BSI is the source for supply chain economics, having pioneered many of the analytical and economic methods in the early 2000s. We have used our actual experience with sourcing and supply chain optimization projects to develop accurate coefficients and multipliers for modeling the value chain impacts of investment, sales, and pricing scenarios.
For the highly respected US Oil & Gas Journal, the China Sourcing Summit On Petroleum & Chemical Equipment, and industry organizations worldwide, BSI has modeled the oil & gas industry to ascertain and forecast the effect of oil price changes on supply chain costs, using a systems dynamics model and 40 years of actual data. The results have been used to make long-term decisions on employment, investment, and contracting.
Analyzed competitiveness and efficiency of rail, truck, and ocean freight in the US. Identified bottlenecks. Developed new frameworks for quantifying the value of SCM using economic multipliers. Contributed supply chain analyses for a series of reports that summarize economic growth trends and structural changes in the economy and logistics that will drive and shape the demand for freight over the next 20 years.
For the US Chamber of Commerce, whose members are some of the largest companies in the US, developed international transportation comparisons that explored the link between transportation infrastructure capacity and long-term economic productivity, growth and competitiveness. Examined linkages between congestion, capacity, logistics cost, and logistics competitiveness in countries worldwide. We further interviewed dozens of shippers and selected carriers to formulate conclusions and recommendations. The documented findings were included in a widely publicized report that spells out a policy agenda.
For the National Academy of Science’s National Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP), Boston Strategies International examined and described the tools and data-management systems that underlie private sector performance-based resource allocation processes in order to guide public sector organizations such as state Departments of Transportation in setting appropriate targets and processes for allocating resources. Boston Strategies International helped to identify and describe the institutional relationships within private sector companies that are needed to support performance-based resource allocation. This involves describing and categorizing the complete decision-making context for private sector organizations. We are compiling actual case studies to identify and describe the practices of private-sector transportation and logistics companies that have undertaken performance measurement programs and initiatives.