BS in Industrial Management from The Wharton School of Business at The university of Pennsylvania
MBA from Temple University
Howard Weisz is an associate of REM Associates and is a Logistics Professional with over thirty-years experience in all aspects of Logistics. A major portion of his career was spent with Scott Paper Company, where he was Director of Transportation and Distribution, prior to the Scott Paper Company-Kimberly Clark merger in 1996. After leaving Scott Paper Howard operated a $12 million third party logistics company in the Northeast region of the U.S.
Prior to his position as Director of Transportation and Distribution, Howard held various positions at Scott Paper, including Director of Customer Service, Director of Production Planning and Sales Forecasting, and as an internal consultant. In his role as an internal consultant, Howard worked worldwide with projects in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Canada, Mexico, England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and Holland. Projects involved warehouse rationalization; warehouse automation; information systems improvements; product rationalization; and Euro-branding for common products across all of Europe.
Howard has extensive Logistics Systems experience, implementing systems in the following areas:
Materials Requirements Planning (MRP): Implemented a system for the Sani-Fresh Division of Scott Paper Co. Sani-Fresh is a $15 million division, manufacturing soaps for the away-from-home market. The results of this system implementation reduced the raw materials and work-in- process inventories of Sani-Fresh by over 50%.
Vendor Managed Inventories (VMI): Implemented VMI at Scott Paper for the Consumer Tissue Division utilizing Manugistics Software. This project allowed many food retailers to reduce their inventory and provided improved sales forecasting for Scott Paper.
Business Logistics Systems: Implemented two major order processing, inventory control and sales tracking systems while at Scott Paper Company. Was the driving force behind implementing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) at Scott Paper resulting in over 50% of the Consumer Tissue Division utilizing this technology.
Logistics Cost Systems: Implemented freight and distribution cost-tracking systems which allowed assigning of costs to individual SKU’s to improve decision making by product managers, resulting in reducing both freight and distribution costs, while improving in-stock position and improving customer service.
Logistics Modelling: Developed numerous Logistics models, including Direct Product Profitability; Direct Product Costing; Equipment utilization; and Economic Manufacturing Quantities.
In all of the systems implementations Howard has an excellent understanding of the systems as well as the operations, resulting in effective implementation to achieve significant business improvement.
He is a past President of the Warehousing Education & Research Council and authored a book, “Warehousing Operations & Management”, published by the Traffic Service Corporation.