GAINS Supply Chain Thought Leaders

GAINS Thought Leadership

GAINS is driven by the belief that supply chain leaders in businesses of every size should have access to world-class supply chain solutions to face the continuing challenges of our time. As complexity and uncertainty in supply chains continue to surge, its vital to have the right experts to guide the way.

GAINS has a number of industry visionaries and trusted advisors on our team to spur results-oriented innovation and empower customer collaboration. These thought leaders inspire our employees, customers, and partners with the latest in supply chain management knowledge and strategic viewpoints to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Thought Leadership is an integral principle at GAINS. Our team is regularly recognized as a visionary by Gartner, featured on expert panels and panel discussions at industry conferences including the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium, CSCMP Edge, Supply Chain Leaders in Action, and many more. GAINS thought leaders share insights, learn from others, and help shape the future of supply chain management, driving new, results-first innovation for higher supply chain performance.

Bill Benton

The co-founder of GAINS has played a significant role in shaping the company’s strategic direction. His insights and leadership have been pivotal in addressing the evolving needs of the supply chain industry. Bill’s expertise is especially valued in the development of innovative, flexible AI and machine learning solutions that address the complexities and challenges faced by businesses today. His contributions extend beyond internal strategy, influencing broader industry practices through his engagement in various forums and discussions.

Amber Salley

Since late 2023, Amber has served as the Vice President of Industry Solutions, joining the company after more than a dozen years as a supply chain industry analyst at Gartner. At GAINS, she focuses on addressing unique supply chain problems across different companies and advocates for composable solutions that meet individual business needs. Her expertise and leadership contribute significantly to GAINS’s strategic direction and innovation. Amber’s insights and thought leadership are frequently showcased through various platforms within the company, including public speaking engagements and thought leadership articles.

Jeff Metersky

Jeff is the Vice President of Strategic Solutions at GAINS. In his role, Jeff focuses on addressing the complexities of the modern business environment, which is often described using the acronym VUCA—Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. He is an advocate for the idea that uncertainty is a normal business condition and that businesses must adapt to this reality rather than expecting a return to a “normal” state. Jeff’s leadership and expertise are instrumental in guiding GAINS’s strategic approach to supply chain design, leveraging advanced simulation, AI/ML, and decision automation to ensure that GAINS’s solutions are effectively meeting the varied needs of our customers.

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