Ralf Seifert

Program Director

Ralf Seifert is a Professor of Operations Management, specializing in supply chain and digital transformation.

Ralf Seifert

Program Director

Ralf Seifert is a Professor of Operations Management, specializing in supply chain and digital transformation.

Meet your Program Director

Ralf Seifert’s primary research and teaching interests are operations management, supply chain strategy, and digital transformation. His work lies at the heart of one of the most important topics currently facing organizations as supply chains come under strain due to multiple global changes. He has also worked on industry analysis, competitive strategy, and new venture formation.

Ralf Seifert’s publications
What now for supply chains? Inflation, e-commerce and over-stocking are all driving change
By Professor Ralf W. Seifert and Richard Markoff

Economic growth is being driven in part by supply chain dynamics. The confluences of forces might bring about a new paradigm in supply chain inventory management and perception of excellence.

Tesla supply chain: from cautionary tale to role model
By Professor Ralf W. Seifert and Richard Markoff

Tesla’s full-year results show that it has navigated the supply chain challenges and chip shortages that have frozen the rest of the auto industry.

No, AI has not killed supply chain management
By Professor Ralf W. Seifert

Some have argued that supply chain management is on its way to becoming obsolete. Recent events would seem suggest otherwise.

How a semiconductor shortage was a surprise late entry to the pandemic chaos
By Professor Ralf W. Seifert

At the height of the supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19, the focus was on consumer goods like milk, eggs and toilet paper. Now, as the world begins to slowly rebalance, a surprising consequence of the pandemic has emerged: semiconductors.

Contributing Faculty

Our Faculty members are recognized world authorities in their fields. Dividing their time between teaching, research and working with international companies, they remain on top of the latest management trends. You can expect timely, innovative learning activities, materials, and content in all IMD programs.

Carlos Cordon
Professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management

Cordon’s areas of expertise are supply chain management, digital, value chains, digital lean and process management, all of which are particularly relevant topics in the context of the supply chain challenges that businesses are facing. His research and teaching are currently focused on the reconfiguration of supply chains in the face of persistent disruptions, how supply chains are driving revenue, reshoring and onshoring, and digital strategies.