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Blue Bell, PA, United States, 2009/04/07 - ChemLogix LLC, a leading logistics service provider, has formed a strategic alliance with Automated Decisions, LLC (ADC) to provide a Supply Chain Network Optimization Service to the chemical industry.
Mr. Newton has used award winning methodologies to generate strong supply chain improvements over the past 25+ years. The top tier operations research modeling capability is led by Dr. Jeff Camm, Professor and Department Head, Department of Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management at the University of Cincinnati. Dr Camm is also the Editor-In-Chief of Interfaces, the Informs journal on the practice of operations research. Applying a combination of ChemLogix’ expertise in Category Management and in-depth chemical industry knowledge together with the extensive expertise of ADC in optimization, this network analysis service is focused on providing insights that lead to higher profits and cash flows in chemical supply chains.
“In the new world (post 2008) specialty chemical business units need to optimize service vs. cost, service vs. contribution and, perhaps most importantly, service vs. contribution AND CASH,” notes Frank Erzinger, ChemLogix VP, Supply Chain Consulting.
Optimizing cash, which includes higher working capital costs and constrained availability of cash from both operations and financing, is essential in the new economic reality. In this type of modeling the potential economic impact is also well over 3% of sales. Overall working capital reductions of over 30% are common.
“After establishing a baseline of operations, our Supply Chain Network Optimization Service can model an entire supply chain and define all associated costs and constraints pertaining to service levels, capital assets and resources to provide an economic solution that offers the largest long-term benefits,” explains Erzinger. “We retain all data to periodically evaluate the implications of future operational changes on an existing supply chain, and provide a proactive advisory service that is responsive to changes in the marketplace. No other logistics service provider offers this dynamic service as part of their supply chain network optimization portfolio.”
For more information on ChemLogix’ Supply Chain Network Optimization Service, contact Frank Erzinger at 713-225-5600 or ferzinger[.]chemlogix.com.
About Automated Decisions, LLC
An authority on global supply chain network optimization, Ted Newton has worked for more than three decades as both a consultant and senior manager for large corporations, specializing in the fields of Information Technology, Computer Modeling/Optimization, and Supply Chain. Degreed in computer science with an emphasis on operations research and industrial engineering, his experience includes managing IT systems and consulting on global supply chains. Dr. Jeff Camm is one of this country’s most experienced Network Optimization modelers whose work has won international recognition. Most recently, Newton and Camm have worked with a number of clients on various supply chain network optimization projects. Clients include GE, Senco Products, Tyco Int’l, Ernst & Young, Road Runner Sports, and MedRad.
About ChemLogix LLC
ChemLogix, LLC (chemlogix.com) is the leading provider of comprehensive chemical industry logistics management and technology services that together with its supply chain consulting resources enable its clients to improve performance and drive economic value. ChemLogix is dedicated to solving its customers’ most vital logistics challenges by leveraging chemical industry expertise, best-of-breed technology and a personalized, high-touch approach to deliver measurable, sustainable value.