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The World's Most Important Gathering of Supply Chain Leaders and Their Teams

Disruptions large and small confront today’s supply chains on a daily basis and organizational survival depends on the ability to anticipate, adapt and transform supply chains to deliver reliability and performance. At this year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, Chief Supply Chain Officers and their teams learn how to recognize the impacts of disruptions and create transformational strategies that empower the organization. 

  • Identify must-have innovations to support the supply chain of the future
  • Foster solutions for next-generation supply chains with best-in-class talent and organizational strategies
  • Understand the rise of the Chief Robotics Officer and how to prepare
  • Get the latest best practices in supply chain management and logisitics

See a sampling of the companies that are already attending. 

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
  • Materials handling executives
  • Transportation management executives
  • Warehouse management executives
  • Customer service executives

Logistics and Distribution Executives

What You Will Learn

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

  • Take cost optimization to the next level
  • Avoid mistakes organizations may make integrating into an end-to-end supply chain
  • Get better at prioritizing spending for analytics technologies
  • Understand and optimize your organization’s metrics
  • See why it’s critical to shift to a talent-based organizational strategy to inject new skills into supply chain
  • Discover how leading organizations approach performance management and assess excellence
  • Explore the role of smart machines and how to optimize processes
  • Learn how to leverage data from the Internet of Things (IoT)

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 22: 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.


The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2017 agenda features comprehensive tracks and sessions covering the full spectrum of supply chain and delivers the actionable advice your team needs to succeed. Sign up to stay informed!

Learn more about our 2017 Advisory Board, featuring supply chain leaders from Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola Refreshments, Cisco and more.

Industry Value Chain Exchange Series

Join us on Monday, May 22* for deep-dive sessions in the following industries: ​
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer-Retail
  • High-Tech Manufacturing 

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*These sessions are included in your registration fee.

2017 Conference Tracks

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

View more track details. 

Hot topics to be Covered

  • Strategy and transformation
  • Talent and leadership
  • Change management and governance
  • Organization and future trends
  • Data analytics and cost-to-serve
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing
  • Bimodal manufacturing
  • Hierarchy of metrics
  • Lifecycle value
  • Advanced S&OP / IBP
  • Demand forecasting
  • Inventory strategies
  • Digital planning
  • New generation 3PL landscape
  • The future customer landscape: Generation Z, customer service and collaboration
  • Reimagining supplier risk
  • Individualized products
  • The next wave of contract manufacturing
  • Localization and manufacturing network redesign
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


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. 
Learn more about our guest speakers

Highlighted Speakers

  • Troy Aikman
    Troy Aikman

    Former Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys

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  • Major General Vincent E. Boles
    Major General Vincent E. Boles

    U.S. Army (Retired)

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  • Nicole Jefferies
    Nicole Jefferies

    Executive Director, Customer Fulfillment


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  • Kathy Wengel
    Kathy Wengel

    Worldwide Vice President

    Johnson & Johnson

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End User Case Study

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.

  • For Attendees: Learn about the innovative solutions that will add the most value to your business.
  • For Solution Providers: 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
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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


Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate
Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference at the price of $264 plus applicable taxes and resort fees per night.
Additional rooms at discounted rates are being held at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountain, the Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale North and the SpringHill Suites Scottsdale North. Complimentary shuttles to/from the JW Marriott Desert Ridge will be provided for all attendees staying at these properties. The deadline to book at these discounted rates is Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

To book your reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account and select “Make Hotel Reservation.”  Please note, you must be a registered attendee in order to book a hotel reservation.  
Reservation & Cancellation Policies:
Please be advised, there is a mandatory 2 night minimum stay at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
To change or cancel your hotel reservation without penalty you may do so before 5:00p.m. EDT on April 21, 2017 by logging into your registration profile and selecting “Edit” in the Hotels section or by contacting the Gartner Help Desk, Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. via phone: 866.405.2511 or +1 650.226.0825, or Email: us.registration@gartner.com.  

Cancellations are allowed up to 5:00p.m. EDT on April 21, 2017 without penalty. If a reservation is cancelled after this time the hotel will charge a non-refundable deposit of the minimum night stay.
Government Rates: 
There are a limited number of government rate rooms available at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. These rooms are for U.S. government officials and military travelers that require the federal per diem lodging rate. The hotel will require a valid US Government or Military ID upon arrival at check-in. Government Rooms are subject to the cancellation policies outlined above.

For more information, please reference our FAQ document

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.