2018 MSCE Wrap Up: Why You Should Already be Thinking About Next Year

The Modern Supply Chain Experience (MSCE) – formerly known as the Oracle Value Chain Summit – is one of the premier annual industry events in supply chain management (SCM). The 2018 event was held from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, and as Oracle projected approximately 2,500 SCM professionals attended.

Whether you were a first-time MSCE participant or a veteran of the conference, there were plenty of great reasons to attend this year. It was a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most prominent individuals and organizations within SCM and learn more about implementation and optimization of supply chain solutions.

Inspirage was excited to serve as a Diamond Sponsor of the 2018 Modern Supply Chain Experience. We lead multiple speaking and training sessions at the convention center. Were you unable to attend or did you miss some of our great events? Here are four reasons you should connect with our team and mark the 2019 event on your calendar:

1. The in-depth product trainings from Inspirage are free

Inspirage’s solution architects held free 90-minute training sessions at MSCE 2018. Topics included data and analytics, along with the specific cloud-based options for logistics, product lifecycle management (PLM) and SCM:

  • Session 1 included Warehouse Management Cloud, the use of Oracle Product Development and Product Hub Cloud, how to deploy Cloud Planning in any ERP system, and techniques for data standardization in the Oracle Cloud.
  • Session 2 focused on the Oracle Transportation Management Cloud, boosting collaboration with Global Data Synchronization Network in the Cloud, control tower insights from Oracle Analytics Cloud and Quality Management across the entire enterprise.

2. Speakers include numerous experts on end-to-end Oracle solutions

The keynotes and track sessions at MSCE 2018 featured SCM thought leaders offering insights into everything from the timing of a cloud migration to how to develop an end-to-end supply chain. Inspirage personnel lead several speaking sessions this year. Topics included the transition to an integrated supply chain, a case study from Flow Logistics about warehouse and order management, supply chain planning and talent development. Check back for links to the video of our amazing keynote with customers HWI, Incipio and Nahdi Medical.


3. Conferences are excellent networking opportunities

Reading about SCM technical solutions, real-world examples and general best practices is undoubtedly helpful in expanding your knowledge of modern supply chains. However, sometimes you need face-to-face interactions to take your SCM expertise to the next level. The 2018 Modern Supply Chain Experience offered such opportunities in spades. Inspirage itself is hosted a networking event at MSCE by invitation only.


4. You get hands-on access to the latest Oracle products

Oracle’s product portfolio is continually evolving to address new use cases. For example, Oracle itself had been touting Oracle SCM Release 13 in advance of MSCE and the show also highlighted customer interest in domains such as the Internet of Things, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.

SCM guidance and expertise at MSCE 2018 and beyond

MSCE is one of many events in which Inspirage participates each year. We hope you had the chance to see us at 2018, hear from some great speakers and participate in some of our in-depth sessions to learn more about how to match specific Oracle solutions to common challenges.

Even if you’re not able to attend this year, you can catch up on the latest SCM developments by visiting our Resource Center, which contains our blog and news updates in addition to a full calendar denoting all industry events we plan to participate in this year. You can also click the banner below to learn more about our Oracle solutions.

Julie Legrand

Julie Legrand | Key Contributor

Julie manages PR and marketing for Inspirage. Making her home in San Francisco, Julie has been working in the enterprise software field for nearly 20 years, as both a consultant and marketing professional.