Miguel Suarez is currently doing his PhD at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in the research field of Supply Chain Finance in parallel to his activities as independent consultant. He studied industrial engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and did a MBA at the Instituto de Empresa in Spain. From 1992 he has worked first as a management consultant and later as a supply chain director in different international companies as ITT Fluid Technologies, Accenture, Miebach, Kotanyi, Swarovski and Lafarge. He has taught widely, both at Universities of Applied Sciences and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, where he still lectures in the Masters program (Logistics and Supply Chain Management). He publishes and is a regular speaker at congresses in the area of supply chain management. In 2010 he won the Austrian award for the most innovative Supply Chain.