David Steven Jacoby is a supply chain expert. He teaches graduate Operations Management and Supply Chain Management at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania and is a Senior Fellow at Boston University’s Institute for Global Sustainability as well as a former adjunct professor at Boston University’s Questrom Graduate School of Business and the master class instructor for REVchain‘s Supply Chain Decarbonization program.

He wrote Guide to Supply Chain Management for The Economist, Reinventing the Energy Value Chain for PennWell Books, Getting to Net Zero: Decarbonizing Businesses and Supply Chains, and four other books on supply chain management and international trade. He earned his MBA and a Masters of Arts from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania,  and his academic and professional contributions to the field of supply chain management span hundreds of publications and media events. He holds supply chain certifications including C.P.M. CTL, CIRM, CFPM, CSCP, and AEE.

David founded and manages Boston Strategies International, a consultancy that helps companies, investors and governments develop resilient, agile, sustainable and secure supply chains for materials, components, and equipment. He is on or has served as an advisory board member at ViziApps, New York Energy Week and the International Supply Chain Educational Association, and was previously an international management consultant at Kearney and Oliver Wyman in the United States, France, Brazil, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.

David is passionate about building businesses that transform global supply chains. Based on extensive management experience in energy, automotive, transport, and retail in more than 50 countries managing and advising executive leadership teams, he has deep and practical first-hand knowledge of what’s on the other end of your international supply chain and how you can use that information to reduce cost, grow revenue, and increase shareholder value.

AI/IoT/Digital Transformation: Cisco, FICO, IRI, Microsoft, NEC, SAP, tech ventures/spin-offs, etc.

Auto/Transport/Mobility: BNSF, CSX, FedEx, Fiat, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, SNECMA, Volvo, VW, ZF, etc.

Power/Energy: Avangrid, Aramco, BP, Iberdrola, Raytheon, Siemens, Vattenfall, etc.

Telecommunications & Electrical Distribution: France Telecom, Schneider Electric, etc.

Industrial Manufacturers: Siemens, ThyssenKrupp, Cabot Corp., CBMM, Vale, Georgia Pacific, Minerals Technologies, Trumpf, ZF, etc.

Medical and Pharmaceutical companies: Pfizer, Boston Scientific, Charles River Laboratories, SpineFrontier, etc.

Retailers and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturers: Gillette, Sears, Galeries Lafayette, A.T. Cross, Rent-A-Center, etc.

Law Firms: Duane Morris, Kirkland & Ellis, Carmody & Torrance, etc.

Government Agencies: US Department of Transportation, the Mexican Agency for Ecology & Climate Change, the New York City Housing Authority, etc.

Investors: Credit Suisse, The World Bank, Bank of Montreal (BMO), etc.

Contract Solution Providers and EPCs: Raytheon, Wood Group, Iron Mountain, etc.

While based in Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Dammam, New York, and elsewhere, David has led teams in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, and other countries.

Click here to listen to a podcast interview about David’s story, with Jim Zelem.

Books & Publications



In addition, he has contributed 250 speeches, articles and webcasts to publications such as Oil and Gas Journal, Supply Chain Management Review, Energy Tribune, and Supply Chain Quarterly.


  • Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • Technological University of Compiegne (France)
  • Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP)
  • Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM)
  • Certified in Supply Chain Management (CSCP)
  • Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM)
  • Certified in Purchasing Management (Lifetime C.P.M.)
  • Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL)
  • Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers
“David and his team…did an outstanding job on our supply chain strategy project at NYCHA. Their research and recommendations were thorough and data-driven. David is an expert who never stops learning and a consummate professional who focuses on providing value for his clients and his profession. [He delivers] great results, expertise, and high integrity”
Gary Smith

Chief Operations Officer, New York City Transit Authority

“David is a highly respected thought and practice leader in supply chain management. He has consulted for over 30 years in Procurement, Transportation, Logistics, Manufacturing, Economics, and International Trade; and he is excellent at putting this acquired knowledge and functional experience to work solving complicated business issues. Having seen his work, heard his presentations, and read his books, I high recommend him and his team in solving your business challenges and or in developing your Supply Chain Strategy.”
Greg Cornelius

Director, Supply Chain Management, Haemonetics

“David has the ability to analyze complex problems and present solutions in a clear, concise, practical manner. His primary research is excellent and he has consistently added a welcomed level of sophistication to the field of supply chain management. I am currently using his new book in university level courses and it has been well received by my students.”
Rich Weissman

Program Director, Endicott College

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