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Carlos Cordon

Carlos Cordon is Professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management at IMD Business School. 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.

Cordon is a consultant to multinational companies in the electronics, food, chemical, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries, among others. He has designed and directed numerous executive development programs and has helped some of the world’s biggest companies to develop their supply chain and digital strategies, including Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, Coca Cola, Merck, Mondelez, Unilever, Heineken, Philip Morris, Danone, and Reckitt Benckiser among others. He is also a member of the Coca-Cola European Partners’ Digital Advisory Board.

Carlos studied civil engineering at the Escuela Politecnica de Barcelona and holds a PhD in Management from Insead. Prior to the completion of his schooling, he was Manager in the manufacturing and distribution consulting group of Accenture and later MIS Manager of Grupo Español General Cable (now a subsidiary of BICC).


  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Lean
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Digital Supply Chain
  • Process optimization
  • Process mining


  • PhD Insead, Civil Engineering
  • UPC Barcelona


  • The Case Center list of the top 50 best-selling case authors globally (2021/22)
  • Winner 2017 EFMD Case Writing Competition for Adidas case study (with IMD colleagues Benoît Leleux and Beverley Lennox)

Publications and books

  • ‘Strategy is digital’ (2016) with Pau Garcia-Milà, Teresa Ferreiro Vilarino, and Pablo Caballero
  • ‘Strategic Supply Chain Management’ (2012) with Kim Sundtoft Hald, and Ralf W. Seifert
  • ‘The Power of Two’ (2008) with Thomas E. Vollmann


Professor of strategy and supply chain at IMD Business School (1993-)

  • Designed and delivered programs to global companies to help them to develop and operationalize their strategies, their supply chain footprint, and practices.
  • Founder and director of different research consortia in value chain strategies
  • Won numerous prizes for best cases and best practices in teaching supply chain

Digital Advisory Board at Coca-Cola European Partners (2017-)

IT Director at GE General Cable (1988-1989)

Manager manufacturing & distribution consulting group at Accenture (1981-1988)

Business languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • House Music
  • Gymnastics