When the need for a supply chain management expert witness arises, top law firms call on Cahn Litigation Services, as history has shown that the firm has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each specific project and its nuances. Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for expert witnesses with specialized knowledge in supply chain management, including cases involving logistics, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, supply chain security, inventory management and settlement negotiations.
Oftentimes, the selected expert is a member of an industry organization such as the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and/or the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
Matters requiring the expertise of a supply chain management expert witness might encompass intellectual property lawsuit (such as trade secret, patent infringement, trademark infringement), breach of contract issues, or import/export cases involving the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Litigation support by a supply chain expert witness could include arbitration, an expert report, expert opinion testimony, damages calculation, and expert witness testimony in court. A supply chain expert witness must have an understanding not only of the target product or system, but also of the market share, market players and dynamics of the associated global supply chain. It is also essential that an expert witness possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a jury and judge can understand the factual evidence.
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Supply Chain Management experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Supply Chain Management landscape.
HACCP Stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point. HACCP is an internationally recognized system for reducing the risk of safety hazards in food. An HACCP System requires that potential hazards are identified and controlled at specific points in the process.
Following a career in the public and private sectors, this expert launched a consulting firm, serving as President and CEO and specializing in food safety and health policy, and regulatory science. This expert has had senior leadership roles in the public and private sectors. During this expert's career in the food industry, this expert served as a director in supply chain management and quality systems. In these roles, this expert was an integral player in the care and management of perishable produce from the vendor through to manufacturing or service in a restaurant. This expert worked closely with multiple companies and regulatory agencies in the safe handling, storage, transport, and service of fresh produce - including strawberries.
In addition to responsibilities for food safety, this expert had a leadership role in designing and reviewing traceability programs for food products in national and international transport in quality and food safety leadership roles; and as part of the development of Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems, and ISO 9000 quality management systems. This expert reviewed various temperature tracking tools and used several different systems in various positions. Further, as a successful consultant, this expert has had to review procedures and data for temperature tracking; this expert is well familiar with the industry's needs and available tools for temperature control. This expert has worked with most commodities and is highly familiar with the standard shelf life of perishable food items, and the impact of temperature and humidity on food quality and safety.
Prior to joining the public sector, this expert worked for a regulatory agency for meat and poultry. There this expert led the global development for the principles of HACCP, and played key roles in the adoption of HACCP as a regulatory tool and the development of the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards. This expert has also worked for two science-based trade associations.
This expert received a doctoral degree, Masters of Science and undergraduate degree and is a
Registered Dietitian. This expert is also a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists.
This expert has extensive prior litigation experience including a significant number of depositions and one trial testimony.
This expert has many years of development and operations experience in high technology companies. This expert has made hands-on technical contributions to numerous business software application development efforts. This expert’s knowledge and experience extends over three principal areas: (1) Architecture and design of complex web-server and client-server business software systems, (2) detailed design and coding techniques for business software applications, and (3) software project management and development contracts. This expert’s detailed programming knowledge encompasses Java, C, C++, ASP, Python and Visual Basic languages, as well as assembly language for Intel and 68K microprocessors and real-time DSP applications. This expert has also managed programming teams that created applications for mainframes. This expert’s networking experience includes TCP/IP router development for Ethernet LAN's, fiber optic links, and wide area networks. This expert has managed many client-server and web-based ERP business solutions projects for Financial, Inventory, Order Entry, Shipping, Supply Chain and Manufacturing core modules. This expert has worked on semiconductor manufacturing systems involving yield prediction and supply chain management using statistical forecasting. This expert has direct experience with Oracle 8.05, 8i and 9i as well as SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000 for both transactional and data warehouse systems. This expert has also held responsibilities for internal network operation, intranet, and public access web server IT functions in several corporations. In this role this expert gained a detailed understanding of security issues such as SSL, user authentication, network security, firewalls, hacking countermeasures. This expert is also knowledgeable about email servers, backup and restore procedures, and service level agreements for customer-outsourced data in ASP systems.
This expert holds a B.S. degree with 1st Class Honors, an MSEE, and a Ph.D. also in Electrical Engineering. This expert has extensive litigation experience including deposition and courtroom testimony, claim construction for Markman hearings, infringement and validity rebuttal reports in support of plaintiffs, as well as numerous non-infringement and invalidity reports on behalf of defendants.
This expert is well-published, having authored five books on supply chain as well as an Amazon Best-Seller. This expert has significant expert witness experience in global manufacturing, import/export trade compliance, Chinese products, supply chain and outsourcing and has written numerous expert reports and testified in arbitrations and trials. This expert has been a frequent presenter at industry conferences and has taught at colleges and universities.
This expert brings to the table many years’ experience of bringing fundamental research through to practical implementation and full commercialization – based on technologies ranging from biomedical biosensors through to smart wound dressings and sensors for use within the food, water and environmental monitoring industries. This expert’s career to date has spanned academic departments of Chemistry, Medicine, Biotechnology, Materials Science and Engineering across every part of the University sector - with this being reflected in publications and ongoing research interests.
This expert’s research career has been focused towards sensors for food chain, medical and environmental applications. This expert is the author of >130 publications spanning areas of sensors, data transmission and food chain supply logistics and food safety having worked with agri-food and sensor- oriented companies.
This expert can bring extensive experience of acting as an expert witness in patent trials and arbitration cases.