Gartner Expert

Jane Barrett

Group Vice President

Jane Barrett is the Group Vice President for Gartner's Supply Chain Research group. Ms. Barrett leads the supply chain analyst group covering three aspects of supply chain:

- End-to-end supply chain functions (plan, source, make, deliver, customer service and product life cycle) for the manufacturing and retail sectors

- Industry-specific coverage of consumer, healthcare and B2B value chains

- Supply chain strategy and enablers

Roles and responsibility

C-level, VP, Director for Supply Chain or Operations

COE or Strategy Group

Supply Chain Planning

Previous experience

Ms. Barrett joined Gartner following the company's acquisition of AMR Research in late 2009. She joined AMR in June 2006 and has participated in research covering supply chain strategy, sales and operations planning, segmentation and complexity management, supplier management, high-mix/low-volume configuration, metrics and scorecards, and the role of COEs.

Prior to joining AMR Research, Ms. Barrett spent more than 20 years in IT, manufacturing, technology and consulting industries. She moved from South Africa to the U.S. in July 2000.

Professional background

Glovia - A Fujitsu Company

Vice President


Director, Global Consulting



Areas of coverage

Design and Align the Supply Chain Strategy

Optimize End-to-End Supply Chain Performance

Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Organization and Talent

Supply Chain and Operations Trends and Innovation


B.A., University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How does supply chain become a growth enabler?

2How do we measure supply chain success; what should we measure?

3How do we design a bimodal supply chain to become more innovative, agile and responsive?

4How does mature S&OP or planning drive more value in our business?

5How do we organize and balance the supply chain for success?