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    17 - 19 May, 2016 | Phoenix, AZ

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The World's Most Important Gathering of Supply Chain Leaders

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference is the world's most important gathering of senior supply chain executives. Gain the critical insights, tools and relationships that will prepare your organization for future success.

The 2015 conference theme, “The Art of Supply Chain: Creative Solutions for the Next Generation,” will explored the new meaning of supply chain excellence in the digital age — empowering leaders to push past traditional boundaries, drive innovation, and uncover new sources of value for the enterprise. Supply chain leaders must merge the “science” of supply chain technologies with the “art” of processes, talent and metrics.
Attendees delved into the trends, topics and technologies that will drive innovation and support supply chain excellence in the increasingly digital future.

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
  • 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
  • Network with peers: Hundreds of supply chain leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives

What's Included

  • Two 30 minute Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Keynotes
  • Track sessions
  • Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 reveal dinner
  • Analyst roundtables
  • Solution Showcase
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • 1-year access to live recordings of sessions  Gartner Events On Demand
  • Agenda planning through Gartner Events Navigator

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here


We're preparing our 2016 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottestsupply chain topics based on your role, experience level and key focus. 

2015 Tracks

  • Logistics
  • Strategy & Leadership
  • Supply Chain Innovation
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Supply Management & Manufacturing

Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Conference

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.

View the  2015 trip report
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 min) 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 Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Highlighted Speakers from 2015

  • Peter Sondergaard
    Peter Sondergaard

    SVP, Research


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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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