Morris has worked for 30 years with carriers, manufacturers, shippers and
service providers in aviation, transportation and related industries in
both the public and private sectors. He has completed assignments involving
strategic planning, operational improvement, capacity expansion, market
research, and organizational and operational restructuring. Prior to his
current position, he was a vice-president in the transportation practice
of the international consulting company Arthur D. Little. The following
are typical of assignments completed successfully by Mr. Morris:
documented procedures for a restructured maintenance control center
of a rapidly growing US airline. The procedures were designed to enable
the maintenance control center to function as an integral part of
the airlines system operations center. The documentation included
flow diagrams to facilitate comprehension and training.
market demand, technical requirements and financial feasibility of
a proposed aircraft painting facility for an expanding maintenance
organization serving the corporate aviation market. The positive evaluation
resulted in a decision to proceed with the project.
operators in North America and the Caribbean to determine the potential
demand for a new amphibious aircraft.
Prepared a five-year
forecast of world-wide maintenance, repair and overhaul expenditures
by business aircraft operators, broken down by airframe, engine and
avionics expenditures for each of several categories of aircraft.
market for airborne telecommunication systems, recommended strategic
and short-term actions to increase sales and revenues, and forecast
sales and revenues for current products of a supplier of airborne
telecommunications systems and services.
Assisted a fixed
base operator to reformulate its corporate strategy for expansion
into new maintenance and modification services and to define and launch
the initiatives required to achieve the strategic objectives. Developed
project management tools that have been successfully employed to monitor
progress and maintain momentum.
United States Postal Service to develop enhanced information systems
for mail transportation management, including a network operations
center, vehicle and container tracking systems, and a mail reservation
system employing electronic data interchange to improve the assignment
and dispatch of mail to airline flights.
Interdistrict Transportation System of the Federal Reserve System,
an overnight air network with four regional hubs used to transport
checks and other materials among Federal Reserve offices. Analyzed
the efficiency and effectiveness of the existing network and recommended
structural and operational improvements that were successfully implemented.
United States Postal Service in the operational design and preparation
of solicitations for aviation and terminal handling services for a
restructured overnight air network and sort hub. Specified in detail
the aviation and air terminal operations and the management structure
to ensure the effective interaction of the contractors providing the
due diligence review and analysis of the operations and market aspects
of two international air cargo and courier companies as input to acquisition
decisions. Advised against one and in favor of the acquisition of
DHL by JAL and Lufthansa.
strategy for attracting air cargo express carriers and assisted in
the preparation of cargo facility development plans for the new Chek
Lap Kok airport in Hong Kong, considering the operational requirements
of both passenger and cargo carriers. At least one express carrier
has established a hub at the airport.
equipment identification (AEI) technologies and suppliers for application
in the maritime, rail, and trucking industries, with emphasis on container
and rail car tracking. The implementation of the system revolutionized
the tracking and control of transport containers.
the potential viability of providing logistics and distribution services,
including freight forwarding, value-added warehousing, trucking and
other activities in support of line haul operations for an international
corporate logistics department of a large decentralized manufacturing
company to coordinate divisional transportation require-ments, prepare
solicitation documents, establish evaluation criteria and negotiate
multi-division contracts with selected carriers, improving service
and saving millions of dollars annually.
most effective approach to the management of inbound air, truck and
rail transportation for a large automobile manufacturer, enabling
the company to avoid proposed changes that would have reduced operational
costs, and benefits and evaluated the economic and organizational
feasibility of acquiring and operating a portion of the Argentine
railway system, via a government privatization program, for a private
and capital costs and determined user charges adequate to cover the
costs of airports, ports, and high-ways in Saudi Arabia.
Managed the preparation
of a 15-year plan for the development of the transport sector in Costa
Rica for airports and air services, railways, ports, highways, waterways,
and an inland cargo terminal. Prepared traffic forecasts, analyzed
capital and operating costs, evaluated project costs and benefits
and prepared investment programs, and addressed regulatory and financing
Mr. Morris holds Ph.D.
and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a
B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Tennessee. He speaks
and writes Spanish fluently. He is a member of the Wings Club of New York,
the Council of Logistics Management, the Transportation Research Forum, the
Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the American Institute of Aeronautics