Business Performance Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and multiple book Author Norman Katz marks a quarter century of growth, service, and accomplishments.
Deerfield Beach, FL – After an 11-year career that started as Programmer and progressed through Programmer Analyst, Business Analyst, and Information Technology Manager while working for national and global manufacturing and consumer product companies, Norman Katz realized that he had to take his professional destiny into his own hands.
“The truth was that several of the companies I worked for closed and down-sized around me due to bad business models and poor executive decisions” explains Norman Katz, President of Katzscan Inc., the supply chain software and operations consultancy he started on January 1, 1996. “I had no control over what was happening to me. That had to change, and at the time the only solution was to work for myself.”
Katz knew that he would have to differentiate his offerings and took stock of his talents. He decided to focus on supply chain software – Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), automatic identification (e.g. barcode labeling and scanning) – and end-to-end business operations performance, including order-to-cash and procure-to-pay cycles. Supply chain vendor compliance, especially retail, remains a niche specialty. Katz also continues to leverage his data and software skills.
Katz provides independent advice to his clients. Katzscan is not a VAR (value-added-reseller) of any hardware or software, acting instead as a relationship champion between his clients and their customers, software vendors, and contract manufacturers and distributors. Katzscan’s clients like this independent lens. “I’m not beholden to anyone other than my clients in ensuring that the best possible solution is selected to meet my clients’ business needs” states Katz.
A talented presenter and writer, skills benefiting his clients, Katz has established himself as a recognized US national and international journalist, speaker, and multiple book author.
“Detecting and Reducing Supply Chain Fraud” was published in August 2012. “Successful Supply Chain Vendor Compliance” was published in December 2015. A fencer since 1993 and a fencing coach since 2007, Katz has combined his personal passion and his profession into his next book. “Attack, Parry, Riposte: A Fencer’s Guide To Better Business Execution” was published in November 2020.
For more information on Katzscan Inc., including links to all book websites, please visit the main company website at https://katzscan.com/
Norman Katz is a Business and Technology leader with 30+ year history of architecting and delivering best-in-class enterprise solutions for global companies that transform and strengthen financial and supply chain operations. Norman is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Controls Specialist, Microsoft Office Specialist, and a licensed Florida Private Investigator. Norman is a US national and international speaker, writer, and multiple book author. Norman is a fencer and a fencing coach as well. To learn more about Norman, visit his company website at www.katzscan.com