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 Conference2018 - Move 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
Align supply chain priorities to
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
Consistently manage cost and
service trade-offs for inbound
and outbound logistics
Deliver continuous improvement
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
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.
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.
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!
Join us for deep-dive sessions in the following industries:
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
Hierarchy of metrics
Advanced S&OP / IBP
New generation 3PL landscape
The future customer landscape: Generation Z, customer service and collaboration
Reimagining supplier risk
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
Optimize Your Attendance
You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:
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
Mach 2 Consulting
SVP Global Operations and Chief Procurement Officer
SVP Global Supply Chain
About Gartner Analysts
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.
Energy and keynotes have motivated me to drive the business more. Ready to get back to work!
G. Brandon Weber, Director of Supply Chain
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
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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Take Your Place Among Technology's Key Players
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Venue & Travel
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
United States -
Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate
Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa at the price of $264 plus applicable taxes and resort fees per night. Additional rooms are being held at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountain at $264 plus applicable taxes per night, Springhill Suites at $199 plus applicable taxes, Courtyard Marriott at $199 plus applicable taxes and Embassy Suites at $167 plus taxes. Complimentary shuttles to/from the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa will be provided for all attendees staying at these properties.
The deadline to book at these discounted rates is April 19, 2018 at 5:00p.m. EDT.
To book your reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account and select “Book My Hotel Reservation.” Please note, you must be a registered attendee in order to book a hotel reservation.
Reservation & Cancellation Policies:
Please be advised, there is a mandatory 2 night minimum stay at the all of the above hotels.
To change or cancel your hotel reservation without penalty you may do so before 5:00p.m. EDT on April 19, 2018 by logging into your registration profile and selecting “Edit” in the Hotels section or by contacting the Gartner Global Events Team via phone: 866.405.2511 or +1 650.226.0825, or Email: GartnerGlobalEvents@gartner.com
Cancellations are allowed up to 5:00p.m. EDT on April 19, 2018 without penalty. If a reservation is cancelled after this time the hotel will charge a non-refundable deposit of the minimum night stay.
We have secured a number of rooms that are available at the current GSA per diem rate at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountain, Springhill Suites, Courtyard Marriott and the Embassy Suites.Government rate rooms are only for U.S. government officials and military travelers that require the federal per diem lodging rate. A valid government or military ID will be required at check-in for the hotel to reconfirm your eligibility to receive the per diem rate. Government rate rooms will not be charged until you check in and are subject to the same cancellation policies outlined above.
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