Gartner Expert

Janet Suleski

Director Analyst

Janet Suleski is a Research Director in Gartner's Supply Chain Research team. Ms. Suleski's current research coverage includes product innovation, product portfolio planning and management, agile product development practices, new product introductions, product retirement and portfolio optimization best practices, product life cycle management (PLM) best practices and alignment with S&OP, and S&OP general topics and maturity assessments. Her research applies to a wide variety of manufacturing industries, including consumer goods, personal care, industrial, high tech, medical devices, pharmaceutical, and more. She also covers PLM technology for the fashion, apparel, and footwear industries.

Previous experience

Ms. Suleski has 25 years of experience in supply chain business and technology research spanning a wide variety of subject areas. Her past research coverage included retail ERP, fresh item management, point-of-sale, and price optimization software and business processes. She has also covered inventory optimization; strategic sourcing and procurement; collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR), supplier collaboration and supply chain event management.

Professional background

AMR Research

Research Director, Retail

Benchmarking Partners

Research Analyst

Business Matters

Marketing Assistant

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Technology Strategy and Selection

Supply Chain Strategy, Leadership and Governance (retired)


M.B.A., with a concentration in Marketing/Market Research, Babson College

B.A., Applied Economics and Business Management, Cornell University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1New product launch and product life cycle management best practices, including retirement

2Linking new product introduction, S&OP and PLM processes and strategies

3S&OP maturity assessments - introduction to the process and support for S&OP maturity assessments

4Product portfolio management and product complexity management

5PLM technology capabilities and software selections for PLM in retail, footwear and apparel