Rich Weissman

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.

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Women Leaders in Logistics

December 17th

Women leaders in logistics. Only a decade ago ago this may have been a foreign concept to many in the supply chain management universe but the glass ceiling is not only showing cracks, it is exploding. And well it should. Read More

Tilting at Windmills

December 17th

It is a marriage of technology, innovation, and change. It is a mirror of what is happening in our economy and in our businesses. Change is a tough thing to manage and scary to most. I often joke that while I teach change I don’t like change. Not many of u… Read More

The World’s Second Oldest Profession

November 27th

This global supply chain thing of ours is all about strategic sourcing. But it seems that we just might not be making all of the sourcing decisions. Read More

Real Supply Chain Disruption

November 8th

The issue of supply chain interruptions has begun to meander to the top of the news. A recent NY Times article noted that the holiday retail season was in jeopardy due to port closures, damaged warehouses, fuel and power outages, and a labor force dealing … Read More

Embrace the Power

October 30th

As I write this Hurricane Sandy is winding down. While the lights flashed a couple of times, I do have power. That in itself is quite astonishing as for some reason a drizzle or a summer breeze is often enough to knock me off the grid. Read More

Work and Life Out of Balance

October 8th

Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer seems to be the flashpoint for the concept of work-life balance. One not need be a CEO to have work life balance issues. Supply professionals managing a global supply chain are often victims of an imbalance in a … Read More


October 8th

This year’s conference was very successful, and for several reasons. There were a lot of young people, including students and those new to the profession. That to me was the most important part. As we come out of this economic downturn, it was great to see… Read More

Oscar the Bully

September 5th

Bullying is becoming more of a recognized issue in the workplace these days and I am beginning to see some requests from clients to have some sessions on workplace bullying. But, it got me to thinking about my situations in the workplace over the years and… Read More

Right on Target

August 29th

I had the opportunity to write a self-study workbook for ISM called Managing and Improving Supplier Performance. I updated it in 2005 and created an online version. I recently updated it again. This time I added more on technology, sustainability, supplier… Read More

Texas Instruments Awards High Performing Suppliers

August 16th

When Texas Instruments (TI) recently announced the winners of its annual Supplier Excellence Award (SEA), it was building on a successful process launched in 1983. This year, the Dallas-based semiconductor company recognized 15 world-class suppliers that w… Read More