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Practical Insights (Blog)

The Biggest Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities for CPG Companies in 2019

Joe Esteves, VP CPG and F&B and Bill Forster, EVP CPG and F&B discuss how, with the right strategy, and by asking the right questions, CPG executives can transform their biggest supply chain challenges into opportunities.


Topics: global supply chain supply chain transformation Total Value Optimization CPG/F&B food and beverge

How The Construction Industry Will Overcome Its Biggest Challenges in 2019

Grant Cunningham, Maine Pointe’s Vice President, Industrial Manufacturing and Services, shares his thoughts on the biggest challenges the construction industry will face in 2019 and offers practical advice on how to overcome them.

Topics: global supply chain supply chain transformation construction industry Total Value Optimization

Five Trends That Could Transform Your Global Supply Chain in 2019

2018 was a turbulent year, with tariffs, geopolitical uncertainties and new technologies adding further complications to already complex supply chains. As we look forward to the new year, Maine Pointe’s Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Knowles shares his thoughts on some key trends that will impact global supply chains in 2019 and considers how proactively preparing for the year ahead will give businesses a competitive edge. 

Topics: global supply chain supply chain transformation cost, cash, growth

5 Supply Chain Optimisation Initiatives European Executives Can Implement Right Now

As the trade dispute between the US and EU intensifies, Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer and Michael Kirstein, VP Europe, at Maine Pointe outline 5 steps executives can take immediately to protect their supply chain and create the conditions for profit enhancement and growth

 

Topics: global supply chain supply chain transformation Europe Tariffs

CEOs Need to Act Now to Avoid Transportation Crisis Hitting Their Business Hard

Many CEOs in North America don’t yet realize how this crisis is building to significantly hit growth, margins, earnings, customer service and even corporate survival. Steve Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe, explains why a win-win solution is the only answer.

Topics: supply chain transformation cost, cash, growth Logistics

Digital Supply Chain: You Need to Change. But How?

CEOs know they need to respond to disruptive technologies to remain competitive. What’s necessary is a pragmatic step-by-step way forward. Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer at Maine Pointe, dives into this topic.

 

Topics: global supply chain supply chain transformation cost, cash, growth

Overcoming Supply Chain Complexities

In light of geopolitical and technology change, Steven Bowen, CEO Maine Pointe, and Mike Burnette, Associate Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute, delve into the subject of overcoming supply chain complexities

 

Topics: supply chain transformation Total Value Optimization GSCI White Paper

Four Ways Advanced Data Analytics is Disrupting the F&B Supply Chain

Bill Forster, EVP Food & Beverage, Maine Pointe outlines how disruptive technologies are presenting the food and beverage industry with an unprecedented opportunity to improve margins, reduce waste and meet changing consumer demand.

The food and beverage market has always been fiercely competitive. Pressures around changing consumer behaviors, ingredient visibility, rising operational costs, production efficiency, and product quality form a complex operating environment for the industry as a whole. The modern supply chain depends on real-time data to operate efficiently. Survival is about complete visibility and having the agility to capitalize on a rapidly changing market. It’s about smart use of new technologies to create a demand-driven end-to-end digital supply chain. Organizations need to embrace innovative technologies that help optimize daily operations and hone profit margins.
Topics: supply chain transformation digital supply chain food&beverage

Act Now to Protect Margins in a Rising Commodity Market

In light of strong growth predictions for the global commodity market in 2018, Rex Clothier, EVP Strategic Procurement at Maine Pointe, considers the steps CEOs need to take now to protect margins and enhance EBITDA growth.

 

 

 

Topics: supply chain transformation digital supply chain Strategic Procurement

Is Your Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operation Set up to Capitalize on Growth in 2018?

As the initial impacts of the GOP tax reform bill begin to be felt, Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer at Maine Pointe, asks executives a multimillion-dollar growth question.

 

Topics: global supply chain supply chain transformation cost, cash, growth