Dr. Wolfgang Partsch
He is widely acclaimed as the person who originally coined the phrase “Supply Chain Management” in the early 80s when on his way to a Swiss industrial company factory driving through the snow using snow chains. Most of the original thinking, methodologies and terminology of Supply Chain Management were developed by Wolfgang and his team in the 1980s while he was at one of the 3 Bs. There is a saying in the European supply chain circles:
“if Wolfgang does not know it – then it is not worth knowing.”
A maven in the world of Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point”, Wolfgang is constantly thinking about the technologies, the economics and the emerging trends in Global Supply Chains. Based at Munich, Germany, Wolfgang concentrates his effort on advising select senior executives of European industrial houses on creating outstanding supply chain.
His client base include supply chain leaders such as Volkswagen, Audi, Daimler Chrysler, Aventis, Nestle, Coca Cola, and many other global leaders. Dr. Partsch is a co-author of the seminal text on supply chain management-‘Supercharging Supply Chains’. He has written numerous highly regarded articles, papers and reports on supply chain management and presented key note addresses in several global supply chain management conferences.