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  • Gartner Supply Chain Conferences

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Join us at 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 conference, Chief Supply Chain Officers and their teams learn how to recognize the impacts of disruptions, create transformational strategies that empower the organization and get the latest best practices in supply chain management and logisitics.

See a sampling of the companies attended in 2017. 

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Discover how to:
  • Develop and communicate a vision for
    your supply chain to drive improved
    business performance 
  • Align supply chain priorities to
    business objectives
  • Ensure the reliability and performance
    of your supply chain
Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs), Heads of Supply Chain
Discover how to:
  • Develop an accurate operational plan
    that balances forecast accuracy,
    supply variability and inventory
  • Execute on a plan that drives an accurate
    financial plan in short, mid- and long-term
  • Create a plan that mitigates risk, but
    maximizes the ability to respond to
Supply Chain Planning Executives
Discover how to:
  • Create new business cases for
    advanced technology investments
    to empower better decisions and
    develop new approaches 
  • Ensure products are produced on
    schedule and within the quality
    standards and cost objectives
    defined by the business.  
  •  Work with the supply chain and
    factories to optimize production
    rates, quality, flexibility and cost
Procurement & Manufacturing Executives
Discover how to:
  • Determine the right mix of
    internal logistics capabilities and
    external partners as well as develop
    strategies for managing diverse
    global requirements.   
  • Consistently manage cost and
    service trade-offs for inbound
    and outbound logistics 
  • Deliver continuous improvement
    and innovation
Logistics & 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
  • 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

Features & Benefits

Gain access to advice from Gartner analyst and guest speakers:

  • 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

Enjoy numerous networking opportunities including: 

What's Included

  • Two, 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Keynotes
  • Track sessions
  • The reveal of the 2017 Supply Chain Top 25. 
  • Analyst roundtables
  • Solution Showcase
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Agenda planning through Gartner Events Navigator
  • Industry Value Chain Exchange Series: Healthcare Exchange, Consumer-Retail Exchange and 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.


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!

Special Announcement - All attendees will now receive access to recorded sessions from the upcoming 2017 event through Gartner Events on Demand! 

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 

Learn more.

*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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  • Kathy Wengel
    Kathy Wengel

    Worldwide Vice President

    Johnson & Johnson

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  • John Phillips
    John Phillips

    SVP Customer Supply Chain & Global Go-To-Market


    Read profile

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.




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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


At this time, the Gartner hotel reservation site is closed. If you need to make a new reservation, or change or cancel an existing reservation, please contact the hotel directly starting on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and reference the “Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.”

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Reservations: (480) 293-5000

Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale North
Reservations: 480-922-8400

Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains
Reservations: 480-502-3836

Springhill Suites by Marriott Scottsdale North
Reservations: 480-922-8700

Embassy Suites Phoenix Scottsdale
Reservations: 602-765-5800 or CLICK HERE to book online

Residence Inn by Marriott Scottsdale North
Reservations: 480-563-4120

Shuttle service will be provided to/from the above offsite hotels and JW Marriott Desert Ridge starting at 12:30pm on May 22 until 1:30pm on May 25 for all registered attendees.

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
  • The Westin Kierland Villas
  • The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
  • Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North Perimeter Center
  • Fairfield Inn Scottsdale North
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Scottsdale North - Airpark

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.