William McNeill is a senior research director in Gartner's supply chain group. He currently researches sourcing and procurement applications for supply chain with a focus on supply base management: supplier information, supplier risk and supplier collaboration. His primary responsibility is in helping end-user clients research, select and procure software applications in the aforementioned areas. Mr. McNeill also has a strong working knowledge of such core technologies and concepts as software-as-a-service, blockchain, and machine learning. Mr. McNeill has previously researched global trade management, field service and EDI software and services. Mr. McNeill won a Gartner research writing award and has more than 20 years of experience in technology.
Before joining AMR Research, Mr. McNeill was a Senior Technical Writer at Salesnet. Prior to Salesnet, he was a Technical Writer and Editor at Forrester Research.
Mr. McNeill is also a published author and was an Editor for four years at Adams Media Corp., a business book publisher.
Supply Chain Technology Strategy and Selection
Direct Material Sourcing and Supply Chain Services (retired)
B.S., University of New Hampshire
Xi Sigma Pi Honor Society
1Software selection for supply base management applications including supplier information, supplier risk and supplier collaboration.
2Selection for multienterprise supply chain business networks and EDI networks.
3Contract and statement of work review
4Helping vendors identify business buyer needs and trends
5Helping vendors identify new technologies and functionality to consider