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    About Maine Pointe

    Our journey so far

Maine Pointe is the number one Supply Chain Consulting Firm in the US, according to Consulting US (beating global brand names and niche firms). In addition, in 2021 Forbes and Statista recognized Maine Pointe as one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms for the second consecutive year. Both lists are based on independent insights and surveys from clients, experts and consultants.

Our Story

2004-2014 - A supply chain and operations consulting firm with a difference

Maine Pointe was founded in the US as a result of the simple observation that senior executives and private equity firms needed specialists to help them drive measurable operational improvements, fast. The purpose of the company was (and remains to this day) to deliver compelling economic returns to our clients and our people through accelerated performance improvements in EBITDA, cash and growth. To achieve this, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Steve Bowen, invested in building a results-driven implementation firm underpinned with a culture and set of values clients could trust. Those values are: character, service excellence, personal growth, accountability and teamwork.

Over the next decade, Maine Pointe pursued its vision of becoming the world's most sought-after supply chain and operations consulting firm. The company built a reputation as a specialist in driving EBITDA, cash and growth improvements across the areas of procurementoperations, logistics, data analytics and leader and organization improvement (LOI), expanding its global reach across thirty countries in North America, Europe and Asia and delivering billions of dollars of measurable benefits to clients.

2015 - Total Value Optimization

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In November 2015, building on the methodology established over the previous decade, Maine Pointe launched its Total Value Optimization (TVO)™ approach and branding.

In the same year, as the big data explosion continued unabated, Maine Pointe consolidated its data analytics capabilities to help CEOs and senior executives visualize and realize the power of data in an optimized, demand-driven digital supply chain.

Since its launch, this differentiated, step-by-step approach to digital supply chain transformation has earned Maine Pointe seven awards and received the highest endorsement from the Global Supply Chain Institute. 

2016 - Building our brand


In the fall of 2016, Maine Pointe became a member of the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI), University of Tennessee. The GSCI is a research and knowledge hub that helps companies deliver maximum value through supply chain management. It is industry's connection to the researchers and students with the Haslam College of Business's internationally recognized supply chain program. The first of a series of GSCI white papers in the Supply Chain Strategy series validated Maine Pointe's TVO methodology.

Cover of TVO Book Maine PointeIn the same year, Steve Bowen released his debut book, Total Value Optimization: Transforming your global supply chain into a competitive weapon, which received the following endorsement from GSCI's Executive Director, J Paul Dittmann PhD

The Total Value Optimization (TVO) Framework, resting on a foundation of data analytics, is the best approach we have seen to achieve integrated supply chain excellence in logistics, operations and procurement.” 

Also in 2016, to underline our commitment to helping others achieve their personal and professional goals, we established the Maine Pointe Academy. The primary purpose of the Academy is to meet our commitment to our core value of personal growth. 

2019 - A new chapter

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In July 2019, Maine Pointe announced the beginning of a new chapter when SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, acquired a majority stake in the business. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Together our aim is to leverage the TVO brand on a global basis and help clients turn their supply chains into a competitive advantage. The powerful complementary capabilities of SGS and Maine Pointe will accelerate both organizations' business models and enhance value to clients.

Also in 2019, Maine Pointe has continued to leverage its relationships with academic institutions to expand its reputation in the global market. Strengthening our existing partnership with the Global Supply Chain Institute with further research papers, and forging a new collaborative relationship with Michigan State University.


Maine Pointe, a member of the SGS Group, is a global supply chain and operations consulting firm trusted by many chief executives and private equity firms to drive compelling economic returns for their companies. We achieve this by delivering accelerated, sustainable improvements in EBITDA, cash and growth across their procurement, logistics, operations and data analytics. Our hands-on implementation experts work with executives and their teams to rapidly break through functional silos and transform the plan-buy-make-move-fulfill digital supply chain to deliver the greatest value to customers and stakeholders at the lowest cost and risk to business. We call this Total Value Optimization (TVO)™.

Maine Pointe’s engagements are results-driven and deliver between 4:1-8:1 ROI. We are so confident in our work and our processes that we provide a unique 100% guarantee of engagement fees based on annualized savings. 

About SGS

1200px-SGS_SA.svgSGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company and is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.