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Working capital takes top priority in 2023

While growth and positive returns have always been a priority regardless of pandemics and macroeconomic disruptions, how one goes about achieving that growth and those returns has changed. 

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Energy Outlook 2023
Part 2
The U.S. Chemical Industry, Energy Intensity, and Costs

Increased demand for natural gas export along with decreased capital expenditures for oil and gas will result in tightening supply available to U.S. consumers.

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The pragmatic approach to tackling disruptions in consumer goods and retail supply chains

What executive leaders need today is a pragmatic approach to tackle these challenges and control the variables they can control. 

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A new lens for optimizing multimillion-dollar decisions

SGS Maine Pointe has developed a new lens for optimizing decision making across the end-to-end supply chain. 

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Maximizing EBITDA, Profits, Cash Flow, and Growth from Supply Chain Integration

In order to increase EBITDA, profits, cash flow, and growth from an integrated supply chain, every process, activity, role, data flow, and technology must focus on meeting organizational goals. 

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Energy Outlook 2023
Part 1
Storm Clouds Gathering for Energy Prices

A reshuffling of global natural gas supply and increased renewable power generation will result in higher U.S. energy prices in the near term.

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3 Keys to Recession Proofing the Chemical Industry Supply Chain

How the Chemical Industry Must Prepare Now for 2023-24 Recession

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2021-2022 ESG Series (Part 1 of 3)

An overview of ESG, and its impact on the financial, social, and sustainability efforts of a company. 

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2021-2022 ESG Series (Part 2 of 3)

Your ESG goals will begin to take shape by first being clear about your purpose.

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2021-2022 ESG Series (Part 3 of 3)

Generating a ROI on ESG is essential for the long-term sustainability of an organization.

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Growth will depend on operational strategy

The disruptions we continue to see in the supply chain are laying bare the winners and losers.

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 A&D Supply Chain

Is today's supply base terminally ill? Have you got a back-up plan

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 Digital Supply Chain

Your questions answered

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Supply Chain Synchronization

Orchestrating a winning strategy

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Supply Chain Collaboration

End-to-end  supply chain collaboration best practices 

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Driving Shareholder Value

The  link between shareholder value and supply chain performance 

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Supply Chain Integration Strategy

Redefining the value derived from end-to-end integrated supply chains 

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     The Future of the Supply Chain

Is today's supply chain model dead? Executive discussion paper

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The Future of Rail

Creating a win, win, win outcome for all stakeholders



Accelerating product time-to-market and product lifecycle optimization

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Actionable insights to optimize operations and implement an on-demand supply chain

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Sales & Operations Planning

Optimizing alignment, synchronization and responsiveness across the demand-driven supply chain

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3D Printing

5-ways additive manufacturing will impact the global supply chain

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eProcurement/Data Analytics

Remaining agnostic to technology fueled by advanced eProcurement automation can unlock value and enhance company performance

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PE Perspectives 2020

Creating value in an uncertain world

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Supply Chain Optimization

How resilient is your supply chain?

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Accelerated pathway to overcoming supply challenges

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Aviation, Aerospace & Defense

Digitization of the aerospace and defense supply chain

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UK Manufacturing

Five supply chain optimization initiatives European executives can implement right now

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Aviation, Aerospace & Defense

Accelerating time-to-completion in aerospace


Aviation, Aerospace & Defense

Where have all the freighters gone?

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Supply Chain Trends

Five trends that could transform your global supply chain in 2019

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Agriculture & Food

Four ways advanced data analytics is disrupting the F&B supply chain

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CEOs need to act now to avoid transportation crisis hitting their business hard

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Supply Chain & Operations

Overcoming supply chain complexities

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Data Analytics

Using data analytics to drive down food waste

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Digital Supply Chain  

You need to change. But how?

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 Cold Chain Logistics

Part one: food industry

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Cold  Chain Logistics

Part two: Healthcare & life sciences


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Aviation, Aerospace & Defense  

Creating a win-win for the military and commercial suppliers


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Maintenance, repair and overhaul

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The packagers' imperative: how to 'uncommoditize' a commodity

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Total Value Optimization

Step-by-step supply chain transformation

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CEOs need to act now to avoid transportation crisis hitting their business hard

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How can packaging companies respond to global bans on single-use plastics?

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Global Supply Chain

Act now to protect margins in a rising commodity market

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Overcoming challenges in an era of rising rates

Food & Beverage

Opportunities and challenges for the UK Drink Manufacturing and Food Processing industry


Private Equity

The timing of operating improvements across the investment lifecycle

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Five key factors to creating a demand-driven supply chain



Capturing value and minimizing threats in a volatile market

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Five common M&A pitfalls to avoid 

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Challenges and opportunities in the Sealants and Adhesives market 


Agriculture & Food

Improving margins in your multi-unit restaurants

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A 2-5% EBITDA improvement opportunity for the US construction industry

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Conversations in the C-Suite: Transformation for Growth

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M&A Outlook: Where perfect storm meets perfect opportunity 


Oil & Gas

A $100M EBITDA opportunity for oil refiners


TVO™ Procurement

Moving beyond the historic orientation on controlling costs


Agriculture & Food

From Farm to Home: Shrink reduction across the entire value chain 



Six practical initiatives US Chemicals executives can implement now

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 Oil & Gas

How to survive and thrive in an oversupplied market

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Beating the chemicals-by-rail congestion challenge in the Gulf Corridor

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Five short-term productivity improvement initiatives for UK manufacturing 

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2018 PE Snapshot Survey Results  

Effectiveness and financial impact derived from the use of operating partners in North America and Europe