Tag Archives: Network Design

Managing Your Supply Chain Bill (of Materials, That Is)

When we help our clients improve their supply chains the first step in the process is usually to identify what problem they need to solve, or what questions they are trying to answer. Examples of such questions might be What will be the impact of several possible capital investments in our distribution system? A major …
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Supply Chain Network Design Software Delivers Total Delivered Cost

Profit Point, a leading supply chain optimization firm, adds total delivered cost and margin at the customer location-product level of detail to its supply chain network design software. Profit Point, the leading supply chain optimization consultancy, today announced the release of an update to Profit Network™, a supply chain network design software that is used by supply …
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Arkema and Profit Point Optimize the Distribution of Hydrogen Peroxide

Profit Point announced that it has successfully completed a distribution network optimization project with the hydrogen peroxide business team at Arkema Inc. Arkema is a global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer. Profit Point is a leading supply chain optimization company, delivering solutions to global manufacturers to optimize their supply chain networks, distribution plans …
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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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Special Report: Supply Chain Survey 2010

The new year is upon. But for supply chain professionals like you, many of the challenges from 2009 remain. To help our clients navigate the uncertain future, we conducted a survey in 2009. The survey included supply chain decision makers from large multi-national organizations to small domestic concerns. Our goal was to extract the top …
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The Future of Network Planning: On the Verge of a New Cottage Industry?

“Companies are increasing their local supply capabilities while reducing the costs and risks of highly centralized, offshore production and procurement strategies.“   This month’s issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive features an informative article entitled The Future of Network Planning. The article, which was co-authored by Profit Point’s President, Dr. Alan Kosansky, and the …
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Greening Your Supply Chain… and Your Bottom Line

“If too little attention is paid to sustainability and green initiatives, profitability and survival can be put at risk.” This month’s issue of Manufacturing Today features an informative article entitled You Can Go Green. The article, which was co-authored by Profit Point’s President, Dr. Alan Kosansky, and the firm’s Director of Supply Chain Services, Ted …
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What Decision Makers Should Know About Infrastructure Planning

“The structure of your supply chain networkdetermines 75-80% of your total supply chain costs. Therefore, it is the biggest opportunityto reduce those costs.” The opportunity to improve your infrastructure and design your supply chain network only comes along once in a while. But, our supply chain consultants are optimizing supply chain networks every day. So, …
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Can you be green and profitable?

This month’s cover story in the CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly magazine feature’s an excellent article written by Profit Point’s Green Optimization Practice Leader, Ted Schaefer, and the firm’s President, Dr. Alan Kosansky. The article, Can you be green and profitable?, deals with two competing, yet critical issues that face supply chain managers across the globe. …
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Reconnecting With Your Supply Chain Network

Dr. Alan Kosansky, Profit Point’s President, and Ted Schaefer, the company’s Infrastructure Planning Practice Leader, are featured in this month’s issue of Materials Handling & Logisitcs Magazine. The article, titled Reconnecting With Your Network, reviews the assumptions that motivated the recent shift towards offshoring and the global market changes that have occurred since. The rush …
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