Modern Supply Chain Experience

Modern Supply Chain Experience

Be Future-Ready. Outpace Change.

Today, the supply chain plays a central role as businesses strive to stay ahead of new customer expectations, market dynamics, and disruptive competitors. During Modern Supply Chain Experience, supply chain professionals learn how they can lead the charge, using innovative technologies and insights to improve performance.

Answer the Call for Ideas

Are you leading change in your supply chain organization? Have your business results and productivity soared? Have you gained control of spending, improved supplier performance, and managed risk enterprisewide? Have you shortened your time from idea to market? Have you reaped the benefits of revolutionizing your business processes by moving to Oracle Cloud solutions and embracing the power of innovative technologies? If so, we want you to tell your story at Modern Supply Chain Experience at MBX.

Be recognized as a champion of cloud transformation with a 2020 Oracle Supply Chain Management Excellence Award. Nominate yourself—or a peer.

See the Future of the Supply Chain

  • Get expert perspectives on the future of the supply chain, and learn how enterprisewide planning and operations affect customer experiences.
  • Discover how analytics, IoT, machine learning, and blockchain can create transparency, automate processes, and support more flexible fulfillment.
  • See how supply chain leaders are reducing costs and adapting to changing market conditions through agile logistics processes.
  • Network with your supply chain colleagues to acquire tactical tips and best practices that you can apply when you get back to the office.
  • Be recognized by your peers for your dedication to adopting innovative technologies and strategies to modernize your supply chain.
  • Learn how to align business and operational planning by improving collaboration with your finance, HR, and CX peers.

Hear from Supply Chain Innovators

Our 2019 speaker lineup was a who’s who in supply chain.

Ricardo Cayuela

Ricardo Cayuela

Chief Digital Officer and IT Executive Partner, NCR

Seasoned IT thought leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and 20 years of progressive leadership roles across multiple business segments like Oil and Gas, Telecom, Consulting with focus on end to end IT operations, large scale projects (US$ 10 M +), and application development including DevOps implementation, experience managing and simplifying complex IT environments and leading global teams; managed 300+ sites in 100+ countries and supported 20000+ users. History of developing and building all areas of IT organizations, from leadership on down, and strengthening the capabilities of technical / functional teams. Strong understanding of the optimal mix of in-house vs. outsourced capabilities and of enterprise architecture including its areas of intersection with IT/business strategies. Demonstrated ability to stay abreast of technical innovation and introduce new technologies when warranted.

Rick Jewell

Rick Jewell

Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle

Rick Jewell is senior vice president of Oracle Applications development. Jewell has been with Oracle since 1989 and has overall responsibility for Oracle’s supply chain management applications. In addition, his responsibilities include Oracle's recent acquisitions in supply chain, specifically the transportation management, demand planning, advanced planning and scheduling, and product lifecycle management products.

Prior to Oracle, Jewell spent nine years with a large global systems integrator and he also served as CIO for a Bay Area-based medical-device manufacturing company. Jewell is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received a BA in economics and an MS in industrial engineering.

Erika Johnson

Erika Johnson

Senior IT Portfolio Manager, Supply Chain, Land O'Lakes

Erika Johnson has been with Land O’Lakes for seven years holding various leadership positions supporting business functions ranging from sales and marketing to supply chain. Erika is currently an IT Portfolio Manager, focused on activating and managing a $30 million portfolio of projects for Land O’Lakes Supply Chain. This includes efforts focused on extending the use of Oracle’s Logistic Cloud to make the lives of supply chain professionals more efficient and more productive. Prior to Land O’Lakes Erika held positions in demand planning, sales, marketing and strategy at Bobcat Company, Doosan Equipment, and Ingersoll Rand. These early roles are where Erika nurtured and developed a passion for process efficiency and optimization.

Charlene Li

Charlene Li

Principal Analyst, Altimeter, a Prophet Company

Charlene Li is a principal analyst at Altimeter, a Prophet company. As one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies, Li’s deep knowledge of leadership, strategy, interactive media, and marketing makes her an indispensable ally in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace.

Li was the founder and CEO of Altimeter Group prior to its joining Prophet, and she is the author of the New York Times best seller, Open Leadership. She is also the coauthor of the critically acclaimed, bestselling book Groundswell, which was named one of the best business books in 2008. Her most recent book, The Engaged Leader, is a call to business leaders to adapt to the digital landscape, and revolutionize their relationships by connecting directly with their followers.

Li is frequently quoted by leading media channels such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Reuters and The Associated Press. She has shared her insights on 60 Minutes, The McNeil NewsHour, ABC News, CNN and CNBC. A highly sought-after public speaker, Li has inspired a wide audience as the keynote at conferences such as the World Business Forum, World Economic Forum, American Society of Association Executives, South by Southwest and Web 2.0.

Li is a graduate of Harvard Business School and received a magna cum laude degree from Harvard College.

Elizabeth McGuire

Elizabeth McGuire

Senior Director, Global SIOP, HarbisonWalker International

Ms. Elizabeth McGuire is the Senior Director of Global SIOP at HarbisonWalker International (HWI). In this role, Ms. McGuire is responsible for overseeing the implementation of SIOP along with leading the transition of the End to End Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing through the implementation of Oracle Cloud. During her tenure, Ms. McGuire has implemented several improvements to the organization’s Supply Chain function. These improvements include implementing a demand-driven replenishment system for the end-to-end supply chain; designing a data driven SIOP process; developing a product wheel planning; and instituting a talent management strategy to foster organizational and professional development of the company’s planning professionals.

Ms. McGuire has 20+ years of Supply Chain experience. She has held past positions including Global Sr. Manager of Operations and Supply Chain Transformation, Global Supply Planning Manager, Order Fulfillment Manager, Demand and Supply Chain Manager as well as Purchasing and Manufacturing Manager. The common thread throughout her career has been the ability to redesign complexity out of multidimensional supply chains while improving inventory and customer metrics. Her driving motto is “A consistent and reliable Value Chain are critical to exceeding customers’ expectations in the 21st century”.

Geoffrey Moore

Geoffrey Moore

Author, Zone to Win, and Business Strategy Expert

Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow and Wildcat Venture Partners portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Autodesk, F5Networks, Gainsight, Google, and Splunk.

Moore's life's work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. His first book, Crossing the Chasm, focuses on the challenges start-up companies face transitioning from early adopting to mainstream customers. It has sold more than a million copies, and its third edition has been revised such that the majority of its examples and case studies reference companies come to prominence from the past decade. Moore's most recent work, Zone to Win, addresses the challenge large enterprises face when embracing disruptive innovations, even when it is in their best interests to do so. It's time to stop explaining why they don't and start explaining how they can. This has been the basis of much of his recent consulting.

Irish by heritage, Moore has yet to meet a microphone he didn't like and gives between 50 and 80 speeches a year. One theme that has received a lot of attention recently is the transition in enterprise IT investment focus from Systems of Record to Systems of Engagement. This is driving the deployment of a new cloud infrastructure to complement the legacy client-server stack, creating massive markets for a next generation of tech industry leaders.

Moore has a bachelors in American literature from Stanford University and a PhD in English literature from the University of Washington. After teaching English for four years at Olivet College, he came back to the Bay Area with his wife and family and began a career in high tech as a training specialist. Over time he transitioned first into sales and then into marketing, finally finding his niche in marketing consulting, working first at Regis McKenna Inc, then with the three firms he helped found: The Chasm Group, Chasm Institute, and TCG Advisors. Today he is chairman emeritus of all three.

Rob Owen

Rob Owen

North American Transportation Optimization Lead, Mondelēz International

Rob Owen is a Transportation and Supply Chain process and systems expert with over 25 years of global experience. He is passionate about design, and believes good design applies directly to logistics where it can drive leaps in process simplification. Guided by a notion that COMPLEXITY is the true enemy of modern supply chains, Rob is a rare supply chain professional, comfortable buried in code or on a loading dock. He has spent a career in "the business" as a bridge with Information Systems teams managing complex order fulfillment processes that span functional silos and systems.

Rob is currently North American Transportation Optimization Lead for Mondelēz International, a global snacks powerhouse with brands such as Cadbury, Nabisco, Lu, Milka, Sour Patch, Tates, and Toblerone. He has also held senior positions at Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson. He currently oversees the company’s OTM platform and peripheral solutions across a complex array of plants, external manufacturers, buffers, DCs, branches, cross-docks and cross-border operations. He is directly responsible for deep, network-wide cost compression and productivity. Rob recently led the corporation’s re-implementation of on-premise OTM to SaaS.

Willis Sparks

Willis Sparks

Director, Global Macro, Eurasia Group

Willis Sparks is Eurasia Group's Director of Global Macro, and a thought leader on risks, opportunities, and trends created by current geopolitical conflicts and political developments in major emerging market countries, as well as on US politics and foreign policy. He works directly with Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer on a variety of macro political risk projects.

Prior to joining Eurasia Group in 2005, Willis worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he wrote on transnational terrorism and US national security. He regularly gives speeches on market-moving trends in international politics for investor and corporate audiences in the US and abroad. Willis holds master’s degrees in international affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, where he specialized in international security policy and the former Soviet Union, and from Sciences Po in Paris. He holds two bachelor's degrees from Brown University and is a graduate of the Juilliard School.

Preview 2020 Content

Modern Supply Chain Experience continues to be the must-attend event of the year for all supply chain professionals and Oracle Cloud customers. You won’t want to miss the more than 100 sessions dedicated to all aspects of supply chain management including blockchain, IoT, logistics and order management, maintenance, manufacturing, procurement, product management, supply chain planning, and complete end-to-end supply chain. Learn from Oracle experts and analysts, and network with your peers on how you can be the next change agent in your organization.



Blockchain/IoT

At Modern Supply Chain Experience, learn how to solve business issues faster related to end-to-end traceability through the supply chain, root-cause analysis, recalls, disputes, counterfeit, fraud, and regulatory compliance. Get best practices on how to automate inefficient manual processes and execute contracts easily using cutting-edge blockchain apps. Get multi-tier visibility/traceability across supply chain, product genealogy, and provenance. Easily record non-repudiable, authenticated transactions in a decentralized ledger for more trusted business processes.

End-to-End Supply Chain

Modern Supply Chain Experience offers supply chain leaders end-to-end supply chain insight covering best practices, technologies, and business trends spanning the entire modern supply chain. As you navigate your strategic transformation to the cloud and introduce digital supply chain processes, you must build new technology capabilities. Learn how by exploring the path to the cloud, collaboration and visibility in the cloud, and integration strategies. See how disruptive technologies such as blockchain, the Internet of Things, machine learning, digital assistants, and artificial intelligence can boost productivity and enable competitive advantage. Gain deeper insights with Oracle Analytics for supply chain management. Join us as we discuss many of the cross-functional imperatives facing businesses today as you navigate your end-to-end supply chain transformation journey.

Logistics and Order Management

Delivering tomorrow's supply chain, today, Oracle's logistics and order management cloud solutions enable your organization to digitize and optimize your order to cash and fulfillment business process, which in turn delivers improved order performance, lower supply chain costs, reduced order cycle times, and increased process efficiency. At the event, learn how to:

Maintenance

Drive efficient maintenance operations with connected maintenance. Leverage advances in the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) to make smarter decisions and improve efficiency. Increase equipment reliability and uptime while reducing overall maintenance costs by moving to a predictive maintenance model. Drive optimized supply chain management and improved customer experiences with real-time insights from connected assets. At the event, learn how to:

Manufacturing

To help companies streamline internal and external manufacturing operations, Oracle Manufacturing Cloud is integrated with the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. This can help optimize real-time decisions while controlling costs and quality, paving the way to a successful move to Industry 4.0. At this event learn what Oracle Cloud customers are doing to enable tomorrow's manufacturing, today, such as:

Procurement

Oracle Procurement Cloud empowers modern procurement by streamlining the source to pay process through automation and social collaboration, while controlling costs and achieving higher margins. At the event, learn how you can:

Product Lifecycle Management

Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud delivers a solid foundation for Industry 4.0 and digital transformation initiatives. This connected and integrated platform provides a true enterprise product record to track the digital thread, and it is designed to integrate the critical processes that will enable you to rapidly innovate, develop, and commercialize profitable products. At the event, learn how to:

Supply Chain Planning

Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud enables companies to get better results faster, so you can stay ahead of challenges and changes in your business. It helps you proactively devise revenue growth and cost reduction strategies, and consistently execute them with enterprisewide alignment. At the event, learn from peers and product experts how to:

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