Gartner Expert

Lorraine Gavin

Assoc Principal Analyst

Lorraine Gavin is an Organizational Development Analyst in the Gartner Supply Chain Practice. Lorraine primarily supports Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) and Functional Leaders across industries through research and inquiry in the areas of change management and organization design.

As a Certified Professional of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP), Lorraine brings her background and experience as acting HR Generalist in the Supply Chain into her role at Gartner to support clients in transforming their organization.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Lorraine was an Operations Manager for Portwest, leading distribution, HR and service functions for the company's US division. In previous experiences, Lorraine held several B2C and B2B Sales and Business Development roles in safety, retail and non-profit.

Professional background

Portwest LLC

Operations Manager, Business Development Manager

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Leadership


MBS, Business Practice: International Business Development, Organisational Development & Transformation, Irish Management Institute

BA, Applied Languages: French, Spanish & TESOL, Univeristy of Limerick

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How can I stand-up a Community of Practice in Supply Chain?

2What are best practices for change management in Supply Chain?

3How can I stand-up a Center of Excellence in Supply Chain?

4What are best practices in organizing / leading Supply Chain Centers of Excellence?