Endicott College Assistant Professor Rich Weissman teaches management courses for the School of Business and the Van Loan Graduate School. He is also the director of corporate education, which includes the Center for Leadership, Endicott’s management development institute. He is vice chair of the planning committee and also serves on the technology committee and the Institution Review Board. A practitioner turned educator, Weissman has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of procurement and supply chain management. He has held positions with large business units of Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized contract manufacturing companies, small venture-backed Internet startup firms, and third-party procurement, consulting and strategic sourcing firms.
Rich holds an M.S. in Management from Lesley University and a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston and a recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the association.
Heidi Landry-Chan, a member of My Purchasing Center’s Editorial Advisory Board, is the Vice President and Executive Director, Procurement, of global chemical supplier Dow Corning. She has significant international experience, working for 10 years in Asia, … Read More
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For Thomas Derry, the new chief executive officer of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the challenge he faces mirrors that of the profession. “Our importance is increasing, our demographic is changing, and we need to continue to review and increas… Read More
One of my favorite things is when a graduate student sends me a note explaining that she was able to apply a concept from the classroom directly to a work problem…or how a student shared an article from class with a manager, resulting in a new opportunity … Read More
“Our corporate vision for healthcare is to have the healthiest workforce on the planet, and to position healthcare as a strategic business advantage for Intel," says Ian Crisp, Director, Global HR & Mobility Sourcing. His team recently received My Purchasi… Read More
Collaboration between the supply chain management organization and human resources may be critical for the success of both. Yet, it is incumbent on the leaders of the supply chain management organization to clearly identify the skills necessary to build an… Read More
A simple example is using a local company rather than a large multinational for MRO supplies. Of course not every sourcing decision can be done in this manner but even one or two from each company can make a significant impact. Read More
For supply management professions, managing the indirect spend is where the action is and remains the strongest sector for yet another year. With many manufacturing companies having leached out the last remnants of cost savings from direct materials, they… Read More
What I am talking about is influence outside of our companies. I am advocating making sourcing decisions with the greater good in mind. While we certainly need to keep our core operations principles in mind, I am advocating adding one more core principle…… Read More
I had the pleasure to conduct a seminar on supply chain leadership recently for a professional association and we touched on the topics of management, communication, teambuilding, work-life balance, risk analysis, and leadership. It became evident that th… Read More