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Transportation Procurement

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Analyzing 3rd-party carrier bids will cut your cost and risk Profit Procurement™ for Carrier Selection is a powerful and easy to use procurement application for manufacturers and distributors that outsource their shipping to 3rd party carriers. The software provides transportation analysts and procurement managers unsurpassed ability to quickly analyze carrier bids. Most large manufacturers have …
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Transportation and Distribution Survey: 2012

The global economy hangs in a tenuous balance. U.S. growth has been slow, but steady, while the global economy has been mixed.  The survey data suggests that logistics planners are most concerned with meeting service levels, driven by capacity concerns, rising costs and the need to increase productivity.  This year, we conducted a Transportation and …
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Special Report: Transportation Survey 2011

With the timing and velocity of an economic recovery uncertain, many companies are looking for new ways to improve profits without risking growth capacity. One key opportunity for gaining competitive cost advantage is transportation spend. So this year, we conducted a survey transportation decision makers to learn more about their concerns and expectation for 2011. …
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Realigning Your Transportation Fleet in Changing Times

“Companies that use advanced routing and scheduling optimization solutions that are designed specifically for the transportation industrycan reduce transportation costs by up to 20%. “ Profit Point’s supply chain consultants have seen decades of economic boom and bust. Learn about the essential steps that you can take today to cut costs in the near term …
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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.

Supply Chain Optimization

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.

Transport & Routing

Transport Routing
Are transportation and distribution costs cutting into your bottom line? If you’re delivering goods to customers regularly, the answer is most likely yes. We specialize in handling the time-consuming leg work to find you the most efficient set of routes. Our results have you reaping the benefits of improved customer service and lowered transportation costs.

Will 3D printing radically transform the global supply chain, as we know it?

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital model.  It is achieved by laying down successive layers of material, as opposed to the traditional machining techniques of removing material by drilling and cutting.  3D printing is usually performed by a materials printer using digital technology. Taking a …
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The Future of Supply Chain Management

Here’s an audio interview with Dr. Alan Kosansky on the “Future of Supply Chain Management”. http://www.profitpt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/future-of-supply-chain.mp3 TRANSCRIPT: Interviewer: What’s the future of supply chain management? Many companies have implemented ERP software solutions, but if you’re relying on well-traveled, standardized software to manage your supply chain, you could actually be eroding your competitive edge. Joining us now …
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Should you swap commodities with your competitors?

“Swapping commodities with other manufacturers instead of shipping internationally can greatly reduce transportation costs and boost profits. Finding the right swap partner will help you avoid the risks that are inherent in these arrangements.” This quarter’s issue of Supply Chain Quarterly features an insightful article from Alan Kosansky and Ted Schaefer on commodity swaps. “If you’re under a …
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