This year’s first and only JD Edwards SIG took place on the 9th September, at the smart and sophisticated venue the UK Steam Technology Centre at Spirax Sarco.
With great hospitality portrayed by the venue staff the session room and surrounding networking areas where beautifully presented for the engaging and busy day ahead.
As the only JDE SIG of the year, this event had a high level of attendees with 30 delegates attending instead of the lower registration number, with keen and excited delegates slowly arrived from 9am for the day of sessions ahead. Kicking off the day with a light hearted introduction from committee member Jonathan Stuart, the first session was held by Julian Lempiere from SXS UK. Talking to delegates about “Spirax Sarco - Changing our ERP Landscape” Julian’s session posed as a great customer story session, engaging listeners with his charismatic approach to presenting.
After a short session of coffee and networking Jack van den Brink from Quistor gave his presentation on “Manufacturing with JDE in the digital age” giving delegates an in-depth view into JD Edwards’s positive relationship with the manufacturing industry, with examples experienced by his company Quistor. After lunch and a bit more networking, delegates settled down for Sunny Khalsa’s (from DSI) session “The Digital Supply Chain”, due to an overrun in Jack’s session which resulted in a longer lunch break, Sunny gave delegates a quick fire session with plenty of information for delegates to take back to the office. With regular presenter John Brooks from insightsoftware.com up next presenting on “Using KPIs to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency” the atmosphere in the room was electric as the session became underway.
With one more networking session of the day left, delegates enjoyed teas and coffees as they shared customer stories and manufacturing and supply chain issues they face in their everyday professional lives, building connections with others in the JD Edwards community. This was followed by an “Oracle’s Views” session where Bart Vanden-Abelle and Phil Burgess from Oracle gave their viewpoints on the ways in which JD Edwards effects the manufacturing and supply chain, also answering any questions the delegates may have through the days sessions.
Overall the day was very well received and the high turnout showed the strength of the JD Edwards community within the Oracle platform. For your next piece of JD Edwards’s info, register for the UKOUG JD Edwards Conference & Exhibition 2015 and join your community at the UK’s biggest gathering of Oracle users.