Gartner Expert

Marko Pukkila

VP, Team Manager

Marko Pukkila is a Vice President, Team Manager in the Gartner Supply Chain Research group. He leads the Supply Chain Planning team that does research and provides advice on a wide range of supply chain topics, from Long-range strategic supply chain planning to Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE). The team consists of leading experts on the core planning capabilities, including demand, supply and inventory planning. The team has expertise in change management, organizational structures for planning teams, and planning metrics and their alignment to business metrics and objectives.

The Gartner Supply Chain Planning team helps Supply Chain Executives and their planning leaders to achieve transformative change to organizational mindsets toward planning, and to the planning specific business processes.

Mr. Pukkila himself focuses on end-to-end supply chain planning as strategic business capability. He is the lead architect of the Gartner Supply Chain Score for Planning.

Previous experience

Mr. Pukkila joined Gartner with a 19-year career at Honeywell International. He held key leadership roles in supply chain and operations IT, and was the leader of the global supply chain planning organization. In his supply chain leader role he was a member of the business unit leadership team, and was responsible for driving the S&OP process, and all supply chain planning and execution activities throughout the division. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Professional background

Honeywell International

Director, Supply Chain Planning

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Head of Strategy Realization

CSCO Strategic Leadership

Education

M.Sc., Computer Science, Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to implement and transform sales and operations planning (S&OP) as strategic business process

2How to achieve best practices in demand planning and management

3How leading companies manage and optimize the performance of their inventories

4How to reach supply planning excellence

5Leveraging sales and operations execution (S&OE) to support S&OP process