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
- Guide to Supply Chain Management (The Economist 2009)
- Optimal Supply Chain Management in Oil, Gas, and Power Generation (PennWell 2012)
- The High Cost of Low Prices (Business Expert Press, 2018)
- Trump, Trade, and the End of Globalization (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2018)
- From Bogota to Beijing (Lexington Press, 2018).
- Reinventing the Energy Value Chain:Supply Chain Roadmaps for Digital Oilfields Through Hydrogen Fuel Cells (PennWell, 2021)
- Getting to Net Zero: The Complete Guide to Decarbonizing Businesses and Supply Chains (2023)
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
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