The World’s Most Important Gathering of CSCOs and Supply Chain Executives™

5 – 7 June 2023 | Barcelona, Spain

Building a Resilient Supply Chain in a Changing World

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2022 addressed the most significant challenges that chief supply chain officers and supply chain leaders face as they mitigate risk and navigate uncertainty in an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment. 

At the conference, the top 5 sessions that CSCOs and supply chain leaders met on included:

  1. Signature Series: The Future of Supply Chain
  2. Signature Series: Use Learnings From Supply Chain Top 25 Leaders to Unlock the Potential of Your Supply Chain
  3. Unpacking Gartner’s Supply Chain Strategy Predictions to Help You Plan for Future Outcomes
  4. Signature Series: Top Supply Chain Technology Trends
  5. The Digital Era: The End of S&OP?

We hope you enjoyed the 2022 Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo!  If you missed it, be sure to explore what was covered at the conference.

The program for the 2023 Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo is underway and we look forward to sharing details soon!

The Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2022 conference delivered must-have insights, strategies and frameworks for chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and supply chain leaders to think big and drive real impact within their organizations. Join a global community of CSCOs and supply chain executives. 

Set the strategic direction of the supply chain, create savings within the entire enterprise supply chain and aggressively pursue cost-saving opportunities with supplier channel partners.

  • Align your supply chain strategy with the business strategy. 
  • Improve supply chains’ resilience and agility in meeting customer needs. 
  • Build more flexible processes and options for fulfilling orders through new business models. 
  • Rebuild work and build capabilities for a digital supply chain. 
  • Improve the customer experience (CX) by delivering on the extremes of customer preferences. 

Develop and execute demand, supply and inventory plans that enable the company to meet sales and service objectives.

  • Balance short- and long-term decisions that enable your company to be more competitive in a dynamic environment. 
  • Build more intentional programs to globally attract and develop the best talent.
  • Develop processes that drive a competitive edge for your business to plan for demand and supply beyond physical barriers.
  • Sharpen the focus to reduce waste in planning. 
  • Innovate new ways of planning to optimize profitability and maximize use of available resources to reduce environmental impact.

Manage strategic sourcing plans across your company to drive quality service and leverage buying power to achieve cost efficiencies.

  • Position the procurement function as a source of competitive advantage. 
  • Broaden your mission to go beyond cost savings and actively promote innovation, risk mitigation, sustainability and supplier diversity. 
  • Increase resilience through deep knowledge of the supply base, dynamic risk monitoring and more robust supply relationship management processes.
  • Build different strategies to increase collaboration and better prepare for supplier side disruption.
  • Learn about the latest trends in digital transformation and talent development used by world-class procurement organizations. 

Develop effectiveness, efficiency and integrity for the manufacturing operations and set budgets and operational goals for the business.

  • Learn which methods work best to marry digital acumen with management skills. 
  • Cultivate new organizational designs and workforce competencies.
  • Discover leading ways to translate corporate strategy, new business model designs and game-changing technologies to elevate manufacturing and quality capabilities.
  • Connect manufacturing and quality across the business ecosystem and improve reliable supply. 
  • Build strategies and tactics that engage strategy partners, mitigate risks and boost resiliency. 

Make strategic decisions in inventory management, warehousing and haulage, liaise with all relevant parties, track deliveries and ensure accuracy in delivery and quantity. 

  • Validate and communicate the tipping points of balancing agility and cost.
  • Discover how supply chains develop logistics sustainability strategies that are aspirational and achievable. 
  • Harness the benefits that top talent can provide. 
  • Assess where technology can enhance logistics operations. 
  • Balance the benefits of both talent and technology.

Network with experts and peers
At Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo, attendees have the opportunity to connect with Gartner experts and industry-leading CSCOs and supply chain executives. Meet one-on-one with Gartner experts for tailored advice to help you achieve your most critical priorities.

Build new relationships, broaden your perspectives and uncover ways to solve problems alongside other supply chain leaders. When you engage with like-minded peers, you’ll find opportunities to share your ideas and experiences. 

Highlights:

  • Roundtable sessions.* Join your supply chain executive peers from leading organizations and various industries to discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these small-group sessions, moderated by a Gartner expert. 
  • End-user case studies. Detailed and documented case studies, by Gartner invitation, reveal lessons from your peers during their own organization’s implementations.
  • Peer conversations. Join peer-to-peer discussions organically throughout the conference. With over 2000 attendees of CSCO and supply chain leaders discover how others are tackling the challenges you face every day. 

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end-users only; space is limited.

Prioritize what to accelerate, unlock resources for digital investments, make meaningful cultural changes and so much more. No matter where you are on your digital business acceleration journey, we’re here to help you get to your destination faster — with confidence.

Lean back and listen
Expect the best speakers, brightest minds and the latest big ideas. These sessions provide the inspiration and actionable insight to transform your most critical priorities into business results.

Highlights:

  • Signature Series. Gain insight from our first-released top predictions, the Future of Supply Chain, CEO perspectives, strategic technology themes and more. 
  • Guest Speakers. Hear first-hand experience from guest keynote speakers and guest speakers from companies like Walmart Canada, P&G, Pfizer and more.
  • Magic Quadrant Sessions. Explore Magic Quadrants for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, Transportation Management Systems, Warehouse Management Systems and more.

Lean in and engage
Facilitated by Gartner experts, these sessions challenge you to solve problems together, exchange viewpoints and get to the core of the business imperatives that drive you and your peers.

Highlights:

  • Workshops.* Small-scale and interactive: Collaborate with peers by taking the most important topics and learning how to apply them to your business.
  • Contract Negotiation Clinics.* Negotiation is an art. At the conference, learn how to negotiate the best contracts for your organization, regardless of vendor size.
  • CSCO Circle.* An exclusive program within the overall agenda designed for Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs)  to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas and grow their community of peers.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only. 

Our unbiased Gartner experts help you advance your most critical priorities through industry-leading insights, guidance and tools. Tap their unique expertise to make faster, smarter decisions. 

Gartner one-on-one meetings.* Meet one-on-one with Gartner experts for tailored advice to help you achieve your most critical priorities. These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a Gartner expert who will listen and guide you on the matters most critical to your success.

Ask the Expert sessions.* Topic-driven sessions provide a more intimate discussion forum, featuring one Gartner expert and end-user peers posing questions.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

Attendees will learn firsthand how to apply Gartner’s extensive supply chain research and strategic advice to their disrupted supply chains. Now more than ever supply chain leaders want to network with their peers and discuss best practices and collaboration opportunities that strengthen their organizations.

Chris Poole

Managing Vice President and Conference Chair

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    2022 Tracks at a Glance

    Attendees had access to over 140 sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help supply chain leaders meet the demands of the future. Each track had a particular area of focus that helped deliver what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    CSCO: Strategy

    Explore expert insights and inspiration for CSCOs to develop future-proof strategies for transforming the supply chain operating model to address near-term disruptions while maintaining long-term focus on business goals and outcomes.

    Track B

    CSCO: Leadership

    Discover actionable insights and inspiration to think creatively, create vision, drive initiatives and lead the transformation required to realize complex corporate and societal goals. Lead your organizations by unlocking the value of an integrated end-to-end supply chain.

    Track C

    Supply Chain Planning

    Supply chain planning leaders are being challenged to innovate their thinking and make decisions quickly and efficiently. Explore insights and tools for planning leaders to improve planning processes, build talent for the future and prioritize technology investments to achieve business objectives.

    Track D

    Sourcing and Procurement

    Chief procurement officers (CPOs) are working to optimize costs while proactively managing risk and building resilience into their supply networks. This track guides CPOs and their teams to deliver on strategic objectives while creating new ways to add value and provide a competitive advantage.

    Track E

    Supply Chain Operations and Manufacturing

    Supply chain operations and manufacturing leaders are challenged with material availability, capacity constraints and shifting consumer preferences. Discover operational best practices, cutting-edge technology developments and risk mitigation strategies to deliver next-level value.

    Track F

    Logistics and Fulfillment

    Logistics and customer fulfillment leaders must balance agility and costs while addressing a sustainable strategy and deployment. Take a deeper dive into navigating the challenges across agility, cost, sustainability, technology and talent to ensure a secure and resilient future.

    Track G

    Quality

    Digital transformation, changing business models and new demands from customers and regulators require a modern approach to quality management. Discover guidance on building a strategic quality department and embedding ownership for quality excellence across the business.

    Track H

    Technology

    Disruptions prominently placed supply chains in a spotlight for all to see where resilience and agility anchor future strategies. This track provides insights and advice that inform decisions on technology acquisitions when rebuilding supply chains in an uncertain world.

    Industry Track A

    High-Tech and Industrial

    Supply chain leaders in high-tech and industrial industries are leaning into technologies to manage a world of increasing volatility and disruption. This track offers insights into what some organizations are doing to separate themselves and position for success in the upcoming future.

    Industry Track B

    Life Sciences

    Advanced supply chains are a competitive advantage for life sciences companies as they work to develop life-saving vaccines and medical devices. Explore insights, strategies, and frameworks to build supply chains that meet the changing needs of healthcare.

    Industry Track C

    Retail and Consumer Goods

    Discover actionable insights for supply chain leaders in the retail and consumer products sector with what is needed to dynamically adapt to business changes, drive innovation in order to deliver both growth and profitability for their organizations.

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