Greg Owens Outlines Imperatives for eBusiness Success

Manugistics CEO and President Kicks Off enVISION2000

ORLANDO, FL/PRNewswire/ -- Business trading networks of the future will need to incorporate exchange frameworks, procurement and sourcing, logistics brokering and overall trading network optimization to succeed in a dynamic marketplace -- and Manugistics Group Inc. will be central to that process. That was the message of Greg Owens, Manugistics' president and CEO, as he kicked off the company's award-winning enVISION2000 conference today.

Speaking before leading corporate executives, analysts and Manugistics' partners, Owens outlined eBusiness requirements needed to create and sustain competitive advantages as traditional supply chain management and B2B eCommerce converge.

The July 16-19 enVISION2000 conference features insights into the battle for Internet dominance, an analysis of new eCommerce channels and other predictions regarding the future of trading exchanges -- together with the technology solutions that can help companies to grow profitably.

In addition to the more than 100 track sessions and exhibitors, the event will also feature eBusiness thought leaders: Forrester Research vice president and author Mary Modahl; top operations executive Jeff Wilke; Tim Stojka, co-founder and chairman of eMarketplace innovator Commerx, Inc.; and business strategy expert and futurist Peter Schwartz.

Highlights from Owens' presentation:

  • "The market is progressing from indirect material exchanges, to direct materials eNetworks, to intelligent eBusiness trading services and networks."
  • "Supply Chain Management and B2B eCommerce are key ingredients for companies to competitively differentiate themselves."
  • "[An] intelligent trading network can translate strategy to action across networks; decide in real-time what is profitable; drive increased trading network velocity; improve visibility of trading requirements, options and actions; and personalize customer response."
  • Leveraging real-time business intelligence will be the competitive advantage of the future in a market where a need for supply chain solutions convergence with eBusiness has never been stronger.

"And this convergence has only just begun," said Owens. "Tomorrow's intelligent trading networks will address a wide variety of mission-critical business processes as these eBusiness marketplaces evolve beyond the simple spot transaction."

enVISION2000 is showcasing most key industries including agriculture, apparel-footwear-textiles, automotive, chemical, consumer goods, electronics and high technology, energy, food, government, healthcare, logistics, mid-market, paper, pharmaceuticals and retail.