11 years at Gartner
8 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Eric O'Daffer is a Research Vice President in the Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain group. Mr. O'Daffer's focus is on the end-to-end value chain, starting at the point of care looking back. He focuses most of his time with providers and how they best manage all the components of supply chain. This involves both their internal processes as well as best practices for partnering with their suppliers and service providers to optimize the clinical effectiveness of their products and the best delivered cost possible. Increasingly, Mr. O'Daffer's research focuses on the interdependency of providers with their supply partners. Manufacturers and distributors play a vital role as well in taking costs out of supply chain in healthcare and improving quality of care. Mr. O'Daffer's main focus is helping pull all this together with and for companies with a broader view than simply cost.
Eric O'Daffer's Recent Gartner Activity
Supply Chain Brief: Power of the Profession Awards Highlight Breakthroughs From the Winners
How Stanford Medicine Built a Resilient Healthcare Supply Chain
Tool: Use Gartner’s Decision Framework to Prioritize Cost Optimization Initiatives in Healthcare Supply Chain
Gartner Chainnovator Awards: Cross-Industry Winners for 2020
09 June 2020
2021 Power of the Profession Awards Semi-Finalist Reveal
06 November 2020
The 2020 Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25
11 November 2020
On-Demand & Upcoming Webinars
Mr. O'Daffer's previous roles have all focused on aspects of the healthcare supply chain, from early-stage product development at OneAccord to optimizing the physician practice supply chain at Esurg to managing large IDN relationships and all customer-facing personnel, including early-phase value analysis consultants at a division of Cardinal.
Cardinal Health/Allegiance/Baxter/Encompass Group, Vice President of Sales, 10 years
Esurg Corporation, Chief Executive Officer, 7 years
OneAccord, Partner, 2 years
Esurg awarded 2006 Amerinet Group Purchasing Best Small Distributor Award.
Esurg awarded 2006 NCI Healthcare Supply Chain (now IDN Summit) Innovative Company of the Year.
B.A., English Literature, University of Illinois
M.B.A., Management and Strategy Focus, Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Business