Maine Pointe News

Maine Pointe Becomes a Member and Sponsor of the Global Supply Chain Institute

(Boston, Mass. – April 12, 2017) Maine Pointe, a global operational implementation consulting firm, is pleased to announce its membership of the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) and attendance at the Institute’s Spring Supply Chain Forum this week. The GSCI is a knowledge hub that helps companies deliver maximum value through supply chain management. It is industry’s connection point to the researchers and students with the Haslam College of Business’s internationally recognized and top-ranked supply chain program.

Topics: global supply chain events

Maine Pointe Appoints Two New Sales Leaders to its European Team


(Boston, Mass - March 23, 2017) Maine Pointe is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Kirstein, VP Industrial Manufacturing & Services and Michael (Mike) Parsons, VP Food & Beverage, to its sales team in Europe. Michael and Mike are both recognized experts in their field and bring a combined 50+ years of experience to Maine Pointe’s talented team.

Topics: Maine Pointe Europe

David Kleine Appointed Executive Vice President, Industrial Manufacturing & Services of Maine Pointe

Maine Pointe continues to strengthen its team with latest addition who brings over 30 years of consulting, supply chain and operations experience

David Kleine, a senior business professional, has been appointed EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services at Maine Pointe. David is a sought after, seasoned professional with more than 30 years of consulting, supply chain and operations experience in the manufacturing, technology, aerospace and financial industries. He has established a reputation for driving financial improvements that consistently exceed client expectations.

Topics: Leadership Team

Maine Pointe Named One of Consulting Magazine's Seven Small Jewels to Watch in 2017

(Boston, Mass. – February 23, 2017) Maine Pointe, a global operational implementation consulting firm, has been named as one of Consulting® magazine’s Seven Small Jewels to Watch in 2017. This is in addition to the company being recognized by CIOReview magazine, in December 2016, as one of the Top 20 Procurement Solution Providers.

Each February, Consulting® magazine, the flagship magazine for the consulting profession, shines a light on smaller firms that are shaking up the profession from the bottom up. They are firms breaking new ground in terms of firm management, but they are also breaking new ground in terms of their financial performance.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Awards

Maine Pointe Launches New Online Tool to Help CxOs Assess Supply Chain Maturity and Value Opportunities

Free assessment provides quantification of potential EBITDA improvements

(Boston, Mass – February 9, 2017) Maine Pointe, a global operational implementation consulting firm, has announced the launch of its online TVO Assessment and Value Opportunity Tool for CxOs. The Tool is based on Maine Pointe’s unique Total Value Optimization™ (TVO) approach. This methodology helps optimize value creation potential across the supply chain, specifically in the areas of procurement, logistics and operations, in a step-by-step and measurable way.

Topics: Total Value Optimization

Derek Kurzenknabe Appointed VP Chemicals and Oil & Gas of Maine Pointe

Maine Pointe continues to strengthen its Chemicals and Oil & Gas team with latest addition who brings more than 25 years of consulting and supply chain experience 


Topics: Oil & Gas Chemicals Leadership Team

Maine Pointe Continues to Advance Growth and Delivery Goals in 2017 with Exciting Internal Promotions


(Boston, Mass - January 17, 2017) Maine Pointe has announced two important organizational advancements to help drive its growth and quality of services in 2017. 

Topics: Executive Leadership Team

UK Manufacturing: Five Short-Term Productivity Improvement Initiatives for 2017

Brexit: Improving productivity is now, more than ever, an imperative for UK manufacturers

In November 2016, the British government announced plans to do its bit to help cushion the impact of Brexit by investing £23bn into the national productivity investment fund (NPIF). This will predominantly focus on infrastructure projects that will improve long-term productivity. However, what steps can UK executives take right now to improve productivity in the short term and prepare their business for the post-Brexit world?

Topics: Brexit Industrial Manufacturing & Services

Maine Pointe supports Smile Train with $60,200 donation to help improve the health and lives of children in developing countries born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate

More than 240 cleft children will lead healthier lives thanks to the money raised during Maine Pointe’s annual All Hands meeting

(Boston, Mass - December 19, 2016) — Maine Pointe, a specialist operational implementation consulting firm headquartered in Boston, has raised $60,200 to support Smile Train, an international charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

Topics: Maine Pointe Corporate Citizenship Corporate Social Responsibility

Maine Pointe Recognized as One of the 20 Most Promising Procurement Solution Providers 2016 by CIOReview

(Boston, Mass. December 19, 2016) — Maine Pointe LLC, a global, implementation-focused consulting firm and supply chain transformation leader headquartered in Boston, today announced that it has been recognized as one of the top 20 Procurement Solution Providers of 2016 by CIOReview. Maine Pointe has received this recognition because of its track record for delivering quality services and accelerated, measurable results that consistently exceed clients’ needs, expectations and commitments.

Topics: Strategic Procurement Total Value Optimization Awards