Maine Pointe in Europe
Last year, the European Union registered its strongest growth in a decade. Conditions for continued growth are favourable as consumers benefit from rising real wages and strong job creation. Unemployment has declined fast and is getting close to pre-crisis levels, reducing the availability of untapped talent.
However, the Union faces headwinds. US trade restrictions have given rise to concerns about a global trade war and an increase in protectionism which could undermine the viability of complex global value chains. Beyond the complexities of trade tensions, there are additional risks related to geopolitical tensions in other parts of the world and, within Europe, uncertainties related to the outcome of the Brexit negotiations remain.
To overcome these risks, organisations across Europe need to optimise processes that remove bottlenecks across the buy, make, move, fulfil supply chain, combat constraints in the labour market and create the conditions for accelerated growth.
Having worked in fifteen countries across Europe, Maine Pointe’s industry and practice specialists have a wealth of experience helping clients in the region, and beyond achieve accelerated, sustainable improvements in EBITDA, cash and growth across their procurement, logistics and operations functions. We have local experts in countries across the region with the cultural knowledge and industry expertise to break through functional silos and optimise businesses through Total Value Optimization™.
What Maine Pointe achieves
Our engagement successes in Europe include:
Working across four global divisions of a multibillion-euro conglomerate (EU, UK, US and Asia), we helped rapidly improve supply chain and operations capabilities and delivered €107M in EBITDA improvements across the organisation. > Read more
Our operations, procurement and logistics experts helped a global high-tech manufacturer (headquartered in Germany) transform the performance of its business and return to profitable growth. As a result, our client improved EBITDA by 47% and increased throughput by 50% across three business units > Read more
We helped a major food processor based in the UK align procurement and stakeholders behind a common set of goals, improve communication and break through functional silos. This resulted in significant bottom-line cost reductions and created the conditions for growth > Read more
Our experience with Maine Pointe was a very positive one. Apart from the significant financial benefit accruing from our procurement and supply chain engagement, we will continue to benefit from the up-skilling of staff, process innovation and change mentality the engagement delivered. Maine Pointe are professional partners, focused on delivery and making the results stick. I have no hesitation in recommending Maine Pointe to others.” CEO Food Processing (UK)
Maine Pointe's well-educated professionals with their significant, practical, hands-on experience brought a unique set of competencies to the partnership. Specifically, their capabilities and deep expertise in operations excellence and logistics provided us with significant ROI across several of our divisions. They met or exceeded our expectations." EVP, Global Operations, Global Conglomerate (UK, Europe, Asia, US)
Through our project with Maine Pointe, we connected decades of internal process knowledge with a contemporary 'tool kit' that delivered tremendous financial results. We took a very good business and made it a much better one. Our staff acquired new skills that have continued to guide our journey of improvement. The change process wasn't easy, but it was worth it, and we have regularly engaged Maine Pointe as trusted, knowledgeable advisors long after the project concluded." President, Specialty Chemicals (UK)