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Mark Atwood
Managing VP
11 years at Gartner
24 years IT Industry

Mark Atwood's experience includes more than 23 years of work that spans research, consulting, strategy and operations, and marketing. He also brings an IT end user's perspective to his role. Mr. Atwood is a Managing Vice President within Gartner's Supply Chain Research organization. He is the Team Manager for the Industries Value Chain team, which covers healthcare/life sciences, consumer packaged goods, retail, high tech, industrial, and process chemical from the supply chain perspective. Read Full Bio

Gartner Supply Chain: Wrapping Up With Logistics

by Mark Atwood  |  December 17, 2014

At this time of year especially, a lot of people will be talking and writing about logistics. The process of “moving stuff” always receives attention in the popular press at year-end, and this holiday season is no exception. But as Supply Chain professionals, we are obsessed with logistics all year long. With so many variables […]

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Gartner Supply Chain: Reflections From Biscayne Bay

by Mark Atwood  |  November 26, 2014

Here at Gartner we have a multitude of inputs that we can use to understand what is on our clients’ minds, and how our research is resonating with those clients. It’s no secret we love data, and whether we are looking at client surveys, focus groups, document page-view metrics, or document “quick-value” scores — we […]

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Maximize Profitability With Supply Chain Segmentation and CTS

by Mark Atwood  |  October 10, 2014

One of the things that I love about Supply Chain is the way the discipline has borrowed approaches from other parts of the business over time, embraced them, and made them their own. There is no better example than what we see with Segmentation and Cost-To-Serve (CTS.) Segmentation is one of the fundamental principles of […]

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Manufacturing Excellence as Supply Chains Go Digital

by Mark Atwood  |  August 20, 2014

Digital Business, as Gartner defines it, is the blurring of the digital and physical worlds that is rapidly surrounding us. It’s framed on an Internet of Things that are connected, visible, communicative, and manageable. From a Supply Chain perspective, this shift will provide both opportunities and challenges on two fronts — because for Supply Chain, […]

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