Norman Katz launched Katzscan Inc. in January 1996 to provide clients with independent, hands-on consultation that yield measurable improvement in supply chain relationships and reduction of unnecessary costs. Specific areas of focus include: software selection and implementation, data migration; data analysis and information insights; Electronic Data Interchange; Enterprise Resource Planning systems; revitalized operations; strengthening customer and vendor supply chain relationships; vendor compliance; technology training; user and technical documentation; and fraud assessments, internal controls, and risk management.
In the eleven years prior to starting Katzscan, Norman held progressive career roles as: Programmer, Business Systems Analyst, and Information Technology Manager. His experience extends across a variety of sectors including consumer packaged goods, retail, pharmaceutical, apparel, publishing, and general manufacturing and distribution.
Within the US Norman is published in 20 trade magazines and newspapers. He has presented over 45 insightful programs to professional groups on various supply chain, technology, and fraud topics, including internationally on supply chain fraud in Mumbai, Hong Kong, and Krakow (Poland). Norman is the author of two internationally published books.
Detecting and Reducing Supply Chain Fraud, August 2012 and Successful Supply Chain Vendor Compliance,
December 2015. Both books are the first on record on their respective topics and are published by Gower/Routledge Publishing
Norman is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Fraud Specialist, Certified Controls Specialist, and has a Certification in Corporate Governance from Tulane University College of Law. Norman is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist for Office 2010.
He has held a Florida Private Investigator's license since 2000. Norman is registered with the Technical Advisory Services for Attorneys (TASA) Group and has provided expert witness services to law firms. Norman continues to advance his education with various online courses such as those in strategic management, data analysis, financial analysis, and project management. Norman graduated from the University of Florida in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Computer Information Sciences. Norman is also the Owner of Tropical Knights Fencing, coaching foil and sabre fencing, but is also known to pick up an epee when so challenged.
Katzscan is located near Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA) in the Eastern Standard time zone. Hours of operation are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday except for major holidays.