Eric O'Daffer

Eric O'Daffer

VP Analyst
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.
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Monday, October 25, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
CSCO Roundtable: What Is the Government's Role in Supply Chain?

The past eighteen months saw significant global supply chain disruption and increased government involvement across all industries. This roundtable is designed to share experiences and ideas from leaders around the government's role in supply chain in a disruption like the pandemic and in periods of relative calm. Sharing ideas for how organizations should plan for variable levels of government involvement will be covered as well.

Monday, October 25, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT
Building Supply Chain Resiliency in Healthcare Post COVID-19*

This session shines a light on post pandemic supply chain* resiliency in Healthcare. What Resiliency means now and what leading healthcare providers and supplier partners are doing to come out of the most challenging supply chain disruption in a generation. Developing strategy, gaining C-level buy in and investing for the future are center stage in this session.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT
What Makes a Power of the Profession Winner in Innovation, Social Impact and People Breakthroughs

This session explores the past eight years winners of our primary innovation awards programs, the Power of the Profession and Supply Chain Innovators. How has innovation evolved in eight years and what separates initiatives that good from those that win in the four primary categories of technology or process innovation, customer or patient innovation, social impact and people breakthroughs.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.