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Abbott Weiss

Engineering Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (Gordon Institute)

Abbott Weiss

Abbott Weiss

Engineering Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (Gordon Institute)

Phone 617-627-3110
Tufts Gordon Institute, Suite 2400
200 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
supply chain and operations management

Throughout his career Abbott Weiss has been on the leading edge of supply chain thinking and practice. He is currently an independent consultant and a lecturer of management at Tufts Gordon Institute and MIT. Previously, Weiss was an operating executive and consultant in logistics and supply chain management. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Webb Institute, at Simmons College School of Management, and at The Heller School at Brandeis University. Weiss' extensive operating background includes various senior management roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, i2 Technologies, Polaroid Corporation, and Logistics Systems, Inc.

D.B.A., Logistics, Harvard Business School, 1970
M.S., Management, MIT, 1965
B.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute, 1963
Professional Experience: 

Lecturer, Tufts Gordon Institute


Senior Lecturer, MIT


Senior Lecturer, Webb Institute


Senior Lecturer, The Heller School, Brandeis University


Independent Consultant, Abbott Weiss Consulting


Senior Lecturer, School of Management, Simmons College


Vice President, Consulting, i2 Technologies, Inc.


Vice President, Worldwide Logistics and Services, Polaroid Corporation


Digital Equipment Corporation

  • 1995-1996: Vice President, Worldwide SAP Implementation
  • 1991-1995: Vice President, Consumer Industries Business Unit
  • 1988-1990: Secretary, Executive Committee
  • 1974-1988: Manufacturing Manager

Principal, Logistics Systems Inc.

Research Interests: 

Abbott Weiss's recent work concentrates on two areas: (1) the development and achievement of global supply chain strategies, with an emphasis on building an integrated, high-performance organization, and (2) effective implementation of process improvements in operations. Weiss seeks to help students learn through teaching, coaching, and hands-on application how to solve problems and enhance the performance of organizations, especially those where engineering and technology is important. His instincts and experience emphasize the holistic nature of these environments and the integration of technical and human elements, of both art and science.

Teaching/Courses Taught: 
Supply Chain Management
Continuous Process Improvement
Operations Management
Individual Leadership Projects
Management in Engineering

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