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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Key to Supply Chain Change Management Success: Scenario Analysis

Supply chain network models are powerful tools that help organizations make critical decisions. These decisions have a significant impact on growth plans, customer service and overall cost to serve. Therefore, the analytical process to develop and run these models is rigorous and very data intensive. This analytical rigor brings a level of confidence to the …
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Outsourcing in Supply Chain Management in 2021 and Beyond

Outsourcing supply chain management - when to do it
We recently recorded Karen Bird, our Head of Global Supply Chain Practice and Chief Marketing Officer, on supply chain technology integration best practices. One of our favorite moments during the interview was when we threw her a curve ball, prompting her to answer an unrehearsed question. It paid off – big time. Her answer touched …
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Supply Chain Network Optimization: Start with these 4 Questions for Successful Design

Supply chain network optimization and design initiatives require trading off many aspects of the supply chain: manufacturing, transportation, warehousing and distribution, inventory and customer service. Organizations need to make sense of internal and external data, collect input, reach alignment and coordinate a realistic but impactful roll out. It is a lot of work, and most …
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Manufacturing Network Optimization: How to Get the Most From Your Value Chain

Modern technology has accelerated the rate of change in our world and allowed us to operate more effectively and with lower costs. Along with this rapid change, manufacturing network optimization becomes even more nuanced and more essential. Retooling production networks to strike a new balance between cost optimization, remaining competitive and increasing resilience where it …
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Rethink Your Retail Demand Planning Methods Post-COVID-19

Retail demand planning is a key aspect of supply chain optimization. Understanding and predicting how much stock to have on-hand to appease consumer demand at any given time helps dictate the retailer’s manufacturing and shipping needs. Not surprisingly, consumer demand can change rapidly based on environmental, economic and geo-political influences. A couple years ago, I …
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Supply Chain Sustainability Trends in 2020 and Beyond

Whether we’re in a global pandemic or not, one constant remains: our need to eat. The companies that bring consumer goods to market – like our local grocery stores and chain restaurants – rely on the sustainability of their supply chains to make their goods available as efficiently as possible and to remain profitable while …
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