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Total Delivered Cost eBook

Why do some companies insist on losing money? In this eBook, we will outline the methodology for harnessing and properly applying TDC in your supply chain. We also share stories about how companies have used it to increase their profitability by up to 15%. This content is Password Protected. Please contact us for access.
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Improving Profitability using SKU Optimization

Are new products placing strain on your warehouse space and warehouse operations? Are increases in revenue from new products being offset by higher supply chain costs? Are you seeing increasing costs for the disposal of discontinued products? Are you experiencing significantly higher costs for specialty SKUs for specific channels or specific customers? If you answered …
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Managing for Catastrophes: Building a Resilient Supply Chain

Supply Cain Management Review
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 “Most companies calculate total delivered cost (TDC) based on inaccurate and outdated assumptions.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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5 Reasons Why Excel is Still the Killer Supply Chain Optimization App

We found a great article by Adrian Gonzalez entitled 5 Reasons Why Excel is Champ of Supply Chain Apps. Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen so many companies relying on Excel to make early stabs at supply chain optimization. And, since we recognize that you supply chain “disruptors” will do just about anything to change the …
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Special Report: Gaining Supply Chain Advantage

Today, smart manufacturers view the supply chain as a critical element for gaining competitive advantage. Leading companies have long since gloablized their manufacturing and distribution operations. They rely heavily on enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms to track and record virtually every transaction that occurs in the supply chain – from raw materials sourcing to point-of-sale …
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Supply Chain Network Design Software Delivers Total Delivered Cost

Profit Point, a leading supply chain optimization firm, adds total delivered cost and margin at the customer location-product level of detail to its supply chain network design software. Profit Point, the leading supply chain optimization consultancy, today announced the release of an update to Profit Network™, a supply chain network design software that is used by supply …
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Margin-Based Supply Chain Optimization

This month’s IndustryWeek features an article by Alan Kosansky and Ted Schaefer entitled Margin-based Supply Chain Optimization. “To effectively implement margin-based supply chain optimization, it is important to have three key components in place: data, optimization technology and alignment with strategic business objectives. Margin-based supply chain optimization is a new business process based on two …
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