2013 OTM SIG Board Of Directors
We are pleased to announce the 2013 OTM SIG Election Results. We truly appreciate your participation. We have an exciting year ahead of us and need a strong board to help the conferences, quarterly calls, and updated website all come together!
Terrell Brown, Exel/DHL (newly elected)
Terrell is the Director, Solutions Delivery team and responsible for all implementations of OTM in North America. She has been with Exel for 15 years and has been implementing OTM for 13 years. She is responsible for the planning and strategic paths for all OTM projects or product development for Exel, and she manages a team that interfaces both with IT and Operations. Terrell has attended every SIG conference that has been held and will be able to provide great input from a customer and seasoned users perspective.
Ryan Oswald, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (newly elected)
Ryan Oswald is a Senior Transportation Analyst at ConAgra Foods. He has been in the transportation industry for the past eight years and the past five years at ConAgra Foods. For the past three years he has focused on their OTM project. In his current role he sits between the business and IT supporting OTM. He has attended the OTM SIG Conference the past two years. In 2012, he presented on ConAgra Foods’ implementation journey.
Brenda Sorensen, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (re-elected)
Brenda Sorensen was re-elected to the board in this election. She has 16 years of supply chain experience, with 12 years dedicated to the Transportation function. She has been working with OTM since late 2004, when Kraft started its transition to Oracle for a TMS. Today she holds the role of Senior Manager of Transportation Optimization, with Kraft’s OTM configuration resources and Transportation best practices resources among her staff.
Brenda has been a member of the OTM SIG Board of directors for 3 years, and has helped to create some very effective conferences.
Caleb Warner, RockTenn Company (re-elected)
Caleb has been an active member of the board for the last 5 years serving for 3 years as Chairman of the Board and 2 as Exiting Chairman. He recently took the position of TMS Specialist at RockTenn where he can leverage the skills he gained in OTM from his 5 years of experience with Baillie Lumber and most recently 2 years with Sears. Caleb has been very instrumental over the past 5 years in shaping the OTM SIG and coordinating 5 extremely successful conferences.
George Moser, Hitachi Consulting (re-elected)
George is a Senior Manager at Hitachi Consulting and has more than 19 years of transportation, logistics, warehouse, and manufacturing management experience. His areas of concentration are in transportation and logistics performance assessment, production planning and control, business process improvement, warehouse management, and enabling technology implementation. George has been a member of the OTM SIG Board since 2009. As a board member George has maintained the OTM SIG website for the past year as well as facilitated multiple presentations at the OTM SIG User Conferences.
A full list of Board Members is available on the OTM SIG website.
OTM Euro Conference: Register now!
The first ever OTM Euro Conference will be held January 27-29, 2013, at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Make your plans now to ensure your place at this all important, informative and educational conference. For more information and to register, please visit the OTM Euro Conference website.
OTM SIG Americas Call January 15
Please join us at 11 a.m. EST on January 15 for the quarterly call. For the first half of the call Caleb Warner, Board president will be discussing the results of the Board Election as we welcome and introduce the new board members, Terrell Brown from Exel/DHL and Ryan Oswald from ConAgra Foods, and our re-elected members Caleb Warner from RockTenn, Brenda Sorensen from Kraft, and George Moser from Hitachi Consulting. In addition we will spend some time talking about the existing board and their roles and responsibilities as well as upcoming events.
The second half of the call will be facilitated by Chris Peckham of Product Strategy. He will be covering the highlights and features of version 6.3. This highly anticipated version has just been released! This robust new release contains new functionality and enhancements throughout OTM and GTM including the following buckets. Our plan for the call is to focus primarily on OTM product additions and enhancements as we will have thirty minutes. In the future we plan to have a call on GTM where we can dig into the 6.3 new functionality and perhaps a customer use case.
- GTM: Oracle Customs Management (new product)
- GTM: License management
- Fleet: Map enhancements, planning, business intelligence
- Mobile support: carrier execution, visibility, BI
- Optimization: Multi-Tier Network, Ship Unit Planning
- Document Management
- Parcel and Rail (Demurrage)
- Sourcing: Flexible bid model with new rate attributes
- GTM: Restricted Party Screening Workbench
- FTI: Re-organized catalog, ODI and OBIEE 11g
- UI configuration, Advanced Layout changes
- FlexFields on all major objects
Dial-in information is available in the Calendar of Events below.
OTM Release Information: 6.3 is Now Available
The 6.3 Release Content Document is now available within Oracle Support documentation:
My Oracle Support 790603.1: Oracle Transportation Management Version 6.x Release Content Documents
Additionally, OTM 6.2.8 was also released:
My Oracle Support 1512337.1
Calendar of Events
OTM SIG Americas Quarterly Call
January 15, 2013, 11:00 a.m. EST
In this call we will be introducing the new board members and Oracle Development will be presenting on 6.3 features.
- Toll Free (US and Canada): 1-888-583-1347
- Direct: +1 334-323-3437
- International Toll-Free UIFN: 800-1234-2222
- Meeting Number: *8687555* (preceded and followed by the * key)
OTM SIG User Conference — Europe
January 27-29, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The first Annual OTM SIG User Community Europe conference. More information is available on the
OTM SIG User Conference — Americas
July 28-31, 2013, Philadelphia, PA
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For more information on OTM SIG activities, please visit our website.