Gartner Expert

Joel Knox

VP, Team Manager

Joel Knox is a Senior Research Director in Gartner's Supply Chain Strategies team. Mr. Knox's research focuses on improving the supply chains of industrial manufacturers. In addition to bringing broader supply chain trends into the industrial context, Mr. Knox's current research focuses on aftermarket supply chain strategy and spare parts planning, circular economy strategies, and planning in mixed-model supply chains.

Previous experience

Mr. Knox joined Gartner in 2020 from Ingersoll Rand where he was responsible for transformation and continuous improvement in supply chain planning, logistics, and trade compliance. Prior to that, he held several leadership roles spanning supply chain and operations, continuous improvement, materials management, customer service, and field service for both Ingersoll Rand and Danaher.

Professional background

Ingersoll Rand

Global S&OP and Materials Management Process Leader

Hatch Early Learning

VP Operations and Business Process


Materials Manager

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Strategy

CSCO Strategic Leadership


MBA -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School

B.A -- Supply Chain Management and Economics, Michigan State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Industrial Supply Chain Strategy

2Current Issues Facing Industrial Supply Chains

3Spare Parts Planning and Service Supply Chains

4Circular Economy (industrial products only)

5Supply Chain Planning in Make/Engineer to Order or Assemble to Order Supply Chains