Gartner Expert

Kamala Raman

VP Analyst

Kamala Raman advises companies on designing supply chain networks to optimize performance and capacity for total network cost, service, agility and resilience. In this role, Ms. Raman leverages her broad and deep operational experience in manufacturing, supply chain and technology.

Previous experience

Ms. Raman has over 20 years of experience in a variety of operations, supply chain and technology roles in North America, Asia and the Middle East. Her responsibilities have included implementing a strategic supply chain network redesign and leading sales and operations planning transformation.

Professional background

Borouge Pte.

Supply Chain Network Design and Planning

Honeywell International

Supply Chain Planning, Business Intelligence and Six Sigma

Armstrong World Industries

New Product Development and Manufacturing

Areas of coverage

Manufacturing Operations

Supply Chain Head of Strategy Realization

CSCO Strategic Leadership

Education

M.B.A., University of Maryland, College Park

M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Maine, Orono

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Anna University, India

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to optimize a supply chain, distribution or manufacturing network to balance total network cost, service, agility, resilience and growth efficiently.

2Utilizing scenario planning for optimizing the supply chain given interdependencies across the network.

3Capacity optimization in manufacturing, factors involved in manufacturing site selection.

4Selecting consultants for network design, modeling and optimization. Reviewing RFPs and bids from consultants.

5Trends in global trade policies, globalization vs regionalization of supply chains, diversifying global supply chains for resilience