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Monday, November 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 04:00 PM

Teknowlogi: AI, From Buzzword to Business Value: How to Achieve Both

Spencer Askew, CEO, Teknowlogi

IT departments remain inundated with pressure from the Business to transform and streamline essentially everything. We will unpack practical and useful methods on how to identify and eliminate business constraints while improving profitability. We will accomplish this by discussing practical ways to apply cutting edge technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 11:30 AM

Achieving Analytics Excellence in Supply Chain Planning

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Planning groups oftentimes lead the charge in their organization's analytics maturity journey. To suceed, they must first build a strong analytics competency in planning. In this session, Gartner will present best practices in building the required foundation, spanning talent and skills, technology, organization and alignment with overall supply chain goals.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:15 PM

Case Study: RB’s AI Journey Towards Autonomous Planning

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain planning organizations have employed advanced analytics to augment and upskill their planners' decision making capabilities. Today with the advent of AI in supply chain, organizations are embracing machine learning to automate supply chain process towards the goal of lights-out planning. In this session, RB will share with the audience their progress so far in adopting AI to achieve autonomous planning.

Monday, November 04, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, November 04, 2019 11:15 AM

How to Design the Supply Planning Process to Support Business Objectives

Scott Durie, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many companies are struggling to create business value with a supply planning process. Learn how to transform the supply planning process from a short-term, operational focus to a midterm, integral business-objectives focus.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:15 PM

Move Beyond Inventory Reduction Targets to Actionable Inventory Plans

Paul Lord, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

While finance leaders may impose inventory reduction targets on the supply chain, success requires a translation of these objectives into a sequenced implementation plan that engages enterprise stakeholders with relevant messaging and change proposals. This requires resourceful approaches that result in improved organizational intelligence and decision governance.

Monday, November 04, 2019 08:30 AM|Monday, November 04, 2019 09:15 AM

Keynote: Deliver Business Outcomes — Transform Supply Chain Planning From Within; Master Emerging Technologies.

Marko Pukkila, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Companies’ interest in advancing their supply chain planning capabilities remains high, yet supply chain planning remains an underutilized resource in many organizations. Now is the time for supply chain planning leaders to elevate the visibility of the function and demonstrate value to the overall business.

Monday, November 04, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, November 04, 2019 11:15 AM

Ask the Expert: How to Engender Analytics Culture In The Planning Organization?

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

With supply chain planning increasing reliance on advanced analytics, supply chain planning leaders are challenged with their organization’s level of readiness and ability to take advantage of these capabilities. This session will answer questions about best practices for building an analytics culture ranging from training, upskilling and defining new career paths.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, November 04, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, November 04, 2019 11:15 AM

Organizing Strategies for Planning Leaders

Ken Chadwick, VP Analyst, Gartner

Technology is changing the way we collect information and communicate within the planning world. Companies are looking to leverage information to better utilize assets in service of growth, efficiency and customer goals. This session will look at strategies for developing the necessary organization structure and talent that translates information into action in modern day supply chains.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:15 PM

Rightsizing Your Planning Organization

KC Quah, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This builds of the survey data we have on SKU/Planner, and some learning we have that could guide organization in getting some quantification around right sizing their organizations.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:15 PM

Case Study: RB’s AI Journey Towards Autonomous Planning

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain planning organizations have employed advanced analytics to augment and upskill their planners' decision making capabilities. Today with the advent of AI in supply chain, organizations are embracing machine learning to automate supply chain process towards the goal of lights-out planning. In this session, RB will share with the audience their progress so far in adopting AI to achieve autonomous planning.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 05:15 PM

Building a Talent Strategy for Supply Chain Planning

Caroline Chumakov, Assoc Principal Analyst, Gartner

Attracting and retaining top talent can be top barriers to the successful execution of the supply chain planning objectives. This session will explore how to build a holistic talent strategy for your planning organization in order to build new capabilities, retain great talent and drive results.

Supply chain planning requires the right technologies to support the business's ever-growing need for better information. Explore these planning technology sessions to demystify emerging technologies, and turn them into actionable tools: 

Monday, November 04, 2019 08:30 AM|Monday, November 04, 2019 09:15 AM

Keynote: Deliver Business Outcomes — Transform Supply Chain Planning From Within; Master Emerging Technologies.

Marko Pukkila, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Companies’ interest in advancing their supply chain planning capabilities remains high, yet supply chain planning remains an underutilized resource in many organizations. Now is the time for supply chain planning leaders to elevate the visibility of the function and demonstrate value to the overall business.

Monday, November 04, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, November 04, 2019 11:15 AM

Lead Supply Chain Down the Road to Digital Success

Michael Burkett, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital is a Top 5 investment priority for CSCOs. However less than half of companies surveyed are actively planning or implementing a digital supply chain roadmap. While most admit to challenges, it’s leadership and governance that differentiate those exceeding business objectives

Monday, November 04, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 02:05 PM

The 2019 Supply Chain Planning Technologies Theater

Christian Titze, VP Analyst, Gartner

A theater presentation on key supply chain technologies out of Gartner's relevant Hype Cycles.

Monday, November 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 03:00 PM

Seven Key Criteria to Guide Your Supply Chain Planning Technology Vendor Selection

William McNeill, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

With dozens of supply chain planning solutions in the market and an infinite number of business requirements, it is easy to be overwhelmed during the selection process. This session walks through a practical framework and key criteria to help guide you when evaluating prospective vendor solutions.

Monday, November 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 04:00 PM

Teknowlogi: AI, From Buzzword to Business Value: How to Achieve Both

Spencer Askew, CEO, Teknowlogi

IT departments remain inundated with pressure from the Business to transform and streamline essentially everything. We will unpack practical and useful methods on how to identify and eliminate business constraints while improving profitability. We will accomplish this by discussing practical ways to apply cutting edge technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Monday, November 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 04:45 PM

Workshop: Prioritizing Supply Chain Planning Technologies

Christian Titze, VP Analyst, Gartner

Here we present ideas for running a structured prioritization workshop on supply chain planning technologies. Out of a short list of candidates, identifying which technologies would be essential to help optimize and transform supply chain planning.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, November 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 05:00 PM

Roundtable: The Algorithm: To Trust or not to Trust?

Alex Pradhan, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

As supply chain planning technology evolves, with new sophisticated features and advanced analytics further enabling automation of planning decisions, end-users are fundamentally challenged with “how do I trust the solution?” The changes in human behavior that accompany adoption of a supply chain planning solution may sound simple, but they are not easy to effect — especially when dealing with trust. This session will explore the trust barriers to adoption of the solution.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, November 04, 2019 04:30 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 05:15 PM

How to Improve the Success of Your Supply Chain Planning Technology Implementation

Bart De Muynck, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will expose the challenges and best practices for implementing supply chain planning technologies which includes the topics of vendor selection, organization change management, and the most effective ways to leverage third-party vendor support. Learn the top barriers to successful implementations and ways to mitigate those barriers.

Monday, November 04, 2019 06:45 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 07:05 PM

Magic Quadrant Theater for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation

William McNeill, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Global business demands and evolving technologies are driving changes in the market for S&OP technologies. Supply chain planning executives will learn how these trends affect Gartner’s latest vendor evaluations.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 11:30 AM

Case Study: Applying MEIO to the Reality of Constrained Supply Networks

Paul Lord, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Safety stock analytics (such as MEIO) apply reasonably well to distribution and discrete assembly networks. Process manufacturing has capacity constraints which limit the direct applicability of MEIO. Hear the successes from a major chemical manufacturer which combined optimization and simulation modeling of network capacity constraints to support complex supply planning decision scenarios

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 11:30 AM

Ask the Expert: Top Supply Chain Planning Technology Mistakes and Pragmatic Lessons

Alex Pradhan, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Ask an analyst your questions about top supply chain planning technology mistakes and best practices - from strategy, business requirements gathering, vendor selection, implementation, and beyond. Come to this Q&A session with your questions, and to hear with what issues other supply chain planning technology leaders are wrestling.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 02:00 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 02:20 PM

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning

William McNeill, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Gartner provides insight into key technologies companies are assessing in support of their SCP business needs. An understanding into how some underlying technologies, such as cloud, real-time analytics and in-memory computing, are impacting the future of SCP will be provided as well as insight into which technologies are key for your business initiatives

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:15 PM

When to Buy Additional Analytical Capabilities for Your Supply Chain Planning

Alex Pradhan, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations believe they need more analytics to support their supply chain planning, but often aren't aware of the analytical capabilities already available within their SCP technology. This session will help you get the most value out of your existing SCP software before added investment.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:15 PM

Case Study: RB’s AI Journey Towards Autonomous Planning

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain planning organizations have employed advanced analytics to augment and upskill their planners' decision making capabilities. Today with the advent of AI in supply chain, organizations are embracing machine learning to automate supply chain process towards the goal of lights-out planning. In this session, RB will share with the audience their progress so far in adopting AI to achieve autonomous planning.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 05:15 PM

How IoT Will Increase Sales, Reduce Costs and Improve Customer Service

Pia Orup Lund, Director Analyst, Gartner

As IoT becomes a reality, supply chain leaders responsible for planning are finding value in integrating IoT technologies into their planning environment When incorporated into a mature planning environment IoT capabilities have potential to create differentiating capabilities. Learn what IoT means for supply chain planning and how they can apply IoT methods into their planning process.

Monday, November 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 04:00 PM

Elementum: Embrace the Unplanned: S&OE Stories from the Front Lines

We all know there is no such thing as a perfect plan in supply chain—in fact, only 40% of service levels live up to S&OP projections. That’s where S&OE comes in. This session will cover the business impact of S&OE (sales & operations execution), the first industry-wide S&OE benchmark report, and real-world case studies from companies that have implemented formal S&OE practices.

Monday, November 04, 2019 04:30 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 05:15 PM

S&OE — The Missing Link Between Integrated Planning and Execution

Mike Griswold, VP Analyst, Gartner

Lack of maturity in aligning short-term planning activities creates inefficiencies in many supply chains. Planning leaders will learn how to position short-term planning within the broader context of planning and execution alignment. Topics include: Interconnection of planning horizons across time and aggregation levels; Benefits of planning and execution alignment; Enablers of S&OE.

Sales & operations planning (S&OP) is at the top of most supply chain leaders strategic priorities. These conference sessions will help you create and establish your S&OP procedures within your organization: 

Monday, November 04, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, November 04, 2019 12:00 PM

Workshop: Creating Successful S&OP Transformation With Cross-Functional Stakeholders' Engagement

Tina Hu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A critical success factor for S&OP deployments is building internal support about the business problem and proposed approach. Many S&OP deployment efforts fail because these are not properly addressed in the project initiation. In this workshop, you will get the research background on how to build an engagement plan. You will also get input to your draft plans supported with Gartner templates.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, November 04, 2019 01:20 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 01:40 PM

Orchestr8: Why a forecast is not a plan. And what MIT research reveals.

Philip Ribbins, Founder, Orchestr8 Limited

After years of the status quo, MIT researchers reveal the source of a great many supply chain challenges and what solves them. In this talk, Philip Ribbins will unpack the research and offer a practical and actionable method to resolve many challenges common to supply chain planning.

Monday, November 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 03:00 PM

Case Study: Where to Start If You Don't Have a Formal S&OP?

KC Quah, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Framework and pointers to help organization with no formal S&OP think through where to start and what they can do. Example, take a maturity assessment, understand where their key pain points are, ... etc.

Monday, November 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 04:00 PM

Elementum: Embrace the Unplanned: S&OE Stories from the Front Lines

We all know there is no such thing as a perfect plan in supply chain—in fact, only 40% of service levels live up to S&OP projections. That’s where S&OE comes in. This session will cover the business impact of S&OE (sales & operations execution), the first industry-wide S&OE benchmark report, and real-world case studies from companies that have implemented formal S&OE practices.

Monday, November 04, 2019 06:45 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 07:05 PM

Magic Quadrant Theater for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation

William McNeill, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Global business demands and evolving technologies are driving changes in the market for S&OP technologies. Supply chain planning executives will learn how these trends affect Gartner’s latest vendor evaluations.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 11:30 AM

Best Practices in S&OP From Top Global Supply Chains

Micheal Youssef, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Listen to some of the best practices of top global SCs across different industries. This session is for inspiration to learn from the leaders on how S&OP supports business objectives.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:15 PM

S&OP and Winston Churchill: They Have More in Common Than You Might Think

Mike Griswold, VP Analyst, Gartner

While recognized as one of the worlds greatest 20th century leaders, Winston Churchill also new a little bit about planning and execution alignment. In this session, hear how some of Churchill's most famous quotes, also provide insights into the key success factors for S&OP and S&OE. This session will explore:
- How to prioritize S&OP initiatives?
- The role of metrics
- Value of distinct planning horizons

Supply chain planning requires a sound foundation of capabilities in the core domains of product, demand and supply. These sessions will share the latest research insights and practitioners examples to help supply chain planning leaders develop core planning processes:

Monday, November 04, 2019 08:30 AM|Monday, November 04, 2019 09:15 AM

Keynote: Deliver Business Outcomes — Transform Supply Chain Planning From Within; Master Emerging Technologies.

Marko Pukkila, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Companies’ interest in advancing their supply chain planning capabilities remains high, yet supply chain planning remains an underutilized resource in many organizations. Now is the time for supply chain planning leaders to elevate the visibility of the function and demonstrate value to the overall business.

Monday, November 04, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, November 04, 2019 11:15 AM

How to Design the Supply Planning Process to Support Business Objectives

Scott Durie, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many companies are struggling to create business value with a supply planning process. Learn how to transform the supply planning process from a short-term, operational focus to a midterm, integral business-objectives focus.

Monday, November 04, 2019 10:30 AM|Monday, November 04, 2019 12:00 PM

Workshop: Creating Successful S&OP Transformation With Cross-Functional Stakeholders' Engagement

Tina Hu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A critical success factor for S&OP deployments is building internal support about the business problem and proposed approach. Many S&OP deployment efforts fail because these are not properly addressed in the project initiation. In this workshop, you will get the research background on how to build an engagement plan. You will also get input to your draft plans supported with Gartner templates.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, November 04, 2019 01:20 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 01:40 PM

Orchestr8: Why a forecast is not a plan. And what MIT research reveals.

Philip Ribbins, Founder, Orchestr8 Limited

After years of the status quo, MIT researchers reveal the source of a great many supply chain challenges and what solves them. In this talk, Philip Ribbins will unpack the research and offer a practical and actionable method to resolve many challenges common to supply chain planning.

Monday, November 04, 2019 01:45 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 02:05 PM

The 2019 Supply Chain Planning Technologies Theater

Christian Titze, VP Analyst, Gartner

A theater presentation on key supply chain technologies out of Gartner's relevant Hype Cycles.

Monday, November 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 03:00 PM

Ask the Expert: Questions About Inventory You Have Been Afraid to Ask

Paul Lord, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Inventory is a complex topic about which many have difficulty finding a place to begin discussion. Different roles have divergent perspectives on the topic, making the basis for agreement even harder to find. This session will provide a forum for attendees to ask any question about the topic of inventory that is on their minds. The session may be spirited, and hopefully enlightening.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, November 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 03:00 PM

Demand Planning Process: A Journey Through the Four-Step Process

Micheal Youssef, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Creating a robust consensus demand plan is a critical part of good S&OP process. Yet, many companies struggle to get the proper engagement of marketing, sales and finance. In this workshop, we will examine Gartner’s four-step consensus planning process and provide actionable guidance on how to build a better consensus demand plan.

Monday, November 04, 2019 02:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 03:15 PM

Roundtable: Metrics for Measuring Product Innovation Success

Janet Suleski, Director Analyst, Gartner

Identifying metrics for measuring product innovation success is challenging, particularly given the cross-functional nature of designing, developing and launching new or refreshed items. The roundtable will discuss what metrics are being used today, where these metrics fall short and how the practice of measuring innovation is evolving within their companies.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this event.

Monday, November 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 04:00 PM

Teknowlogi: AI, From Buzzword to Business Value: How to Achieve Both

Spencer Askew, CEO, Teknowlogi

IT departments remain inundated with pressure from the Business to transform and streamline essentially everything. We will unpack practical and useful methods on how to identify and eliminate business constraints while improving profitability. We will accomplish this by discussing practical ways to apply cutting edge technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Monday, November 04, 2019 03:15 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 04:00 PM

Elementum: Embrace the Unplanned: S&OE Stories from the Front Lines

We all know there is no such thing as a perfect plan in supply chain—in fact, only 40% of service levels live up to S&OP projections. That’s where S&OE comes in. This session will cover the business impact of S&OE (sales & operations execution), the first industry-wide S&OE benchmark report, and real-world case studies from companies that have implemented formal S&OE practices.

Monday, November 04, 2019 04:30 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 05:15 PM

Retiring SKUs for Fun and Profit: Supply Chain's Role in Supporting Portfolio Optimization

Tina Hu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain teams are increasingly involved in portfolio optimization initiatives that include identifying unhealthy products and retiring them from the company's portfolio. Explore supply chain's growing role in identifying candidate products for retirement, educating other functions on rationalization opportunities and seeing the product retirement process through to completion.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 11:30 AM

Case Study: Applying MEIO to the Reality of Constrained Supply Networks

Paul Lord, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Safety stock analytics (such as MEIO) apply reasonably well to distribution and discrete assembly networks. Process manufacturing has capacity constraints which limit the direct applicability of MEIO. Hear the successes from a major chemical manufacturer which combined optimization and simulation modeling of network capacity constraints to support complex supply planning decision scenarios

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:15 PM

Move Beyond Inventory Reduction Targets to Actionable Inventory Plans

Paul Lord, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

While finance leaders may impose inventory reduction targets on the supply chain, success requires a translation of these objectives into a sequenced implementation plan that engages enterprise stakeholders with relevant messaging and change proposals. This requires resourceful approaches that result in improved organizational intelligence and decision governance.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:15 PM

Case Study: RB’s AI Journey Towards Autonomous Planning

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain planning organizations have employed advanced analytics to augment and upskill their planners' decision making capabilities. Today with the advent of AI in supply chain, organizations are embracing machine learning to automate supply chain process towards the goal of lights-out planning. In this session, RB will share with the audience their progress so far in adopting AI to achieve autonomous planning.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:15 PM

Clarify and Boost the Impact of Supply Planning to Elevate Network Performance

Scott Durie, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session, we talk about the importance of defining the process, roles and outputs of supply planning (distinct from demand planning or supply execution) in order to frame, analyze and propose operating decisions that lead to more reliable service, reduced risk and increased efficiency.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 05:15 PM

Hide and Seek: Where Is My Inventory Opportunity?

Marko Pukkila, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Inventory is often a no-win topic for supply chain leaders; head of finance says there is always too much, head of sales says there is never enough. In this session, we will show the attendees how to build the capability to find the problem inventories that are hiding among the good stocks.

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