Gartner Expert

Amber Salley

Sr Director Analyst

Amber Salley is a Senior Research Director, in the Strategy and Planning Technology team. Amber's research focus covers supply chain planning technologies and is cross-industry. She is responsible for guiding supply chain leaders through SCP technology roadmap development and provider selection.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Salley held positions as a management consultant. Her first management consulting role was with Booz & Co.(now Strategy&), where she was aligned with the firm's IT strategy groups. She then joined Accenture's Supply Chain Planning Services group. She has worked with clients in many industries, including CPG, retail, healthcare, business equipment and chemical. Her management consulting project experience includes large-scale cost and culture transformations, business process re-engineering, shared-services development, and large-scale ERP implementations. She has also worked within IBM's integrated supply chain organization, where she provided technical support to the laptop and desktop manufacturing process.

Professional background

Booz & Co.





Engineer/Scientist of Manufacturing

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Technology Strategy and Selection

Supply Chain Transformation


M.B.A., Economics, Accounting, Managerial & Organizational Behavior, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

B.S.B.A., Supply Chain Management and Information Technology, Duquesne University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to achieve best practices in supply chain planning

2How to select supply chain planning technologies

3Best practices to implement supply chain planning technologies

4Trends in supply chain planning technologies

5How to select system integrators to support supply chain planning technologies