Departments/ProgramsThe Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesHarvard University, D.B.A.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S.
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, B.S.
ExpertiseOperations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
ProfileThroughout his career Abbott Weiss has been on the leading edge of supply chain thinking and practice -- designing and executing powerful business solutions integrating global transportation, logistics, customer services, order fulfillment, manufacturing, forecasting, planning, and materials systems. He is currently an independent consultant and a Senior Lecturer at MIT, Tufts and The Heller School at Brandeis. He was for 35 years, an operating executive and consultant in logistics and supply chain management. In recent years he has applied his knowledge to operations in healthcare and other service industries.
His 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 supply chain systems. He has worked with clients in a broad set of industries, including retail, electronics, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, automotive, software, retailing, giftware, meatpacking and publishing.