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Join us at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2023 conference in Barcelona and learn more about supply chain strategy, planning and technology.

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Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM CEST

Opening Keynote: Leading at the Edge of Complexity

Thomas Pocock, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

CSCOs are leading in a world that is deglobalizing, economically challenging and with greater complexity in business needs than ever before. The executive challenge is how to support commercial business opportunities while driving productivity and innovation in a constrained environment. Join this session where we will focus on the important ways in which CSCOs and supply chain leaders can gain an edge on complexity to serve the needs of their businesses and customers.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CEST

Signature Series: The Path to Reinvention to the Supply Chain of the Future

Miguel Cossio, Director Analyst, Gartner

During the past few years of heightened disruption, the focus on, and recognition of, supply chain value increased. This session discusses what high-performing supply chains plan to evolve over the next three-to-five years to increase value recognition, including commercial innovation, authentic sustainability, real-time decision execution and human-centric work design.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM CEST

CSCO Strategies for Leading Through Risk and Recession

Simon Bailey, VP Analyst, Gartner

There have been four global recessions since 1948, but the looming recession will be unlike any other given the challenges of the last three years of surging demand, supply constriction and record inflation levels. This session will help CSCOs successfully navigate recessionary conditions, stabilize their supply chains and secure talent so they are in an even stronger position in the future.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM CEST

Ask the Expert: Supply Chain Risk Appetite — What Is It and How Can It Be Used?

Heather Wheatley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

We are increasingly using the term "risk appetite" to define how much risk we want to take. But what does that mean in practice? What existing appetite for risk do we have, and what happens when a risk is outside our appetite?

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Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Going Beyond Supply Chain Operational Excellence With Commercial Innovation

Pierfrancesco Manenti, VP Analyst, Gartner

Commercial innovation is a novel way for the supply chain to grow the top line by developing offerings above and beyond the product. To realize it, CSCOs must focus on three capabilities: unleashing an agile operating model with real-time decision-making execution, monetize capabilities through supply chain as a service offering and sense customers needs and wants via digital twin of the customer.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM CEST

Mitigate Demand Risk Through a Digital Twin of the Customer

Beth Coppinger, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The impact of being unable to forecast customer expectations for new products, predict upside or downside demand variations, or align supply to demand risk has led CSCOs to invest in creating a digital twin of customers. DToC simulates how a customer reacts given a specific set of ecosystem parameters, conditions, and control or input signals. It helps supply chain organizations fulfill customer demand for products or services, resulting in increased revenue and lasting customer relationships.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM CEST

Roundtable: Acquire, Develop and Retain Analytics Talent

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Developing, motivating and retaining your current analytics talent are as critical as attracting top recruits. Come to this roundtable to share with peers best practices, common challenges and learnings on how to build a strong talent pipeline and increase your overall analytics bench strength.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM CEST

Better Together: Overcome Barriers to Successful Ecosystem Collaboration

Simon Bailey, VP Analyst, Gartner

CSCOs face critical challenges beyond the ability of just one organization. Forty-four percent of supply chain leaders recognize ecosystem partnerships as key to addressing critical concerns, but most CSCOs report a high degree of difficulty in execution. This session explores the barriers to ecosystem success and the approaches that leading supply chain leaders take to overcome challenges, and share lessons on areas where industry ecosystem partnerships are working.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST

Signature Series: CEO Concerns 2023 – Implications and Actions for CSCOs

Ken Chadwick, VP Analyst, Gartner

CEOs must meet the dual challenges of growing the business while responding to the challenges of evolving markets. This presentation will review our most recent insight on the challenges and priorities of the CEO, and how supply chain leaders can respond to support the needs of the business.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST

Your Supply Chain Employees Will Leave: Here's How to Embrace Turnover

Caroline Chumakov, Director Analyst, Gartner

Your best employees are leaving your organization and, as CSCO, you couldn’t be happier. The future-focused CSCO will recognize that turnover has its benefits. Employees can experience skill stagnation and decreased satisfaction with work. Rapidly-shifting skill needs and hybrid work models are upending the traditional employment contract. CSCOs seeking to thrive in a high-turnover future will need to flip their talent strategies on their heads.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 01:45 PM - 02:30 PM CEST

CSCO Circle Roundtable: Creating a Compelling Digital Supply Chain Strategy and Roadmap

Pierfrancesco Manenti, VP Analyst, Gartner

Creating a compelling digital transformation strategy and roadmap is often a challenge for CSCOs. It requires answering 3 key questions : why? what? how? It requires documenting current gaps, identifying future state, and prioritizing initiatives to deliver business value. Attend this roundtable to discuss your challenges and learn from peers about best practices for creating a compelling supply chain digital strategy and roadmap that your board of directors will approve.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Strategies to Select Winning Products for the Circular Economy

Sarah Watt, VP Analyst, Gartner

Successful application of the circular economy relies on selecting the right products. In this stretching session, we will examine the key product, market, and financial and environmental attributes that must be assessed to discriminate between winning and losing circular economy products.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM CEST

CSCO Circle Roundtable: Dealing With Higher Employee Turnover as a Post-COVID-19 Reality

Dana Stiffler, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner research shows that your post-COVID-19 employee turnover rates will be permanently higher by 15% to 20% on average. CSCOs must face this fundamental shift in employment markets head-on and renovate their mindsets and talent strategies to suit. This session provides a forum for lively discussion and creative solutions to address this latest supply chain talent disruption.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST

Signature Series: Top Supply Chain Technology Trends

Simon Jacobson, VP Analyst, Gartner

This breakout will outline the key technology themes and emerging solutions that leading edge supply chain organizations' are adopting to address the competitive dynamics of their markets. This session will leverage Gartner's research to highlight the key issues driving investments in emerging supply chain technologies.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CEST

SCaaS: An Emerging Supply Chain Commercial Innovation Strategy

Michael Dominy, VP Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain as a Service (SCaaS) is an opportunity for enterprises and service providers with advanced supply chain capabilities and enabling technologies, to drive revenues within existing and new business models. This session will explain what SCaaS is, why it is an opportunity now and who is offering SCaaS.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM CEST

Opening Keynote: Leading at the Edge of Complexity

Thomas Pocock, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

CSCOs are leading in a world that is deglobalizing, economically challenging and with greater complexity in business needs than ever before. The executive challenge is how to support commercial business opportunities while driving productivity and innovation in a constrained environment. Join this session where we will focus on the important ways in which CSCOs and supply chain leaders can gain an edge on complexity to serve the needs of their businesses and customers.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CEST

The Power of "C": A Recipe for Better Decision Making

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

What makes for a good decision? Its timeliness, accuracy, desired outcome or ability to capitalize on fleeting business opportunities? Leaders have discovered that the secret sauce to achieving their goals is making connected, contextual and continuous decisions. In this session we will explain how your organization can reengineer decision-making though clearer decision rights and improved collaboration.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

CSCO Circle Leadership Exchange: Resilience and Risk Mitigation in a Polycrisis World

Geopolitical, economic and climatic events are occurring with greater frequency and severity, and they all directly impact the supply chain. Can companies plan and invest enough in resilience to mitigate all risks, and should they? Our panel will discuss the latest thinking on how companies are defending themselves, and planning for the future.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM CEST

2027 Supply Chain Sustainability Predicts

Sarah Watt, VP Analyst, Gartner

How should CSCOs prepare their organizations for the sustainability expectations of tomorrow? In this session, we will look at trends likely to shape supply chain sustainability strategy between now and 2030. Using a series of data points and case studies, we will demonstrate how new sustainability focus areas will accelerate for supply chain leaders.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Three Leadership Actions for Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Profitable Growth

Joel Knox, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Supply chains will continue to experience unanticipated disruptions and market constraints. In addition to navigating these headwinds, CSCO’s must diagnose and overcome challenging stakeholder dynamics that plague organizations under all conditions. This session will provide actionable insights for CSCO's to mitigate and overcome the most prominent barriers to optimized supply chain performance.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM CEST

Roundtable: Evolving Supply Chain Shared Services

Alan O'Keeffe, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain leaders are applying shared services models to an increasing range of activities, while traditional transactional shared services activities are being automated and outsourced. Learn how peers are scoping and evolving their supply chain shared services activities.

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Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM CEST

CSCO Circle Research Discussion: Human, Not Digital, Visibility and Analytics: A Powerful Solution to the Digital Dilemma

Michael Dominy, VP Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain professionals rely on digital technology to help inform their decisions for many different business objectives, from recovering from disruptions to customer experience to cost optimization. But rarely are CSCOs satisfied with the the returns on their digital investments. Join this session to learn about a new approach to digital technology that will multiply the decision-making power of your supply chain.

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Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM CEST

Workshop: Engage Supply Chain Operations via COE to Balance Strategic Objectives and Operational Needs

Alan O'Keeffe, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

COE leaders have two contradictory fears — being perceived as an ivory tower detached from operations; and getting drawn into tactical activities detached from supply chain strategy. This session will explore how COEs can walk that tightrope of synergistic engagement with operations while producing deliverables that address strategic objectives.

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Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM CEST

CSCO Circle Workshop: Building a Net-Zero Supply Chain Strategy

Simon Bailey, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are making bold commitments to achieve net-zero GHG emissions. CSCOs are in the spotlight for emission reductions in the value chain, but don’t have a plan to reach these goals. This interactive session will use Gartner tools and templates to develop a strategic roadmap to net zero.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CEST

2023 Gartner/ASCM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey Results: How DEI Is the Secret Sauce in Your People Strategy

Dana Stiffler, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The Gartner/ASCM Supply Chain Diversity, Equity and Inclusion project launched in 2020 to capture data on broad DEI dimensions (racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+, physical ability and others) and initiatives. Join the association for supply chain management CEO Abe Eshkenazi and Gartner's Dana Stiffler to explore the 2023 results and get new ideas or renewed resolve on your DEI journey.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CEST

Digital Business Impacts on Supply Chain

Michael Dominy, VP Analyst, Gartner

Since 2015, we have been analyzing the digital business impacts on supply chain. Join this session to hear what we’ve learned, what it means to you.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Ask the Expert: Troubleshooting Roadblocks on the Road to Sustainable Packaging

John Blake, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain leaders are either faced with the challenge of delivering sustainable packaging commitments or defining their organizations' sustainable packaging strategy. In this session, participants can ask Gartner's packaging expert how to identify and navigate their challenges in delivering and setting sustainable packaging goals.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM CEST

Signature Series: Learning From Leaders — Lessons in Success From Gartner's Supply Chain Top 25

Pia Orup Lund, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Gartner's Supply Chain Top 25 highlights the trends and traits of the world's best supply chains. In this session, hear examples from top 25 companies on how they embrace emerging trends and put into place supply chain best practices. [Barcelona Only]

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Organize to Accelerate Your Digital Strategy

Ken Chadwick, VP Analyst, Gartner

Deployment of digital strategies, and the subsequent change management, is a constant struggle for supply chain leaders. Success lies in organizing to design, deploy and support digital initiatives across the business. This session will introduce top practices leading companies are using to organize leadership and staff to achieve their digitalization objectives.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST

Let the C-Suite See You: Mastering the Art of Storytelling

Caroline Chumakov, Director Analyst, Gartner

Communication stalemates are a constant roadblock for CSCOs trying to drive change, secure resources, and achieve results in today's human-centric world. It is time to change how you communicate your messages to your peers and the board. Learn how to amplify your communication skills to be heard and let the C-Suite see you as an integral executive leader.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CEST

Driving Growth via the Supply Chain: A Three-Part Recipe

Beth Coppinger, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The number one priority of CEOs is driving growth and CSCOs are increasingly called on to support this agenda. Delivering on the basics of on-time and in-full to drive customer satisfaction is no longer enough. Competitive advantage comes from driving excellence in CX to improve customer ease and ultimately deliver commercial innovation. Attendees will learn the three-part recipe for driving growth.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Combating Enterprise and Ecosystem Cyber Security Threats

Brian Schultz, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Leaders stand at the intersection of two colliding forces, the extensive digitization of operations and the increasing threat of cyber attack. CSCOs have a false sense of security, because if their supply chains haven’t already been compromised, they likely will be.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM CEST

Ask the Expert: Maximizing Supply Chain Segmentation Value

Jennifer Loveland, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The need to balance growth, cost optimization and complexity is a growing challenge for supply chain leaders, and segmentation can help. Come, ask a Gartner expert how segmentation can help to create this balance, where to apply segmentation and how to maximize its benefits.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM CEST

Opening Keynote: Leading at the Edge of Complexity

Thomas Pocock, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

CSCOs are leading in a world that is deglobalizing, economically challenging and with greater complexity in business needs than ever before. The executive challenge is how to support commercial business opportunities while driving productivity and innovation in a constrained environment. Join this session where we will focus on the important ways in which CSCOs and supply chain leaders can gain an edge on complexity to serve the needs of their businesses and customers.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CEST

Mastering Uncertainty: The Rise of Resilient Supply Chain Planning

Noha Samara, Director Analyst, Gartner

Traditional planning does not cope with complexity and uncertainty, which calls for a new approach — resilient planning. This session will explore what resilient planning is and how a company can leverage and combine new and emerging technologies allied with a paradigm shift in thinking to enable resilient planning for their supply chain.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CEST

Roundtable: The Role of Planning Technology in Future Strategic Aspirations of the Company

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

According to the 2021 Gartner Supply Chain Transformation Drivers, Best Practices and Benefits Survey, supply chain planning is the function most impacted by digital transformation in the last three years. This roundtable will discuss challenges and best practices in leveraging digital transformation to achieve long-term strategic goals.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM CEST

Future Planning Organization for Agility

Ingrid Gonzalez McCarthy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session is intended to discuss how planning organizations are evolving in order to gain agility and resilience.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM CEST

Achieve Stable Operations With a Balanced Supply Plan

Manufacturing companies struggle in maintaining stable operations in their factories. Rapidly changing customer demands lead to frequent changeovers to the production schedules and equipment setups, resulting too much downtime and lost production capacity. In this session we talk about the effects of unbalanced and unrealistic supply plans being tossed over to the operations, and discuss how supply chain planning process can help improve operations stability.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM CEST

Don't Treat Your Demand Plan as Disposable — Protect and Nurture It

Micheal Youssef, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Monthly demand planning in many companies is still a zero-based planning process. The demand plan is built from ground up each month, and all past insights are lost in the process. This session discusses an incremental demand planning process that aims to protect the master plan, builds on existing planning intelligence and achieves more efficient exception based demand planning process.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST

Key Strategies for an Effective Portfolio Optimization Framework

Ingrid Gonzalez McCarthy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Before 2019 many companies grew by expanding the number of SKUs in the market. After COVID-19, when manufacturing capacity was constrained because of labor shortage, companies had to prioritize items with higher margin or with a strategic position in the market resulting in cutting the tail. There has been a shift on growing through SKU optimization, which means having the right mix of volume and margins.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CEST

Case Study: Mitigating Materials Risk Through Supplier Visibility

In this session, hear how a leading high tech company has embarked on an exciting journey building a supplier collaboration program that drives better visibility, not only into its Tier 1 suppliers but also into its Tier 2 and 3 suppliers, enabling better and faster planning decisions throughout the time horizon.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Roundtable: Changes to Implement in Your Planning Organization When Going Direct to Consumer

Noha Samara, Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session, we will discuss considerations and changes needed for the planning organization to be ready to go direct to consumer. This session covers changes in the planning strategy, organization structure, and planning processes and metrics to effectively run in a D2C model.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

From Reconciliation to Integration: Love Hate Relationship Between Financial Budget and Operational Plan

Micheal Youssef, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Low maturity organizations let financial budget dictate their operational plan. Medium maturity organizations focus on reconciling the difference between the two. This session pushes Supply Chain Planning Leaders to integrate Financial Planning and Sales & Operations Planning processes by aligning the input and assumptions early on and layering on financial risks and opportunities on top of the S&OP outcome.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST

Expect the Unexpected: The Future of Supply Chain Planning

Pia Orup Lund, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

What happens when our well-known, traditional planning processes (IBP, S&OP, S&OE) aren't fit for a fight anymore? In this session, we'll introduce the concept of decision-centric planning, where we challenge you to rethink how you will plan in the future using technology as an enabler. Prepare to be provoked!

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CEST

Reflections from the Top 25 Supply Chains: Planning Trends Highlights

Noha Samara, Director Analyst, Gartner

This session highlights what leading organizations and the top 25 supply chains are working and focusing on from a supply chain planning perspective.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Improve SCP Performance by Differentiating Metrics Based on Four Planning Horizons

Joel Knox, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Defining metrics by planning horizons is a key success factor for effective decision making. However, few supply chain planning leaders do it well. This session helps supply chain planning leaders identify which metrics best fit with strategic planning, S&OP, S&OE and operations execution.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Collaboration Versus Control: Tactics to Improve Supply Planning for External Manufacturing

Use of external manufacturers presents additional challenges over and above supply planning internally. This session shares insights on different tactics companies are using to strengthen this interface.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM CEST

Opening Keynote: Leading at the Edge of Complexity

Thomas Pocock, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

CSCOs are leading in a world that is deglobalizing, economically challenging and with greater complexity in business needs than ever before. The executive challenge is how to support commercial business opportunities while driving productivity and innovation in a constrained environment. Join this session where we will focus on the important ways in which CSCOs and supply chain leaders can gain an edge on complexity to serve the needs of their businesses and customers.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CEST

The Evolution of Category Management

Ryan Polk, Director Analyst, Gartner

Rapid change, disruption and stakeholder pressure have made category management a top priority for procurement leaders. Leaders in this space are now redefining what category management is and its role within procurement. In this session, we will highlight key insights about how category management is evolving and what procurement leaders can do now to ensure success.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM CEST

Leverage the Power of Governance and Operating Models Before Your Next Reorg

Fareen Mehrzai, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Leaders often default to organizational redesign when looking to resolve problems deemed to be “structure-related,” but this can be costly, time-consuming and overly complicated. Supply Chain and Procurement leaders can use this research to discover lower-effort, less obtrusive solutions in their operating models and governance.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM CEST

Roundtable: How to Effectively Engage Suppliers on Sustainability

Miguel Cossio, Director Analyst, Gartner

Procurement leaders are uniquely positioned in enabling their organization's ESG and sustainability agenda, and expectations of the function are higher than ever. Come to this session to engage with your peers and Gartner analysts, and learn how other organizations are prioritizing, incentivizing and supporting suppliers to tackle the complex challenge of engaging suppliers to deliver on sustainability objectives.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM CEST

Unlocking Supplier Innovation: Capturing Greater Value Through Deeper Supplier Collaboration

Meghan O'Doherty, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Supplier innovation is an often overlooked tool in Procurement’s toolkit, capable of solving evergreen business challenges as well as countering market and geopolitical disruptions. The latest research from Gartner's Procurement Research Team delves into what procurement leaders can do to make sure they are getting the most value possible out of supplier innovation, including how to source innovation ideas and how to decide which innovations to pursue.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM CEST

How to Assess, Address and Monitor Cybersecurity Risks in Your Supply Chain

Brian Schultz, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain leaders are often oblivious to the threats posed by suppliers — every vendor where an organization’s information is used, stored and created is a potential cyber risk. This session will cover how to define your objectives and engage stakeholders to set standards and expectations of suppliers; how to identify, assess and address the cyber risks relevant to suppliers; and what services are available to monitor and automate responses to identified threats.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST

Building a Strategy for Procurement is an Exercise in Deciding What Not to Do

Thomas Pocock, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

The variety of business challenges that procurement leaders are expected to help their organization solve, has made prioritization increasingly difficult for heads of procurement. This session will showcase leading approaches to “filtering out the noise” for heads of procurement, while ensuring that they are able to present a succinct and compelling strategy for their function and showcase the full range of value they can add for the organization.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CEST

Top Trends and Challenges Shaping Procurement Leader Priorities

Ryan Polk, Director Analyst, Gartner

For decades, procurement leaders have been focused on transforming their teams. Success has never come easy, and emerging trends make it even more challenging today. To successfully navigate today's dynamic world, procurement leaders must identify the most critical emerging trends impacting their function, unpack the challenges they pose, and prioritize the key actions in response.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM CEST

Case Study: Supplier Collaboration and Development for Sustainability

Procurement leaders are increasingly being tasked with driving their organization's sustainability agenda across their supply chain. In this case study, we will show how Leonardo measures, manages and drives improvements for its sustainability agenda with its suppliers.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 01:45 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Research Discussion: Accelerating Procurement's Digitization: Securing Procurement Technology and Crafting Change Management Plans

Meghan O'Doherty, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Too often, procurement organizations find their technology needs are deprioritized, delaying, limiting or even preventing digitization efforts. The Gartner procurement research team's latest study identifies why this happens, what procurement can do differently to secure the technology it needs, and how to successfully navigate change management to get the most ROI out of those new tech investments.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST

It's More Than a Plan: Key Elements to Cover With Suppliers on Business Continuity

Heather Wheatley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Effective business continuity management is a cornerstone of risk and crisis response. However, few organizations go further than asking suppliers to confirm if they have a plan, and fail to assess its effectiveness. In this session, we will explore ways to develop a robust business continuity plan and the key elements companies should assess as they collaborate with suppliers to jointly mitigate risk.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Ask the Expert: Delivering a Compelling Procurement Employee Value Proposition

Fareen Mehrzai, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Procurement leaders are struggling to attract and retain talent, that leads to a significant impact on their ability to deliver business priorities. To address high turnover and evolving employee preferences, procurement leaders are strengthening their employee value proposition. In this session, participants can gain insights into what is working, what is not, and how a compelling EVP can be the key to the talent challenges.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Lean Into Complexity and Uncertainty to Meet Scope 3 Goals

Laura Rainier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Procurement leaders are under significant pressure to deliver on Scope 3 GHG emissions reduction goals. But how do they know that the goals will be met? This provocative session will show how procurement leaders should lean into complexity and uncertainty to understand supply chain capability and take preemptive action.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM CEST

Opening Keynote: Leading at the Edge of Complexity

Thomas Pocock, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

CSCOs are leading in a world that is deglobalizing, economically challenging and with greater complexity in business needs than ever before. The executive challenge is how to support commercial business opportunities while driving productivity and innovation in a constrained environment. Join this session where we will focus on the important ways in which CSCOs and supply chain leaders can gain an edge on complexity to serve the needs of their businesses and customers.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CEST

Smart Factories: The Antidote to Eradicating Variability

Simon Jacobson, VP Analyst, Gartner

Variability is systemic in manufacturing. It is masked by a lack of process integration, cultural differences, a missing structure for information flows, and formal knowledge sharing. This inhibits manufacturing and business improvements. This session provides real world tactics for using data from smart factories as a source of decision improvement at sites and across the supply chain.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM CEST

Don't Design a Product Without Designing the Supply Chain

Vicky Forman, Director Analyst, Gartner

When introducing new products, having a supply chain that is ready to support from day one is essential. Supply chain design changes take time, so it must not be left to the last minute before launch. This session will help you understand how supply chain design can be incorporated into the NPI process, along with the key benefits and processes involved.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM CEST

Roundtable: Trends in Nearshoring - Separating the Leaders From the Rest

Kamala Raman, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Nearshoring was all the rage at the height of supply chain constraints in 2021-22. This roundtable will be an interactive opportunity to discuss your experiences with regionalization/nearshoring and learn from the experiences of your peers.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM CEST

Workshop: Ten Strategies to Build Sustainability Into Manufacturing DNA

Sarah Watt, VP Analyst, Gartner

Manufacturing is central to achieving enterprise sustainability ambitions and goals. Often, progress is hampered by aged infrastructure, a lack of capital investment and a failure to challenge conventional wisdom. In this session, we will identify the untapped potential of manufacturing to deliver sustainability goals and outline strategies to transform the DNA of manufacturing to benefit people, planet and profit.

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Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Achieve Smart Manufacturing Goals by Rethinking How You Think About Supply Planning

Amber Salley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Tighter alignment between supply chain planning and smart manufacturing initiatives can help supply chain achieve their goals of operational excellence. Building a bridge with supply planning can lead to reductions in variability and more closely align your company's strategic goals and objectives with smart manufacturing goals.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM CEST

Opening Keynote: Leading at the Edge of Complexity

Thomas Pocock, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

CSCOs are leading in a world that is deglobalizing, economically challenging and with greater complexity in business needs than ever before. The executive challenge is how to support commercial business opportunities while driving productivity and innovation in a constrained environment. Join this session where we will focus on the important ways in which CSCOs and supply chain leaders can gain an edge on complexity to serve the needs of their businesses and customers.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CEST

You Spin Me Right Round: How to Master Reverse Logistics

Tom Enright, VP Analyst, Gartner

Supply chains have always been built to excel at go-to-market logistics and less at managing products that come back from buyers. This session will articulate how companies across various industries can master reverse logistics, covering topics such as operational structure, governance, metrics, cost management, improving resale rates and the buyer's experience.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CEST

Contract Negotiation Clinic: Open Book, Closed Book, No Book at All — How to Negotiate the Best Commercial Terms With Your 3PL

David Gonzalez, VP Analyst, Gartner

Structuring the best commercial deal is the foundation of every shipper and 3PL relationship. How do you reach a mutually equitable agreement when the parties are often diametrically opposed? Join this contract negotiation clinic and discover how to negotiate gain share mechanisms, outcome-based commercials and the age-old dichotomy of when and how to apply open book or closed book pricing.

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Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM CEST

Forget the "Great Resignation" — Has the "Quiet Quit" Crept Into Your Logistics Team?

Susan Boylan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The Great Resignation has had a seismic impact on logistics talent. However, Quiet Quit is far more dangerous. Logistics is a dynamic people-driven function but the industry is falling prey to a new approach from logistics talent where employees only do the job that they’re being paid to do, without taking on extra duties. This session will show logistics leaders how to recognize the Quiet Quit.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 02:50 PM CEST

Stage Session: Magic Quadrant for Global 3PLs

Matthew Beckett, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this Magic Quadrant theatre and discover the latest trends and innovations from the world´s leading 3PLs.

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Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM CEST

Roundtable: Understanding the Anatomy of a 3PL

David Gonzalez, VP Analyst, Gartner

Many logistics leaders talk about their desire to become shipper of choice with their 3PLs, but their strategies are often developed in an echo chamber of shippers and exclude any input from the 3PLs. Join this roundtable where we break with tradition and bring the 3PL and shipper communities together to discuss and share their expectations for this notion to becoming a shipper of choice.

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Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM CEST

Fantasy or Reality: Logistics' Ability to Contribute to Net Zero

Laura Rainier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

What will it take for logistics to meet ambitious decarbonization goals? We will look beyond the conventional approaches to the less conventional ones, which will lead to rapid decarbonization. We will highlight the hard questions that must be addressed to make progress.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST

Intralogistics Smart Robots: What's Your Flavor of the Day

Dwight Klappich, VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner research finds that a majority of supply chain organizations plan to adopt some form of intralogistics smart robot. However, many are overwhelmed with all the different options in the market. This session will help attendees make sense of the Intralogistics smart robot solution and provider landscape.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CEST

You Can't Run and You Can't Hide: How to Identify and Plan For Logistics Risk and Disruption

Susan Boylan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Risk and disruption have been key themes in logistics for the past two years, and they are likely to continue into the future, if not accelerate. Logistics leaders should join this session to learn how to identify potential future risks associated with logistics networks, and how to plan mitigation strategies to overcome these disruptions.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM CEST

Movers, Shakers and Future Rain Makers: The How and Who of 3PLs Transforming Logistics

David Gonzalez, VP Analyst, Gartner

The 3PL community is often criticized for its lack of innovation and thought leadership and admittedly not every 3PL challenges the status quo of the industry. Join this session and find out why this perceived lack of innovation from some in the 3PL community is unfounded and inaccurate. Uncover which 3PLs are pioneering new solutions in an industry that is notoriously lacking in innovation.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Return to the Horse and Cart: Growth in 1PL

Matthew Beckett, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Pre- and post-industrial revolution companies manufacture goods and deliver them directly to their customers using a horse and cart and later in motorized vehicles – 1PL. Today we have moved through 2PL, 3PL, 4PL and 5PL and more companies are building their own delivery networks and supply chain platforms to seize back control from highly outsourced logistics models to in-house commercial models.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:35 AM CEST

Stage Session: Forecasting Logistics Futures — Global Warehouse Capacity

Vicky Forman, Director Analyst, Gartner

The ability to forecast logistics capacity has become a must-have skill for logistics leaders. As transport space constraints ease, concerns around a warehouse capacity crisis are increasing. Join this theater and find out how Gartner´s logistics capacity forecasting tool is predicting demand and supply for global warehouse capacity; how it will affect the industry; and what you must do to prepare.

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Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM CEST

Research Discussion: Realistic Delivery: Rightsizing Last-Mile Customer Expectations for Business Delivery

David Gonzalez, VP Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations are struggling with unreasonable expectations around last mile. Your business customers are familiar with the level of last-mile service they receive, and are frustrated that B2B last mile feels antiquated by comparison. This session will discuss these expectations and their implications, and provide a viable path forward for B2B to feel like B2C, without the same level of investment.

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Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CEST

How to Navigate the Scope 3 Emissions Maze

Susan Boylan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Understanding Scope 3 emissions and how to calculate them has proven to be a significant challenge for many logistics leaders. Many organisations have a blend of both leading LSPs and local heroes, which poses its own set of challenges for data collection. Add to this a lack of technology and a sharp focus on just remaining in business, many shippers struggle to successfully account for their Scope 3 emissions.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Why Logistics Leaders Need to Think More About Manufacturing

Vicky Forman, Director Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain networks are changing. Change is occurring throughout the length of the supply chain, from sourcing through manufacturing to logistics. All too often, these changes are made in silos and logistics leaders must respond to changes upstream. This session will help logistics leaders know about the shifts in manufacturing and sourcing networks.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM CEST

Opening Keynote: Leading at the Edge of Complexity

Thomas Pocock, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

CSCOs are leading in a world that is deglobalizing, economically challenging and with greater complexity in business needs than ever before. The executive challenge is how to support commercial business opportunities while driving productivity and innovation in a constrained environment. Join this session where we will focus on the important ways in which CSCOs and supply chain leaders can gain an edge on complexity to serve the needs of their businesses and customers.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CEST

Roundtable: A Peer Exchange on the Latest in Quality Management

Ankur Mehta, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Many trends are reshaping the way leaders manage quality. This is an opportune time to discuss where quality should go and how to get there. Please join this roundtable to share the latest challenges and practices in quality management with peers.
This session is for quality leaders only.

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Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Case Study: Sustaining a Culture of Quality Through Complexity

Culture of quality continues to be an important strategy in ensuring high-quality products/services at our organizations. Hear how one leading company has been on a multiyear journey to improve and sustain its culture of quality. At this session, attendees will hear lessons learned and best practices in sustaining a culture of quality through complexity.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM CEST

Beyond Complaints: A New Approach to Customer Quality

Ankur Mehta, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Quality leaders are caught between two trends: 1) Internally, a shifting definition of "quality" means their remit is expanding beyond typical "QA/QC" tasks; and 2) Externally, customer expectations are evolving to expect higher product quality.
In this session, quality leaders will learn how to determine expectations to drive greater returns and implement new approaches with case studies from leading quality organizations.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST

Improve Effectiveness by Expanding Quality Measurement Beyond Functional Responsibilities

Marco Sandrone, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Quality leaders often measure their performances with a functional focus, missing a foundational consideration: do customers or consumers care about first-pass yield or supplier quality? Probably not. This session will help quality leaders improve their effectiveness by selecting quality metrics based on the audience they want to address and the decisions they want to facilitate.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM CEST

Opening Keynote: Leading at the Edge of Complexity

Thomas Pocock, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

CSCOs are leading in a world that is deglobalizing, economically challenging and with greater complexity in business needs than ever before. The executive challenge is how to support commercial business opportunities while driving productivity and innovation in a constrained environment. Join this session where we will focus on the important ways in which CSCOs and supply chain leaders can gain an edge on complexity to serve the needs of their businesses and customers.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM CEST

Stage Session: Market Guide for Package and Product Specification Data Management Software Solutions

John Blake, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The specification management software market is an emerging sector driven by organizations being faced with mounting pressures to leverage data on products and packaging to manage costs and meet legislative, sustainability and regulatory requirements. Supply chain technology leaders should use this session to understand the dynamics of the emerging specification data management market.

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Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM CEST

Stage Session: Market Guide for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks

Christian Titze, VP Analyst, Gartner

Multienterprise supply chain business networks are a foundational capability for higher mature companies. Lately, the market had evolved with new, emerging technologies as well as market dynamics effecting it. Here we demonstrate the broad range of available solutions, segmented into categories along architectural patterns of platform vs. portfolio ecosystem as well as giving an overview of providers.

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Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 02:50 PM CEST

Stage Session: Market Guide for Supplier Risk Management Solutions

Christian Titze, VP Analyst, Gartner

As economies emerge unevenly from the impacts of the pandemic, concerns about supplier viability, cybersecurity and more abound. Supplier risk management is a key competitive advantage, and this session will help supply chain leaders identify prospective solutions to monitor, manage and mitigate supplier risk and provide a quick overview of the risks solutions marketplace, the critical factors and trends moving forward.

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Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Market Trends and Vendor Insights for WMS Systems 2023

Dwight Klappich, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will explore market trends impacting the warehouse management systems (WMS) market place. This session will also look at the factors and market conditions that influence Gartner's WMS Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities. Finally this session will examine the key issues that are influencing the evolution from WMS to warehouse operations management.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM CEST

Hyperautomation and the Future of Autonomous Sourcing

Kaitlynn Sommers, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Market conditions and external pressures require sourcing and procurement organizations to move past digitization to autonomous capabilities to combat challenges and remain competitive. This session will explore hyperautomation and the autonomous capabilities emerging across source to contract processes.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:35 AM CEST

Stage Session: Market Trends and Vendor Insights for Supply Chain Planning Solutions 2023

Pia Orup Lund, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

What are the major trends in supply chain planning technology and what are organizations looking for when evaluating supply chain planning solutions? Join this session to learn about this while also getting insights on the technology vendor landscape.

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Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:35 AM CEST

Stage Session: Market Guide for Quality Management System Software

Ankur Mehta, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Quality leaders seek applications to ensure compliance with regulations, industry standards and policies; standardize quality processes; maintain data; and provide internal controls. This session assesses the QMS software market, and summarizes QMS applications and their respective providers.

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Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 01:45 PM - 02:05 PM CEST

Top Trends in Global Trade Management Software

Oscar Sanchez Duran, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Global trade management (GTM) software is more important than ever as world events impacting supply chains are occurring now with more frequency. Understanding new technology trends in GTM will allow supply chain technology leaders to select applications that will make them more resilient.

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Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 01:45 PM - 02:05 PM CEST

Stage Session: Market Guide for Supplier Sustainability Applications

Miguel Cossio, Director Analyst, Gartner

Supplier sustainability applications help companies assess and monitor suppliers’ ESG performance to reduce risk exposure and drive improvements. This session will explore the core and differentiating capabilities provided by players in the market as well as top considerations to use during the vendor selection process.

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Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Trends in Sourcing and Procurement Applications

Kaitlynn Sommers, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will cover emerging trends to watch out for in the procurement and sourcing applications space.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST

Market Trends and Vendor Insights for Manufacturing Execution Systems 2023

Christian Titze, VP Analyst, Gartner

The global MES market is a foundational building block of smart manufacturing strategies and digital business for manufacturers. Disruptive technologies such as IoT, connected worker solutions and low-code application platforms, as well as mergers and aquisitions are shaking up the market landscape. Supply chain technology leaders should use this session to understand the dynamics of the enterprise MES/MOM market.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Market Trends and Vendor Insights for Transportation Management Systems 2023

Oscar Sanchez Duran, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

TMS solutions are often the cornerstone of an organization's overall transportation technology strategy. New providers continue to enter the market and major acquisitions are taking place. Supply chain technology leaders who attend this session will gain insight into the trends of the TMS market, leading TMS vendors and the critical capabilities of today's solutions.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM CEST

The Decoupling of Global Supply Chains — Separating Fact From Fiction

Kamala Raman, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

After widespread supply chain constraints and increased governmental policy action to secure national supply chains, supply chain decoupling is definitely back in the news. Join your peers to discuss Gartner's latest findings in the space and discuss your questions and concerns in an interactive setting.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM CEST

Simplify Complexity Using Modularity and Composability

Jennifer Loveland, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As complexity increases it becomes harder and harder to make decisions at the speed of business. This presentation will demonstrate how you can decouple the ability to evolve capabilities with growing complexity.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM CEST

Lessons From Leaders: How to Use Probabilistic Techniques in Your SCP Process

Amber Salley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain planning teams are considering ways to integrating probabilistic planning into their organizations in order to get better outcomes out of the planning process and enable higher levels of automation. Attendees of this session will see case studies of companies that have successfully incorporated probabilistic planning into their supply chains.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

S&OP and Engineering-to-Order. Let's Make This Marriage Work!

Marco Sandrone, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Factors such as fluctuating demand, difficulty to forecast revenue and profit streams, a wide and complex product portfolio, and the need to integrate engineering into the conversations have a huge impact on the need to customize S&OP for engineering-to-order organizations. This presentation offers organizations operating in ETO environment a set of practical suggestions in support to the enhancement of their S&OP practices.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Future of Life Science Supply Chain

Explore insights and trends on how life science companies are innovating and preparing for future growth and performance; focusing on access and affordability to patients around the world.

Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM CEST

A World Without Doritos? How Climate Change Is Shaping Consumer Products Supply Chains

John Blake, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Imagine your favorite snacks are obsolete because base ingredients are too scarce. Food and beverage (F&B) supply chains are impacted by the source of ingredients we took for granted. Fruit may be impacted by poor crop yields, high costs, greater regulation, and fewer growers to source from. F&B supply chain leaders will gain a macro view of climate impacts on their supply chain and how companies are addressing these risks.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM CEST

Ask the Expert: Retailers, Let’s Talk About S&OE

Retailers lag behind other industries in the formalization of planning processes like sales and operations execution (S&OE). The lack of a consistent and aligned process results in siloed decision-making, resulting in less-than-optimal supply chain and business outcomes. Join a community of your peers to discuss the key challenges to S&OE implementation and the actions they have taken to resolve the issues.

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Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM CEST

Retailers — Great at Finding Problems, Not So Good at Fixing Them. Here's How You Can Change That.

Tom Enright, VP Analyst, Gartner

The issues faced by the retail industry has steadily increased over time, with many historical issues still unresolved. As the industry comes under threat from new selling channels, the growth of e-commerce and increasing consumer returns, only the very best supply chain leaders can buck the trend. This session will show the capabilities and credibility you need to become your company's superhero.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Me, Myself and I: Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Personalization Trend

Research shows that almost 80% of consumers are more likely to make repeat purchases from brands that offer personalization. It's not surprising that many organizations actively work on new ways to make their products more personal for consumers. This session will explore the opportunities and pitfalls of personalization and what capabilities supply chains need to develop.

Wednesday, 07 June, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Retailers: The Top Supply Chain Trends Driving Adaption and Innovation

The foundations of the retail industry continue to evolve and supply chain leadership must keep pace. In this critical session we will explore some of the top supply chain trends in the retail industry, how leaders are driving these trends or evolving in response to them and what you can do to keep pace.

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