Gartner Expert

Ankur Mehta

Director, Advisory

Ankur Mehta advises Quality and Supply Chain executives on broad range of Quality topics across industries. He works with executives to evaluate alternate approaches and helps them bring best practices to their organizations. He brings 17+ years of quality and supply chain operation's experience along with deep expertise in process excellence.

Additionally, he helps supply chain leaders to evaluate maturity of their organization and identify most impactful priorities for their strategic plan. His core areas of focus include quality strategy development, culture of quality, cost of quality, design quality, Quality management system (QMS), supplier quality, customer quality, and technology & digital transformation

Previous experience

Ankur has over 17 years of experience in a variety of Quality, Supply Chain and Strategy, Planning & Ops roles. His responsibilities have included connecting organizational strategy to execution, Supply Chain transformation and highly complex supply chain integration during M&A. His experience also includes transforming quality and supply chain areas by incorporating best practices and common-sense approaches to better align to organizational goals and objectives.

Professional background

Cisco Systems Inc.

Senior Business Strategy, Planning and Operations Manager

Cisco Systems Inc.

Senior Manager, Global Supply Chain

Tandberg Inc.

Manager, Quality and Reverse Logistics

Areas of coverage

Manufacturing Operations

Quality Management

Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Leadership


Masters, Systems Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

Bachelors, Industrial Engineering, Nagpur University, India

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Integrating voice of customer and embedding quality in new product design (NPD)

2Building a forward looking functional strategy, evaluating organizational structure and identifying talent & competency needs

3Help with cost optimization leveraging cost of quality model that fits the organizational needs

4Help in adopting a purpose-led approach to quality digital transformation

5Helps to evaluate maturity of supply chain and identify most impactful priorities for their strategic plan.

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