Gartner Expert

Tim Payne

VP Analyst

Tim Payne is a Research Vice President in Gartner, where he is part of the Supply Chain Research group and is lead analyst for Gartner's research into supply chain planning technologies. In this position, Mr. Payne supports both Gartner's supply chain and IT clients and is able to leverage more than 15 years of direct experience in supply chain management into his research. His current research areas focus on all aspects of supply chain planning technology which includes areas such as supply chain design, sales and operations planning, demand planning, inventory planning and optimization, replenishment planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, and order promising.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Payne worked in supply chain management for multinationals for more than 15 years. During that time, he led many European supply chain re-engineering, improvement and optimization programs, including several supply chain planning system implementations.

Professional background

NCH Europe

European Supply Chain Director

3M Europe

European Supply Chain Analysis & Development Manager

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Technology Strategy and Selection

Supply Chain Strategy, Leadership and Governance (retired)


B.Sc., with honors, First Class Chemical Engineering, Birmingham University, U.K.

M.B.A., Open University, U.K.

M.Sc., Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University, U.K.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to select the right supply chain planning technologies

2How to support supply chain planning strategy with the right technology

3How to achieve best practices in supply chain planning and S&OP

4How to implement SCP processes and systems to improve business performance

5How to take advantage of key trends and new technologies in SCP

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