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 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.
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.
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
Supply Chain Planning
Logistics Strategy and Operations
Supply Chain Strategy, Leadership and Governance
Manufacturing Operations Strategy and Performance
Driving Cost Optimization Across the Enterprise (retired)
M.B.A., Lehigh University
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, With High Honors
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 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