Future-proof your supply chain and develop new ideas

  • Position your company to win during any type of turn.
  • Build a fully aligned and agreed-upon plan for how to respond to risk events, increased oversight of strategy execution and risk management.
  • To support adaptive strategy and accelerate decision making, create a common way of describing the value proposition of every supply chain initiative and how it supports the current business strategy.
  •      Embed efficiency in organization values and management practices, and invest in operating capabilities that deliver competitive advantage by cost optimization of supply chain strategy.

Join a community

By attending Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ you’re joining a community of trailblazers, thought leaders and industry experts pushing the boundaries of supply chain. This conference is the one place you can access research-backed sessions, get expert advice on your specific challenges and problem-solve with colleagues — all in one place, over four days.

Gartner experts

Hear directly from more than 45 experts behind the latest supply chain research. Take advantage of an opportunity to meet with a Gartner expert for a private, 30-minute one-on-one at the conference. 


Connect with more than 2,500 of your peers and dive into thoughtful conversations spurred by powerful sessions including roundtables, workshops, Meetups and more.


Explore the latest technologies changing the supply chain landscape. Meet face-to-face with knowledgeable representatives and discover the  right solutions  for your business.

Who should attend

CSCOs and heads of supply chain

  • Drive cost otimization initiatives.
  • Advance supply chain maturity.
  • Advance supply chain digital transformation.
  • Attract and retain top supply chain talent.

Heads of supply chain planning

  • Measure maturity and advance your planning process through Gartner’s proprietary, fact-based content.
  • Design, define and align your sales and operations planning process through an unmatched network of peers and expert insights.
  • Learn how to develop and orchestrate a demand-driven value network throughout your business in order to optimize costs and forecast accurately. 

Heads of sourcing and procurement

  • Improve your strategic sourcing capabilities.
  • Drive cost optimization across the business.
  • Effectively manage your vendor network.
  • Communicate your value back to the business.

Heads of manufacturing

  • Optimize manufacturing operations strategy and performance.
  • Mature your manufacturing capabilities while meeting the demands for higher performance.
  • Ensure quality throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Identify emerging technology.

Heads of logistics and distribution

  • Coordinate and improve inventory management.
  • Implement new technologies that enable visibility.
  • Optimize cycle time improvement.
  • Define, develop and deploy digital opportunities across the logistics function.

Heads of customer fulfillment and collaboration

  • Build cross-functional relationships and embrace technology.
  • Deliver an improved customer experience.
  • Deliver agile and responsive service while optimizing cost and inventory levels.
  • Improve fill rate and on-time results.

Maximize learning by attending as a team

Get a Group Rate Discount when you come with your team and participate together in relevant sessions or split up to cover more topics.

Convince your boss

Attending a Gartner conference can help spur new ideas, fast-track project strategy and execution, and advance your professional skills. These materials will aid you in gaining approval to attend from your manager.

Every time I come to a Gartner conference I am inspired to not only make my company better, but to make the world better as well.

Rebecca Kirsch

Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Services, Cummins Inc.

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