more than 40 years, Jack has diligently served the companies using technology to
increase supply chain efficiency. Jack first became involved with development of
bar code usage in manufacturing and supply chain applications. He entered the
Bar Code and AutoID Industry in 1969 as a Project Engineer at NCR Corporation.
He was responsible for the development of bar code printers used in supply chain
applications involving product tracking and information transfer.
During his 22 years with NCR and later as Vice President of International
Activities at Accu-Sort Systems, substantial time and effort was put forward
promoting the benefits of bar coding, RFID, and other AutoID technologies in the
Materials Handling sectors working with companies such as Siemens Dematic,
Vanderlande, and Sandvik Japan. Major installations to UPS, FedEx, DHL, and
other courier companies were made directly to and indirectly through these and
other material handling providers.
Substantial time was spent during the 1970ís and 1980ís expanding systems based
on product specific information included in the bar code in a variety of
industrial and commercial supply chains. Primarily his efforts were focused on
automation within manufacturing such as Goodyear, distribution such as
Woolworths, transportation such as United Airlines, and health care such as
Brockton Hospital markets long before Supply Chain concepts were understood and
Jack has presented at seminars in more than 15 countries, traveled to more than
50 countries. His background includes experience in the development of standards
and deployment of systems in EAN (European Article Numbering), Defense, and the
Automotive Industry. He was a Board Member of SAPICS (South African Production
and Inventory Control Society) which is the counterpart to APICS (American
Production and Inventory Control Society). He Chaired and was a presenter in
sessions at two SAPICS Conference/Exhibitions.
Jack was also a member of the BISG (Book Industry Study Group) where he
participated on the Distribution Executive Industry Group and MRC Standards
Committees defining worldwide bar coding standards for the Book and Magazine
Five years ago, he founded JWH Enterprises serving Domestic and International
consulting clients with education and guidance. Jack is now a participating
partner in Quad II and is working closely with the Industry Business
Communication Alliance (IBCA).