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.
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.
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.