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Carly West

Director Analyst

Carly West is a Director Analyst on Gartner's Supply Chain Transportation Technology team. She conducts research in the supply chain area focused on the delivery processes: transportation visibility, transportation planning, transportation execution, freight payment, analytics, yard management, vehicle routing and scheduling, and fleet telematics.

Ms. West joined Gartner in 2020. She is a graduate from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. She has 14 years of experience in the Transportation and Logistics Industry. She's worked in a variety of operational roles including 3PL, brokerage, business development, back office activities, technology management, division start-up, and health care. In her most recent role at Cardinal Health she was focused on Product Development leading a project to implement a visibility platform for their logistics organization.

Previous experience

Ms. West has 14 years experience in Transportation Operations. Working for or with 3PLs, Brokers, Carriers, Healthcare manufacturing and distribution. She managed and motivated teams. Experience in project management, process development and design. System implementation and operations.

Professional background

Cardinal Health

Manager Transportation

Pacer Transportation Solutions


FST Logistics

Lead Broker

Areas of coverage

Logistics Strategy and Operations (retired)

Supply Chain Technology Strategy and Selection


Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Marketing, The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics, The Ohio State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Real-time transportation visibility

2Digital Freight Models

3Transportation Mobility

4Transportation Management Solutions

5Safety and Automation Technology in Transportation