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

27 – 29 September 2022 | London, U.K.

Building a Resilient Supply Chain in a Changing World

The expectations around the value supply chains deliver are accelerating amidst ongoing volatility, disruption, and gridlock. As impacts from the pandemic, global conflict, climate change and other factors continue, supply chain leaders must be prepared to mitigate risk and navigate uncertainly in an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment.

The Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2022 conference delivers the must-have insights, strategies and frameworks for chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and supply chain leaders to bring continued agility, resilience and adaptability to their organizations. 

Agility and Resilience

Build an agile and resilient path forward. Learn how peers are responding to risk and disruption as they develop resilient and agile supply chain strategies 

Digital Supply Chain

Identify technology investment to further transform supply chains toward purpose-driven goals. Pursue digital initiatives that drive quick business growth, support cost optimization and enhance supply chain agility. 

Leadership

CSCOs and supply chain leaders must incorporate disruptions and opportunities within their vision for 2022. Discover how to adapt to the future of work, update risk management approaches and accelerate your digital transformation strategy.

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

Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Circle

The CSCO Circle is 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.

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    Calling all CSCOs and supply chain executives

    Our supply chain conference offers attendees a one-stop-shop to access research-backed sessions, get expert advice and solve problems with colleagues. Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ conference addresses the strategic needs 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.

    Tracks at a Glance

    Access over 140+ sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help supply chain leaders prepare for disruption, enable digital transformation and build sustainability as a competitive advantage. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on 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.

    Health and safety measures

    We are excited and are prepared to return to in-person conferences this year. Over the coming months, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue and health agency guidelines and recommendations as we plan our in-person programs.

    As part of our commitment to creating the safest possible environment for our community given current infection rates around the globe, we will be requiring all attendees, exhibitors, staff and partners to be fully vaccinated to participate in this year’s in-person conferences, in addition to completing a health status attestation prior to arrival.

    In addition to the above attendance criteria, we will implement a set of operational planning measures to help create a clean and safe conference. Please note that precautions may evolve prior to each event; however, the following measures will be followed at a minimum:

    • Increased cleaning and sanitizing of the event space
    • Decreased capacity and minimized congestion where possible across the venue, including more space in aisleways
    • Touchless or reduced contact interactions throughout the conference

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