Hosts: Rodney Apple and Chris Gaffney
In This Episode:
We speak with Alan Kosansky and Jim Piermarini, co-founders of Profit Point Inc, a consulting company focusing on supply chain network design, supply chain technologies, and developing targeted solutions for their clients. Alan and Jim provide their own career stories along with what it takes to start a business. They give us their thoughts about the kind of people they look for to perform consulting and the range of skills they need to bring to the table. They talk about the evolution of employer-employee relationships and provide career advice to those getting into and wishing to advance in the industry. And they talk about the importance of establishing a community and an ecosystem to draw on during a career in supply chain. Alan and Jim provide their thoughts about how to work with clients and the proper balance of people, process, and technology.
Who are Jim Piermarini and Alan Kosansky?
Jim Piermarini is a Chemical Engineering alum from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has a deep-rooted history in the chemical sector. With a decade of direct engineering and over twenty years improving operations for giants like Dow Chemical and ExxonMobil, Jim’s expertise is undeniable. As Profit Point Inc’s CEO for 28 years, he’s integrated cutting-edge software to refine supply chain processes. He’s particularly adept in supply chain management, eBusiness, and system design, prior to starting Profit Point he made significant strides in global supply chain reengineering at Rohm and Haas. Jim also graduated from the Management Program at The Wharton School.
Alan Kosansky is a supply chain expert specializing in assessment, process redesign, and technology implementation. As the President of Profit Point, Inc. for over 28 years, he’s provided comprehensive supply chain solutions. Alan has collaborated with notable firms like the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and Dow Chemical on software and optimization projects. With his team at Profit Point, Alan focuses on identifying supply chain risks and enhancing operational efficiencies. Alan also holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University.