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Perspectives papers, practical insights, surveys




PE Survey 2018 Thumbnail-568154-edited         2018 PE Snapshot Survey Results  

Effectiveness and financial impact derived from the use of operating partners in North America and Europe

GSCI Thumbnail-109278-edited         Supply Chain Collaboration

End-to-end  supply chain collaboration best practices from the Global Supply Chain Institute and Maine Pointe

Data-Analytics-Perspectives-cover-621173-edited         Data Analytics 

Actionable insights to optimize operations and implement an on-demand supply chain

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Five short-term productivity improvement initiatives for UK manufacturing 

Feeding future demands thumbnail-446425-edited         Data Analytics  

Using data analytics to drive down food waste

Five supply chain optimisation initiatives European executives can implement right now thumbnail-620187-edited        Supply Chain Optimization

Five supply chain optimization initiatives European executives can implement right now

Baby boomers blog thumbnail-539065-edited        Private Equity

Baby boomer retirement: a significant, sustained opportunity for PE

   100-day blog thumbnail-658834-edited      Mergers & Acquisitions

Due diligence to acquisition to rapid results: first 100 days 

Creating a win-win for the military thumbnail-298174-edited         Aerospace & Defense  

Creating a win-win for the military and commercial suppliers

Four ways advanced data analytics thumbnail.png        Food & Beverage

Four ways advanced data analytics is disrupting the F&B supply chain

Overcoming Supply Chain Complexities Thumbnail.png        Global Supply Chain

Overcoming supply chain complexities

The Packager's Imperative thumbnail-437510-edited        Packaging

The packagers' imperative: how to 'uncommoditize' a commodity

Act now to avoid transportation crisis thumbnail-294657-edited         Logistics/Transportation  

CEOs need to act now to avoid transportation crisis hitting their business hard

Capitalize on Growth 2018 Thumbnail.png         Supply Chain Optimization 

Is your supply chain and manufacturing operation set up to capitalize on growth in 2018? 

Brexit F&B Thumbnail.pngFood & Beverage

Be a Brexit winner: 4 steps every food and beverage CEO can take

Union Part 2 Thumbnail.png         Operations Excellence

From conflict to cooperation: repairing the union-management relationship. Part Two 

Overcoming Carrier Capacity Q&A Thumbnail-709900-edited        Logistics/Transportation

Overcoming carrier capacity challenges and disruptive logistics models 

Global Commodities Insight Thumbnail-774956-edited.png        Global Supply Chain

Act now to protect margins in a rising commodity market

Restaurant-Margin-Improvement.pngFood & Beverage

Improving margins in your multi-unit restaurants

Accelerating time-to-completion in Aerospace Perspective.png           Aerospace

Accelerating time-to-completion in aerospace

Five key factors to creatind a demand-driven supply chain thumbnail-723102-edited         S&OP 

Five key factors to creating a demand-driven supply chain

Overcoming challenges in an era of rising rates-Thumbnail-091265-edited         Logistics Outlook 

Overcoming challenges in an era of rising rates

Conf to coop thumbnail.png         Operations Excellence

From conflict to cooperation: repairing the union-managment relationship. Part One

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You need to change. But how?

Conv in C-Suite Transformation for Growth Thumbnail.png           Chemicals and Oil & Gas

Conversations in the C-Suite: Transformation for Growth

SK Insights thumbnail.png           Total Value Optimization™

Step-by-step supply chain transformation

Maine_Pointe_Food_Processing-11.pngFood & Beverage

Accelerating EBITDA and cash improvement in your Food Processing business

Supply Chain Excellence.png         TVO ™ Supply Chain Performance

Right product, place, time & quantity. Seven sources of latent value across the supply chain 

Timing-of-Operating-Improvements.pngPrivate Equity

The timing of operating improvements across the investment lifecycle


Capturing value and minimizing threats in a volatile market

Food & Beverage

Opportunities and challenges for the UK Drink Manufacturing and Food Processing industry

TVO™ Procurement

From cost containment to strategic value creation

Private Equity

Opportunities and challenges in the European Private Equity market

Gulf Corridor Chemicals-by-RailChemicals

Beating the chemicals-by-rail congestion challenge in the Gulf Corridor

Six Ways Insights Thumbnail.pngSupply Chain Transformation

Building a competitive advantage in the supply chain 

S&A Thumbnail.png         Chemicals 

Challenges and opportunities in the Sealants and Adhesives market 

Procurement Myths Thumbnail-268423-edited.png        Strategic Procurement 

Busting three of procurement's biggest myths 

Construction Q&A Thumbnail.jpg         Industrial Manufacturing & Services

A 2-5% EBITDA improvement opportunity for the US construction industry

From-Farm-to-Home.pngFood & Beverage

From Farm to Home: Shrink reduction across the entire value chain 

JG Insights Thumbanil.pngSupply Chain Optimization

Unlocking value in your supply chain 

Perfect Storm Thumbnail.png         Chemicals 

M&A Outlook: Where perfect storm meets perfect opportunity 

M&A Pitfalls Thumbnail.png         Mergers and Acquisitions

5 common M&A pitfalls to avoid 

100M-EBITDA-Opportunity.pngOil & Gas

A $100M EBITDA opportunity for oil refiners

Golf Cart Thumbnail.png         Operations Excellence

Reduced cycle time equals increased speed, growth and profit 





Checklist_moving_to_TVO_Thumbnail.jpgTVO™ Procurement

Moving beyond the historic orientation on controlling costs


Six practical initiatives US Chemicals executives can implement now

 Oil & Gas

How to survive and thrive in an oversupplied market


Cover_Image_Operational_Due_Diligence-1.png        2016 Snapshot Survey Results

The importance, techniques and value derived from Operational Due Diligence

Maine_Pointe_Operating_Partner_Survey.jpg2015 Snapshot Survey Results

Status and trends in the use of the Operating Partner concept in the Americas and Europe