Tag Archives: Supply Chain Software

5 Reasons Why Excel is Still the Killer Supply Chain Optimization App

We found a great article by Adrian Gonzalez entitled 5 Reasons Why Excel is Champ of Supply Chain Apps. Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen so many companies relying on Excel to make early stabs at supply chain optimization. And, since we recognize that you supply chain “disruptors” will do just about anything to change the …
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Special Report: Gaining Supply Chain Advantage

Today, smart manufacturers view the supply chain as a critical element for gaining competitive advantage. Leading companies have long since gloablized their manufacturing and distribution operations. They rely heavily on enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms to track and record virtually every transaction that occurs in the supply chain – from raw materials sourcing to point-of-sale …
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8 Signs That Your Supply Chain Software Needs To Be Replaced

Are you frustrated with your Supply Chain Software application? Is it time to pull the plug and start searching for a replacement application? Here’s a list of signs that we often hear from customers that motivates them to start searching for better solutions. 1. Installation is REALLY difficult. 2. It takes up a lot of space …
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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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Margin-Based Supply Chain Optimization

Margin-Based Supply Chain Optimization
This month’s IndustryWeek features an article by Alan Kosansky and Ted Schaefer entitled Margin-based Supply Chain Optimization. “To effectively implement margin-based supply chain optimization, it is important to have three key components in place: data, optimization technology and alignment with strategic business objectives. Margin-based supply chain optimization is a new business process based on two …
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Supply Chain Survey 2013: Gaining Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Survey 2013: Gaining Competitive Advantage If you’re reading our blog, you are probably someone who is deeply interested in supply chain improvement. So we’d like to invite you to participate in this brief survey. And in return, we will send you exclusive, early access to the results of the survey along with our …
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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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No Doubt a better process for testing an application

Building applications, especially custom ones, carries with it the burden of answering the question: Does this do what the customer wants? With complicated systems with many interacting features and business rules, answering this question can be daunting. In fact, evaluating the answer can be daunting too, from the perspective of the customer. Having the sales …
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Supply Chain Smooth Sailing (Scheduling)

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In a recent sailing trip to Croatia, we lost our sailboat.   Sounds outrageous, but it really wasn’t difficult at all.  It was early evening when we anchored in the harbor and took our dinghy to shore for dinner.  A few hours later, seeing the wind pick up, we returned to the spot where we thought …
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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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Is standardized software eroding your competitive edge?

This quarter’s Supply Chain Quarterly magazine features an article by Dr. Alan Kosansky and Ted Schaefer entitled Is standardized software eroding your competitive edge?  The article addresses the pros and cons of standard enterprise software packages and discusses how generic applications may not accommodate the processes that leading company’s utilize to gain competitive advantage.  You can …
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