Author Profile

Tim Payne

Tim Payne

VP Analyst

18 years at Gartner,  37 years' experience

Location:  United Kingdom  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Tim Payne is a Research Vice President in Gartner, where he is part of the Supply Chain Research group and is lead analyst for Gartner's research into supply chain planning technologies. In this position, Mr. Payne supports both Gartner's supply chain and IT clients and is able to leverage more than 15 years of direct experience in supply chain management into his research. His current research areas focus on all aspects of supply chain planning technology which includes areas such as supply chain design, sales and operations planning, demand planning, inventory planning and optimization, replenishment planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, and order promising.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Payne worked in supply chain management for multinationals for more than 15 years. During that time, he led many European supply chain re-engineering, improvement and optimization programs, including several supply chain planning system implementations.

Professional Background

  • 3M Europe, European Supply Chain Analysis & Development Manager, 17 years
  • NCH Europe, European Supply Chain Director, 2 years


  • B.Sc., with honors, First Class Chemical Engineering, Birmingham University, U.K.
  • M.B.A., Open University, U.K.
  • M.Sc., Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University, U.K.