Realize Untapped Opportunity
Supply chains and operations interact at every point, from demand planning to last mile delivery.
Through our Total Value OptimizationTM process, SGS Maine Pointe identifies opportunities for supply chain and operations transformation on several fronts simultaneously: sales, inventory, and operations (SIOP), project management, engineering, and manufacturing. Our data-based approach aligns your end-to-end supply chain with your business requirements and customer demand to improve EBITDA, cash, and growth.
Our collaborative approach opens visibility into the interaction between the supply chain and operations for your entire team, helping them to capture opportunities to improve efficiency, agility, yield, and quality—now and in the future.
Maximize Space & Capacity
With a focus on the end-to-end supply chain, SGS Maine Pointe performs an in-depth analysis of your current network design and footprint, including customer geographies, logistics, and service.
We locate and assess bottlenecks, unveil new financial and market opportunities, and establish a roadmap for improvements across your enterprise.
When a manufacturing company set itself a goal of doubling in size, they turned to us for both footprint and network optimization.
We expanded the company’s physical space, skyrocketed productivity, and confirmed $3M to $5M in incremental profit, placing the company securely on the path to meeting all its strategic goals.
Increase Productivity & Visibility
Every stage of the plan-buy-make-move supply chain presents an opportunity to support or impede your operations.
We collect data that makes that entire relationship visible; improve your capacity planning and growth potential; develop dashboards and aids to monitor and control productivity and resources; and assess the internal and external risks and benefits of every potential change.
To help a technology company that needed to improve margins, quality, and output, we identified areas of improvement and created new structures and methodologies.
Total Value OptimizationTM ensured the company meet all its goals. As their Managing Director of NanoScience stated, “Operational excellence doesn’t stand alone…. The business is only as good as the sum of its parts.”
Access the Right Data Right Now
With data analytics, simulation, and supply chain twinning, SGS Maine Pointe makes your end-to-end supply chain visible across every business function.
Based on the data we gain by deploying advanced mining and predictive techniques, we build a digital strategy for supply chain optimization that is future-proof.
We also ensure that your existing technologies deliver consistent, trustworthy, timely data in a form that is easily accessible.
In one case, several acquisitions had left a transportation industry company with an unwieldy web of technologies, priorities, and strategies. The CEO asked us to help “gain leverage across the end-to-end supply chain and across the company.”
With our help, the company standardized its data, technologies, and strategies around the globe and reached its highest revenue ever.
Keep Agile & On Target
To reach a balance between supply and demand requires in-depth knowledge of the entire end-to-end supply chain.
SGS Maine Pointe gains that knowledge through analysis of your company, decades of experience, and the ability to wield the latest tools and practices for forecasting, sourcing, scheduling, inventory, and delivery.
We provide the information, tools, and methodology you need to meet your financial targets through sales and operations planning.
For a client in the transportation information industry, we turned around ineffective supplier selection; reduced global procurement spend by over 10%; defined the new product introduction (NPI) playbook; increased collaboration across sales, inventory, operations, and planning; and improved EBITDA a whopping 32%.
Reduce Risk & Drive Savings
SGS Maine Pointe assesses the geopolitical, environmental, financial, and operational risks affecting your end-to-end supply chain.
Then we conduct a supplier risk assessment and evaluate their capacity to meet your goals.
We create supply chain optionality—an optimized balance of nearshore, onshore, and offshore sources—to give your plan-buy-make-move supply chain the agility it needs to handle disruptions.
We deepen your supplier relationships and provide the tools to leverage those relationships to control costs.
A client in the home goods industry asked us to examine the company’s entire procurement process.
The CEO was impressed by the way we challenged both the company’s procurement team and the suppliers “to think creatively.” SGS-Maine Pointe delivered a 10% improvement in EBITDA in just 7 months.
Move Product On Time, In Full
Every supply chain optimization engagement by SGS Maine Pointe is supported by data analytics, cross-functional alignment, win-win relationships, and a dedication to improving EBITDA, cash flow, and growth.
On that foundation, our Total Value OptimizationTM approach turns around warehousing and logistics operations to improve inventory accuracy, optimize transportation routes, improve customer service, and reduce wasted space, returns, and costs.
A high-end furniture manufacturer asked us for a logistics and warehouse optimization that would not jeopardize their current supplier or customer relations.
We enhanced both relations while obtaining 21% savings across the final mile; reducing indirect labor; identifying a new, ideal location for the distribution center; and achieving a 4:1 ROI for the engagement.
Fast Track Integration & Profits
Whenever you add or exit from acquisitions, due diligence beforehand reduces risks, improves win rates, and ensures end-to-end supply chain optimization.
SGS Maine Pointe deepens due diligence to provide to improve win rates, accelerate post-merger integration, maximize the value of divestitures, and let you realize benefits quickly.
Working closely with your executive leadership, we identify and capture revenue, market, and growth opportunities.
A food packaging company worked with us to integrate procurement practices and logistics operations for their multiple acquisitions.
Through Total Value OptimizationTM, they achieved a $10M improvement in EBITDA with potential for $3M additional savings.
With clear data, a simplified supply chain, and a more professional procurement team, they were able to integrate their acquisitions more profitability, faster, and with greater control.
Leverage Supplier Relationships
In every sourcing optimization engagement, we profile spend and evaluate existing processes and technologies against the market, company goals, and supplier relationships.
We make sure the company’s procurement management operating system is bringing results.
We consolidate the supply chain, leveraging incumbents, and use customized strategic sourcing tools to develop a more competitive supply base.
Our data analytics bring more visibility to the end-to-end supply chain to improve forecasting, collaboration, and cost control.
One CEO summarized SGS Maine Pointe’s success in sourcing optimization this way: “They laid out a road map, they told us what they were going to do, and they delivered.” For a manufacturer of tire and wheel systems, we saved 17% in procurement logistics, 19% in maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO), and improved relationships and negotiations with suppliers.
Link ESG to EBITDA & Savings
When environment, social, and governance (ESG) efforts are integrated into a company’s end-to-end supply chain, ESG becomes an investment in optimization, economic stability, market growth, and compliance.
As implemented by SGS Maine Pointe, ESG improves risk management, long-term performance, and relationships to investors, stakeholders, and customers.
For example, in-shoring benefits the planet by reducing carbon-based transportation, but it is also a more efficient supply chain and ensures regulatory compliance.
We deploy ESG initiatives to optimize the supply chain from sourcing to last mile delivery. We work with companies to analyze opportunities; establish KPIs and metrics to assess costs and benefits; and align company-wide ESG policies.
Working with a global energy company, we defined and embedded ESG KPIs and metrics and linked ESG to a balanced score card and benefits evaluation.
Through ESG initiatives, the company optimized its supply chain, achieved annualized savings of 20%, reduced fuel use by 28%, and reduced carbon emissions equivalent to 2,173 passenger vehicles taken off the road—with a 7:1 ROI.