Spotlight tracks

Ensure your supply chain vision doesn’t fail on the path to delivering value.

With the ever-increasing expectations of supply chains and the continual pressure on budgets and resources, developing a competency in supply chain innovation and technology is a key focus area for supply chain leaders.


We understand this, and have developed two spotlight tracks focussing on the actionable insights you need to foster innovation and technology progress within your supply chain. Check the highlighted sessions below:

Innovation    

TUESDAY, 18 JUNE, 2019 / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

 

David Gonzalez, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Logistics has blossomed from a back office function to becoming a darling of the supply chain. Modern day logisticians are expected to fulfill a number of different roles, encompassing day to day operational tasks, designing innovative solutions, being master negotiators and savants of the future. This session sets out capabilities and competencies required for the logisticians of the future.

TUESDAY, 18 JUNE, 2019 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

 

Michael Dominy, VP Analyst, Gartner

Supply chains fulfill the customer experience. Market leaders pick a competitive position and drive operating models and investment decisions based upon that positioning and the associated customer experiences. This session will show how to approach aligning the supply chain organizations’ strategy, priorities and initiatives given specific competitive positions and the aligned customer experience.

TUESDAY, 18 JUNE, 2019 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

 

Thomas O'Connor, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Focusing on the ways in which Chinese e-tailers, brand manufacturers, and small local competitors are combining physical and online operations as a disruptive force, this session will demonstrate how supply chain leaders in the West can transform their own operations and drive competitive advantage

TUESDAY, 18 JUNE, 2019 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM

 

David Gonzalez, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session sets out why companies are increasing their adoption of the logistics control tower operating model. Logistics control towers have been around for many decades and have evolved in their sophistication and capability. This session sets out how companies are successfully combining good governance, process expertise with technology to deliver 21st century logistics control towers.

TUESDAY, 18 JUNE, 2019 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM

 

Simon Bailey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The capabilities of chatbots and virtual customer assistants — both forms of conversational AI platforms — are advancing at pace. Now is the time to start considering how your customer fulfillment team could benefit by expanding to include AI as well as human agents. Hear how leaders are blurring the lines between physical and digital agents in an effort to meet rising customer expectations.

WEDNESDAY, 19 JUNE, 2019 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Geraint John, VP Analyst, Gartner

Jacob Gorm-Larsen, Director of Digital Procurement, Maersk

Leading sourcing and procurement functions are adopting technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotic process automation to reduce costs, increase efficiency and provide a faster, better service to business stakeholders. In this session, this global shipping company will explain how it is developing digital capabilities that leverage analytics and data-driven decision-making.

WEDNESDAY, 19 JUNE, 2019 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

 

David Gonzalez, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

James Lisica, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Logistics is typically operated as a cost centre but an increasing amount of companies are seeking to turn logistics into a profit contributor. This session sets out how to migrate the logistics function from cost to profit and uses a case study to detail the journey, highlight the benefits, and, more importantly, how to avoid the pitfalls.

WEDNESDAY, 19 JUNE, 2019 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

 

Michael Burkett, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Over half of supply chain executives say it’s a priority to understand the future supply chain. Yet, 70% of those preparing for a future of digital disruption define a vision that only extends three years. This session’s practical view of future innovation helps to define a vision for those seeking meaningful transformation.

WEDNESDAY, 19 JUNE, 2019 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

 

Michael Dominy, VP Analyst, Gartner

Manufacturing strategy and operation leaders are facing a highly challenging operating environment. Successful preparing requires envisioning what types of customers and markets will be targeted in the future and how fluid the organization’s change skills are. We present four scenarios for that will enable you to anticipate, prepare and determine their course for change through 2023.

Technology

TUESDAY, 18 JUNE, 2019 / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Michael Burkett, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital is a top 5 investment priority for CSCO’s. However less than half of companies surveyed are actively planning or implementing a digital supply chain roadmap. While most admit to challenges it’s leadership and governance that differentiates those exceeding business objectives.

TUESDAY, 18 JUNE, 2019 / 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

 

Simon Tunstall, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Companies have increasingly federated logistics networks and need to support more locations regionally and globally. The needs can vary dramatically. This clinic and use of toolkit and principles helps leaders understand the operational conditions for each site in order to build effective warehouse strategies and aid in system selection.

WEDNESDAY, 19 JUNE, 2019 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM

 

Amber Salley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Global business demands and evolving technologies are driving changes in the market for S&OP technologies. Supply chain planning executives will learn how these trends affect Gartner’s latest vendor evaluations.

WEDNESDAY, 19 JUNE, 2019 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM

 

Simon Tunstall, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

This session is a review of Gartner's 2019 update of the warehouse management system (WMS) Magic Quadrant. This will also explore some of the findings from the WMS Critical Capabilities.

WEDNESDAY, 19 JUNE, 2019 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM

 

Bart De Muynck, VP Analyst, Gartner

Presentation of the 2019 trends and vendors for the Transportation Management Systems market.

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