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Join us at the World's Most Important Gathering of Supply Chain Leaders and Their Teams

What does it take to survive and thrive in an ever-volatile business environment? Supply chains like yours need to embrace the transformative power of agility and responsiveness so that they can quickly anticipate and respond to unexpected events, and turn disruption to advantage.  Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2018Move to Mastery: Innovate, Disrupt and Scale the Digital Supply Chain - is designed to help supply chain leaders like you and your team on this critical journey.

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Discover how to:
  • Develop and communicate a vision for
    your supply chain to drive improved
    business performance 
  • Align supply chain priorities to
    business objectives
  • Ensure the reliability and performance
    of your supply chain
Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs), Heads of Supply Chain
Discover how to:
  • Develop an accurate operational plan
    that balances forecast accuracy,
    supply variability and inventory
  • Execute on a plan that drives an accurate
    financial plan in short, mid- and long-term
  • Create a plan that mitigates risk, but
    maximizes the ability to respond to
Supply Chain Planning Executives
Discover how to:
  • Create new business cases for
    advanced technology investments
    to empower better decisions and
    develop new approaches 
  • Ensure products are produced on
    schedule and within the quality
    standards and cost objectives
    defined by the business.  
  •  Work with the supply chain and
    factories to optimize production
    rates, quality, flexibility and cost
Procurement & Manufacturing Executives
Discover how to:
  • Determine the right mix of
    internal logistics capabilities and
    external partners as well as develop
    strategies for managing diverse
    global requirements.   
  • Consistently manage cost and
    service trade-offs for inbound
    and outbound logistics 
  • Deliver continuous improvement
    and innovation
Logistics & Distribution Executives

What You Will Learn

Gain all the supply chain insight you need. All in one place.

  • Take cost optimization to the next level
  • Avoid mistakes organizations may make integrating into an end-to-end supply chain
  • Get better at prioritizing spending for analytics technologies
  • See why it’s critical to shift to a talent-based organizational strategy to inject new skills into supply chain
  • Discover how leading organizations approach performance management and assess excellence

Features & Benefits

Gain access to advice from Gartner analyst and guest speakers:

  • Gartner analyst sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings: Sit privately for two 30 minute sessions with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss
  • Analyst roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours
  • Case study presentations: We invite a number of guest speakers to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment

Enjoy numerous networking opportunities including: 
  • Industry Value Chain Exchange Series: Healthcare, Consumer-Retail, High-Tech Manufacturing 
  • Network with peers: Over 1,500 supply chain leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives during networking sessions, meals and receptions  
  • Exhibitor access: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions
  • Solution provider sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions
  • Face-to-face sponsor meetings: Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solution providers

What's Included

  • Two, 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Keynotes
  • Track sessions
  • The reveal of the 2017 Supply Chain Top 25. View details from last year's Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 Gala and Interactive Dinner Panel.
  • Analyst roundtables
  • Solution Showcase
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Agenda planning through Gartner Events Navigator
  • Industry Value Chain Exchange Series: Healthcare Exchange, Consumer-Retail Exchange and High-Tech Manufacturing Exchange!  These pre-event, afternoon sessions are included in the conference fee, so make your travel arrangements accordingly.

Learn more about pricing and registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here.



The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2018 agenda is not finalized yet. To get an idea of the type of content you can expect to see in the meantime, check out these materials from last year's conference. Sign up to stay informed!


2018 Conference Tracks

Track A: Strategy and Leadership
Track B: Supply Chain Planning 
Track C: Sourcing & Procurement
Track D: Manufacturing
Track E: Logistics 
Track F: Customer Fulfillment & Collaboration 

Virtual Tracks: 
  • Technology
  • Innovation

Learn more about each track. 

Industry Day - Monday, May 14

Join us for deep-dive sessions in the following industries: ​
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer-Retail
  • High-Tech Manufacturing 

Learn more about our Industry programs here and be sure to join us on May 14.

*These sessions are included in your registration fee.

Hot Topics to be Covered

  • Strategy and transformation
  • Talent and leadership
  • Change management and governance
  • Organization and future trends
  • Data analytics and cost-to-serve
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing
  • Bimodal manufacturing
  • Hierarchy of metrics
  • Lifecycle value
  • Advanced S&OP / IBP
  • Demand forecasting
  • Inventory strategies
  • Digital planning
  • New generation 3PL landscape
  • The future customer landscape: Generation Z, customer service and collaboration
  • Reimagining supplier risk
  • Individualized products
  • The next wave of contract manufacturing
  • Localization and manufacturing network redesign
First time attending and first words are "wow!" I wasn't sure what to expect, but I have walked away with a few nuggets of powerful information that I plan on taking back to my organization and begin transformation.

- John Lozano, Logistics Supervisor Clif Bar

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all keynote sessions
  • Analyst led sessions
  • Two, 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one sessions
  • Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 reveal dinner
  • Analyst roundtables
  • Workshops
  • Case studies
  • Solution provider sessions
  • Two receptions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from over 40 Gartner supply chain analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

2018 Highlighted Speakers

  • Mike Griswold
    Mike Griswold

    Vice President

    Gartner Research

  • Jane Barrett
    Jane Barrett


    Gartner Research

  • Tom Enright
    Tom Enright


    Gartner Research

About Gartner Analysts

Mike Griswold
Mike Griswold

VP, Gartner Research

Experts in their field! 
A team of seasoned supply chain professionals — backed by numerous analysts who understand your needs, challenges and can provide solutions and best practices.  

Stay ahead of the curve!
Our exposure to marketing executives across thousands of client organizations globally gives us unrivaled perspective on trends.

Get smarter in your role!
Our independent, objective research carries boardroom-level authority and mindshare.

Learn more about what we discussed at our 2017 event.

What We Hear About Our Speakers

Energy and keynotes have motivated me to drive the business more. Ready to get back to work!

- G. Brandon Weber, Director of Supply Chain Titan International

This event is one of the most collaborative environments, from formal sessiont o networking and open exchange of ideas.

- Jimmy Asher, VP of Product Strategy Savigent Software


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Supply Chain

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

  • For Solution Providers: Learn more about the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit.

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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

Phoenix, AZ


JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: 480-293-5000

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ, United States - 85052


Gartner is please to offer a discounted rate for attendees. Please check back for additional details. 

Accommodations & Privacy Advisory

Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list. 
Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone. 
Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts.