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Gartner Announces Supply Chain Executive Conference 2014

May 20 - 22, 2014 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, AZ.


This year’s global conference theme is “Leading the Decade: Creating and Sustaining

Excellence in the Supply Chain.”


The role of the supply chain has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, emerging as an important contributor to business value, competitive differentiation and enterprise growth. For the next decade, supply chain leaders must recognize and act on new opportunities as they emerge, embracing innovation to create and sustain higher levels of agility, efficiency and cost savings.


Comprehensive tracks will focus on these key topics for senior supply chain executives and their leadership teams:

  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Supply Chain Innovation
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Logistics
  • Supply Management and Manufacturing
  • Healthcare Exchange Program


Plus hear the live reveal of the 2014 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25:

Get a firsthand look at outstanding supply chain innovation from leading organizations around the world in dedicated sessions throughout the week — including the annual live reveal of the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 during a dinner on Wednesday, May 21st at the conference.



*Gartner Keynote: Leading the Decade


*Guest Keynote: Linda Topping, Chief Procurement Officer, Colgate-Palmolive


*Guest Keynote: Tom Peters, Influential Business Thinker and Co-Author of “In Search of Excellence”


*Guest Keynote: A Tailored Supply Chain Transformation – The Global Journey to Customer Segmentation in a Complex Business Environment, Annette Clayton, Chief Supply Chain Officer Schneider-Electric


*Guest Keynote: Transforming Supply Chain to increase economic value and competitive differentiation. The 3M story, Chris Holmes, Senior Vice President 3M Global Supply Chain


*Guest Keynote: From Survive to Thrive – How Supply Chain Can Influence a Transformation, Vance Moore, Senior Vice President – Operations, Mercy


The latest solutions and tools will be demonstrated by the more than 40 companies exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current exhibitors is available on the Exhibitor Directory at http://events.gartner.com/en/supplychain/na/supply-chain/scc5/whoshere/exhibitorlisting


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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 Janessa Rivera at janessa.rivera@gartner.com

About Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference Series
The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference is the world's most important gathering of supply chain leaders and takes place in Phoenix, Arizona and London, UK. The event features analysts specializing in all supply chain disciplines and offers an unrivaled resource for chief supply chain officers and their supply chain leadership teams when it comes to advice and expertise, and a platform for the informed and provocative debate that is essential to raising the bar on supply chain performance. For more information on both conference locations, visit gartner.com/events/supplychain


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