All posts by Karen Bird

Karen Bird is a Senior Planning Analyst for Profit Point Inc. She has over 25 years of Engineering and Supply Chain Planning experience working in the Specialty Chemicals, Consumer Packaged Goods and Wine Industries.

Celebrating Women in Supply Chain for International Women’s Month

To commemorate International Women’s Month, the women of Profit Point recently held a virtual gathering to share our experiences in the supply chain industry. It was a special time to hear each unique experience and to encourage one another in our professional journeys.                 What was most exciting …
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Customized Scheduling Report Journey

It is great to see progress in a relatively short amount of time.  When I joined Profit Point in 2014, one of our key customers was scheduling their plants with AspenTech SCM, which is one of the most customizable scheduling tools, As we typically do, we complemented that flexibility with some of our own expertise; …
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VIPs of Supply Chain Strategies and Leadership

August of 2013 I took a course at Stanford Graduate School of Business focused on Supply Chain Strategies and Leadership.  Here are my takeaways of the Very Important Principles and People (VIPs) of Supply Chain Strategies and Leadership.  We learned about The Triple A Supply Chain (Agility, Adaptability and Alignment), Vertical Integration, Postponement, Big Data, …
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