Event | Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Analyze. Innovate. Transform.

May 13-16, 2019 | Scottsdale, Arizona
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Westernacher is a global supply chain consulting firm helping clients improving operations for 50 years. We are not afraid to take risks and get our hands dirty. We work with you in the trenches and put results before reports. We see the supply chain at the heart of every organization to increase revenues, lower costs, and improve working capital efficiency. We love technology and know how to use it for new business models. Our approach is to analyze, innovate, transform.​
We will again be at Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ from May 13-16, exhibiting and presenting a customer story about Inventory Optimization. We would love to meet with you and learn more about your challenges and opportunities.​

Business strategy implementations

Westernacher has the experience to take the report left by strategy advisors and implement it. We are not afraid to take risks and get our hands dirty. We work with you in the trenches and put results before reports. We understand how to achieve your goals with the right mix of operational, organizational, and technology innovations. We have helped transform multi-billion pharmaceutical companies and mid-sized manufacturers through innovation and based on solid analysis.

Operational Improvements

We are working with the business on supply chain improvements combining proven concepts such as Lean and Six Sigma with opportunities provided by advanced and prescriptive analytics, machine learning and AI, the Internet of Things, and digitalization. We understand how and when to use new technologies to improve the S&OP process. We optimize supply chain networks, delivery operations, and inventories. We help our clients reduce supply chain risks and deliver performance assurance.​​

Technology Consulting

We love technology and know how to use it for new business models. We work with technology every day, for 50 years. We understand what works and how much time it takes to change an organization. We support CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs with technology and solution roadmaps, We develop new IT strategies and help companies such as TJX to leverage new technologies.

Digitalization of the Supply Chain

With terms such as ‘digitalization’, ‘Industry 4.0’ and ‘digital supply chain management’ on everyone’s lips, Westernacher can help business and IT leaders understand what sort of technologies fall under these broad terms and more importantly, how they can leverage all the capabilities that are at our disposal today.

Analyze. Innovate. Transform.


Inventory optimization – turning analysis into profits​.

May 14, 2019 | 12:45pm – 13:05pm | Theater, Grand Saguaro Foyer​
Inventory optimization, including multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO), has been around for a number of years. MEIO promises to improve service levels while reducing inventory levels. However, many companies struggle with implementing the right tools, processes, and organization to realize substantial improvements. We will show you how to get from reports to results sharing details for a recent project we supported.​

Keynote speaker

Bender, PhD

Director, SC Strategy & Execution​

Start slow or dive right in. ​​Getting started with our Digital Supply Chain workshops.


What to expect:

  • Short introduction of Westernacher​
  • Identify your key issues​
  • Discuss first ideas​
  • Introduce relevant Westernacher capabilities​​
  • Discuss how capabilities can benefit you
  • Review current state business process, capabilities, and pain points
  • Demonstrate & discuss ideas​​
  • Identify current state business process, capabilities, and pain points​
  • Developing future state scenarios, business processes, and capabilities​


1-2 hours​​
0.5-1 day​​
3-5 days​​
4-6 weeks​​​
Identify partnering opportunities​
Identify specific innovation areas
Develop a high-level roadmap and business case​
Develop a detailed roadmap and business case​

At a glance

May 13-16, 2019
9am – 5pm

Gartner Supply Chain Executive
Conference 2019
Scottsdale, Arizona
United States

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