John Harhen works with industry clients in many sectors in operations and supply chain improvement. This includes pharmaceuticals, medical device, drink, food and distribution.
His primary areas of concentration are rapid analytics, end to end supply chain and operations optimization, cost to serve, and operational and commercial due diligence.
He has many years of experience of working with Private Equity funds doing buy-side due diligence particularly in the life sciences area. His strengths in analytics allow him play on the commercial side as well as the operations side of due diligence.
Prior to becoming a consultant, John worked at director level with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer), SmithKline Beecham (now GSK), and Digital Equipment Corporation.
John Harhen graduated in Industrial Engineering from the UC Galway of the National University of Ireland. John earned a master of engineering science degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing also from UC Galway, and completed a Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research. His dissertation focussed on applications of Artificial Intelligence to Corporate Strategy.
John has many papers published and has co-authored a book on Production Management.