8 years at Gartner
5 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.
Areas of Coverage
- Supply Chain
Eric O'Daffer's Recent Gartner Activity
How to Create Effective Scorecards for Assessing and Diagnosing IDN's Supply Chain Performance
High-Tech Industrial Supply Chainnovator Finalists 2018: Digital Age Supply Chains
Standardization in an Era of Personalized Care: Challenges and Opportunities for IDN Pharmacy Supply Chains
Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25
15 November 2017
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