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Supply Chain Planning

The application of processes and tools to ensure the optimal operation of a manufacturing and distribution supply chain. This includes balancing the placement of inventory within the supply chain while minimizing operating costs (including manufacturing costs, transportation costs, and distribution costs). This often involves the application of mathematical modelling techniques using computer software.

A New Tool for Evaluating Water Risk in Supply Chain Planning

In developing a supply chain network design there are many criteria to consider – including such factors as the impact of the facility choices on • Cost of running the system, • current and future customer service, • ability to respond to changes in the market, and • risk of costly intangible events in the …
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Capacity Planning Strategies: Analytics is Your Best Ally in an Unpredictable Supply Chain Environment

  Imagining an agile supply chain can be a little like trying to picture a nimble ocean freighter: In an environment where strategies and network changes are measured in years, the idea of responding quickly and effectively to changing conditions is difficult to envision. With the right team, tools, and expertise, though, Capacity Planning strategies …
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10 Guidelines for Supply Chain Network Infrastructure Planning

Future of Supply Chain Network Design
This article written by Alan Kosansky and Ted Schaefer originally appeared in Industry Week. “Network structure, which determines 75%-80% of total supply chain costs, offers the biggest opportunity to reduce those expenditures.” A recent study of supply chain activities indicated that as much as 80% of total supply chain costs are determined by the network …
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Have Supply Chains Learned the Lessons of the Bullwhip Effect?

There’s a classic scene in “Jurassic Park” where Jeff Goldblum’s character discusses chaos theory with the paleobotanist played by Laura Dern, and he uses a quick water drop experiment to explain the consequences of unpredictability in complex systems. You’ve no doubt heard of what’s kind of the supply chain’s version of this phenomenon: “The Bullwhip …
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Senior Supply Chain Consultant

Profit Point is in business to provide superior consulting services to assist business managers to make hard and potentially time-consuming decisions.   We do this by making data and the information that this data conveys available and easy to interpret and understand.  This requires both the technical excellence to configure and implement database and modeling tools, …
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FOUR OVERLOOKED OPPORTUNITIES IN SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK DESIGN

By applying our unique “process of understanding”, Profit Point has used many Supply Chain Network Design (SCND) software tools to deliver exceptional value in strategic and tactical network planning.  Our methods extend beyond the simple use of technology to model and design complex supply chains.  In this article, we examine four of the most overlooked …
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Supply Chain Trends: Our 2021 Recap and 2022 Predictions

What we hoped would be a short-term disruption in 2020 has become the new long-term reality. The world we live in is far less predictable. Supply chains are under pressure. As we have seen, disruptions can happen anywhere in our supply chains due to port congestion, warehouse staff shortages, weather-related shutdowns, or raw material uncertainty. …
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