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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 you’ll 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
  • 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

  • Two, 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Keynotes
  • Track sessions
  • A new, guest panel during the 2016 Supply Chain Top 25 reveal. This new  Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 Gala and Interactive Dinner Panel will consist of three executives from the Supply Chain Top 25, sharing their organizations’ stories on driving innovation, the key strategies behind their success, and how they plan to lead in the future.
  • Analyst roundtables
  • Solution Showcase
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • One-year access to live recordings of sessions  Gartner Events On Demand
  • Agenda planning through Gartner Events Navigator
  • Pre-event  Industry Value Chain Exchange Series on Monday, May 16: Healthcare Exchange, Consumer-Retail Exchange and a brand-new High-Tech Manufacturing Exchange!  These pre-event, Monday afternoon sessions are included in the conference fee, so make your travel arrangements accordingly.

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.

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

Sign up to be among the first to recieve our 2016 Agenda.


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from 39 Gartner supply chain analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Highlighted Guest Keynote Speakers

  • Michael T. Duke
    Michael T. Duke

    Retired President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

  • Joby Ogwyn
    Joby Ogwyn

    American Mountain Climber, BASE Jumper and Wingsuit Flyer

View Sample Session from the 2015 Conference: Internet of Things in Supply Chain

What We Hear About Our Speakers

Professional and insightful.

- D. Hulbert Post Office Ltd


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.

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Exhibitor Interactions

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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


Gartner will be reserving a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the conference. You must be registered in order to book your room. Let us know if you'd like to receive a notification when booking information is available.