David Jacoby has been consulting for over 25 years in operations strategy and performance improvement, especially in the oil, gas, and power industries. He wrote The Economist Guide to Supply Chain Management (The Economist, 2009), and Optimal Supply Chain Management in Oil, Gas, and Power Generation (PennWell, 2012). 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.
Formerly, he taught Operations Management at Boston University's graduate school of business, served as a contributing editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, and consulted to the World Bank. While based in Brazil, Hong Kong and France, he consulted on strategic sourcing, purchasing and outsourcing, shipping, and capital investments.
He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a Masters in International Business from Lauder Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP), a 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.), and Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL). At the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA), he is a member of its Ptak Prize Selection Committee. Mr. Jacoby is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Selection of endorsements of David Jacoby’s consulting from LinkedIn:
“David Jacoby is one of the most knowledgeable supply chain professionals I have ever met! He had an amazing depth, in multiple facets of materials management, and had consistently contributed to the profession in many ways. It is always a pleasure dealing with Dave - one of the best in the business!”
- Kenneth B. Glasser, CPIM, C.P.M., Global Sourcing Manager, Axcelis
“David Jacoby is a brilliant consultant with outstanding analytical capabilities applied to a long term vision of what matters. I've known him for more than 20 years and have seen how he shaped his company to become what it is today, a remarkable company that delivers differentiating value to its customers. I strongly recommend him and his company.”
- Christophe Poittevin, Software Sales Manager, IBM Software Group
“David and his team at Boston Strategies 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 CPIM, CSCP, Director of Supply Chain Operations, New York City Housing Authority
“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.”
- Claire Gerald, CSCP, Former Director Supply Chain Management, Foot Locker
"David is a supply chain management expert who combines top notch analytical skills with over two decades of global experience. His counsel has been invaluable and I highly recommend him.”
- Charles Gamble, Senior Vice President-Client Services, Tangoe
“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.”
- Richard Weissman, Assistant Professor, Endicott College
“I highly recommend David for his expertise in strategy development involving global markets. His firm can work across such a diverse array of industries and deliver an insight based on incredible research capabilities and current knowledge of market conditions.”
- Jeffrey Kearns, Finance and Systems Manager at General Dynamics
"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!”
- Massimo Marchi, MBA, CSCP, CLSSS, Director of Supply Chain Planning and IT, Beretta
“David is a highly respected thought and practice leader in Supply chain management. He has consulted for over 20 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 white papers, I high recommend him and Boston Strategies in solving your business challenges and or in developing your Supply Chain Strategy.”
- Greg Cornelius, CSCP, Director, Supply Chain Management, Haemonetics
Selection of endorsements of David Jacoby’s speaking engagements from LinkedIn:
“David Jacoby is an industry leader who delivered our keynote address at the Health & Personal Care Logistics Conference, from his book "A Guide to Supply Chain Management" David's depth of the topic, and ability to connect to the audience is truly outstanding.”
“[David’s] keen insights and in-depth APICS and NESCON (New England Supply Chain Conference) presentations have always been highly rated, with attendees asking when he will do a return engagement. It is always a pleasure dealing with Dave - one of the best in the business!”
“I have known David as a talented speaker in one of the many conferences he regularly attends. Since then, we have always been in touch and I worked with him and his team on different tasks. I also gave a minimal contribution to his recent book The Guide to Supply Chain Management, for The Economist which I would recommend as a very interesting reading to all SCM professionals.
“Not only is David Jacoby an accomplished speaker, but his knowledge of Logistics and Supply Chain Management is superb. I have heard David speak numerous times on various topics and recently had the pleasure of having him present at our APICS NYC-LI Professional Development Meeting in New York where he was well received by our audience of supply chain and operations professionals. 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.”
“I highly recommend David for his expertise in strategy development involving global markets. David has provided professional development and training for APICS that allows members to gain "instant" value-adding information to return to their companies and use the very next day. His firm can work across such a diverse array of industries and deliver an insight based on incredible research capabilities and current knowledge of market conditions. If you haven't heard him speak, you're missing out on great experience.”
“It has been my pleasure to work on the Boston chapter of APICS Board of Directors with David for the past year. He is diligent in seeking out interesting and informative presenters for our chapter. David cares deeply about the educational aspects of our Society. You can read his recent book Guide to Supply Chain Management and learn current best practices to adopt in your own company.”