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Oracle Corporation

January 26, 2012 08:00 ET

Leggett & Platt, Winner of 2011 Managing Automation Progressive Manufacturing Award, Increases Earnings With Help From Oracle Solutions

Oracle's Demantra Real-Time Sales and Operations Planning and Oracle Hyperion Planning Provide Foundation That Helps Yield Stronger Profits

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 26, 2012) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

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Manufacturer Improves Supply Chain Predictability and Reliability

  • A manufacturer of metal goods for businesses since it invented the bed spring more than 125 years ago, Leggett & Platt is focused on distributing innovative new products to customers quickly and seamlessly.
  • To support the growing demands of its customers, including large national and global brands, Leggett & Platt needed to replace its disparate legacy systems with a consolidated sales and operations planning (S&OP) process that could help streamline operations and optimize customer service.
  • After a competitive review of technology vendors, including SAP, Leggett & Platt selected Oracle's Demantra Real-Time Sales and Operations Planning and Oracle Hyperion Planning to synchronize and balance supply and demand across its global supply chain and connect operational planning with financial goals.
  • With help from global business management consulting and education firm, Oliver Wight, the company was able to deploy on time and within budget.
  • By leveraging Oracle's Demantra Real-Time Sales and Operations Planning and Oracle Hyperion Planning to modernize its supply chain, Leggett & Platt now has real-time visibility into global resources and the ability to analyze opportunities and demand for a full 18-month forecast.
  • In addition, the new system has improved executive visibility into demand management and supply planning, allowing Leggett & Platt to achieve a high-level view into its resources and the overall health of the business.
  • Leggett & Platt's supply chain improvement initiative, supported by Oracle software and implementation services from Oliver Wight, earned a 2011 Managing Automation Progressive Manufacturing Award in the Supply Network Mastery category.

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  • "To sustain our growth, we realized that we needed to improve operations within our supply chain," said Randall Wood, staff vice president of Leggett & Platt's business system office. "The S&OP process we implemented, based on Oracle's comprehensive and advanced solutions, was a key element in fully developing and leveraging our global supply chain as a competitive advantage. It has increased visibility and streamlined processes, resulting in improved profitability."

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