Purchasing Expert in Vendor Confidentiality

Case Description:

A purchasing expert was needed to consult on issues of vendor confidentiality for a labor and employment case alleging tortuous interference in business relationships. The plaintiff alleged that an employee committed breach of confidentiality by developing products based on the plaintiff's designs and tortuous interference by soliciting business from its vendors.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a purchasing expert with knowledge of accepted industry customs and practices in the mass retail industry concerning vendor confidentiality and the relationship between vendors and suppliers. The ideal candidate needed experience with big box retailer supply chain.

Experts Presented:

  • Supply Chain Management Expert

    This supply chain management expert founded a company that specializes in procurement, contracting and supply management. For nearly 20 years, he has trained on topics such as strategic sourcing and supply management. His experience with functional procurement and contracting issues allows him an in-depth understanding of vendor confidentiality issues. He has worked with most of the major mass retailers in the market. This expert has an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in business administration, is a Certified Purchasing Manager, and belongs to the Institute for Supply Management. IMS Reference #5001117

  • Purchasing Expert

    This purchasing expert is a world-renowned researcher, author, and consultant on supply chain management, purchasing, and new product development. His research interests include benchmarking best practices in procurement and supply chain business processes. He has published with the Center for Advanced Purchasing and leading purchasing industry journals. This expert has offered supply management consulting to Fortune 500 companies in energy, financial services, automotive, consumer products, and other industries. He has been deposed as an expert supply chain witness. IMS Reference #5003988

  • Supply Chain Management Expert

    This supply chain management expert has more than 25 years of experience in purchasing and materials management. Her background in executive supply management includes both commercial and public sector sourcing, including work at Dun & Bradstreet. This expert has published and lectured on purchasing and materials management topics. She served on the Ethical Standards Committee of the Institute of Supply Management and has made seminar presentations on ethics in supply management and purchasing. IMS Reference #5003849

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