Kimberly Becker is a Senior Research Director in Gartner's Supply Chain Projects and Industry team representing Consumer Products. In this role, Ms. Becker focuses her research on supply chain best practices, trends, innovations and specific strategies and capabilities for the consumer product industry. She also helps clients build their overall supply chain maturity through Gartner's DDVN maturity assessment process as well as identify areas of performance improvement through the hierarchy of metrics benchmarking.
Prior to joining Gartner in 2018, Ms. Becker was the Director of Global Customer Service and Collaboration for Colgate Palmolive and led the center of expertise capabilities in the areas or order-to-cash, customer engagement, cost-to-service, on-shelf availability and e-commerce. During her 25 year career at Colgate Palmolive, Ms. Becker had numerous roles across the supply chain including: supply chain system integration; customer supply chain engagement; continuous improvement; vendor managed inventory (VMI); demand planning and inventory management.
Director - Global Customer SC Engagement and Order-to-Cash COE
Associate Director - North America Supply Chain Integration
Various roles in Customer Collaboration, Planning and Customer Service
Supply Chain Customer Fulfillment and Collaboration (retired)
Supply Chain Strategy, Leadership and Governance (retired)
B.A., Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University
1What are the key supply chain trends that top consumer products companies are focusing on
2Conducting the DDVN maturity assessment process with clients
3Provide consumer products benchmarking insight to identify key opportunities in performance metrics
4How to better manage SKU complexity
5What are the key supply chain capabilities that consumer products companies need in working with e-commerce retail