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  • Additional States: Texas
  • Company: Harvard University, University of California
  • Phone: (619) 940-4087
  • Cell: (647) 393-1014
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Supply Chain and Products Liability

Keywords/Search Terms:

Business Operations, Personal Injury, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Product Safety, Product Liability, Product Design, Quality Control, Distribution, Logistics, Safety Testing, Product Recall, Procurement, Safety Testing, Packaging, Operations, Labeling, Industry Standards, Best Practices


PhD - Supply Chain Management, University of Cape Town ; MBA, 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 a supply chain professor, and expert on manufacturing vulnerabilities causing personal injury, product liability, product recall, product defect, quality control, packaging and distribution. As a practitioner, Dr. Phiroz has held senior supply chain roles at Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG). As an academic, he has held faculty appointments at Harvard University, USC, MSU, and is a regularly invited keynote speaker on Supply Chain topics. In addition to holding a PhD in Supply Chain Management, Dr. Phiroz is a Harvard fellow, and currently a member of faculty at Rady School of Business, University of California, San Diego. The following are some examples of areas Dr. Phiroz has opined on: - Injury due to manufacturing design, inefficient storage, product testing, and quality assurance. - Industry standards for inventory transportation, storage, packaging, labeling, and quality testing. - Consumer demand and behavior analysis. - Supply chain design and functionality analysis in determination of inventory ownership/supply chain responsibility across various channels. As member of the Executive Advisory Board for the Centre for Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Dr. Phiroz has authored several articles about supply chains in the US. His latest book entitled ‘Perspectives of Supply Chain Competitiveness - A Handbook’ was released in June 2020.