Gartner Expert

Dana E. Stiffler

Distinguished VP Analyst

Dana Stiffler is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in the Supply Chain Research & Advisory group. 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 and has been responsible for the launch and leadership of the Supply Chainnovators program, the Gartner/AWESOME Women in Supply Chain Survey and the Gartner/ASCM Supply Chain Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 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 and 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

Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Leadership


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?