SCM 300 -Module 1 Intro -Eddie Davila
SCM 300- 1.1 What is Supply Chain - Eddie Davila


Thunderbird School of Global Management

Eddie Davila is a principal lecturer and the assistant chair for the Supply Chain Management department at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

As a 20-year faculty member at Arizona State University, Eddie Davila fully supports the idea that the greatest universities embrace the principle of inclusiveness. Teaching the elite is a privilege, but teaching and inspiring the billions that are hungry to change their lives and the lives of those in their communities is the true educational challenge of our age.

In an effort to meet this challenge, Eddie presently instructs over 2,000 students per year in the Introduction to Supply Chain Management course both in-person and to students around the world via ASU Online. During his tenure at ASU, he has taught well over 25,000 students. Furthermore, in an effort to reach students, academics, and professionals around the world, Eddie helped develop, write, and host a twelve-part YouTube video series on supply chain management that now has over 4 million hits. This series is used at universities around the world as well as Fortune 500 companies to evangelize the power of supply chain management.

During his time at ASU Eddie Davila has taught courses on: Competition, Global Integrated Supply Chain Management and Operations, Small Business, Business Process Improvement, Strategy, and Sustainability.

Eddie also has a supply chain digital book series that is available on both iTunes and Amazon. Eddie is a LinkedIn Insider at LinkedIn Learning and has helped develop supply chain and operations simulations with Pearson Publishing. Eddie has also worked with companies in the energy, retail, technology, global health and agriculture industries.


  • MBA, Arizona State University, 1996
  • B.S. Ceramic Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993


  • John W. Teets Award for Teaching Excellence
  • WINNER Undergraduate Teaching, 2011
  • FINALIST Undergraduate Teaching, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2011

Huizingh Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • WINNER, 2013, 2018
  • FINALIST, 2011, 2012

Industry Experience

  • Chemonics - Corporate Training Assessment
  • Duke Energy - Corporate Training
  • AFS Technologies - Conference Presentations
  • Linkedin Learning - Content Development
  • Cargill - Corporate Event Presentation
  • Pearson Publishing - Educational Content
  • Irwin/McGraw Hill Publishing- Educational Content
  • Thomson/South-Western Publishing- Educational Content

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