M. David(Dave) Malenfant serves as Director, Outreach & Partnerships for the Center for Supply Chain Innovation at the Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University.
Prior to joining TCU, Dave spent over 35 years in a variety of industry roles. As an entrepreneur, Dave was Co-founder and President of Signature Consultants, Inc., (1973) a business, finance, and economic consulting firm that he ultimately sold in 1993. He created and operated a variety of other businesses that are still profitable in Canada today. In 1993, Dave joined Alcon Laboratories where he steadily advanced through leadership roles such as Purchasing Manager, Materials Operation Manager, and Global Supply Chain Director before becoming the Vice President of Global Supply Chain in 2005. In this role, Dave provided strategic direction for the company's Global Supply Chain initiatives and created global centers of excellence for Purchasing, Distribution, Transportation, Customer Service, Sales and Operations Management, Data Management, Graphic Design and Artwork Development, and Product Launches. Dave retired from Alcon in 2014.
Dave is recognized for the creative development of standardized systems and business processes, and for developing enabling technology throughout the entire supply chain. During his career, Dave has implemented over 30 different computer systems - WMS, ERP, Finite Scheduling, Product Launch, and Order Entry, among others. br/>
Dave is member of the Executive Committee of the DFW Roundtable for CSCMP. Dave is past Chairman of the Supply Chain Council and past member of the Executive Committee of NASSTRAC. Dave is currently Executive Vice President of Industry Liaison and Talent Development for the BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance).
Given his vast knowledge of the end-to-end, integrated supply chain, Dave is a frequent speaker on Global Supply Chain Trends. He has consistently demonstrated his passion for Supply Chain management, developing talent, and the need to advance Supply Chain theory and innovation throughout a variety of industries.