution

- Rick DeVore, Transportation Director, Darigold
- Lavonne Williams, Senior Principal Consultant, Accelalpha
Abstract:  Join Darigold and Accelalpha as the organizations discuss how Darigold is using ocean end-to-end processes with Oracle Transportation Management to improve the company's shipping operations.  During the session, Darigold will discuss its journey to improve the company's transportation processes by addressing the lack of a central data repository for capturing fleet metrics, disparate processes, lack of visibility, and manual issues. Moreover, Darigold will talk about using ocean processes including vessel schedules, booking requests, tracking shipments on the water, and invoice payments in multileg drayage.
Rick DeVore is a highly experienced Transportation & Logistics Executive with more than 20 years of experience.  As a Transportation Director at Darigold, he has a track record of successes in global logistics and supply chain system design.
With over 16 years of experience in Logistics and more than 6 years in OTM​, Lavonne has worked in an array of industries. As a Senior Principal Consultant at Accelalpha, she has a strong understanding of the capability and limitations of products obtained through many unique implementations.
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