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Working Capital Improvement

An accelerated approach to release cash, reduce costs & improve service. 

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How to approach working capital improvement


With cash tied up in inventory, payables and receivables, managing liquidity and raising free cashflow are now top priorities for businesses and investors as lending practices tighten, interest rates rise, and operation costs remain at inflated levels. 

Our unique accelerated Total Value Optimization™ approach drives the triple impact of releasing cash, reducing costs and improving service levels – quite different compared to other firms’ linear approaches to working capital management. 

As the #1 supply chain and operations firm in North America our extensive capabilities in managing Net Working Capital (NWC) performance combines with our deep analytics, cultural change and supply chain and operations experts to deliver ROI-driven accelerated improvements in cash, cost and service. 

Cash, Cost, Service

We help senior executives gain actionable insights and drive rapid improvements across their inventory, receivables, payables and supply chain environments.

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Data Drives Decisions

We leverage our data analytics capabilities for company-level and cross-portfolio performance analysis & monitoring – for visibility, scenario planning & control.

Spot the Opportunities

We then work with you to drive inventory, payables and/or receivables initiatives to free up cash, reduce costs and improve service (one-time and continuous cash culture).


Sustain the Strategy

For sustainment, we increase automation levels in data analytics dashboards for ongoing optimization and train your people through our organizational development services to drive a cash, cost & service optimization culture.




  • Gain rapid visibility and control across your inventory, receivables and payables environments.

  • Unlock cash tied-up within the business (inventories), with suppliers (payables) and with customers (receivables).

  • Improve financial health (liquidity), while freeing-up capacity, reducing costs and improving customer service.

Future Proof

Enable “cash culture” to weather slow growth periods or negative headwinds:

  • Paydown high-cost debt / reduce carrying costs

  • Deploy liberated cash for dividends, investing in growth and M&A

  • Use funding for internal working capital and related supply chain projects



Typical results

4:1 to 8:1

ROI in year one

10% to 30%

Average EBITDA Growth

Asset 10

Production rate increase


Accelerated EBITDA growth/impact

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Working Capital Case Studies

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Releasing $51M in cash led to a 12% EBITDA improvement for a leading heavy equipment manufacturer.
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Releasing $10M in cash in just eight weeks enabled one division to reduce working capital by $30M annually, create $125M in EBITDA improvements, and add $150M in cash to the bottom line. 

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I would highly recommend Maine Pointe. Our experience has been excellent, and the results speak for themselves.

Bill Wittenberg, President & CEO, Klaussner Home Furnishings

A strong spend management program that leverages the right approach can have a tremendous impact on working capital, cost control and reduction, and the bottom line. There are few comparable firms with the same impact. Enabling a quick start and having the safety net of a guarantee makes SGS Maine Pointe all the more attractive.

John Sinatra, Chief Financial Officer, Veronis Suhler Stevenson

Experience Matters

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Average years of expert experience

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Number of countries served worldwide

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$ value delivered to the last 300 clients

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