We're pleased to feature this article by Rick Jewell on the success of the Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014.
Jewell, Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle
second annual Oracle
Value Chain Summit
held in San Jose, California concluded earlier this month and by all
accounts, it was a resounding success.
welcomed more than 2,100 customers, partners and industry analysts
from 27 different countries to the event this year. In fact, customer
attendance was nearly 60 percent higher than the previous year, a
clear testament to Oracle’s growing momentum in the supply chain
industry. From the beginning to the end, there was a palpable energy
amongst the crowds in sessions, demo areas and networking receptions.
users chose from more than 200 sessions from different supply chain
tracks, including, 150+ customer speaking sessions, as well as
keynotes that featured Oracle President Mark Hurd and best-selling
author Geoffrey Moore.
keynote covered a lot of interesting points as he explained how the
combination of globalization, the explosion of data, mobility and
more demanding customers has made the supply chain more complex than
ever. Organizations are balancing the need to control costs while
meeting customer demands; and as Mark highlighted, consumers are now
more sophisticated. A missed delivery date can result in not only
loss of sale, but now thanks to social, a reputation nightmare. A
staggering 26% of customers will post negative feedback about
similar lines, I presented the idea of the customer-centric supply
chain and planning. In a time where it has become even harder for
organizations to differentiate themselves, organizations can no
longer focus on just ensuring inventory is there when customers need
it but also need to optimize the overall customer experience in order
to stand out in the crowd.
is just a slice of what we talked about at the event. Presentations
and collateral from the Oracle Value Chain Summit are now available
for download at: http://oracle.ovcs2014.virtualcollateral.com.
Use the password: ovcs2014
you missed the event and are eager to hear how Oracle is keeping the
supply chain moving at the speed of business, you can always catch
Value Chain Summit
taking place March 18 & 19 in Amsterdam. Otherwise, stay
tuned for details about next year’s Oracle Value Chain Summit.