Boston Strategies International’s speeches directly address defining issues of our time. Armed with extensive first-hand experiences from around the world and an encyclopedic knowledge of facts, we challenge embedded thinking about growth and progress, convenience, comfort, and quality of life, and distill the insights into an informed and compelling prescription for government policy, business management, and consumer engagement.

David Jacoby, President of Boston Strategies International, is the foremost authority on global development, industry, and trade, and a visionary whose message resonates with audiences worldwide. Nobody has the depth of international experience from a first-hand point of view and provide so many personal perspectives and anecdotes about the impact of industrial development on economic growth and societal development, based on his 30 years of professional consulting in over 40 countries. He has written five books: Trump, Trade and the End of Globalization (Praeger, 2018); From Bogota to Beijing: Development and Life After Globalization (Lexington Press, 2017); The High Cost of Low Prices: A Roadmap to Sustainable Prosperity (Business Expert Press, 2017); Optimal Supply Chain Management in Oil, Gas and Power Generation (PennWell, 2011); and The Guide to Supply Chain Management (Economist, 2009). Jacoby has over 30 years of management consulting experience, of which almost all has been international, which gives him a deep platform from which to speak with authority to business, economics, trade, and the development of society in various parts of the world. He has delivered over 300 speeches and publications on global supply chains, trade, growth, the environmental and social impact of industry, and economic topics such as the management of inflation, exchange rates, and prices. Formerly, he taught Operations Management at Boston University’s graduate school of business. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a Master’s in International Business from the Lauder Institute, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Bob Gahan, Vice President Strategic Customer Development Pharma at Kuehne + Nagel

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.

St. Claire Gerald, CSCP

Forward thinking APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional

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. However, 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.

Kenneth B. Glasser, CPIM, C.P.M., Global Sourcing Manager at Axcelis Technologies

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.

His 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!

Rich Weissman, Assistant Professor and Program Director at Endicott College

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.

Jeffrey Kearns, MBA, Sr. Business Analyst at Astra, Inc.

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.

Massimo Marchi, MBA, CSCP, CLSSS, PMP, CSM, General Manager at 3 Arrows Services, Inc. – Beretta Holding Group –

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. I believe that 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!

Greg Cornelius, CSCP, Global Supply Chain Management – Director, Strategic Supply Management at PAREXEL

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 highly recommend him and Boston Strategies in solving your business challenges and or in developing your Supply Chain Strategy.

Christophe Poittevin, Sales Engagement Director

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.

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