Gartner Expert

Alan O'Keeffe

Sr Director Analyst

Alan O'Keeffe is a Senior Research Director in the Organizational Development team. Alan covers global supply chain organization design, governance, change management, and organization behavior. Using in-depth cross-industry research and insight into trends he provides advice to supply chain leaders on how best to engage people and organizations to address the growing complexity of 21st century supply chains.

Previous experience

Mr. O'Keeffe has more than 20 years of Supply Chain experience, with six years in head of function roles including logistics, customs and physical supply chain, and four years in supply chain consultancy specializing in strategic network optimization. These roles have covered a range of sectors including technology, FMCG and mining, with global, regional and national scope. He provides key insights into organizational develop, design & governance.

Professional background

Glanbia Performance Nutrition

Head of Logistics/Senior Customs & Trade Lead

Anglo American Mining Corporation

Head of Physical Supply Chain


Senior Expert Supply Chain Optimization, Strategic Logistics Consulting

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Leadership


MSc Supply Chain Management

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the gaps in my company's supply chain capabilities?

2What organization design changes are necessary to address these gaps?

3How can I leverage best practices in supply chain governance?

4How does my company's logistics network design impact my organizational design