Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer & Nathanael Powrie, Data Analytics Director, on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 09:00 AM
Jim Mynaugh, EVP Operations, on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 @ 09:00 AM
Jim Mynaugh, Maine Pointe's EVP Operations, explains how cycle time reduction improves speed, unlocks profit, enables growth, and argues that being 'good' is not 'good enough' anymore.
Michael Notarangeli, Logistics Practice Partner and Rex Clothier, EVP Strategic Procurement, on Thu, May 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
These solutions range from no-tech methods like working the phone, to high-tech methods like conducting an e-procurement process using industry tools. While the methods on the lower end of the scale are more labor intensive and can be subjective, and the methods at the higher end of the scale tend to be more objective, formal and efficient, each has its place in the world of procurement. However, there’s a fundamental question that all decision makers need to be able to answer; what are we actually buying?
The following four considerations are helpful before embarking on any procurement initiative:
Derek Kurzenknabe, VP Chemicals and Oil & Gas, on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
We’ve all heard the old adage that reputation is everything. Having a good reputation can benefit a business in a multitude of ways including customer preference, support for the company in difficult times and the future value of an organization in the marketplace. In a global market where just about every industry is feeling the impact of ‘merger mania,' reputation is the key to survival and EBITDA improvement.
Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 @ 09:00 AM
"The ‘big bang, bet the company’ transformations of the past are dead."
Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer at Maine Pointe, explains why a more pragmatic step-by-step approach will deliver realizable value.
James Gurulé, Practice Partner Procurement, on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 09:00 AM
Let’s begin with a pop quiz...how many leading businesses can you think of that are as dominant today as they were 20 years ago? Of course, there are some, but these are challenging times for even the biggest and best-managed organizations. Rapid economic and technological changes mean an approach that worked pretty well for you yesterday might not be working quite so well today and could be catastrophic by tomorrow.
Dan Ginsberg, EVP & Teresa Garti, VP, Private Equity, on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Earlier this year, we gave you a brief overview of four key themes that we believe will have a significant impact on the PE market in 2017. This month, we’re diving a little deeper into the first of those themes; how and why PE executives, particularly those operating in the middle market, are turning their attention to operational improvements in order to achieve accelerated value creation.
Jim Mynaugh EVP Delivery, North America, on Mon, Apr 03, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
There are some procurement ‘facts’ that we hear over and over again in our meetings with company executives. Do any of the following sound familiar?
The very fact that everybody’s saying the same thing means it must be true, right? Wrong. The truth is that none of these is accurate, not one. In our experience, there are almost always additional savings to be made; you just need to know how to look deep into your value chain to unlock them.
Bryan Youd, EVP & Michael Notarangeli, Practice Partner, Logistics, on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 03:00 PM
Manipulating your supply chain to achieve savings is not a new phenomenon. There are decades worth of transformations, case studies, and horror stories about what has been done well and perhaps not so well.
So, how does a company know they have built a competitive advantage?
Maine Pointe, on Thu, Mar 09, 2017 @ 09:56 AM
Despite facing some tough trading conditions in recent years, the global sealants & adhesives market is forecasted to reach $59B by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 4.72% between 2015 and 2020.* This continued period of rapid and sustained growth presents industry executives with an exciting opportunity to capture that growth.