Supply Chain Conferences

Supply chain leaders, build 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. 

As a chief supply chain officer (CSCO), your ability to respond and adapt has been tested. You have led through disruption and are now planning strategies for renewal and growth. You’re seeking new opportunities, capabilities and business models to build greater resilience and agility into your supply chain and set your organization up for the future.

Join us and think big, make bold moves and drive real impact within your organization. 

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™
8 - 10 May 2023 | Orlando, FL
5 – 7 June 2023 | Barcelona, Spain 

Gartner Supply Chain Leaders Forum
7 – 9 May 2023 | Orlando, FL

Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit
30 – 31 October 2023 | London, U.K.
29 – 30 November 2023 | Phoenix, AZ

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo

The premier gathering of trailblazers, thought leaders and industry experts pushing the boundaries of supply chain. Exclusive access to research-backed sessions, expert advice on your specific challenges and problem solving with peers through networking opportunities.
What's covered

Discover must-have insights, strategies and frameworks for chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and supply chain leaders to think big, make bold moves and drive real impact within their organizations.

  • Track A: CSCO: Leadership and Vision
  • Track B: CSCO: Strategy and Execution
  • Track C: Supply Chain Planning
  • Track D: Sourcing and Procurement
  • Track E: Manufacturing
  • Track F: Logistics and Fulfillment
  • Track G: Quality
  • Track H: Technology
  • Industry Track A: Industrial Manufacturing and High-Tech
  • Industry Track B: Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Industry Track C: Retail and CPG
Who should attend

Explore how we help you address your top challenges:

CSCOs and Heads of Supply Chain

Foster innovation while delivering profitable business results.

Heads of Supply Chain Planning
Establish a more responsive, agile and cost-efficient supply chain by linking demand planning to supply planning and inventory management processes.

Heads of Sourcing and Procurement

Meet the challenge of continuous pressure to optimize costs while supporting increasing customer demands and agility.

Heads of Logistics and Distribution
Navigate and prepare for a changing landscape which will be crucial for organizations that want to navigate in the turns.

Heads of Manufacturing
Expert advice on how to measure and monitor to maximize your performance.

The most amazing thing about this conference is the ability to learn in-person with peers who are dealing with similar transformations. A perfect opportunity to benchmark, expedite our key initiatives and think bigger (and get excited!) about our future supply chain roadmap.

Harness Complexity, Power Your Supply Chain

At Gartner Supply Chain conferences, you get insights, strategies and frameworks to help you build sustainable and profitable supply chains for a dynamic and unpredictable world.

Supply chain leaders have the power to leverage their credibility, confidence and commitment to profitably deliver in times of unprecedented stress and volatility.

At the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2023 conference, we’ll explore big ideas and deliver actionable insights to help supply chain leaders:

  • Develop agile and resilient supply chain strategies.  

  • Mitigate risk and respond to disruption.

  • Pursue digital initiatives that drive business growth. 

  • Build talent for the future.

  • Prioritize technology investments to achieve objectives.

Explore the latest supply chain insights most relevant to your role

Drive growth, agility and strategic advantage

Whether you’re trying to innovate your supply chain operations, enable transformation or accelerate digital initiatives, Gartner helps industry leaders like yourself determine where to focus – from technology to leadership – to deliver commercial success.

Move beyond short-term cost management

You face pressure to optimize costs while supporting increasing customer demands and agility. To get there, learn how to leverage supplier capabilities to their maximum advantage without creating unnecessary risk.

Build a world-class, sustainable organization

Customers are more connected, informed, mobile — and demanding — than ever before. To compete effectively, you need to enhance your supply chain logistics capabilities and extend your networks.

Balance supply and demand to optimize delivery

To achieve supply chain planning excellence, demand planning alone isn't enough. Establish a more responsive, agile and cost-efficient supply chain by linking demand planning to supply planning and inventory management processes.

Top Trends for the Future of Supply Chain

Agile and resilient supply chains are key enablers of commerce, and essential for organizations to create a competitive advantage.

There will always be disruptions impacting the supply chain, whether from climate change, labor and supply shortages, cybersecurity, global trade conflicts, inflation or any other inevitable yet unpredictable events.

CSCOs must prioritize visibility, agility, and resilience in the end-to-end supply chain to mitigate the next global supply chain disruption that comes their way.

Today’s leading CSCOs are following 4 key trends to build a disruption-tough supply chain.

  • 42% of CSCOs are under pressure to maintain current margins and profitability and achieve targets for sustainability, speed and innovation.
  • To prepare for this future, supply chain leaders will need to be able to sense opportunities and build capabilities to better understand their customers needs and wants. Supply chains will need to develop and offer new and unique-to-the-supply-chain value to customers, moving from operational excellence to commercial innovation in the future. This will include supply chain innovation on offerings and on efficient ways to deliver them to maintain profitability. 
  • 67% of organizations have defined environmental and social sustainability KPIs they expect supply chain leaders to be accountable for.
  • Customer expectations around environmental and social sustainability will apply to the entire product life cycle. Buyers will speak with their wallets by purchasing only from companies and suppliers that demonstrate authentic achievement of commitments. CSCOs must prepare to transition from ambitious action to authentic achievement of social responsibility and environmental sustainability. This will require a balanced portfolio of incremental and transformational supply chain investments. 
  • 60% of CSCOs are expected to make faster, more accurate and consistent decisions in real time.
  • Supply chain leaders’ ability to use technology to enable real-time decision execution will be further challenged by their enterprises, who will likely expect the supply chain to continuously adapt to innovative technology. Both enterprises and customers will demand that the supply chain be able to sense in real time, intelligently analyze data and synchronously execute on decisions. To prepare for this future, supply chains must have access to real-time data. They must be able to analyze the data and distill it into actionable decisions. And they must develop the capabilities necessary to synchronously execute on those insights in real time.
  • Flexible work experiences designed to promote equity and engagement for employees will be one emphasis of supply chain efforts to evolve the organization and its management.
  • COVID-19 has highlighted both the dependence supply chains have on frontline talent, and the need to build work experiences that enable flexibility around where and when the work gets done — a requirement for scarce, high-value talent.
  • Supply chain leaders can leverage technology to reduce their reliance on humans for frontline operational execution, where work is most inflexible. Additionally, they can adapt and evolve the skills of supply chain employees to equip them for a hybrid, flexible and technologically enabled workplace operating within a broader supply chain ecosystem.

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