Gartner Expert

Stephen Meyer

Sr Director Analyst

Stephen Meyer is a Research Director in Gartner's Supply Chain group. Mr. Meyer joined Gartner with 19 years of experience in global supply chain management roles in the life sciences, chemical and retail industries. In his previous positions, he has had both functional and leadership responsibility for sourcing, procurement, planning/forecasting, operational excellence, warehousing, logistics and transportation.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Meyer worked for AngioDynamics, a medical device manufacturer headquartered in Albany, New York. At AngioDynamics, he led the Global Supply Chain department and was responsible for the purchasing, planning, warehouse and distribution teams. He has also held key roles in the supply chain organizations at Amazon, AMRI, C. R. Bard and GE. He has significant experience with ERP implementation and configuration, sales and operations planning, statistical forecasting and its application to production/buying models, and service analytics.

He is also a certified Six Sigma black belt. He was awarded a graduate fellowship from the UM Program in Manufacturing (now Tauber Institute).

Professional background


Director, Global Supply Chain

Albany Molecular Research

Director, Supply Chain Management

C. R. Bard

Materials Manager

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Customer Fulfillment and Collaboration (retired)

Supply Chain Strategy, Leadership and Governance (retired)


B.S.C. mechanical engineering, University of Michigan

Master's degree, manufacturing, University of Michigan

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the supply chain trends and best practices that life sciences manufacturers need to be aware of?

2How do I improve my supply chain operational performance and maturity?

3How do I create a demand-driven supply chain?

4How can I align my supply chain strategies with the overall business strategies of my company?

5How can I improve product life cycle management and inventory management at my company?