Rich Weissman

A practitioner turned educator, Rich Weissman has more than twenty-five years of practical experience in all facets of procurement, operations and supply chain management for Boston area high technology manufacturers. He is a past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (ISM-GB) and the recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association. As a college professor, Weissman teaches operations management, supply chain management, entrepreneurship, strategy and policy, and managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain, with a primary focus on creating scalable and sustainable supply chain strategies for early stage and small businesses.

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Seeking Balance in the Digital Supply Chain

Posted by Rich Weissman on Jun 19, 2017 8:28:36 AM

I like to tell my students that I was alive at the birth of the Internet…and no I didn’t know Al Gore. I worked for a now defunct supply chain portal during the early century Web 1.0 era and I have the stock option certificates framed and hanging on my office wall to prove it. I also have a box of denim shirts with a classic dot.com logo!

Prior to that, and while employed as a supply manager in a Boston area high tech manufacturer, I attended graduate school to earn a masters degree in management. Part of that program was the development of a master’s thesis. Trying to bridge the academic world and the practical one, I decided to research how the Internet might impact supplier relationships. It had a fancy title, The Effect of the Internet on Marketing to the Supply Management Function in the Industrial Marketplace, and contained lots of research, statistical surveys, and many supplier interviews.

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