Prof. Sachon is the academic director of IESE's Advanced Management Program (AMP) in Munich, aimed at board members and company owners as well as several other executive programs. He teaches courses on operations management, operations strategy, operational excellence, retail operations and strategy implementation in IESE's executive and MBA programs. Besides IESE, Prof. Sachon has taught at various other universities in Colombia, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia and USA.
His research is focused on supply chain management and engineering risk analysis, primarily in the automotive industry and the retail sector. He has published both in academic journals, such as IEEE Transactions, and business journals such as European Business Forum (EBF). He has contributed chapters to several books on operations management and process improvement. His cases are amongst the best-selling cases of IESE (Aldi, Porsche, Netflix).
He is the chairman of IESE's meeting of the automotive industry, IESE AUTO, held in November each year.
Prior to entering academia, Prof. Sachon worked at IBM Germany for several years. As a consultant, Prof. Sachon has been involved in projects in different industries, ranging from airlines, automotive, apparel, fashion and FMCG to logistics, pharma and utilities.