Jimmy Anklesaria

USD Engineering Management and Leadership Board Member

Jimmy Anklesaria, F.C.A., LL.B., is the founder of ANKLESARIA, the world’s leading Total Cost Solutions Managed Service and SAAS company. Anklesaria is the recipient of the Institute of Supply Chain Management’s (ISM) 2022 Shipman Award. The award, created in 1931, is ISM’s most esteemed honor and is presented annually to an individual who personally contributes to the advancements of purchasing and supply management while providing assistance and guidance to other professionals.

He is the author of Supply Chain Cost Management: The AIM & DRIVE® Process for Achieving Extraordinary Results (AMACOM, 2007) and is co-author of Zero-Base Pricing: Achieving World-Class Competitiveness Through Reduced All-In-Cost with David N. Burt and Warren E. Norquist. Mr. Anklesaria holds the international service mark for the AIM & DRIVE® process. He has published several articles and cases in leading purchasing and financial journals and texts in the United States and abroad.

In Anklesaria’s 34-year career in procurement and supply chain, his passions gravitated to education and philanthropy. Since 1985, he has taught graduate, undergraduate, and executive courses in strategic cost management, finance, and investments at the University of San Diego (USD), where he was named Outstanding Professor of the Year. He has also lectured in strategic cost management at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago, Michigan State University, University of Southern California, Arizona State University, and several others.

One of the world’s most sought-after speakers on cost management, Anklesaria has positively influenced the procurement transformation process at numerous Fortune 500 companies resulting in cost savings of several billions of dollars. He has a unique ability to provide practical solutions to complex business problems and has been the keynote speaker and workshop leader for numerous organizations and companies. Anklesaria is a mentor to chief procurement officers and emerging professionals alike in the field of supply chain management.

Anklesaria currently teaches a graduate course in supply chain cost management at the Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where he founded the Institute of Supply Excellence and Innovation and established the Jimmy Anklesaria Endowed Chair for Supply Chain Management. He also established the Anklesaria Family Supply Chain Innovation Endowed Fund at the Jacob’s School of Engineering and the Anklesaria Endowed Fellowship at the Rady School of Management at UCSD.  Mr. Anklesaria is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, holds a law degree and an MBA.