Successful supply chain strategy in action

Learning from real case studies is invaluable.

How are other supply chain leaders tackling disruption and focusing on long-term strategies? 

Our case studies speakers are real people like you, who have experienced similar challenges that you’re currently facing, and were able to turn them into success. You’ll learn from your peers on how to build the strategies and encourage the behaviors to help you take the lead.

Don’t miss the year’s best opportunity to build your network and refine your strategy for the challenge of continuous change. Hear their success story at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2020.

Creating a Customer Centric Supply Chain

Melanie Cook

Chief Operating Officer, GE Appliances

In two shorts years, GE Appliances’ digital transformation has dramatically changed how the company interacts with its owners. With the future of appliance manufacturing leaning toward mass customization, GE Appliances is building the capability to manufacture appliances specific to every owner’s needs through investments in technology to create smart factories and distribution centers. Hear how the investments in technology are driving faster and better innovation, improved quality, less waste and more fulfilled employees.

How Mythbusting Can Radically Simplify Your Commercialization Process

Martin Dennison

VP, Regulatory, Quality and Analytical Services, Pharmavite

False assumptions about legacy processes often keep companies from adapting to shifting market demands. Learn how Pharmavite systematically busted process myths to reinvent its commercialization process and open new markets.

Autonomous Transportation

Yone Dewberry

Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Land O' Lakes

In this session we will discuss the strategies and technologies that major companies are working on to overcome their transportation challenges (such as transportation talent, driver shortages and decreasing delivery lead times) and to find freight capacity in new ways while automating their supply chain. We will highlight one shipper's strategy which includes digital freight platforms as well as autonomous trucks for execution.

Proactively Sensing and Responding to Supply Chain Disruptions

Eric Dwinells

Director, Global Supply Management Operations, Bose

In volatile times, successful companies approach risk proactively and invest in capabilities to sense and respond to disruptions quickly. We'll showcase how one leading manufacturer uses a combination of people, processes and technology to identify and mitigate risk across its global supply base.

In the Loop, On the Loop, Out of the Loop: Creating the Real Time, Adaptive Supply Chain

Wendy Herrick

Head of Digital Supply Chain, Unilever

Disruption-proofing your supply chain requires an ongoing evolution of processes, technology, talent and partnerships. You must sense and respond in real time to changes in the marketplace. We'll share a major consumer-goods manufacturer's strategy for and learnings from creating a real-time "sense and respond" supply chain.

Set Success Targets for Your Future New Product Introductions

Ankur Modi

Vice President, Strategy and Results Delivery, Philip Morris International

Companies rely on new product introductions (NPIs) to improve revenue and profitability, but NPIs often fail to deliver their desired outcome. In this session Ankur Modi from Philip Morris International (PMI) will share the PMI approach to defining the right set of metrics that measure and evaluate the success of new product introductions.

Digital Enablers for the Circular Economy in High Tech

Don Olson

Head of Circular Supply Solutions, Nokia

High-tech supply chain leaders responsible for creating a more circular approach to doing business can use digital technologies to accelerate and enhance their efforts. We will share how one telecommunications company has started to use digital tools to accelerate their circular economy strategy.

Empowering the Healthcare Supply Chain to Enable the Promise of Personalized Therapies

Aaron Vernon

VP, Engineering & Supply Chain, Autolus, Inc.a

Personalized medicine is the biggest disruption to healthcare supply chains in the past 100 years. Stockpiling inventory will no longer work when delivering high service levels, and health systems will become part of the manufacturing process. Chain of identity will become a critical capability to ensure the right product is used on the right patient.