Gartner Expert

Dana E. Stiffler

VP Analyst

Dana Stiffler is a Vice President in Gartner Research. She covers supply chain talent strategies and the chief supply chain officer role, as well as supply chain university programs. She launched and led the Supply Chain Strategy & Enablers team within Gartner Supply Chain Leaders for three years and has been responsible for the launch and leadership of the Supply Chainnovators program as well as the annual Women in Supply Chain Survey.

Ms. Stiffler's work at AMR and then Gartner has led to direct, long-term involvement with the supply chain and sourcing leadership of global manufacturers, life sciences and CPG companies, as well as large retailers. She has been quoted in leading business publications, including the New York Times, the Financial Times aand numerous other business and technology publications.

Previous experience

Previously, Ms. Stiffler spent three years with Meridien Research (now IDC's Financial Insights), where she launched the Emerging Trading Technologies practice.

Professional background

Meridien Research

Research Director

Economist Intelligence Unit, Pyramid, Ovum

Contributing Analyst

Areas of coverage

Technology and Solutions for Supply Chain and Operations

Supply Chain Strategy, Leadership and Governance

Direct Material Sourcing and Supply Chain Services

Education

M.A., Law & Diplomacy (Focus: Technology Policy and Development Economics), Fletcher School at Tufts University

B.A., International Relations, Claremont McKenna College

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do I design and implement a world-class supply chain talent strategy?

2How are chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) demonstrating organizational and personal leadership?

3How are supply chain leaders getting a seat at the executive table?

4How can we elevate the supply chain profession to attract the best and brightest?

5What supply chain university programs should I align my company's recruiting strategy with?