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Gartner Supply Chain Executive Roundtable

Wednesday | 2 March 2016 | 8:30h - 13:00h

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Roundtable – Presentation, Discussion and Peer Networking
Date: 2 March 2016
Location: Gartner Office, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost
Organiser: Gartner
Contact: roland.grift@gartner.com

Improving Your Supply Chain Logistics To Drive Increased Performance

 

Gartner Supply Chain invites you to participate in this working session, moderated by Gartner Supply Chain Analyst David Gonzalez, to learn how to use supply chain logistics as a competitive weapon. This roundtable will leave you with actionable insights on how to embed this critical capability in your organization- and steps you can take now to embrace the bi-model challenge while driving value in a sustainable fashion.

  • Who should attend: COO’s, CSCO’s, Supply Chain Directors and Leaders in Logistics.
  • Where: The Gartner Office, De Entree 79, 1101 BH Amsterdam Zuid-Oost.
  • When: Wednesday, March 2nd 2016.

Synopsis:

Logistics is a key component of every high performing supply chain. Logistics leaders are challenged with seeking new ways to innovate, improve service delivery and reduce costs. Gartner research indicates that logisticians are expected to optimize their incumbent operations as well as positioning their functions to support the future growth aspirations of their businesses. This is the bi-modal challenge faced by logistics professionals today.

This briefing will share with attendees:

  • The trends emerging in the logistics space that will shape the future of the industry.
  • How logistics leaders are future proofing their organizations by defining strategies that align their logistics functions with their overall businesses.
  • A perspective on how the 3PL community is evolving and how heads of logistics can derive greater value from their 3PL partners.

Agenda:

08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Refreshments

09:00 – 09:15 Roundtable Introduction and Kick off by Gartner Supply Chain

09:15 – 11:30 Improving Your Supply Chain Logistics To Drive Increased Performance

  • The Future of Logistics”
    The trends emerging in the logistics space that will shape the future of the industry.
  • “How companies are optimizing their logistics strategies for today and tomorrow’s business.”
    How logistics leaders are future proofing their organizations by defining strategies that align their logistics functions with their overall businesses.
  • Choosing the right 3PL for your business needs, from selection to contracting”
    A perspective on how the 3PL community is evolving and how heads of logistics can derive greater value from their 3PL partners.

11:30 – 12:00 European Logistics Trends – Observations & Facilitated Discussion

Facilitated session based on European specific logistics trends that organizations are observing and positioning their functions for.
Leave the session with practical ideas and knowledge to implement immediately within your organization, as well as further develop and leverage relationships initiated with your local peer executives during the roundtable for future value and success.

12:00 -13:00 Networking lunch

To register:

Attending is free of charge but seats are limited! Send your contact details to roland.grift@gartner.com for registration no later than February 19th 2016.

Biography David Gonzalez – Research Director, Gartner Supply Chain

David Gonzalez is a Research Director working in the Supply Chain Core team. Based in the EMEA region, he has more than 20 years of experience working with international supply chains and global logistics networks. Over that period, he has worked in the service, manufacturing and retail sectors, with organizations ranging from a leading global logistics service provider and a chemical and engineering manufacturer, to a number of leading High Street retailers.

Background

In previous roles, Mr. Gonzalez managed the global logistics function for the delivery of physical reward marketing programs to Tesco in the U.K. and Ireland. He also oversaw similar global logistics functions in the Tesco CE territories of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. At the Linde Group, Mr. Gonzalez headed up the Global Logistics function for the Electronic Gases division. This included creating, implementing and managing a center of excellence function for logistics, as well as engaging in the regional execution of logistics policies. He also took on responsibility for global trade compliance and led the establishment of a center-led compliance and governance model. Mr. Gonzalez’s consulting experience resulted in the successful delivery of high-profile logistics transformation projects for leading U.K. High Street retailers, such as Marks & Spencer, Burberry, New Look, and Fat Face. He was also engaged in the solution design and implementation of new and innovative logistics operating models for Intel and TSMC.

Details

Date:
Wednesday | 2 March 2016
Time:
8:30h - 13:00h
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