Dr. Zal Phiroz is an established specialist on marketing segmentation and global supply chain practices, within impact areas including the fast moving consumer goods and IT industry. In addition consulting and testifying on several product liability cases, he has held executive and senior management roles, including appointments at Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG) and TELUS (NYSE:T), and is currently a member of faculty at USC Marshall School of Business.
In his work at Procter & Gamble, Dr. Phiroz managed a number of national and international projects in partnership with Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens and CVS. In charge of both vertical and horizontal lines across several billion dollar brands, Dr. Phiroz quarterbacked numerous supply chain optimization initiatives including target market definition, demand simulation, shrink maintenance, and the application of retail disruptive innovation techniques, leading to a projected cost savings of over $120M.
As a senior partner at Pier Consulting Group Inc., Dr. Phiroz collaborates directly with medium-large sized corporations; including several fortune 1000 clients, on supply chain and operational optimization projects. With a focus on areas of shrink, sustainability, market segmentation and differentiation, projects have included simulated projection and forecasting, aggregate data analysis on competitive markets, regression techniques and clustering evaluation for growth opportunity quantification and optimization of supply chain coordination.
In addition to holding a PhD (Hierarchical decision making patterns for the placement of physical supply chain entities), Dr. Phiroz is a graduate of the University of Windsor’s Computer Science program (BSc-Hons, BCS), and also holds an MBA in International Finance. He has held faculty appointments at Harvard University, UCLA, University of Windsor, and has spoken at numerous conferences internationally including OPAL US, TEDx South Africa, UN Canada, Intermodal Brazil (keynote), ByPi Turkey.