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, November 02, 2020 12:45 PM|Monday, November 02, 2020 01:15 PM
Supply Chain Organizational Design and GPO Relationships in Healthcare

We'll show you how IDN supply chain leaders are organizing their supply chain teams, and how they plan to work with group purchasing organizations (GPOs).

Monday, November 02, 2020 02:45 PM|Monday, November 02, 2020 03:30 PM
Supply Chain Innovation In A World Interrupted

The world´s supply chains continue to be tested in unprecedented ways. In this session we will explore how supply chain innovation themes and processes highlighted in the past seven years of our Supply Chainnovators program helped leaders survive the global pandemic and bring value to their organizations. We will share past examples and current innovations from the front lines of the supply chain response.
You can find more information about Gartner’s Supply Chainnovator Award Program on our awards website. (

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