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  • Company: Harvard University, University of California
  • Phone: (647) 393-1014
  • Cell: (647) 393-1014
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Products Liability and Manufacturing

Specialty Focus:

Personal Injury, Product Manufacturing, Product Safety, Product Liability, Warehouse, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Distribution, Supply Chain, Transportation, Logistics, Product Testing, Product Recall, Business Interruption, Production Standards, Safety


PhD - Supply Chain Management, University of Cape Town ; MBA - International Finance, Wayne State University ; BS (Honors) - Computer Information Systems, University of Windsor; BCS - Computer Science, University of Windsor

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Additional Information

Dr. Zal Phiroz is an established expert and professor on global supply chain practices. He has held a number of academic, executive and senior management roles, including appointments at Harvard University, Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), TELUS (NYSE:T), and provides expert witness testimony on areas involving supply chain management including product manufacturing standards, quality and safety standards, supply chain networks, packaging inventory valuation and consumer behavior. The following are some examples of the cases for which Dr. Phiroz has provided expertise on: • Personal injury due to alleged supply chain flaws. Analysis of industry standards for quality and safety within the manufacturing, storage, transportation, packaging and quality control phases of a supply chain. Economic evaluation on product design and manufacturing decisions. • Supply chain ownership and liability. Determination of supply chain ownership across various channels. Assessment of liability, by way of supply chain functionality and design. Analysis and value calculation of supply chain relationships and responsibilities. • Procurement optimization. Optimization of the spend ratio to average cost price for procurement per business unit. Calculation of potential cost savings per business unit based on optimal procurement cost. Evaluation of storage vs. order frequency cost per business unit. • Inventory and supply chain entity valuation. Inventory depreciation valuation and analysis. Product obsolescence analysis. Physical supply chain entity valuation, in line with international transportation logistics. • Breach of contract. Loss of revenue calculation due to changing consumer behavior patterns, storage and distribution cost adjustments. Economic evaluation of inventory maintenance, potential for shrink, and overall devaluation.