Adexa was founded by Dr. K. Cyrus Hadavi in 1994. Dr. Hadavi is one of the world’s foremost experts on supply chain management and related fields. Under his leadership, Adexa has become one of the top supply chain companies in the world with a presence on five continents. Dr. Hadavi’s experience has been instrumental for many Fortune Class companies, including Black & Decker, Solectron, Northrop-Grumman, Philips, Toshiba, GM, Boeing, Hanes and Seagate. Cyrus is one of the pioneers of applying Artificial Intelligence to planning problems. As early as 1990, he implemented the first-generation of his AI planning solutions at Siemens. The architecture and results were published in one of the most prestigious publications: The Journal Artificial Intelligence, in that year.

As Adjunct Professor of Operations Management at Columbia University, Dr. Hadavi taught courses on the application of computer science and AI to manufacturing. He has performed joint research at Columbia University, the Wharton School of Management, Loyola University, Clemson University, and the Max Planck Institute in Germany. Besides publishing numerous articles and books on supply chain management, manufacturing, and e-commerce, Dr. Hadavi is a popular speaker at business forums.

He holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.Sc. degree in Industrial Management from the University of Birmingham, UK. He also holds an M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK, and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Hadavi is on the ECE Advisory Council (ECEC) at Michigan University, a group committed to positive, transformational change across all industries. He is also an Executive Board member of the Center for Global Supply Chain Management at the USC Marshal School of Business.