Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit

November 29 – 30, 2023 | Phoenix, AZ

Join an exclusive community of supply chain planning leaders

Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit, the premier destination for supply chain planning leaders, will show you how to deliver tangible outcomes in support of business objectives, and transform the planning function from within while harnessing emerging technologies to realize the value of supply chain planning as a competitive advantage and significant contributor to your organization’s bottom line.

Expert advice

Be the first to hear about emerging trends and the latest predictions. Leave with a solid action plan to elevate the visibility of supply chain planning to deliver value to the overall business.

Meaningful networking 

Interact with more than 600 of your supply chain planning peers to gain firsthand insight from those facing similar challenges to yours.

Real-world solutions

Explore the latest technologies changing the supply chain planning landscape. Meet face-to-face with knowledgeable representatives who can help you craft a solution for your planning needs.

Attendees will learn firsthand how to apply Gartner’s extensive research to make smarter, faster supply chain planning decisions while also aligning talent, processes and technology to meet business objectives.

Lusi Zheng

Conference Chair and Senior Director Analyst

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    Calling all supply chain planning leaders

    Our supply chain planning conference offers attendees a one-stop-shop to access research-backed sessions, get expert advice and solve problems with colleagues. Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit addresses the strategic needs of supply chain planning leaders.

    Measure maturity and advance your planning process
    • Build supply chain planning capacity and grow in maturity.
    • Deliver business benefits of improved profit, revenue, cash flow and customer service.
    • Advance from reporters of unit volume predictions to facilitators of intentional demand shaping.
    • Become more resilient and agile to demand changes and supply.
    Design, define and align your S&OP process
    • Bridge the gap between execution, planning and strategy.
    • Identify risks and opportunities that might impact the supply plan. 
    • Link the S&OP and the financial planning process to drive the right behaviors.
    • Integrate supply chain planning across the end-to-end supply chain.
    • Reduce costly reactive mod of operations in the short-term horizon. 
    Develop and orchestrate a demand-driven value network throughout your business in order to optimize costs and forecast accurately
    • Build a demand plan that optimizes the balance between market opportunity and supply network capability.
    • Create more accurate demand forecasts for a product or service. 
    • Increase your efficiency in producing and delivering products to the customer's satisfaction.
    • Develop the business case for demand-planning process improvement to implement consensus demand planning
    Explore the latest technologies that can help you effectively assess capability availability and manage an ever-growing network of indirect suppliers
    • Develop a high-level material planning process framework to build the right foundation for improving the material planning process.
    • Discover strategies to include material planning as a part of both execution and orchestration of the supply chain planning process.
    • Build strategies to prioritize your suppliers' base built on materials risk management criteria 
    • Evaluate the strategic fit and the willingness of your key suppliers to collaborate. 

    Tracks at a Glance

    Access more than 40 hours of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help supply chain planning leaders to establish a more resilient and agile supply chain planning process.
    Preview the tracks covered in 2019, while we prepare the tracks for this year’s conference. 

    Track A

    Strategy, Planning and Execution Alignment

    Robust and credible demand planning capabilities are the starting point of overall supply chain planning excellence. However, a demand plan alone is not enough. Put plans into action to establish a supply chain more responsive to future demand, with agility and cost-efficiency.

    Track B

    Supply Chain Planning

    Supply chain planning requires a sound foundation of capabilities in the core domains of product, demand and supply. This track helps supply chain planning leaders develop core planning processes that improve the quality of decision making and enable transformation.

    Track C

    Planning Technology

    This track helps supply chain planning leaders demystify emerging technologies and turn them into actionable tools and steps to transform supply chain planning from within, add value to the business and help business leaders to meet their strategic goals.

    Health and safety measures

    We are excited to welcome you back to our in-person conferences this year. Our current health & safety guidelines for our conferences through December 2022 are outlined below, as well as additional details to help you plan for the in-person experience.

    As a part of our commitment to creating the safest possible environment for our community, we require all attendees, exhibitors, staff and partners to be fully vaccinated to participate in this year’s in-person conference. All participants will be asked to agree and to adhere to Gartner’s on-site safety guidelines and measures for their conference.

    We will continue to monitor the global and regional response to the pandemic and may adjust our plans accordingly. To ensure you have the most up-to-date information, the latest health & safety guidelines for each conference will be communicated directly to all registered participants via email no later than two weeks prior to the conference start date.