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™
27 – 29 September 2022 | London, U.K. 
8 - 10 May 2023 | Orlando, FL

Gartner Supply Chain Leaders Forum
11 – 12 July 2022 | Hertfordshire, U.K.

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

Insight that creates connections

Insight that creates connections

Connect with peers and Gartner experts to drive stronger performance on your most critical priorities.

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

Explore how we help you address your top challenges:

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Foster innovation while delivering profitable business results.

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

Supply Chain Procurement & Sourcing Professionals
Meet the challenge of continuous pressure to optimize costs while supporting increasing customer demands and agility.

Supply Chain Logistics Professionals
Navigate and prepare for a changing landscape which will be crucial for organizations that want to navigate in the turns

Supply Chain Manufacturing Professionals
Expert advice on how to measure and monitor to maximize your performance

The Supply Chain Executive Conference has been the secret sauce for me in distilling supply chain technology, applications, practices and procedures necessary for a new Air Force initiative.

2019 Attendee

Chief Product Support Manager, United States Air Force

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

Our team of Gartner experts conducts thousands of interactions every year with supply chain leaders like you. They use this knowledge to address your biggest challenges in areas such as future of supply chain, operational excellence, sustainability, customer centricity, digital transformation, and supply chain agility and resilience. Take a deep dive into the technologies and best practices that will help you build a future-proof supply chain.

Join us and learn how to:

  • Develop the agility required to manage new disruption
  • Leverage supply chain best practices for interacting with global ecosystems
  • Adapt your logistics and distribution networks
  • Find the talent, technology and tools you need to successfully respond to an unpredictable future
  • Accelerate the digitalization of your entire supply chain
  • Optimize and reduce costs, while improving processes and customer service
  • Support sustainability, a culture of quality, diversity, equity and inclusion

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.

Take a look inside Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo

Experience what the global supply chain conferences have to offer by viewing the 2021 opening keynote, From Cause to Cure: Purpose-Driven Outcomes for a Fractured World presented by Distinguished VP Analyst Dana Stiffler and VP Analyst Simon Bailey. To view the full conference offerings, explore the conference sites for Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo in Americas and Europe

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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