David S. Jacoby, President of Boston Strategies International, is one of the world’s foremost experts on supply chain strategy, planning, and transformation.
He helps companies develop strategic alliances, merge, acquire, and access funding to capture maximum supply chain value in markets that are being disrupted by technologies such as distributed energy resource management, energy storage, advanced battery technologies, sensors, and artificial intelligence. He has worked in many industries, including power, gas, oil, transport, automotive, manufacturing of all kinds, and retailing, to name a few. His work has helped clients achieve higher market valuations, faster growth and stronger competitive advantages for over 30 years.
While based in Dubai, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, Paris, and the United States, he consulted on strategic sourcing, procurement, transportation, infrastructure and capital investments, and operations improvement. In addition, he has 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.
His books include 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); and others. 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.
He has served on multiple Boards of Directors, including Boston APICS (President & Chair); Council of Logistics Management’s New England Roundtable (President & Chair); Institute for Supply Management’s Logistics & Transportation Group (VP); Brook Technologies, Inc., and the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (Chief Judge, Ptak Prize Selection Committee).
He 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 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). Mr. Jacoby is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.