Top Supply Chain Executives from Coca-Cola Amatil and Lenovo to Address Industry Leaders in Sydney, 23-24 July 2012
Global research and advisory firm Gartner has announced two guest keynote speakers for its first Supply Chain Executive Conference to be held in Australia later this month, drawing on the success of its annual event in North America and Europe.
Bruce Herbert, Director, Supply Chain at Coca-Cola Amatil has worked in the Coca-Cola business since 1982 in Queensland, The Philippines and Indonesia, and is now based in Sydney as the company’s Supply Chain Director in Australia.
Scott Gardner, Vice President, Asia-Pacific/Latin America Global Supply Chain at Lenovo is responsible for the company’s Asia-Pacific and Latin America supply chain operations. He began his career in 1985 working in manufacturing within IBM’s mainframe computer business before joining Lenovo as part of the company's acquisition of IBM's PC Division. Mr. Gardner has held management roles in virtually every operational aspect of the supply chain, including inventory, procurement, finance, and fulfillment.
Head of Gartner’s supply chain research group, group vice president Jane Barrett, will present the opening keynote looking at the strategies and actions successful supply chain leaders have taken, and will continue to take, to survive or thrive in an age of uncertainty, creating world-class supply chains that contain costs, drive efficiency, mitigate risk and inspire through innovation.
Held over two days at the Sydney Convention Centre on 23-24 July, senior supply chain leaders, Gartner analysts and solution providers will gather to explore the challenges and opportunities facing supply chain professionals, proven supply chain management disciplines and the latest supply chain technologies. The full agenda can be found online here.
During the event, Gartner will announce its ‘Asia Pacific Supply Chain Top 15’, an annual ranking of supply chain organizations from companies headquartered within Asia Pacific, based on various operational and financial metrics, Gartner analyst voting and peer voting by supply chain executives.
Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2012 is the only industry event designed to provide senior supply chain executives with the insights, tools and relationships they need, from a proven source of field-tested research, analysis and unbiased advice.
Hot topics to be discussed include demand-driven value networks, supply chain segmentation strategies, risk mitigation, sustainability and inventory optimization.
The conference agenda includes Gartner research presentations, guest keynote addresses, end user case studies, panel discussions and selected industry sessions to provide supply chain executives with a complete view of the supply chain landscape. Delegates have the opportunity for a one-on-one consultation with a Gartner analyst during the event to address their own specific challenges.
About Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2012
The Gartner Supply Chain Executives Conference is the world's most important gathering of supply chain leaders. The agenda has been designed to empower supply chain executives to achieve excellence through a mixture of Gartner insights and planning tools, real-life case studies delivered by leading supply chain executives, and ample opportunities for delegates to share best practices in focused roundtable discussions. For further information, please visit: www.gartner.com/ap/supplychain
Companies interested in participating as an exhibitor should contact Ashish Naik at +61 2 9459 4683 or email@example.com
Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerSCC.
Journalists can register by contacting Susan Moore, Gartner PR on +61 2 9459 4692 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading research and advisory company. The company helps business leaders across all major functions in every industry and enterprise size with the objective insights they need to make the right decisions. Gartner's comprehensive suite of services delivers strategic advice and proven best practices to help clients succeed in their mission-critical priorities. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has more than 13,000 associates serving clients in 11,000 enterprises in 100 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.
Comments or opinions expressed on this blog are those of the individual contributors only, and do not necessarily represent the views of Gartner, Inc. or its management. Readers may copy and redistribute blog postings on other blogs, or otherwise for private, non-commercial or journalistic purposes. This content may not be used for any other purposes in any other formats or media. The content on this blog is provided on an "as-is" basis. Gartner shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the content or use of this blog.