Gartner Supply Chain Expert

Michael Uskert

Managing Vice President

Mike Uskert is Chief of Research and Managing Vice President in Gartner's Supply Chain Research practice. As Chief of Research, Mr. Uskert ensures that Gartner meets the needs of the Chief Supply Chain Officer and other senior supply chain executives by delivering research, advice and tools that address the business problems of top priority.

He joined Gartner in June 2010, focusing on research and advisory assistance in supply chain strategy and planning; becoming demand-driven; supply planning and inventory management; sales and operations planning; supply chain segmentation and complexity management; collaboration; metrics and scorecards and driving supply chain excellence.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner Research, Mr. Uskert served as a Senior Manager in the Supply Chain Technology consulting practice of Capgemini. In this role, he served as a Supply Chain Expert with a specialty in supply chain planning and general supply chain processes. Prior to joining Capgemini, Mr. Uskert served as the Vice President of Supply Chain Planning at Pinnacle Foods Corp. His major areas of focus included supply chain planning (S&OP, demand, inventory, and manufacturing planning), cash-flow improvement and corporate supply chain processes. Prior to joining Pinnacle Foods, he held various supply chain product management, consulting and presales positions in the software industry.

Professional background

Capgemini

Senior Manager

Pinnacle Foods Group

Vice President, Supply Chain Planning

SSA Global

Senior Product Manager, Supply Chain Applications

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Planning

Education

M.B.A, Finance, Indiana University

B.S., cum laude, Psychology, Valparaiso University

B.S., cum laude, Business Administration, Valparaiso University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do we improve our S&OP process?

2What does it mean to be demand-driven?

3How do we become more agile and responsive in SC?