Monthly Archives: March 2014

Managing for Catastrophes: Building a Resilient Supply Chain

This month, Supply Chain Management Review is featuring a 3-part series by Dr. Alan Kosansky and Michael Taus of Profit Point entitled Managing for Catastrophes: Building a Resilient Supply Chain. In this article we discuss the five key elements to building a resilient supply chain and the steps you can take today to improve your …
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A Fresh Approach to Improving Total Delivered Cost

This quarter’s Supply Chain Quarterly features an article by Dr. Alan Kosansky and Ted Schaefer entitled A Fresh Approach to Improving Total Delivered Cost. “Most companies calculate total delivered cost (TDC) based on inaccurate and outdated assumptions. Using optimization technology to more accurately forecast TDC by product and customer will help them to improve both …
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Automated Application Testing and Sensitivity Analysis

In the recent weeks, I have been thinking about testing our applications, like our popular Profit Network, or Profit Vehicle Planner.  When we test, we run data sets that are designed to stress the system in different ways, to ensure that all the important paths through the code are working properly.  When we test, our …
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