Ted Schaefer

Infrastructure Planning Practice Leader
SC Planning Practice Leader
Transportation Optimization Practice Leader

Ted Schaefer is the Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Services at Profit Point. He is a practice leader for Infrastructure Planning, Supply Chain Planning, and Green Optimization. He joins Profit Point with 27 years of experience in the chemical industry, most of it with the Rohm and Haas Company. Ted jointly led the transition from a loosely connected group of tactical freight groups to a single global professional logistics organization, managing a logistics spend of over $300 million/yr. Areas of expertise include logistics organizational design & implementation, strategic infrastructure design and supply chain process redesign.

Ted has helped many businesses determine the trade-offs between local and “low cost country” sourcing. He is a leader in the use of optimization models in the freight procurement arena, using them to support core carrier strategies in North America and Europe. He has freight contract negotiation expertise in the maritime, rail and truck categories. Ted also has leadership experience in distribution operations, Customer Service, manufacturing and capital project implementation.

Ted earned his MBA from the University of Houston and his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering at the University of Louisville.

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  • A Fresh Approach to Improving Total Delivered Cost
  • Filling the Gap: Tying ERP to the Business Strategy
  • 10 Guidelines for Supply Chain Network Infrastructure Planning
  • Making Sound Business Decisions in the Face of Complexity
  • Leveraging Value in the Executive Suite
  • Should you swap commodities with your competitors?
  • Supply Chain: Time to Experiment
  • Optimization Technology Review
  • The Future of Network Planning: On the Verge of a New Cottage Industry?
  • Greening Your Supply Chain… and Your Bottom Line
  • Profit Point’s CEO and CTO Named a "Pro to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine