Gartner Expert

Paul Lord

Sr Director Analyst

Paul Lord is a Senior Director Analyst in Gartner's Supply Chain research organization, creating and coordinating content creation for supply chain cost and inventory optimization.

Mr. Lord provides thought leadership and practical insights on inventory excellence and cost optimization through written research, client interactions and event presentations. He also covers supply and inventory planning with a focus on orchestration of constrained capacity and material decisions within manufacturing networks across all industries.

Previous experience

Mr. Lord joined Gartner following the company's acquisition of AMR Research. He joined AMR Research after a 25-year career in the chemical industry, which included roles in R&D, operations planning, distribution management and product-line management.

Professional background

Lyondell Chemical Co.

Manager, Supply Chain Operational Excellence (6 yrs.), Business Manager (4 yrs.)

ARCO Chemical Co.

Product Manager (3 yrs.), Global Operations Planning Manager (3 yrs.)

Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

Process Engineer and Development Engineer

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Planning

Manufacturing Operations

Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics and Fulfillment

CSCO Strategic Leadership


M.B.A., Lehigh University

M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, With High Honors

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Manage, reduce, control and optimize supply chain inventory in all manufacturing industries

2Integrated supply planning, optimization and scheduling processes enabled by technology in manufacturing sectors

3Cost and performance optimization across all manufacturing industries

4Market intelligence on how industry companies are approaching selection of solution partners

5Scoping and framing a supply chain improvement program aligned to strategy