Supply Chain Sustainability Performance

Integrating a circular supply chain management strategy

Supply chain sustainability issues challenge business growth

While companies strive for growth, our world is dramatically changing. Challenges of water scarcity, ocean pollution and packaging waste are exacerbated by a rapidly growing global population. Employees and communities want companies to lead solutions. The supply chain organization is positioned to help an enterprise balance its growth, profitability and social purpose goals as it shifts to sustainable business.

Far from perceiving sustainability as a costly inconvenience, supply chain leaders are using it to their advantage.

Miguel Cossio

Senior Principal Analyst, Gartner

Supply chains can prepare for a sustainable future

Investors, regulators, consumers and employees are redefining their expectations for the role of business in society. Chief supply chain officers are transforming their supply chain organizations to effectively manage ESG risk and drive competitive advantage with responsible sourcing, sustainable supply chain management and circular economy operating models.

Insights you can use

Gartner’s insights, advice, data and tools help supply chain leaders develop sustainable, responsible, and circular approaches to enable growth, manage assets and control costs.

Why Sustainability Matters to Supply Chain Sourcing

Sustainable sourcing is rapidly becoming a key market differentiator for businesses as more consumers look to purchase products from companies that act responsibly. With this growth opportunity, it’s no surprise that significant efforts are underway to incorporate sustainability within supply chains.

Transform Supply Chain for a Circular Economy Future

Circular economy models enable businesses to achieve growth while preserving natural resources. Supply chain organizations have an essential role in orchestrating the shift to circular economy. Gartner explains what the shift to circular economy means for the supply chain.

Supplying Sustainable Business Success

Gartner Senior Director Analyst Pam Fitzpatrick joins us to discuss why you need to become a sustainable business, and why your supply chain is the key to getting you there.

Take 4 Steps to Select the Best Responsible Sourcing Approach

The numerous approaches to responsible sourcing are often confusing, making program selection a challenge. Supply chain leaders should use this research to support the efficient and proper selection of responsible sourcing programs.

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Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit 2019

Deliver business outcomes. Transform supply chain planning from within. Master emerging technologies.

Join us in Denver, CO, at the premier destination for supply chain planning leaders. Gartner shows you how to deliver tangible outcomes in support of business objectives, and transform the planning function from within while harnessing emerging technologies. Realize the value of supply chain planning, and interact with more than 400 of your peers to gain firsthand insight with three tracks on the emerging trends and latest predictions.

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.

The Power of Gartner Research & Advisory

The Gartner Research & Advisory team provides targeted, actionable insight for achieving your mission-critical priorities.

We enable you and your team to save time and money and drive your projects forward by providing benchmarking, expertise and best practices. Gartner’s model enables your organization to grow its internal capability and maintain leadership or strategic and technical initiatives.

Gartner topic experts

Gartner’s supply chain experts include more than 100 people worldwide. Meet a few of our leaders. 

Pam Fitzpatrick
Senior Director Analyst

Sarah Watt
Senior Director Analyst

John Blake
Senior Director Analyst

Miguel Cossio
Senior Principal Analyst

Thomas O’Connor
Senior Director Analyst

Courtney Rogerson
Senior Prinicpal Analyst

David Gonzalez
VP Analyst

Andrew Stevens
Senior Director Analyst

Gartner’s 100+ supply chain experts are trusted, objective advisors for 2,500+ supply chain leaders and executives.

Gartner helps organizations grow their internal capabilities and maintain ownership of strategic initiatives. Make the right decisions for yours with trusted insights and objective advice.