CARLOS CORDÓN is Professor of Manufacturing Management at IMD, Switzerland. He has special interests in supply/demand chain management, speed-based management, project management, and outsourcing. He is a consultant to multinational companies including the electronics, food, chemical, pharmaceutical, and car industries. Cordón has won various prizes for his cases and articles on supply chain management, outsourcing, and procurement.
THOMAS VOLLMANN has spent the past 20 years in Europe. He is Professor (Emeritus) of Manufacturing Management at IMD, Switzerland. His areas of special interest are manufacturing planning and control, performance measurement, supply chain management and procurement. Vollmann is a consultant to numerous companies in manufacturing, procurement, and demand chain management; and lecturer in executive development programs throughout the world. He is the author/co-author of twelve books, over 50 case studies (8 award winning), and approximately 100 journal articles.