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David Bovet, Partner Mr. Bovet, a Partner at Norbridge, leads the firm's supply chain consulting practice. Focus areas include operations strategy, network design, process efficiency, and cost reduction.

He brings 30 years of experience to clients in a range of industries, from consumer goods to high-tech manufacturing, with projects typically delivering short-term cost savings that fund medium-term business transformation.

Recent engagements include:
  • Redesigning distribution networks for several clients, including warehouses and plants; and leading the sourcing process to secure cost reductions and service gains from logistics providers.
  • For a courier service provider handling auto parts and pharmacy deliveries, leading the operations work of a turnaround team, on behalf of PE owners, lenders and management.
  • For several clients, developing an equipment repair and parts stocking strategy. The business cases demonstrated cost savings while enabling an overnight "hot swap" capability.
  • For a medical manufacturer, recommending service and cost improvements to 'last mile' distribution and installation.
  • On behalf of several automotive manufacturers, designing new supply chain organizational structures, staffing and processes.
  • For a family office, leading the due diligence for acquisition of a flatbed trucking company. Business was purchased; subsequently supported management with marketing enhancements.
  • For a storied consumer electronics supplier, redesigning the company's returns and reverse logistics processes. Yielded significant operating cost savings with lower inventories, due to more efficient work flow.
Mr. Bovet is co-author of Value Nets (Wiley & Sons, 2000), focused on a new class of networked business designs. David also speaks widely at CSCMP events and writes about operations in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal Europe, Supply Chain Management Review, and Inside Supply Management. He has presented, chaired tracks and led panels at multiple CSCMP global conferences.

Prior to joining Norbridge, Mr. Bovet was a Managing Director of Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), where he co-led the supply chain team based in Boston and in Paris. Earlier, Mr. Bovet was an economist at The World Bank, managing part of the Brazil lending program. He also served as a US Coast Guard officer.

Mr. Bovet received his MBA with highest honors, and an MA in economics, from Stanford University. He holds engineering degrees from Webb Institute (currently a Trustee) and George Washington University. David is a dual US and Swiss national, and also is fluent in French.
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