Summit Tracks

Track D: Logistics

Track D: Logistics

We'll take you on a journey toward logistics transformation, including the debut and application of the Five-Stage Logistics Maturity Model, a 10-step program for logistics optimization over the next decade, a how-to guide to set up a successful global trade management program, and a frank assessment of 3PL capabilities for your logistics needs.


    Attendee Breakfast

    20 May, 2014 (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

    Gartner Keynote: Leading the Decade

    20 May, 2014 (8:00 AM - 8:45 AM)

    Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen tremendous advances and challenges in all aspects of supply chain. The next 10 years will bring unprecedented change and opportunity with the rapid emergence of digital business. How will digital business impact the supply chain, and what capabilities, tools and talent will be needed? We look at the accomplishments and challenges in the supply chain discipline over the last 10 years, and present Gartner’s most current research on what it will take to succeed during the decade ahead.

    Guest Keynote: The Highest ROA

    20 May, 2014 (8:45 AM - 9:30 AM)

    “Leading the next decade” in supply chain management will involve constantly evolving changes and complexity in the way we run our supply chains. Adopting new processes and technology will be a everyday event and managing talent needs will be at the epicenter of supply chain management success. Challenges will go beyond traditional human resource investments; rather the demand for expanded capabilities and end-to-end career experience will require a multi-dimensional approach to talent management. Colgate Palmolive’s most valuable asset is people, and continues to invest and expand the company wide talent management program to sustain a culture that produces the best industry margin expansion and ROAs results year on year.

    Case Study: The Logistics Journey – Stages of Transformation and the Metrics to Know You’re There

    20 May, 2014 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

    We'll delve into the components of Gartner's new Five-Stage Logistics Maturity Model, showing how to use the Model to assess your logistics maturity and chart a roadmap for logistics excellence. Part of the journey is to move from looking at logistics metrics within the functional silo to ensure that logistics performance is properly aligned and optimized to end-to-end supply chain goals and targets.

    Attendee Lunch and Solution Showcase Dessert Reception

    20 May, 2014 (12:15 PM - 2:15 PM)

    Gartner Magic Quadrant Theater: Warehouse Management Systems

    20 May, 2014 (1:40 PM - 2:00 PM)

    We review the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for warehouse management systems (WMS).

    Collaboration Will Drive the Future of Logistics ( This session has been cancelled)

    20 May, 2014 (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)

    Dynamic forces are compelling organizations to rethink competitive relationships and seek value from less-traditional external partners. We'll cover the evolving concept of logistics collaboration, focusing on the market drivers, enablers and inhibitors, critical stakeholders, and areas of joint value. We'll outline case studies and strategies to win.

    The Rise of Smart Machines: The Top Technologies Logistics Executives Should Care About

    20 May, 2014 (4:45 PM - 5:45 PM)

    We'll look at the emergence of smart machines and how they'll impact supply chain management (SCM). We'll also look at other disruptive technologies already affecting supply chains (e.g., mobility and sensor-based technologies) and the rapid evolution of robotics and similar technologies.

    Solution Showcase Reception

    20 May, 2014 (5:45 PM - 7:45 PM)

    Relax and unwind after a big first day with drinks and light hors d'oeuvres on our solution showcase, networking with supply chain executive peers and some of the leading, most-innovative solutions providers across the SCM landscape.

    Gartner Magic Quadrant Theater: Transportation Management Systems

    20 May, 2014 (7:05 PM - 7:25 PM)

    We'll review the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for transportation management systems.

    Supply Chain Executive Conference Attendee BBQ, Sponsored by DSI

    20 May, 2014 (7:45 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Join us for this time-honored, get-to-know-each-other special dinner and reception outside under the stars with sumptuous BBQ specialties, drinks and unparalleled networking.

    Attendee Networking Breakfast

    21 May, 2014 (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

    Guest Keynote: Tom Peters, Influential Business Thinker and Co-Author of "In Search of Excellence"

    21 May, 2014 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

    Guest Keynote: A Tailored Supply Chain Transformation -- The Global Journey to Customer Segmentation in a Complex Business Environment

    21 May, 2014 (9:30 AM - 10:15 AM)

    Guest Keynote: Transforming Supply Chain to Increase Economic Value and Competitive Differentiation. The 3M story…

    21 May, 2014 (10:15 AM - 11:00 AM)

    The art of doing business is changing faster than ever before with competitive dynamics evolving at a similar pace. Every industry has been on a transformational journey as millions of consumers increase their buying power and along with it their choice for conveniences. Governments are joining in to attract commerce as they intercede in supporting local companies to compete beyond their borders. In addition, technology proliferation and productivity improvement creates affordable access to services & capabilities for production ecosystems everywhere. Over the past decade, around 30 million new companies were registered. Over the next 15 years, 1.8 Billion people will enter the global consumer class as world consumption doubles to over $64 Trillion. A pivotal step change for businesses is the need to ramp up capabilities to manage the velocity of competitive differentiation being built in the fight to stay on top. Customers want more and more value for their money along with extraordinary service. Leading the transformation in technology advancement, innovation, discipline, proximity, and sustainability at the most effective value “ethically” will be the “standard operating procedure” in becoming profitable supply chains of the future... The 3M Journey is on yet another transformational “ascent” as we improve our global value creation networks and innovate in operational excellence for our valued customers.

    Attendee Lunch and Solution Showcase Dessert Reception

    21 May, 2014 (12:30 PM - 2:15 PM)

    Gartner Magic Quadrant Theater: Global Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Providers

    21 May, 2014 (12:35 PM - 12:55 PM)

    We review the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for global third-party logistics (3PL) providers.

    Case Study: The Art of Progressive Logistics Optimization – The 10 Levers for Success Over the Next Decade

    21 May, 2014 (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)

    True logistics optimization is a long-term journey requiring carefully planned progressive orchestration across of range of differing drivers, stakeholders and cultural barriers. Best-in-class organizations focus on 10 key areas to achieve their future optimization goals.

    How to Design an Effective Global Trade Organization to Minimize Risk

    21 May, 2014 (4:45 PM - 5:45 PM)

    As supply chains become more global, new regulations must be addressed to limit exposure and risk. This requires an effective global trade management organization supported by the proper processes, policies and technologies, which many companies struggle to put in place. We'll cover Gartner's recommendations for structuring a global trade organization based on our research of processes, systems and regulations, as well as recommendations from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    Solution Showcase Reception

    21 May, 2014 (5:45 PM - 7:45 PM)

    Join fellow attendees and some of the SCM solution landscape's leading providers for drinks and light hor's d'ouvres in advance of the evening's Supply Chain Top 25 Dinner.

    The 10th Anniversary Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 Dinner,Sponsored by Kinaxis

    21 May, 2014 (7:45 PM - 10:00 PM)

    For a decade, supply chain executives have emulated, learned from and aspired to join the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. Join us for dinner and the 10th anniversary reveal of the 2014 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25.

    Attendee Networking Breakfast

    22 May, 2014 (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)

    Get our last day started right with breakfast and networking with supply chain executive peers.

    Guest Keynote: From Survive to Thrive – How Supply Chain Can Influence a Transformation

    22 May, 2014 (8:30 AM - 9:15 AM)

    Healthcare is at a turning point due to healthcare reform. How the industry responds to these times will define winners and losers. Old incremental improvement methods must give way to transformational strategies that leverage the best people, processes and technology. We will explore the issues healthcare faces today and highlight the key dimensions of excellence that are required for healthcare to thrive in the future. Finally, we will show how the supply chain can lead the needed change by sharing how Mercy’s supply chain has made a transformational mark on its internal culture, leadership and position in the industry.

    Ensure Success With the Right 3PL Partner: The Global or Local Solution?

    22 May, 2014 (9:45 AM - 10:45 AM)

    As organizations look to leverage growth in emerging markets over the next decade, selecting the right 3PL will become mission-critical. We'll review the 3PL landscape, and outline the fundamental capabilities and best practices needed when selecting 3PL partners in mature as well as the more challenging but higher-growth emerging regions.

    Retailing in the 21st Century: Logistics Capabilites Required to Lead the Decade

    22 May, 2014 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Retailers must cope with shifting markets, fluctuating fuel costs, aggressive pricing policies and ever-increasing regulatory constraints. Atop all of that, continued multichannel growth puts incredible pressure on retail supply chains, requiring a new set of logistics capabilities.

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