Davis is an authority on supply chain management, operations strategy and global sourcing, with a particular focus on the automotive industry and global manufacturing. The author of more than 100 case studies, Davis has authored or co-authored three books on supply chain management, project management and production management.

Now professor emeritus, Davis served as head of the Technology & Operations Management academic area at Darden. He joined the Darden faculty in 1978 after teaching at Harvard Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management and the University of North Carolina. He performed postgraduate study at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Degrees: B.S., MSIE, Georgia Institute of Technology; MPhil, Ph.D., Yale University