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

May 8 – 10, 2023 | Orlando, FL

Harness Complexity, Power Your Supply Chain

Economically, socially and politically, the world has changed. Our ability to navigate through constant disruptions while managing risk and maximizing rewards has elevated the importance of supply chains.

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.

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ conference delivers must-have insights, strategies and frameworks for chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and supply chain leaders to think big and drive real impact within their organizations. Join a global community of CSCOs and supply chain executives in 2023. 

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.

Network with experts and peers
At Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo, attendees have the opportunity to connect with Gartner experts and industry-leading CSCOs and supply chain executives. Meet one-on-one with Gartner experts for tailored advice to help you achieve your mission-critical priorities.

Build new relationships, broaden your perspectives and uncover ways to solve problems alongside other supply chain leaders. When you engage with like-minded peers, you’ll find opportunities to share your ideas and experiences. 

Highlights

  • Roundtables.* Join your supply chain executive peers from leading organizations and various industries to discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these small-group sessions, moderated by a Gartner expert. 
  • End-user case studies. Detailed and documented case studies, by Gartner invitation, reveal lessons from your peers during their own organization’s implementations.
  • Peer conversations. Join peer-to-peer discussions organically throughout the conference. With more than 2,000 CSCOs and supply chain leaders in attendance, discover how others are tackling the challenges you face every day. 

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

Prioritize what to accelerate, unlock resources for digital investments, make meaningful cultural changes and so much more. No matter where you are on your digital business acceleration journey, we’re here to help you get to your destination faster — with confidence.

Lean back and listen
Expect the best speakers, brightest minds and the latest big ideas. These sessions provide the inspiration and actionable insight to transform your mission-critical priorities into business results.

Highlights

  • Signature Series. Gain insight from our first-released top predictions, the future of supply chain, CEO perspectives, strategic technology themes and more. 
  • Guest speakers. Gain firsthand experience in keynotes featuring guest speakers from companies like Walmart Canada, P&G, Pfizer and more.
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant™ sessions. Explore Gartner Magic Quadrant™ research for supply chain planning solutions, transportation management systems, warehouse management systems and more.

Lean in and engage
Facilitated by Gartner experts, these sessions challenge you to solve problems together, exchange viewpoints and get to the core of the business imperatives that drive you and your peers.

Highlights

  • Workshops.* Small-scale and interactive, workshops are sessions where you can collaborate with peers by taking the most important topics and learning how to apply them to your business.
  • Contract Negotiation Clinics.* Negotiation is an art. At the conference, learn how to negotiate the best contracts for your organization, regardless of vendor size.
  • The CSCO Circle.* 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.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only. 

Our unbiased Gartner experts help you advance your mission-critical priorities through industry-leading insights, guidance and tools. Tap their unique expertise to make faster, smarter decisions. 

Gartner one-on-one meetings.* Meet one-on-one with Gartner experts for tailored advice to help you achieve your mission-critical priorities. These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a Gartner expert who will listen and guide you on the matters most crucial to your success.

Ask the Expert sessions.* Topic-driven sessions provide a more intimate discussion forum, featuring one Gartner expert and end-user peers posing questions.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

Economically, socially and politically, supply chains have changed. Now more than ever, attendees must leverage Gartner insights, and refine their skills and abilities to navigate constant disruptions while managing risk and maximizing rewards.

David Gonzalez

Conference Chair and VP Analyst

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    Tracks at a Glance

    Access 140+ sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help supply chain leaders develop agile and resilient supply chain strategies. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    CSCO: Leadership and Vision

    Leading supply chains create competitive advantage. In this track, you will discover valuable insights on how to envision, articulate, and lead your supply chain into becoming a powerhouse for business growth and delivering greater customer value.

    Track B

    CSCO: Strategy and Execution

    Leading supply chains thrive in challenging conditions. In this track, you will discover actionable insights and practical methods on how to execute strategies and drive transformation to achieve your organization’s supply chain goals.

    Track C

    Supply Chain Planning

    Supply chain planning leaders are tasked with managing through continual volatility. This track explores insights and tools for planning leaders to take advantage of this unique situation to harness complexity and improve processes, people and technologies to power the supply chain.

    Track D

    Sourcing and Procurement

    Chief procurement officers (CPOs) are now challenged with navigating a disruptive environment while continuing to optimize costs and ensure service continuity. This track provides CPOs and their teams with indispensable insights to steer through disruption and maximize value.

    Track E

    Manufacturing

    Manufacturing leaders face unprecedent challenges with today’s inflationary pressures, geopolitical turmoil, material availability, capacity constraints and shifting consumer preferences. Navigating such challenges, however, presents strategic advantage opportunities. In the Manufacturing track, you can 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 execute through constant disruptions while managing risk and maximizing rewards. In this track, take a deeper dive into how to deliver competitive logistics operations by leveraging best practices across areas including cost, service, technology and sustainability.

    Track G

    Quality

    Rapid changes to technology, operations and public values require a radical shift in quality management. This track explores guidance on building a strategic department to help the organization navigate constant disruptions while managing risks and standards.

    Track H

    Technology

    With disruptions becoming more frequent and unforeseen, abilities to profitably respond while managing risk have accelerated in importance. This track provides insights and advice that inform decisions on technology acquisitions when framing supply chains.

    Industry Track A

    Industrial Manufacturing and High-Tech

    Supply chain leaders in high-tech and industrial industries have to manage increased volatility as well as the likelihood of a downturn. This track offers insights into what organizations are doing to manage through a recession and prepare for eventual growth.

    Industry Track B

    Healthcare and Life Sciences

    Life science and healthcare supply chains are becoming a competitive advantage for growth as biopharma, medical devices and healthcare providers innovate and accelerate their life-saving solutions. In this track, you can discover emerging trends, innovative strategies and critical insights.

    Industry Track C

    Retail and CPG

    This track explores expert insights and inspiration for retail and manufacturing consumer product supply chains to plan better in dealing with persistent disruptions. Drive strategic alignment to progress sustainability, resilience and talent to thrive during instability and risk.

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