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

General Specialties:

Products Liability and Manufacturing

Specialty Focus:

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

Education:

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

Years in Practice:

14

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

6

Additional Information

Dr. Zal Phiroz is a recognized supply chain expert; having served as an expert witness in over 20 cases, including expert testimony in connection with several Fortune 500 parties. In addition to several peer reviewed publications, Dr. Phiroz's latest book (Perspectives of Supply Chain Competitiveness) was released in June 2020. Dr. Phiroz has held academic appointments at Harvard, USC, MSU, UCSD; and provides expert witness testimony on areas involving supply chain (including manufacturing standards, quality control, product testing, packaging, inventory valuation product recalls, and consumer behavior patterns). As a practitioner, Dr. Phiroz has held senior appointments at Procter & Gamble, managing national projects in partnership with retailers (Wal-Mart, Target), and overseeing projects on billion dollar P&G brands (Iams, Tide). Various supply chain initiatives implemented by Dr. Phiroz relating to consumer behavior, demand simulation and manufacturing scheduling are still actively in place. Dr. Phiroz holds a PhD in Supply Chain Management (UCT), along with an MBA (WSU), and two degrees in Computer Science (UW). The following are examples of Dr. Phiroz’s expert and consulting projects: • Personal injury due to 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. 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. • Inventory depreciation valuation and analysis. Physical supply chain entity valuation. • 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.