Gartner Expert

Gerhard Grimm

Sr Director Analyst

Gerhard Grimm is a Sr Director in Gartner's Supply Chain Consumer Retail Team. He specialises in retail researching and advising clients on a wide range of industry-focused topics, including supply chain strategy, industry trends, metrics & benchmarking, packaging, sustainability, returns and more. He is based out of Melbourne, Australia.

Gerhard has over 20 years of business experience across multiple industries focusing on retail and telecommunications supply chains. Before joining Gartner, he led supply chain excellence teams and programs, focussing on supply chain transformation, supply chain technology, supply & demand planning and setting up supply chain strategies to meet the overall company's objectives. Gerhard specialises in helping executives to bring their supply chain strategy to life and align their teams in the execution.

Previous experience

18 years in supply chain

8 years in the retail and manufacturing industry

4 years in the telecommunications industry

Professional background

Opal Packaging

Head of Supply Chain & Procurement Centre of Excellence

Super Retail Group

Transformation Manager

Telekom Austria Group

Head of Material Planning

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Leadership


Master of Science in Management (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Charles Darwin University)

Graduate Certificate in General Management (Australian Institute of Management)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the most impactful supply chain trends and best practices for retail and consumer products supply chains?

2How do I improve my retail or CP supply chain maturity and operational performance? e.g. SC Score & retail DDVN

3How do I assess and drive my retail or CP supply chain performance through metrics and benchmarking? e.g. Hierarchy of metrics

4How do I create a supply chain strategy that is linked to the overarching company strategy?