Clients often call me as a result of the following events:
New Technological Opportunity
A product or project involves a new or improved technology – such as thin-film solar PV, Artificial Intelligence (AI), or Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – entailing the development or redesign of a value chain.
Regulators are evaluating or have already passed new legislation that impacts industry value chains and contracts, often involving CO2 reduction, market liberalization, sectoral restructuring, or new environmental or labor standards.
Merger & Acquisition Activity
A company is investigating acquisition targets or diversification into non-core businesses (e.g., a traditional energy company building windfarms, or an upstream company evaluating whether to build downstream facilities)
Ambitious Capital Project or Program
A capital program involves larger investment than the company has undertaken in the past, raising complex and interrelated questions of capacity, price, and lead time, even with familiar types of services and equipment.
Financial Under-performance or Distress
A company or project has extensive cost over-runs, is the subject of substantial claims, or has entered litigation or bankruptcy.
“David is a top-level consultant with an outstanding capacity of synthesizing the complexity of the SCM body of knowledge while at the same time offering original perspectives. He has the right mix of academic background and hands-on experience to get the job done!”
“Anyone can make the simple complicated. As a consultant to multinational companies on supply chain strategy and performance for over 20 years, David has the rare ability and creativity to make the complicated simple.”
“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.”
Typical Consulting Engagements (click the boxes below for more detail)
“Highly professional and competent.”
“Our negotiations have gone very well. Your assessments were spot on.”
“Amazing depth in multiple facets of [global supply chain] management.”