New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

APICS - The Association for Operations Management North Shore Chapter 20 and Boston Chapter 10    --   The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) New England Roundtable    --    The Northeast Supply Management Group, A Special Interest Group of ISM®

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New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

2008 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibit - David Jacoby Bio

David Jacoby, C.P.M., CPIM, CIRM, CTL
President of Boston Strategies International

David JacobyDavid Jacoby is President of Boston Strategies International, Inc., a consulting firm that helps senior executives, governments, and investors create global growth opportunities through strategic supply chain management.  The firm provides custom industry research, cost and pricing analysis, and supply chain strategy consulting, helping to make critical decisions that involve investment and risk.

Mr. Jacoby has been consulting to manufacturers, distributors, railroads, container shipping lines, airlines, ports, trucking companies, small package carriers, and logistics software and service providers in over a dozen countries for 16 years.  Prior to forming Boston Strategies International, Mr. Jacoby was a Principal at a Boston-based consulting firm, where he helped carriers and third party logistics companies develop marketing strategies and new products, and improve operations.  From 1989 to 1996, he was in a highly selective international rotation program at a premier supply chain consultancy helping the firm and its key industrial and service accounts globalize their operations.

He used his fluency in French and Portuguese to manage a Benchmarking Center of Excellence while based in Paris, France, and conduct logistics, transportation, and procurement projects in Sao Paulo and Hong Kong that led to the creation of offices in those cities.  He also developed and implemented strategic sourcing methods, including purchasing best practices, vendor selection, consortium buying, and outsourcing.  Before joining A.T. Kearney, Mr. Jacoby analyzed mergers, acquisitions, and trade flows for container shipping lines while in the Maritime and International Trade Group at Mercer Management Consulting (TBS), and consulted for the World Bank in Tunisia.

Mr. Jacoby holds an MBA from The Wharton School, a Masters in International Business from the Lauder Institute, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.  He has taught operations management at Boston University’s graduate school of business, and is certified in Purchasing Management (lifetime C.P.M.), Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) and Transportation and Logistics (CTL).  He is a Past President of the Boston Chapter of APICS and a Past President of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) New England Roundtable.  He also is a Director of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)'s Logistics and Transportation Group, a member of the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA)'s Ptak Prize Selection Committee, and a member of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L).

His publications and citations have appeared in The Economist Intelligence Unit, Purchasing Magazine, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management Review, Inside Supply Management, APICS Magazine, and other trade journals focused on transportation, logistics, and purchasing issues.

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