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Discussions at the Round Table
Order Out of Chaos: Supply Chain Management & Logistics in Times of Disruption

Event scheduled for Friday, July 24th at 3 p.m. Eastern

Introducing our inaugural Discussions at the Round Table event! During this interactive “Round Table” discussion, experts Zal Phiroz and Jerry Davis will share their insights into supply chain management and logistics issues that arise from disasters such as COVID-19. Dan Rubin, Round Table Group’s National Business Development Manager, will moderate as the experts field questions from attorneys on issues arising during times of stress, like distributor favoritism, spoilage, identifying the responsible party for defective products, fulfillment, return policies and more.

Attorneys: come with your questions ready!

About The Speakers

Jerry Davis    

Jerry Davis has decades of experience in supply chain logistics, starting with supermarkets in the 1970s. During his time in the supermarket industry, Mr. Davis served as president of the OK Grocery Company where he led 2,000 employees in building a company with sales exceeding one billion dollars. He also testified before Congress on matters involving the food industry and served as chairman of the Food Marketing Institute’s Distribution Committee. Mr. Davis then switched gears and began to focus on reverse logistics, where he served as Vice Chairman of Genco Distribution Systems. Mr. Davis now consults on Supply Chain, Third-Party Logistics and Reverse Logistics issues. Overall, Mr. Davis has negotiated more than 100 contracts between 3PL’s and clients from both sides of the table. He is an experienced testifying expert witness, aiding clients in multi-million dollar matters.

Audio: Jerry Davis considers the likely litigation fall-out of COVID-19 on the supply chain, focusing on the point of view of retailers evaluating the performance of their suppliers.


Dr. Zal Phiroz, PhD, CIPM, CISCM & MBA, is an expert on global supply chain management, and a professor at the University of California, San Diego, specializing in supply chain analytics, operations management and data analytics. Other faculty appointments have included Harvard University, University of Southern California and Michigan State University. In addition to senior level industry experience at Procter & Gamble, Dr. Phiroz consults on CPG products with various Fortune 500 firms. He has spoken at numerous international conferences including OPAL, UN Canada, Intermodal, ByPi, as well as TEDx. Areas of consultation for companies and in litigation include vulnerabilities in sustainability, manufacturing and distribution cycles, demand simulation, product liability and injury, quality assurance, and product development.

Dr. Phiroz is the author of the forthcoming book Perspectives of Supply Chain Competitiveness—A Handbook: An Evaluation of Supply Chain Growth, Literature, Framework for Assessment and Vulnerabilities in Gaining a Competitive Advantage.

Audio: Zal Phiroz discusses the impact of various vulnerabilities and potential new regulations on the chain, from manufacturing, distribution, storage, and retail, to, ultimately, the end user.

Our experts look forward to discussing issues surrounding litigation and logistics on Friday, July 24th, at 3 p.m. Eastern. The event is free, but spots are limited so please register below. Questions? Contact Dan Rubin at or 202-908-4492.

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