The Difference Between Total Delivered Cost & COGS

How to determ the Supply Chain TDC for your products.
Total Delivered Cost (TDC) is the amount of money it takes for a company to manufacture and deliver a product. However, we have observed that many companies do not make the best use of TDC in their supply chain planning process because of three common errors or oversights. First, many of them use a historical …
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Jeff Greenfield

“Profit Point is a key partner for us in developing supply chain optimization planning engines. Their thought leadership and technical expertise has been instrumental in our journey to develop systems and tools that allow us to achieve optimality in our supply, inventory, transportation and distribution costs, while meeting our customer service targets.” Jeff Greenfield Director …
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Should you build an internal supply chain network design competency?

Should you build an internal supply chain network design SCND) competency?
I recently read an e-book published last month by Llamasoft, a large supply chain network design software provider, suggesting that companies build their own internal supply chain design (SCND) competency (using the authors’ software, of course).  Without a doubt SCND is critical to a well-functioning cost-efficient supply chain and is an integral part of the …
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Total Delivered Cost eBook

Unlock Hidden Profits with Total Delivered Cost
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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Can Standardization and Customization Co-exist?

When selecting enabling software for supply chain scheduling and planning, there are typically two competing forces:  On one hand, there is a strong push for standardization, typically driven by the IT organization. On the other hand, there is an equally strong need for flexibility and targeted solutions that capture the unique aspects and requirements of …
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Beverage Industry Network Design

Network Design - Beverage Industry
New management wanted a ten-year plan to optimize the manufacturing and distribution footprint to reduce costs. Profit Point engaged with the client to determine the best way to operate the current network in light of some recent manufacturing improvements, and to develop recommendations for a future network that would maintain customer service levels while reducing future costs.
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Flexibility AND Standardization

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Frequently when we work with clients to implement decision support tools for supply chain scheduling and planning, they often have some unique constraint that is essential to model and may be unique to their environment. Some recent examples we have encountered include the following: When producing a batch in a make to order environment, the …
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