Future-proof your supply chain and develop new ideas

  • Gain an understanding of the implications of disruption on global supply chains.
  • Learn how to adapt and deal with various forms of global uncertainty, including competitive pressures, sustainability and environmental change.
  • 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.

Gartner experts

Hear directly from the 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. 

Peers

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

Exhibitors

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

Who should attend

CSCOs and heads of supply chain

  • Drive cost optimization 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.

Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Circle

The CSCO Circle is an exclusive program designed for Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) to focus on their business, technology and leadership development. This program is the ideal opportunity for CSCOs to connect with peers across regions and industries to share best practices and gain new perspectives on future challenges and opportunities. As a CSCO Circle attendee, you will benefit from:

  • CSCO-only interactive sessions designed to gain valuable insights from peers
  • Access to CSCO-only lunches featuring keynote presentations
  • Concierge services to help you make the most of your time 
  • The opportunity to network and connect with a community of CSCOs
  • Priority access to book a One-on-One Meeting with a Gartner expert and interactive sessions

Learn More and Apply

Application and approval are required for participation.

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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