Oracle Plant Tour

August 6-7, 2019 | Hillsboro, OR
Theme: Lead Times as a Competitive Weapon: How to Maintain a 5 Day Lead Time with a Build to Order Product

Emerging technologies are disrupting old paradigms and unleashing new opportunities. Oracle has embedded innovative technologies in every aspect of our cloud, enabling companies to reimagine their businesses, processes, and experiences.

Join the Manufacturing Leadership Council at the Oracle manufacturing plant in Hillsboro, OR for an opportunity to tour the facility and learn how Oracle delivers highly complex configured products within a fixed lead-time .
This is an Oracle on Oracle “best practice” factory tour of its Hillsboro facility. Experience first-hand how the Hillsboro facility leverages Oracle Cloud to assemble, test and ships complex computer, engineered systems (Exadata) to customers worldwide. These systems support the Cloud in three models – on-premise, cloud at customer, and the public cloud. Engineered Systems are architected, integrated, tested and optimized to work together.


Walk Away With Actionable Insights

Attend this plant tour, which will be followed by a panel and executive roundtable discussion on Lead Times as a Competitive Weapon. By attending, you will walk away with actionable insights, including:

How the Hillsboro manufacturing facility has optimized supply chain management which enables a 5-day lead time to build and test complex products—from order booking to product ship

How Oracle operates with a Continuous Improvement (CI) mindset using LEAN principles such as Kanban, One Piece Flow, 6S, and Gemba Teams

How Oracle leverages the Cloud and Cloud-based Supply Chain applications to enable new Industry 4.0 advanced technologies including Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and machine-learning (ML)

Insights into current initiatives including automation in the test process, expanded usage of IIoT, automated replenishment of component inventory and bulk parts (screws, cables, etc.) automated release of work orders and machine learning to predict testing

Space is limited for this tour! Register today to secure your spot.


August 6, 2019

6:00pm Networking Dinner

August 7, 2019

7:00am Networking Breakfast

7:45am Travel to Oracle Plant

8:30am Executive Welcome & Overview Presentations

10:00am Plant Tour

12:00pm Networking Lunch

1:00pm Panel Discussion

2:30pm Networking Break

3:00pm Roundtable Discussions 

4:00pm Travel Back to Hotel

Hosted By

John Barcus
Vice President, Manufacturing Industries Business Unit
Manufacturing Leadership Council Member


International Airport:
Portland International Airport (PDX / KPDX)
Portland, OR (40 minutes)

Local Airport:
Portland-Hillsboro Airport (HIO / KHIO)
Hillsboro, OR

Where to Stay


Group Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Portland-Washington Square

Discounted room rate: $189

Book by: Friday, July 10, 2019 (in order to secure this rate and availability)

To make your reservations online, copy and paste the following URL into your web browser:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

To make your reservations by phone, call (503) 644-4000 and reference the NAM Manufacturing Leadership Council.


If you have any questions about this or another upcoming Plant Tour & Executive Roundtable. Please complete the form below or email Alyssa Dixon at

The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Executive Plant Tour and Roundtable events are made possible by the members for members and guests. Council members participate as part of their annual membership, and non-members may attend for a fee.