Alex Pradhan

Alex Pradhan

Sr Principal Analyst
Alex Pradhan is a Principal Research Analyst on the Supply Chain Planning Core Research team. Ms. Pradhan advises CSCOs and supply chain leaders focused on technology on best practices and trends in supply chain planning software, supply chain planning technologies including roadmap development and provider selection and technology implementation. Her research focus covers all aspects of supply chain planning technology, including aligning supply chain strategy to software needs, development and review of RFI, RFP and business cases, sales and operations planning, demand planning, and inventory planning and optimization. Ongoing research coverage also includes scoping the future potential of blockchain across the supply chain and the evaluation of user experience and collaboration in supply chain planning software. She joined Gartner in 2016 after 10 years in marketing and supply chain roles. She has broad experience in supply chain planning implementations, setting up and leading supply chain technology initiatives and translating strategy to effective technology solutions.
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Monday, November 04, 2019 04:00 PM|Monday, November 04, 2019 05:00 PM
Roundtable: The Algorithm: To Trust or not to Trust?

As supply chain planning technology evolves, with new sophisticated features and advanced analytics further enabling automation of planning decisions, end-users are fundamentally challenged with “how do I trust the solution?” The changes in human behavior that accompany adoption of a supply chain planning solution may sound simple, but they are not easy to effect — especially when dealing with trust. This session will explore the trust barriers to adoption of the solution.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 10:45 AM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 11:30 AM
Ask the Expert: Top Supply Chain Planning Technology Mistakes and Pragmatic Lessons

Ask an analyst your questions about top supply chain planning technology mistakes and best practices - from strategy, business requirements gathering, vendor selection, implementation, and beyond. Come to this Q&A session with your questions, and to hear with what issues other supply chain planning technology leaders are wrestling.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 02:30 PM|Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:15 PM
When to Buy Additional Analytical Capabilities for Your Supply Chain Planning

Many organizations believe they need more analytics to support their supply chain planning, but often aren't aware of the analytical capabilities already available within their SCP technology. This session will help you get the most value out of your existing SCP software before added investment.

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