• Gartner Supply Chain Conferences

    Just-Announced Guest Keynotes

    Hear from guest keynotes on harnessing the power of a bimodal supply chain; and, the benefits that come with providing the right product at the right time. 

    View highlights
  • Gartner Supply Chain Conferences

    Over 20 new speakers added

    View the updated agenda to see the newest external speakers and how your current challenges and key intiatives will be addressed. 

    View latest agenda
  • Gartner Supply Chain Conferences

    Industry Value Chain Exchange Series on Monday, May 16

    Three Exchanges on: Healthcare, Consumer-Retail, High-Tech Manufacturing 

    View Industry Exchanges
  • Gartner Supply Chain Conferences

    Guest Keynotes

    Hear from Chris Tyas, Michael T. Duke and Joby Ogwyn.

    Find out more

The Bimodal Supply Chain: Tackling Today, Preparing for Tomorrow

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016 is the world’s most important gathering of supply chain leaders. A two-part, bimodal supply chain is the new reality for organizations. This marriage of two distinct approaches delivers day-in, day-out reliability and game-changing innovation at the same time.

At this year’s conference, chief supply chain officers and their leadership teams will learn how to create and manage a bimodal value chain strategy that achieves essential performance goals while simultaneously allowing for iteration and experimentation. 

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • Senior operations executives
  • Global and regional heads of supply chain
  • Centers of excellence (COE) supply chain executives
  • Supply chain strategy executives
Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs), Heads of Supply Chain
Roles Include:
  • Supply chain and demand planning executives
  • Sales & operations planning (S&OP) executives
Supply Chain Planning Executives
Roles Include:
  • Chief procurement officers (CPOs) 
  • Procurement & sourcing executives
  • Manufacturing executives
  • Production planning & scheduling executives
Procurement & Manufacturing Executives
Roles Include:
  • Field service and reverse logistics executives
  • Materials handling executives
  • Transportation management executives
  • Warehouse management executives

Logistics and Distribution Executives

What You Will Learn

Gain all the supply chain insight you need. All in one place.

  • Understand the future role of the supply chain officer
  • Ensure you have the right talent on your team for success
  • Connect with your peers to share best practices
  • Validate your strategic vision and investment decisions
  • Discover, evaluate and compare the latest technologies, services and partnerships
  • Access the unbiased guidance of industry analysts and thought leaders
  • Push past traditional boundaries, drive innovation, and uncover new sources of value for the enterprise

Features & Benefits

Gain access to:

  • Gartner analyst sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings: Sit privately for two 30 minute sessions with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss
  • Analyst roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours
  • Case study presentations: We invite a number of guest speakers to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
  • Industry Value Chain Exchange Series on Monday, May 16​: Healthcare, Consumer-Retail, High-Tech Manufacturing 
  • Network with peers: Over 1,400 supply chain leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives during networking sessions, meals and receptions  
  • Exhibitor access: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions
  • Solution provider sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions
  • Face-to-face sponsor meetings: Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solution providers
  • Group rate discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group

What's Included

Learn more about pricing and registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here.


Our 2016 role-based agenda features comprehensive tracks and sessions covering the full spectrum of supply chain and delivers the actionable advice your team needs to succeed. 

2016 Conference Tracks

  • A. Strategy and Leadership
  • B. Supply Chain Innovation
  • C. Supply Chain Planning
  • D. Logistics
  • E. Supply Management and Manufacturing

View full track descriptions and hot topics

Hot Topics to be Covered

  • Strategy and transformation
  • Performance measurement
  • Analytics
  • Supply chain planning
  • Segmentation
  • Cost to Serve

Key Take-Aways From the 2015 Conference

Image Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015 explored the new meaning of supply chain excellence in the digital age, preparing leaders to push past traditional boundaries, drive innovation, and uncover new sources of value for the enterprise. A record 1,300+ attendees learned to merge the “science” of supply chain technologies with the “art” of processes, talent and metrics.

The conference kicked off on Monday, May 11, with two industry-focused exchange programs that attracted nearly 500 attendees. The Gartner Healthcare Exchange, in its second year, catered to healthcare service providers and life sciences manufacturers. Participants discussed topics such as patient-driven outcomes and new healthcare cost paradigms, and heard from senior supply chain executives from Pfizer, Intermountain Healthcare and Owens & Minor.

The Gartner Consumer-Retail Exchange debuted this year and served supply chain executives across consumer goods and food and beverage value chains, as well as retailers. There were discussions about multichannel fulfillment and the impact of e-commerce and big data on shelf availability. Senior supply chain executives from Kimberly-Clark, Dollar General and McDonald’s also shared their journeys.

See for yourself in the  2015 trip report, or visit Gartner Events on Demand and view key sessions from the 2015 conference. 
Great information to open the thinking of where we are on the road map to supply chain excellence.

- E. Williams, Global Director of Logistics Electrolux

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all keynote sessions
  • Analyst led sessions
  • Two, 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one sessions
  • Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 reveal dinner
  • Analyst roundtables
  • Workshops
  • Case studies
  • Solution provider sessions
  • Two receptions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks

View the agenda at a glance.


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from over 40 Gartner supply chain analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Highlighted Speakers

  • Linda Hubbard
    Linda Hubbard

    President and Chief Operating Officer

    Carhartt, Inc.

    Read profile

  • Stuart Pann
    Stuart Pann

    Chief Supply Chain Officer

    HP Inc

    Read profile

  • Mike Duke
    Mike Duke

    Former CEO of Walmart

    Read profile

  • Joby Ogwyn
    Joby Ogwyn

    World Record-Holding Mountain Climber and Legendary Wing-Suit Pilot

    Read profile

  • Chris Tyas
    Chris Tyas

    Senior Vice President Global Head of Supply Chain


    Read profile


End User Case Study Speakers

Gartner Analysts


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Supply Chain

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

  • Learn more about the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit.





Become an Exhibitor

Take Your Place Among Technology's Key Players
Join us now


Exhibitor Interactions

Read more about how you can interact with our exhibitors

Venue & Travel

Phoenix, AZ


JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: 480-293-5000

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ, United States - 85052


At this time, online hotel reservations are closed. If you need to make a reservation, or change an existing reservation please contact the hotel directly for availability and rates.
Shuttle service will be provided to/from the below offsite hotels to the JW Marriott from May 16 to May 19.
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa: Telephone 800-835-6206.
Please reference the “Gartner Supply Chain”
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix North Scottsdale: Telephone (480) 473-3400
Please reference the “Gartner Supply Chain”
2 miles from the JW Marriott.
Embassy Suites Phoenix – Scottsdale:  Telephone (602) 765-5800
Please reference the “Gartner Supply Chain”
7.2 miles from the JW Marriott.
Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale North: Telephone: (480) 922-8400
Please reference the “Gartner Supply Chain”
5 miles from the JW Marriott.
Springhill Suites Scottsdale North: Telephone (480) 922-8700
Please reference the “Gartner Supply Chain”
5 miles from the JW Marriott.
Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains: Telephone: (480) 502-3836
Please reference the “Gartner Supply Chain”
6.6 miles from the JW Marriott.

Below is a list of additional hotels in the area. Please note that Gartner does NOT have discounted rates with them and shuttle service will NOT be provided. For more information and to check availability and rates please contact the hotels directly.

  • Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic 
  • Residence Inn Scottsdale North 
  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 
  • The Westin Kierland Villas 
  • Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas, Scottsdale 
  • The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 
  • Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North Perimeter Center 
  • Fairfield Inn Scottsdale North 
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Scottsdale North - Airpark 
  • Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North 

Monday's Exclusive Complimentary Golf Outing (pre-registration required).
Start networking with your peers at a special golf outing on Monday, May 16 at 12:30 p.m.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Once you register for the conference, contact networkingfunctionsNA@gartner.com for more information.

Accommodations & Privacy Advisory

Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list. 
Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone. 
Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts.