Dave Lubowe

Executive Director, Advisory Services
National Supply Chain Practice


Dave is an expert in helping companies transform their operations and supply chain performance. He is currently looking for companies to help via executive roles, consulting or advisory roles.Dave recently retired as a vice president and partner in IBM Global Business Services’ Business Analytics & Strategy practice, and was the North America leader for IoT & SCM consulting. Dave has over 30 years of industry and consulting experience, primarily focused on operational improvement and large scale transformation.

Starting out at Procter & Gamble, Dave became known as someone who could manage – and improve – production of paper towels and bathroom tissue, although his favorite job was turning around the Coremaking Department, which produced over 1 million eight-foot-long cardboard tubes every three days.

Following P&G, Dave set up and managed operations for an electronics startup, ERSI, and participated in development of several generations of the product. Unfortunately, this startup experience taught Dave a lot about how not to run a company.

Then Dave entered the consulting world, joining Price Waterhouse Consulting, which became PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, Monday, and then IBM Global Business Services. His consulting work has focused on designing, implementing, managing and continuously improving business processes, including extensive experience with managing outsourcing effectively.

Clients have included Lam Research, Applied Materials, Franklin Covey, Union Pacific Railroad, AMD, Arrow and IBM. Dave holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University and 5 US patents. Dave is popular with several airlines and hotel chains, and will undoubtedly be survived by his wife and 3 children.