2022 track highlights

Our Gartner experts, who are at the top of their fields, helped attendees address their most critical challenges. These key topics kickstarted conversations around priorities and initiatives so that attendees could tackle what was most important to them. The 2023 conference agenda will be coming soon.

Track A: CSCO Strategy

Explore expert insights and inspiration for CSCOs to develop future-proof strategies for transforming the supply chain operating model to address disruptions while maintaining focus on business outcomes.

Track B: CSCO Leadership

Discover actionable insights and inspiration to think creatively, create vision, drive initiatives and lead the transformation required to realize complex corporate and societal goals. 

Track C: Supply Chain Planning

Explore insights and tools for planning leaders to improve planning processes, build talent for the future and prioritize technology investments to achieve business objectives.

Track D: Sourcing & Procurement

This track guides chief procurement officers (CPOs) and their teams to deliver on strategic objectives while creating new ways to add value and provide a competitive advantage.

Track E: Supply Chain Operations & Manufacturing

Discover operational best practices, cutting-edge technology developments and risk mitigation strategies to deliver next-level value.

Track F: Logistics & Fulfillment

Navigate the challenges across agility, cost, sustainability, technology and talent to ensure a secure and resilient future.

Track G: Quality

This track provides guidance on building a strategic quality department and embedding ownership for quality excellence across the business.

Track H: Technology

Disruptions prominently placed supply chains in a spotlight for all to see where resilience and agility anchor future strategies. Inform decisions on technology acquisitions when rebuilding supply chains.

Industry Track A: Industrial Manufacturing and Hi-Tech

Discover insights on how supply chain leaders in high-tech and industrial industries are leaning into technologies to manage a world of increasing volatility and disruption. 

Industry Track B: Healthcare and Life Sciences

Advanced supply chains are a competitive advantage for life sciences companies as they work to develop life-saving medications and devices. Build supply chains that meet the changing needs of healthcare.

Industry Track C: Retail and CPG

Discover actionable insights for supply chain leaders in the retail and consumer products sector with what is needed to dynamically adapt to business changes, and drive innovation.

A look back at 2022's agenda

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Explore expert insights and inspiration for CSCOs to develop future-proof strategies for transforming the supply chain operating model to address near-term disruptions while maintaining long-term focus on business goals and outcomes.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT

Gartner Opening Keynote: Supply Chain’s Offset Strategy: Recalibrating Our Approach to the Great Acceleration

Ken Chadwick, VP Analyst, Gartner

We are here, having survived some of the most volatile and uncertain times in recent history. Yet the journey is not done. We continue to live through the Great Acceleration where markets, risk, social norms, technology, and climate are changing exponentially. The gap between the pace of change and our ability to respond to that change is growing. Alone, the strategies that brought companies here will not dictate their success in the future. In response to the new context, Supply Chains must recalibrate. Leaders must expand their view of what it will take to offset and get ahead of the changes and disruptions which are sure to come.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Modular Operating Models Make Faster Change a Competitive Advantage

Jennifer Loveland, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Making operating model change easier, faster, safer and less costly allows CSCOs to test and scale bold moves to maximize supply chain value. Address shifting supply chain requirements by adopting modular operating model designs that provide smart flexibility to rapidly reconfigure capabilities to tailor outcomes and tame complexity. Supply chain composability makes change a tool for advantage.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EDT

Signature Series: CEO Concerns 2022-2023 — Implications and Actions for CSCOs

Ken Chadwick, VP Analyst, Gartner

Explore the latest survey insights on chief executives’ concerns, priorities and objectives. The emerging post-pandemic world is different in many ways and CEOs are hoping 'digital' will help them find the next business growth trajectory. The implications for CSCOs will be significant and the actions they take must be bold.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: Building a Successful Data and Analytics Literacy Training Program

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Come to this session to share with and hear from peers on efforts to educate supply chain talent on how to leverage data and analytics for business value. We will discuss how to identify targeted roles, learning objectives and effective training methods.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Case Study: Digital Customer Collaboration Mastery for Enhanced CX

Cory Knox, Vice President, Walmart US Commercial and Supply Chain Operations, Procter & Gamble

Tiffany Lilze, Vice President, Commercial Operations and Supply Chain, Procter & Gamble

Customer demands are quickly changing, pushing companies to rapidly adapt their customer understanding and solution development. Learn how this Top 25 Master collaborates across the ecosystem to drive joint value and enhanced customer experience.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Marketplaces: The Threats and Opportunities They Present to Online Trade

Tom Enright, VP Analyst, Gartner

Marketplaces account for more than 60 percent of B2B and B2C e-commerce transactions. While providing convenience to businesses across many industries and consumers to purchase from increasingly wide product offerings, the relevance of existing online channels offered by individual companies is under threat. This session will advise companies on how to develop combative and opportunistic strategies in this new online world order.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Signature Series: The Future of Supply Chain

Chief Supply Chain Officers should expect a future demanding substantial reinvention of supply chain management, unlocking the potential of the supply chain playing a more prominent role in business. This session illustrates the key features of future supply chains, including human-centric supply chain design, dynamic execution of real-time decisions, and commercial innovation-driven growth.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Supply Chain Strategies to Manage Energy Cost, Security and Decarbonization

Sarah Watt, VP Analyst, Gartner

CSCOs must balance decarbonization goals against the need to manage energy cost and security in a dynamic market. With everything in supply chain being based on energy, more proactive management of this risk is needed. This session outlines a series of strategies to navigate and respond to a dynamic energy market and landscape, from top tips to transformational action.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Forging the Path to a Circular Economy: Barriers, Enablers and Keys to Success

Laura Rainier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The benefits of a circular economy are almost utopian — by extracting more value from materials and products we can reduce GHG emissions, costs and supply chain disruption, while maintaining economic growth. This session will crystallize the barriers, enablers and keys to success to delivering a circular economy strategy in your organization.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Creating and Communicating a Compelling Supply Chain Strategy

Jennifer Loveland, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Creating a compelling strategy is a perennial challenge for CSCOs and having a purpose-driven focus in a dynamic environment makes it even harder. Attend this session and ask a Gartner expert about best practices for creating a compelling supply chain strategy and approaches to presenting that strategy to your board of directors and other company executives.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:30 PM EDT

Gartner Keynote: Unlocking the Potential of the Supply Chain: Lessons From Top 25 Leaders

Pia Orup Lund, Director Analyst, Gartner

Chris Poole, Practice Vice President, Gartner

As supply chains take center stage in organizations, expectations around the value they deliver are accelerating. Learn the traits of leaders and which macro trends, when embraced, unlock the potential of the supply chain. The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 highlights companies possessing these and other differentiating capabilities and provides insights that CSCOs can use to compete.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Signature Series: The 2022 Strategic Supply Chain Technology Themes

Dwight Klappich, VP Analyst, Gartner

This breakout will outline the influential role of adopting and articulating themed approaches to innovative technologies for strategic planning and investments across supply chain networks.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Better Together: Better Decisions With Reciprocal Human-Machine Augmentation

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

A confluence of forces is eroding supply chain domain knowledge while increasing reliance on advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Come to this session to learn about innovative approaches to continuous sharing of knowledge between humans and machines that increase their collective ability to make better decisions.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Unpacking Gartner's Supply Chain Strategy Predictions To Help You Plan for Future Outcomes

Simon Bailey, VP Analyst, Gartner

Delivering business outcomes despite the disruptions around today is demanding enough but how do you look beyond this year? This session will help to unpack Gartner's Supply Chain Strategic Predictions by highlighting the dangers of an emerging Say/Do gap and exploring how leading supply chains will compete in new ways. The aim - to help CSCOs navigate to 2025 and beyond.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

The Three Magical Ingredients of Successful Transformations

Caroline Chumakov, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain transformations are stalling, and one reason is that CSCOs can often neglect three basic ingredients: a clear and motivating endgame; principles to guide day-to-day decision-making, and culture hacks to make the transformation feel real. Regardless of what your supply chain is transforming into, this session will equip with you with the right ingredients to drive adoption and culture change.

Discover actionable insights and inspiration to think creatively, create vision, drive initiatives and lead the transformation required to realize complex corporate and societal goals. Lead your organizations by unlocking the value of an integrated end-to-end supply chain.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

The CSCO Playbook for Navigating Global Disruption

Supply chains leverage a playbook designed for isolated, temporary constraints when supply continuity issues arise unexpectedly. However, the current global gridlock challenging supply chains today is neither isolated nor temporary. Join this session to learn more about the issues supply chain leaders should address now to reduce the constraints limiting their growth later.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

CSCO Roundtable: Net Zero and Energy Security: False Tradeoff or Strategic Opportunity?

Lynn Wiggins, Executive Supply Chain Partner, Gartner

Sarah Watt, VP Analyst, Gartner

This interactive session will explore the challenges and opportunities involved in pursuing ambitious Net Zero emissions goals while contending with near-term market and geopolitical challenges in the transition to renewable energy.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EDT

Three Actions CSCOs Can Learn From Military Logistics Leaders on Supply Chain Resiliency

Leo Creger, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

With a primary focus on mission accomplishment, the military is not known as a lean and cost-efficient supply chain operation. Being prepared for a crisis is the result of developing a playbook, wargaming with stakeholders and extended supply chain partners, and mitigating constraints before they occur. This session provides CSCOs with a strategic approach to increase resiliency by planning and practicing responses to supply chain disruptions.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Address Critical Concerns by Expanding Your Circle of Influence With Ecosystem Partnerships

Simon Bailey, VP Analyst, Gartner

CSCOs are facing more challenges and disruption than ever, and many are bigger than any one company can address on its own. What do you do when your circle of concern is larger than your circle of influence? The answer lies in developing ecosystem partnerships that can give you the resources and capabilities to address challenges such as reducing GHG emissions, innovating faster and much more.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Maximizing Supply Chain Segmentation Value

Jennifer Loveland, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The need to balance growth, cost optimization and complexity is a growing challenge for supply chain leaders, and segmentation can help. Come ask a Gartner expert how to use segmentation to balance cost, availability and choice, where to apply segmentation and how to maximize its benefits.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

CSCO Workshop: Supply Chain Risk Management: What’s Next?

Lynn Wiggins, Executive Supply Chain Partner, Gartner

Heather Wheatley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Chris West, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations, Winnebago

Michelle Rawlings, VP Lifecycle Management, Lexmark

Stephen Lovejoy, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Signet Jewelers

This moderated panel will highlight advanced members’ supply chain resilience capability journeys, views on emerging risks, and perspectives on how supply chains can adapt in a continuously disruptive environment. The discussion will include interactive Q&A with attendees.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

The One Thing You Must Learn About Change Management

Caroline Chumakov, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Change is a constant in our everyday business lives and an ongoing challenge for supply chain leaders. This session will disrupt your current notions of managing change, and introduce strategies to engage leaders, managers and staff in a faster change cycle from design to adoption.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 07:30 AM - 08:50 AM EDT

Breakfast Session: Addressing Scope 3 Emissions

Join your peers for an engaging session featuring insights from Gartner experts as they discuss one of supply chain’s most difficult sustainability challenges – addressing Scope 3 emissions. Following opening remarks and a brief presentation, attendees will participate in structured discussions and networking.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM EDT

Guest Keynote: Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence

Erica Dhawan, Expert on 21st Century Collaboration, Cotential

We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is turning people into superconnectors who accelerate innovation, break down silos and foster breakthrough top and bottom line impact. This dynamic, engaging, high-energy, fast-paced keynote will help participants understand the practice of using connectional intelligence as the key to professional success and leadership in the 21st century. Attendees will learn new insights and tools to accelerate the connected power of teams, become more agile and innovative, and drive breakthrough ideas and outcomes.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Put Your Supply Chain in the Driver’s Seat for Growth

Beth Coppinger, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CSCOs feel pressure for growth from their CEOs, and pressure from customers to meet expanding expectations. To win competitive advantage, CSCOs must innovate supply chain solutions and services. In this session we will explore how a customer centric supply chain uniquely contributes to driving customer loyalty and enterprise growth.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

CSCO Roundtable: Successful Strategies for Building End-to-End Collaboration

Ken Chadwick, VP Analyst, Gartner

Lynn Wiggins, Executive Supply Chain Partner, Gartner

The success of supply chains depends on our ability to connect people and processes across many functions inside and outside of our companies. Yet, conflicting goals and incentives and lack of cross-functional teamwork are persistent challenges. This roundtable will provide a forum for leaders to share the challenges and creative solutions for building collaboration and connections across the end to end supply chain.
This session will be repeated on Wednesday, June 8 at 12:00PM in room Oceanic 1.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Future of Work Reinvented

Dana Stiffler, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The global competition for supply chain talent rages on for both hourly and salaried roles alongside a once-in-a-lifetime shift in where, when, how and why we work. CSCOs typically must lead and inspire a unique mix of frontline, hybrid, and remote workers. Learn how leaders are mastering human-centric work design and employment value propositions that retain and engage current employees, and attract and retain new ones.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Gartner's 2022 Top 25 North American University Programs Revealed Live

Dana Stiffler, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Caroline Chumakov, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

We'll reveal the Top 25 North American supply chain university programs, two years into their own reinvention that has cemented the importance of hybrid and virtual education. Start tuning your pitch now for the newest Gen Z supply chain graduates, who command a 20% salary premium over average, and have increased expectations for flexibility, equity, and sustainability being core to their employee experience.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Workshop: Writing a Successful Business Case for a Disruption Shaping Risk Strategy

Heather Wheatley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Scott Flowers, Leadership Partner, Gartner

CSCOs often struggle to help enterprise partners see how the supply chain’s risk management disruption shaping strategy connects with their priorities. They are often hesitant to support it. Join this workshop to learn how to develop a business case and implementation support for the strategy.

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

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM EDT

Guest Keynote: The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency

Jon Meacham, Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author,

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham explores what 21st-century leaders in different fields of endeavor can learn from the greatest moments of our common past.
This non-partisan presentation features lessons ranging from Jefferson’s pragmatism and JFK’s capacity to recover from his own mistakes to the management of conflicting egos as shown by Reagan and FDR and how George HW Bush dealt with the end of his Presidency. Meacham discusses how history can inform the decisions all of us make every day in positions that demand creative and innovative solutions.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

2022 Gartner/ASCM Supply Chain Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey Results

Dana Stiffler, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Abe Eshkenazi, CEO, Association for Supply Chain Management

The second year of our annual collaboration with the Association for Supply Chain Management shows sustained commitment from supply chain leaders, and pioneers pulling away from the pack. ASCM CEO Abe Eshkenazi joins us for

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

CSCO Roundtable: When Your Board Wants to Discuss Logistics

Lynn Wiggins, Executive Supply Chain Partner, Gartner

It was once a back-office function, but the disruptions of the past two years have elevated the importance of logistics to the board and executive committee level. Gartner experts will share trends in logistics partnerships, future regulations and forecasted demand and capacity levels. Moderated Q&A and roundtable discussion will follow.
This session is repeated from Tuesday, June 7 at 3:30PM.

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

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Three Steps for Supply Chains to Achieve Sustainable Packaging strategies

John Blake, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Development of packaging is often led by marketing and R&D teams. However, producing packaging requires the involvement and orchestration of supply chains. Yet many sustainable packaging goals have been set by business functions or external organizations, leaving supply chain out of the decision process. This session will focus on the critical role supply chains play in driving sustainable packaging strategies.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

CSCO Roundtable: Successful Strategies for Building End-to-End Collaboration

Lynn Wiggins, Executive Supply Chain Partner, Gartner

The success of supply chains depends on our ability to connect people and processes across many functions inside and outside of our companies. Yet, conflicting goals and incentives and lack of cross-functional teamwork are persistent challenges. This roundtable will provide a forum for leaders to share the challenges and creative solutions for building collaboration and connections across the end to end supply chain.
This session is repeated from Tuesday, June 7 at 10:30AM.

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

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Act Now to Reduce Impacts of Climate Change

Heather Wheatley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Supply chains are not immune from climate change impacts. Disruptive events continue to happen, with flooding, extreme heat, wildfires and freezing conditions. This session will examine how supply chain organizations are evaluating the risk and how they are taking action to mitigate risks.

Supply chain planning leaders are being challenged to innovate their thinking and make decisions quickly and efficiently. Explore insights and tools for planning leaders to improve planning processes, build talent for the future and prioritize technology investments to achieve business objectives.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Build a Strong Business Case for SC Planning Technology Investments

Micheal Youssef, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

SC planning leaders struggle to quantify the value behind technology investments. This session will show you how to build a strong business case to invest in supply chain planning technology.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EDT

Case Study: REI's S&OP Organizational Design Journey for Retailers

Tiffany Thompson, Director, Sales, Inventory, & Operations Planning, REI

Lusi Zheng, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

High levels of disruption and the push to advance supply chain planning processes are driving revisions in organizational structures. In this session, supply chain planning leaders will learn how to define their future fit-for-purpose planning organizations.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

The Digital Era: The End of S&OP?

Pia Orup Lund, Director Analyst, Gartner

With modern SCP technology it is possible to continuously feed data back and forth between our planning solution and a variety of data sources enabling us to sense and evaluate the impact on our supply chain from different disruptions near real time. But what does this mean for our processes? This session will deep dive into the theme of continuous planning, the use cases and benefits, and how it will impact our processes.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Case Study: How ABI Stopped “Planning” and Started Executing on Transforming Its Supply Chain Planning Capabilities

Adriano Negrao, Supply Chain Transformation VP, ABInbev

With so many buzzwords in the industry around Planning Transformation, it is often difficult for companies to get going and execute on delivering new capabilities. In this session, Adriano Negrao, from AB InBev, will share their approach to how they actually executed change in their planning organization and focused on building sustainable new capabilities.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

Workshop: Sustainability in SC Planning: Why and How?

Sarah Watt, VP Analyst, Gartner

With companies committed to long-term sustainability mandates, SC planning will need to adjust the planning process to include key metrics of sustainability and assess any impact of decisions on these metrics. This session will showcase why this is needed and how to begin including sustainability as a guiding principle in SC planning.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Business Executives Say They Want IBP Excellence, but Do They Really?

Noha Samara, Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will provide attendees with a candid view on potential hidden obstacles to their integrated business planning process excellence. It could be that their business leaders say they need a good IBP process, but they actually don't. The problem is that they are not ready for high maturity IBP. This session provides insights for supply chain planning leaders to overcome this hidden challenge and clear to way to higher maturity IBP.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Key Strategies to Successfully Implement a Planning Transformation

Chris Poole, Practice Vice President, Gartner

Planning Transformations may involve process changes and/or technology deployment, but more importantly, they involve changing people, either through changing organization design or culture. As with any major transformation, they require strong project and change management. In this session, we will discuss what strategies can be used to successfully implement a planning transformation.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Customer Collaborative Planning: From Nice-to-Have to Must-Have

Micheal Youssef, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

External collaboration is becoming more important with different material shortages. This session will help you start the steps of collaboration of your planning organization with customers.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Infinite Possibilities Require Probabilistic Supply Chain Planning

Amber Salley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Disruptions and uncertainty are increasingly impacting supply chains. The traditional deterministic approach to supply chain planning is not fit for purpose. Companies need to start adopting a probabilistic approach to their planning. This session explores what probabilistic planning is and how to get started on a journey to eventually managing infinite possibilities in your supply chain decision making.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Partner With Your Key Suppliers Now to Mitigate Materials Planning Risks of the Future

Noha Samara, Director Analyst, Gartner

In such a dynamic world, managing materials risks and constraints is crucial to secure the effectiveness of your supply chain planning. This session reveals how to set up a collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) process with key suppliers and integrate its output into your S&OP to proactively mitigate risks and constraints.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Implement Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE) to Improve Short-Term Planning

Steven Steutermann, Practice Vice President, Gartner

Manufacturing organizations either lack a process dedicated to operational execution or combine it with S&OP, preventing timely resolution of short-term executional issues.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM EDT

Ask The Expert: Pull the Magnet of Your Cross-Functional Team to Engage Them in Your S&OP Process

Noha Samara, Director Analyst, Gartner

The S&OP process should act as an action-oriented process to drive decisions that fully align to achieving financial objectives. The engagement of the cross-functional team in this process is crucial. However, this engagement might be limited. This session provides practical tips and examples to attract the cross-functional team and fully engage them in the S&OP process as active contributors.

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

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Volatility Requires Demand Management to Evolve

KC Quah, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The increasing volatility due to the pandemic and changes in behavior are making demand harder to forecast. Companies are having to evolve their Demand Management practices to keep up. This presentation will examine the different ways Demand Management has had to evolve.

Chief procurement officers (CPOs) are working to optimize costs while proactively managing risk and building resilience into their supply networks. This track guides CPOs and their teams to deliver on strategic objectives while creating new ways to add value and provide a competitive advantage.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

What the Pivot to Sustainable Profit Means for Procurement Leaders

Ryan Polk, Director Analyst, Gartner

In response to pressure from stakeholders at all levels, a new business goal is emerging: sustainable profit. As the conduit between the business and the supplier ecosystem supporting us, procurement’s role is critical to delivering sustainable profit. To enable the necessary change, procurement's operating model in terms of capabilities, value streams, resources and governance must be modernized.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM EDT

Workshop: Debunking the Myths of Supplier Performance Management

Miguel Cossio, Director Analyst, Gartner

Companies are placing increased expectations on their supply base but often lack a strategy to measure and drive supplier performance improvements. In this interactive session, we will debunk common myths and challenges companies face when looking to manage supplier performance. We'll also present a framework that will help you build effective supplier scorecards and incentivize suppliers to deliver results.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EDT

Pitfalls and Challenges CPOs Should Be Aware of When Partnering With Suppliers

Yanni Karalis, VP Analyst, Gartner

Senior leaders must invest in vendor management capabilities to drive vendor relationship management and unlock innovation to create a competitive advantage. In this session, we will explore the potential challenges and pitfalls that a company needs to be aware of and assess to determine if a vendor is a good partnership fit for their organization.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Procurement Role Redesign: Stop Fitting Square Pegs Into Round Holes

Lindsay Azim, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Procurement staff is frequently asked to be a jack-of-all-trades — specializing in negotiation, strategy creation, business partnering — and many other things. We’ll showcase how organizations can redesign Procurement roles to better fit with staff skills and motivations.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

The Art of the New Age One Page Dashboard: Why Your Current Performance Measures May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

Brian Menke, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Eighty-nine percent of CEOs have omitted cost management from their top five strategic business priorities across the next two years. In the era of diminishing returns on savings from traditional procurement projects and a lack of focus on savings as a value driver for organizations globally, procurement functions that don't carefully align their performance measures to emerging corporate objectives risk becoming more and more irrelevant over time.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:30 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Supplier Risk Management — The Key to Unlock Value Beyond Savings

Koray Kose, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will discuss the difference between maturity levels and how to transform and design risk management that first achieves process excellence and then goes beyond traditional KPIs like savings to add value to the business. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss with a Gartner expert procurement’s role in boosting supply chain resilience by managing risk exposure at multitier levels and helping to ensure supply continuity.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Retain to Grow: Getting More From Your Supplier Diversity Programs

Lindsay Azim, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Despite investments in better methods of identifying diverse suppliers, companies struggle to grow their diverse supplier portfolio. This session will show sourcing and procurement leaders how focusing on retention can more effectively drive up the business’ utilization of diverse suppliers.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM EDT

Research Discussion: Unlocking Supplier Innovation – Capturing Greater Value through Deeper Supplier Collaboration

Brian Menke, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

How do you unlock supplier-driven innovation to address both tactical and strategic challenges? This is the focus of our 2022 Supplier Innovation research initiative we’ll discuss during this session, highlighting solutions to the challenges procurement functions face in pursuing innovation with their suppliers and including key case studies that present alternate models for achieving supplier innovation success.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

The Evolution of Procurement Analytics

Patrick Connaughton, VP Analyst, Gartner

Technology can be useful in supporting analytics use cases, but hype is high around what can be achieved. Leaders can use this session to understand how procurement analytics is evolving and the types of tools available in the market to support use cases ranging from basic spend analysis to more advanced predictive modeling.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Three Easy Steps to Bring Your Suppliers Along in Your Sustainability Journey

Miguel Cossio, Director Analyst, Gartner

Procurement leaders are uniquely positioned in enabling their organization's sustainability agenda, and expectations on the function are higher than ever. In this session, we will explore how other leading organizations are tackling the complex challenge of engaging suppliers to deliver on sustainability objectives.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Procurement Needs More Than Just Negotiators

Yanni Karalis, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will explore the key skills and competencies sourcing, procurement and vendor management organizations need to transcend current labor market issues. We will discuss how to attract, train and hire the right individuals for the job.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: Delivering Your Climate Goals in the Upstream Supply Chain

Lindsay Azim, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Laura Rainier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The cultivation and production of materials and goods is responsible for 45 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Sourcing and procurement leaders are increasingly challenged to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the materials and products in their supply chains. This roundtable will provide a platform for leaders to share insights, best practices and challenges to delivering impact against their climate goals.

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

Supply chain operations and manufacturing leaders are challenged with material availability, capacity constraints and shifting consumer preferences. Discover operational best practices, cutting-edge technology developments and risk mitigation strategies to deliver next-level value.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Why Can't We Be Friends? Shaping Smart Manufacturing Strategy Together

Simon Jacobson, VP Analyst, Gartner

Smart Manufacturing works when top-down driven corporate initiatives are embraced and executed from bottom-up. Standing in the way? Corporate influences, misaligned objectives and funding models create schisms and put success at risk. This session will provide insights and practical examples to strike a harmonious balance between site and enterprise.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EDT

Supply Chain Visibility and How to Manage the Threat of Exploitation

Koray Kose, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Tim Nelson, Co-Founder & CEO, Hope for Justice & Slave-Free Alliance

Human trafficking is an issue that causes significant exposure to supply chain reputational and compliance risks, among others. Organizations might not realize that they are unknowingly contributing to this sort of exploitation through their suppliers. This session provides actionable insights to protect your supply chains while unlocking infinite new ecosystems of suppliers.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Supply Chain Risk From Start to Finish

Koray Kose, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Supply chain leaders face continued and potentially severe disruption as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine coupled with lingering impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this session, Gartner expert Koray Kose answers your most critical risk mitigation questions and provides insight on minimizing potential impacts.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM EDT

Roundtable: Best Practices for Manufacturing Make vs. Buy Decisions

Sam New, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Risk events, evolving business models and other factors necessitate changes in supply chain outsourcing decision-making. Supply chain leaders must balance the trade-offs associated with outsourcing some or all manufacturing functions to a third-party provider in pursuit of strategic, enterprise-level goals and competitive advantages through outsourcing.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Evangelizing for the Shift From Short Term Risk Mitigation to Long Term Resilience

Kamala Raman, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

This session brings together industry leaders to discuss how they are changing the discussion from short-term tradeoffs to intentional design and proactive building of resilience.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Case Study: The Unexpected Is the New Normal — Unlocking Competitiveness Through Supply Chain

Koray Kose, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Dr. Klaus Staubitzer, CPO, Siemens

The new normal is a term with many interpretations. In this session, we will uncover the key drivers to unlock value by developing away from category to platform management and from supply chains to supply ecosystems with sustainability in focus.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

How to Extract the Full Value From Smart Factories

Simon Jacobson, VP Analyst, Gartner

An overabundance of technology choices and disconnected use cases promote site centricity that constrains the broader value potential of smart factories. This session will provide tactics and examples to help tear down the factory walls and spread collateral benefits across the supply chain.

Logistics and customer fulfillment leaders must balance agility and costs while addressing a sustainable strategy and deployment. Take a deeper dive into navigating the challenges across agility, cost, sustainability, technology and talent to ensure a secure and resilient future.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Logistics Risk and Disruption: Is It in the Past or Forever a Part of Our Future?

Brian Whitlock, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Risk and disruption have increasingly impacted logistics organizations over the past two years, bringing with it challenges to capacity, cost and performance. Logistics organizations have worked tirelessly to overcome these disruptions in support of increased customer demand. Join this session to learn how disruption is shaping up in the year ahead and the key actions logistics leaders can take to be more resilient.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EDT

It's More Than Just Transportation: How to Create a Logistics Sustainability Roadmap

Susan Boylan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Sustainability has become a top priority for all organizations, and transportation is often the immediate focus for GHG emission reduction initiatives. Logistics leaders responsible for implementing a transportation sustainability program can use these core steps to create the framework necessary for an effective and aligned initiative.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Managing Customer Communications During Service Disruptions and Shortages

Beth Coppinger, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The frequency of disruptions is increasing, impacting the ability of supply chains to consistently and reliably deliver products and services. So what do you tell your customer? Learn how leading supply chains are managing the communication of shortages and delays with their key partners and customers and building the foundation for ongoing success.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:30 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Setting Your Logistics Sustainability Goals? Then It's Time to Talk to Your Third-Party Service Provider

Susan Boylan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

While the requirement to meet logistics sustainability targets continues to gain traction, many logistics leaders have yet to begin the process of developing a collaborative strategy to align their goals with those of their 3PL service partners. Often the aspirations and targets are not aligned, and both parties will need to work together to address potential gaps to drive success.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

If You Want to Cost Optimize Logistics, Learn How to Eat an Elephant

Greg Aimi, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

For many companies, in the current climate, logistics cost optimization has become wishful thinking rather than an achievable prospect. Even in these times of escalating rates and a pay whatever, it costs attitude to logistics, cost optimization, as unlikely as it sounds, is possible. Join this session and discover where to look for logistics cost optimization beyond rate reductions.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM EDT

Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide

Susan Boylan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The Gartner Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide assesses the leading third-party service providers on their capabilities, regional coverage, service coverage and their strengths and opportunities for improvement. The Magic Quadrant also advises on the market overview and the critical factors that will influence the services providers to deliver.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Case Study: Facing the New Reality of the Global Ocean Freight Market

Franck Lemercier, Vice President Global Logistics, Procter & Gamble

Disruptions in the ocean freight sector are constraining capacity and sending prices to record highs. Hear how P&G, a Top 25 Master, adapted to keep products moving.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Case Study: The Time Is Now for an Industry Control Tower to Tackle Logistics Disruptions

Dustin Braun, Vice President, Logistics & Planning, Land O'Lakes

Rob Haddock, Group Director, Planning & Logistics, Coca-Cola

Greg Aimi, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Coca-Cola and Land O'Lakes will present the industry changing models and innovations to tackle the logistics disruptions in 2021 and 2022. Dustin Braun and Rob Haddock will discuss areas such as shipper collaboration, network visibility, lane share, yard visibility and electronic documentation to support contactless pickup/delivery, fight congestion, improver driver experience and reduce dwell time.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

CSCO Roundtable: When Your Board Wants to Discuss Logistics

Lynn Wiggins, Executive Supply Chain Partner, Gartner

It was once a back-office function, but the disruptions of the past two years have elevated the importance of logistics to the board and executive committee level. Gartner experts will share trends in logistics partnerships, future regulations and forecasted demand and capacity levels. Moderated Q&A and roundtable discussion will follow.
This session will be repeated on Wednesday, June 8 at 10:30AM in room Europe 3.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Apply Smart Segmentation Principles to Logistics Complexity

Greg Aimi, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Complexity in global supply chains has led to an increase in the number of logistics partners, technology partners, trade-lanes and product range that logistics leaders are responsible for managing. This complexity creates many problems as companies struggle to manage multiple fragmented networks, systems and processes whilst growing their markets amid constant disruptions.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Roundtable: Why Your DE&I Logistics Strategy Must Go Further Than Gender Equality

Carly West, Director Analyst, Gartner

Logistics has been slow to catch-up with other supply chain business units when it comes to DE&I initiatives including and outside of gender equality balancing. While the frontline and more physical nature of logistics may make it more challenging to deliver successful DE&I initiatives, logistics still needs to move the dial forward.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

How the Logistics Tail Is Wagging the Supply Chain Dog

Brian Whitlock, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

For decades what supply chains have demanded, logistics has obediently and reliably delivered. However, over the past few years as its influence has grown, logistics has been front of mind for CSCOs. Join this session to learn how one of the most disruptive periods in history has changed the supply chain power dynamic and discover what the future holds for its most important component: logistics.

Digital transformation, changing business models and new demands from customers and regulators require a modern approach to quality management. Discover guidance on building a strategic quality department and embedding ownership for quality excellence across the business.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: Improving Supplier Quality in the Face of a Disrupted Supply Chain

Trevor Keavney, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

As the world has shifted to a hybrid workforce, supplier quality teams have faced significant pressures to maintain and improve their supplier networks. In this roundtable discussion, anchoring on new Gartner research covering supplier quality and virtual auditing techniques, we will discuss how best to maintain, manage, and improve suppliers to build resiliency into the network.
This session will be repeated on Wednesday, June 8 at 10:30AM in room Europe 3.

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Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Reinvent Quality Processes Fit for Today's Digital Environment

Ankur Mehta, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Quality processes, designed to ensure consistency and stability, are increasingly at odds with companies’ digital transformations focused on speed and agility. This interactive session will give an opportunity to quality leaders to learn the most effective approaches to designing flexible quality processes for the digital era and share their experiences with peers.

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Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

How to Get Leaders to Buy-In to Your Cost of Quality Program

Lusi Zheng, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Effective cost of quality programs reduce costs and improve margins. Yet fewer than 20 percent of business leaders say they do anything with the data when they receive it. This session will demonstrate why business leaders are the key to a successful cost-of-quality program and the three actions you can take to secure leadership buy-in.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Under Control: Redesigning Quality Risk Controls for ​a Changed Environment

Lusi Zheng, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Leaders are dramatically increasing the effort they allocate to building embedded controls after unprecedented shifts in employees’ operating environments. Quality and supply chain leaders can attend this session to identify how to embed controls that improve quality outcomes.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Unlock the Capabilities of Quality Talent Through Effective Work Design

Trevor Keavney, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Quality organizations increasingly require employees to have both quality-specific and digital competencies to succeed, but unfortunately, they struggle to meet these talent needs through hiring and development alone. Quality leaders must go beyond these talent-specific strategies by tapping into the potential of existing employees and refocusing efforts on work design.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Roundtable: Improving Supplier Quality in the Face of a Disrupted Supply Chain

Trevor Keavney, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

As the world has shifted to a hybrid workforce, supplier quality teams have faced significant pressures to maintain and improve their supplier networks. In this roundtable discussion, anchoring on new Gartner research covering supplier quality and virtual auditing techniques, we will discuss how best to maintain, manage, and improve suppliers to build resiliency into the network.
This session is repeated from Monday, June 6 at 11:30AM.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Case Study: Prepare for the Future of Predictive Quality Using a Data Liberation Squad

Ben Mason, Head of Global Platforms & Data Strategy for Quality & Regulatory, Roche Diagnostics

Cleaning and consolidating data from various sources is a time-consuming heavy effort process that requires external expertise, additional resources and buy-in which is difficult to get, since it does not bring immediate ROI. In this session, learn how our case study company adds a quality data liberation requirement to existing initiatives to ensure that clean consolidated data becomes an expected outcome for process owners.

Disruptions prominently placed supply chains in a spotlight for all to see where resilience and agility anchor future strategies. This track provides insights and advice that inform decisions on technology acquisitions when rebuilding supply chains in an uncertain world.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM EDT

Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites

Patrick Connaughton, VP Analyst, Gartner

Adoption of P2P suites remains high as organizations invest in suites to drive efficient self-service purchasing and invoice processing. Vendors vary in their ability to support direct, indirect, and services spend. This session will help sourcing and procurement leaders understand the vendor landscape and identify vendors that best fit their digital requirements.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM EDT

Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, 2022

Dwight Klappich, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will explore Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems 2022 and the key issues that are influencing the evolution of this market.

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Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

How to Create a Technology Strategy for Logistics

Greg Aimi, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

The many disruptions of the last few years have had an immense impact on the complexity of supply chains. Supply chain leaders are changing the way decisions are made. This needs to be supported at an increasing rate by technology. This session demonstrates how companies should align their technology strategy to the business strategy and how to select the right technologies that fit into the vision.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EDT

Manage Supplier Risk With Technology

Cian Curtin, Director Analyst, Gartner

Effectively managing supplier risk will enable organizations to improve their resilience with technology enablers. This session will focus on supplier risk and how through a combination of people, process and technology, enablers' organizations can improve their resiliency.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:00 PM - 03:20 PM EDT

Market Guide for Quality Management System Software

Sam New, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

Quality leaders seek applications to ensure compliance with regulations, industry standards and policies, standardize quality processes, maintain data, and provide internal controls. This session assesses the QMS software market and summarizes QMS applications and their respective providers.

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Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

You've Implemented Your WMS — What Else Is There?

Dwight Klappich, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session walks clients through next steps in technology solutions and approaches to optimize their warehouse and distribution center operations after they have successfully implemented their WMS.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:05 PM EDT

Market Guide for Retail Planning, Replenishment and Allocation Solutions

Steven Steutermann, Practice Vice President, Gartner

Retail planning leaders are challenged to unlock greater opportunity from their planning systems to meet the unprecedented rate of change in consumer, channel and commercial opportunities. This research assesses the retail planning software market in three key areas: forecasting, replenishment, and allocation. It also summarizes the current state and evolution of providers' solutions.

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Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:15 PM EDT

Demystifying Emerging Supply Chain Planning Technologies

Amber Salley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Emerging technologies like Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation, and Internet of Things have the potential to disrupt the way companies do supply chain planning. This session will demystify emerging SCP technologies to help teams understand how to build a strategy for incorporating them into their planning processes.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

The Persecution and Resurrection of MES: On the Road to Smart Manufacturing

Rick Franzosa, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As the MES market heats up with mergers and acquisitions, and frontline worker solutions, IIoT platforms, and do-it-yourself solution toolkits enter the fray, it becomes increasingly difficult to chart a path to smart manufacturing. This session will highlight the key technologies that will be the cornerstone of manufacturing operations in the next five years, and the best way to navigate the journey.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Contract Negotiation Clinic: Software as a Service

Yanni Karalis, VP Analyst, Gartner

IT leaders are seeing a proliferation of SaaS contracts. This interactive session will cover:

- Key SaaS contract terms and which ones to negotiate
- Identifying and negotiating hidden SaaS costs
- How to futureproof SaaS contracts

Please note: Although some Gartner advice will be imparted in this session, attendees should come prepared to contribute their experiences and ideas.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM EDT

Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions

Amber Salley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session, we will explore Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

How Do I Get to Level 5 Supply Chain Maturity If I Don't Know What My Technology Landscape Should Look Like?

Pia Orup Lund, Director Analyst, Gartner

This is a question many CSCOs ask themselves and their companies' CIOs. In times of supply chain disruptions and uncertainty, where resilience, agility and responsiveness are treasured outcomes, doing the same things when it comes to technology will not produce desired results. This session outlines what the technology environment looks like for a Level 5 mature supply chain.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

CSCO Session: The Forces Shaping The Enterprise Of The Future

Nancy Giordano, Futurist, Corporate Strategist, and Bestselling Author, Play Big Inc.

It’s not easy to let go of the playbook we’re all used to, but the future demands we now transition away from outdated “best practices” and instead learn to sense and respond in real time. Why? Simply put, there are several very big shifts expanding simultaneously that are reshaping business and society - that will require equally big shifts in how we respond – especially if we intend to remain relevant in the years ahead.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 03:50 PM EDT

Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems

Rick Franzosa, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The global MES market is a foundational building block of smart manufacturing strategies and digital business for manufacturers. Disruptive technologies and new providers are shaking up the market landscape, while more than a handful of mergers and acquisitions took place in 2021. Supply chain technology leaders should use this session to understand the dynamics of the MES/MOM market.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 03:50 PM EDT

Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Brock Johns, Sr Principal Analyst, Gartner

TMS solutions are often the cornerstone of an organization's overall transportation technology strategy. New providers continue to enter the market and major acquisitions are taking place. Supply chain technology leaders who attend this session will gain insight into the overall TMS market and the critical capabilities of today's solutions.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Emergency, Emergency the Robots Are Coming

Dwight Klappich, VP Analyst, Gartner

In a recent Gartner study, 96 percent of respondents said they plan to invest in cyber-physical automation to address labor availability constraints and rising costs. This session will explore the fast-paced world of intelligent robotics and how they will help companies mitigate labor challenges. It will explore the growing value proposition while looking at the various options now available.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: Technology Landscape for Driving Your Responsible Sourcing Agenda

Miguel Cossio, Director Analyst, Gartner

There is a broad range of technology applications in the market that can help organizations drive their sustainability agenda with the supply base. However, the market is highly fragmented and the vendor landscape confusing. Come to this session to learn from industry peers and Gartner analysts about the different capabilities in the market, representative vendors to consider and key recommendations to drive tool adoption.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Trends in Sourcing and Procurement Applications

Patrick Connaughton, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will cover emerging trends to watch in the procurement and sourcing applications space.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM EDT

Hype Cycle for Sourcing and Procurement Technology

Patrick Connaughton, VP Analyst, Gartner

Emerging technologies drive hyperautomation and advanced analysis in sourcing and procurement processes. In this session, sourcing and procurement leaders will learn about new technologies entering the market and how viable they are to drive process innovation.

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

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

State of Digital in Quality: Perspectives in AI and Automation

Ankur Mehta, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Digital quality has become a top issue for many organizations. Many of these changes had begun to happen organically but were accelerated dramatically due to the pandemic. This session will help quality and supply chain leaders understand what their peers are doing in the digital quality space today particularly around automation and AI.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Use Technology Effectively to Manage Supplier Risk

Cian Curtin, Director Analyst, Gartner

The last two years have introduced an unprecedented level of supply chain disruptions: global pandemics, supply shortages, blockage of the Suez Canal, trade wars and more. Technology can help supply chain leaders mitigate the impacts of these events, but only if certain steps are taken before implementation. This session highlights the pitfalls to avoid when implementing technology.

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Supply chain leaders in high-tech and industrial industries are leaning into technologies to manage a world of increasing volatility and disruption. This track offers insights into what some organizations are doing to separate themselves and position for success in the upcoming future.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: Managing Successful NPI in a Constrained Supply Environment

Jen Van Cise, Leadership Partner, Gartner

New Product introductions are fueling the growth of hi-tech organizations. But with the current supply constraints and material shortages, navigating a successful NPI execution is a challenge. This session focuses on providing best practices on how to secure a successful NPI in such a constrained environment.
This session will be repeated on Wednesday, June 8 at 2:00PM in room Europe 3.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Case Study: How Intel Uses Innovation Lab to Solve Complex Supply Chain Problems

Dr. Radha Krishna, Principal Engineer, Intel

Intel’s SC innovation labs provide high impact solutions in a quick turn cadence, accelerating an enterprise path and delivering significant business value. Hear two recent success stories: "distributed ledger (blockchain) for asset track and trace" and "global reverse logistics’ direct return and repair (DRR)/return for credit program."

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Case Study: “Everyone Work from home!” How Microsoft Evolved its Cloud Hardware Supply Chain in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Global Component Shortages

Chuck Graham, Vice President, Cloud Sourcing and Supply Chain, Microsoft

COVID accelerated demand for Cloud Services globally. In parallel, supply chains faced disruption, shortages, and a surge in demand like never before. This session provides a candid look at the key actions Microsoft took to ensure Cloud capacity. From cycle time reduction to supply base geo-diversification to driving internal efficiencies and reshaping and aligning organizational priorities, we will discuss our journey to meet customer needs in unprecedented times and position ourselves for the future in the new world.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Breathe Through the Chaos: Use Scenario Planning to Imagine the Worst and Best to Drive Evidence-Based Decisions

KC Quah, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

There is no shortage of disruptions currently and in the future. The question is – how are companies preparing for them? High-tech companies have invested in scenario planning in various forms. One key characteristic is the movement to more dynamic scenarios versus static to gather evidence on outcomes. These insights are then used to inform decision making to prepare for the future.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Workshop: 'Planning as a Service' Solutions Optimize Spare Parts Inventories With Asset Availability Better Than You

Leo Creger, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Innovative supply chain leaders are looking beyond traditional warehouses to develop a comprehensive inventory plan. Spare parts visibility across an ecosystem is a value-added planning tool that can help CSCOs shift financial resources away from stocked inventory with minimal impact on asset availability. This workshop will bring industry leaders together to discuss the merits of sharing an external service parts planning solution.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Case Study: Tackling Sustainability Through Digital Transformation

Sven Markert, Head of Supply Chain and Logistics - Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG

Sustainability ambitions are getting bolder, yet, for many, the day-to-day at lower levels of the organization is disconnected from these ambitions. Learn how one industrial manufacturer took a total cost of ownership approach to supply chain sustainability by putting sustainability at the core of its digital strategy. And how they improved employee and partner engagement in the process.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Too Complex to Transform? The Changing Face of the Industrial Manufacturing Network

Jennifer Loveland, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Industrial manufacturing networks have expanded through years of mergers, platform changes and regional expansion. The question is — have they grown too much for their own good? This session will explore the forces that will be reshaping the look of industrial manufacturing both inside the plant and out.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM EDT

Roundtable: Managing Successful NPI in a Constrained Supply Environment

Jen Van Cise, Leadership Partner, Gartner

New Product introductions are fueling the growth for hi-tech organizations. But with the current supply constraints and material shortages, navigating a successful NPI execution is a challenge. This session focuses on providing best practices on how to secure a successful NPI in such a constrained environment.
This session is repeated from Monday, June 6 at 11:30AM.

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Advanced supply chains are a competitive advantage for life sciences companies as they work to develop life-saving medications and devices along with health systems providing direct patient care. Explore insights, strategies, and frameworks to build supply chains that meet the changing needs of healthcare.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Building a Home Healthcare Supply Chain Strategy to Impact Patients

Eric O'Daffer, VP Analyst, Gartner

Leading health systems and manufacturers are pushing patient care to the home. This final frontier of the healthcare supply chain presents some interesting challenges. Building an intentional strategy for homecare supply chain, developing alignment with the acute and homecare supply chains and aligning to revenue are all covered in this session.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Case Study: Redefining the COVID-19 Global Pandemic as a Catalyst for Change

Juan Fernando Forero, Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Pfizer

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the challenge for Pfizer, and their partner BioNTech, wasn't just developing a vaccine – they also had to make it and deliver it -- and by the billions. This was no small feat – especially when you consider that the company was looking to do what would normally take more than five years in less than one.
But, with 172 years of experience on their side, Pfizer arguably developed the most efficient vaccine manufacturing machine that the pharmaceutical industry has seen. Listen as Juan F Forero, Vice President , Global Supply Chain Performance and Capabilities shares his insights and the innovative strategies that have allowed the company to deliver billons of doses of COMIRNATY vaccine to the world; strategies that may just change the future of supply chain.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Unlocking the SCaaS Opportunity in Healthcare and Life Sciences

Michael Dominy, VP Analyst, Gartner

SCaaS applies a supply chain organization's capabilities to drive revenue. Join this session to learn about the three types of SCaaS and the major enablers required to establish and scale SCaaS.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Case Study: Evolving to the NextGen Supply Chain Organization at Stanford Health Care

Amanda Chawla, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Stanford Health Care

This session provides framework to take your supply chain vision and apply it to a multiyear roadmap. The lessons learned and approaches to change management, communications, training, and the tactics of how to operate a people’s business has resulted in advancement across all aspects from service, engagement, financial stewardship, and overall performance.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

The Future of Life Science Supply Chain

Maria Nieradka, VP Analyst, Gartner

Using details from Gartner's Future of Supply Chain Research, this session will share the trends shaping healthcare in supply chain.

Discover actionable insights for supply chain leaders in the retail and consumer products sector with what is needed to dynamically adapt to business changes, drive innovation in order to deliver both growth and profitability for their organizations.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Consumer Products Supply Chains: Innovating and Adapting Amidst Accelerating Change

Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Consumer products companies are going through a critical period of change as market dynamics are shifting and supply chains are balancing resilience with efficiency, requiring new operating models to support these dynamic shifts. This session identifies the key trends impacting consumer products supply chains and how innovative companies are reinventing their supply chains to drive growth and profitability.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Roundtable: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck From Your Last Mile Fulfillment Offering

Mark Fegley, Leadership Partner, Gartner

Retail supply chains are continuously rethinking and testing new online fulfillment offerings in the marketplace. In this session, participants will actively discuss their fulfillment offerings, the race towards faster fulfillment (think same- and next-day delivery) and contrast this with initiatives built around divergent thinking such as incentivizing consumers to use slower delivery options.

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

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Last Mile Is So Last Year – Here's How to Reach the Future Retail Consumer

Tom Enright, VP Analyst, Gartner

Last-mile has become a term synonymous with home delivery of consumer orders. But as requirements for receiving orders evolve in complexity and variety, current last-mile operations will become outdated and ineffective. This session will show how new models, using urban, suburban and rural strategies for order collection or delivery, and multi-retailer consolidation networks will change how retailers get products into the hands of consumers.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Case Study: General Mills Adaptive Supply Chain Strategy and Transformation

Becky Crane, Vice President, Morning Foods Supply Chain, General Mills

Michael Dominy, VP Analyst, Gartner

General Mills can simultaneously drive strategic and operational improvements using a common decision-making and governance framework applied to run, improve and transform initiatives. Join this session and hear how they do it.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

The Time Is Now for Retailers to Make Bold Supply Chain Moves That Unlock Competitive Advantage

Michael Dominy, VP Analyst, Gartner

Facing what feels like continuous operational and margin challenges, retail leaders have doubled down and invested in new, bold ways of operating that drive competitive advantage through the supply chain. In this session, we will explore how leading companies are innovating and key steps CSCOs can take to unlock your retail supply chain potential.

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