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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.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Pradhan worked in supply chain management and marketing for multinationals for more than 10 years. In her supply chain management role in Subway, she served as a supply chain expert with a specialty in supply chain forecasting and planning and general supply chain processes. During that time, she led several supply chain technology initiatives, improvement and systems implementations. Prior to joining Subway, she held various marketing and operational positions in the cruise line and tourism industry.

Professional background

Subway

Project Manager

Royal Caribbean International

Marketing Account Executive, Various Roles

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Technology Strategy and Selection

Education

Postgraduate Certificate, Data Science, University of California, Irvine

M.B.A., International Business, University of Miami

B.B.A., Economics and Marketing, University of Miami

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to select supply chain planning technologies

2Best practices to implement supply chain planning technologies

3Trends in demand planning/demand forecasting technologies

4How to achieve best practices in supply chain planning

5Blockchain in supply chain