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STAMFORD, Conn., April 3, 2012 View All Press Releases

Gartner Announces the Supply Chain Executive Conference 2012 Series

May 21-23 in Palm Desert, CA

What: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2012 Series

When: May 21-23, 2012

 Where: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, CA

 Details: Now more than ever, the supply chain is being buffeted by forces nearly impossible to predict. The global economy remains in limbo. Natural events are a source of disruption. And change—in markets as well as technology—is constant.

The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference provides a unique opportunity to collaborate and connect with the world's leading supply chain executives. The conference combines strategic and tactical advice from Gartner analysts and thought leaders who collectively have over 150 years of supply chain and end-user experience. Plus, gain insight from peer exchanges and interactions with leading solution providers at the forefront of the supply chain market.

 Conference Keynotes include:

  • Gary Hamel, Author and Director, Management Lab
  • Tony Prophet, Senior Vice President, Operations, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Unilever

 Hot topics to be covered:

  • Demand-Driven Value Network
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Supply Chain Risk
  • Talent Management

Gartner will host a celebration dinner on Monday, May 21, to announce the annual Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. During this dinner, Gartner will identify the companies that best exemplify successful transformation in today's supply chain.

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference Web site at

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at

.About 2012 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference Series

Gartner supply chain events across the globe include:

May 21 –  23 in Palm Desert, California

NEW Launch event! July 23 – 24 in Sydney, Australia

 September 17 – 18 in London, U.K.

 For complete details, visit the Web sites above


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