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Bijan Dastmalchi

As the co-founder and senior consultant of Symphony Consulting, Bijan has co-authored several whitepapers with Arena on the topics of compliance and manufacturing outsourcing. He has over 20 years of experience in outsourcing, strategic procurement, and supply chain management, with extensive experience in strategic sourcing and contract negotiations. Bijan spent seven years at Hewlett-Packard in a number of management and leadership roles in procurement and supply chain. He has also worked at Trimble Navigation, two start-ups, and, prior to starting Symphony Consulting, was Director of Semiconductor Procurement at Solectron Corporation.

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Protecting your business in an environment of change

Bijan is a senior consultant and co-founder of Symphony Consulting, a management consulting firm located in Sunnyvale, California that specializes in sourcing, procurement and supply chain management. This article originally appeared in the Symphony quarterly newsletter. From political campaigns to the shifting economy to adjustments in manufacturing strategy necessitated...

Sept. 13, 2012

Evaluating suppliers: how to balance your gut feel and the numbers

Bijan is a senior consultant and co-founder of Symphony Consulting, a management consulting firm located in Sunnyvale, California that specializes in sourcing, procurement and supply chain management. This article originally appeared in the Symphony quarterly newsletter. As supply chain and procurement professionals, Symphony Consulting is regularly called upon to...

July 2, 2012

What to control in manufacturing outsourcing

Bijan is a senior consultant and co-founder of Symphony Consulting, a management consulting firm located in Sunnyvale, California that specializes in sourcing, procurement and supply chain management. This article originally appeared in the Symphony quarterly newsletter. Hope is not a strategy. Yet when it comes to important...

May 29, 2012

A de-facto supplier relationship

Bijan is a senior consultant and co-founder of Symphony Consulting, a management consulting firm located in Sunnyvale, California that specializes in sourcing, procurement and supply chain management. This article originally appeared in the Symphony quarterly newsletter. It happens in subtle ways. An engineer orders a few samples...

May 17, 2012

Want a lean supply chain? Think logistics

Bijan is a senior consultant and co-founder of Symphony Consulting, a management consulting firm located in Sunnyvale, California that specializes in sourcing, procurement and supply chain management. This article originally appeared in the Symphony quarterly newsletter.

April 3, 2012