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Maine Pointe Wins Operations Consulting Projects in Italy and the Uk

Originally posted on Consultancy.eu

Maine Pointe has won two new engagements in Europe, including a project which the consultancy describes as the largest European engagement in its history. 

With over 150 consultants, working from four offices in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, Maine Pointe is a mid-sized international consulting firm that specialises in operations, process management, procurement and supply chain. The firm operates in 15 countries across Europe and more than thirty around the world

Topics: Europe global supply chain

US, China to Meet Later this Month to Talk Trade

Originally posted on Supply Chain Dive

Dive Brief:

  • Amid escalating trade tensions, a Chinese delegation will travel to the U.S. later this month to discuss trade issues, at the invitation of the U.S. Treasury Department, according to multiple news reports. The exact date of the visit has not been announced.
  • This round of talks will be between the U.S. Undersecretary of Treasury for International Affairs and China's Vice Minister of Commerce. The last round, more than two months ago, took place in Beijing between Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. 
  • Hours before news of the August meeting, China's Ministry of Commerce wrote in a statement, "the two governments should conform to the wishes of enterprises and provide them with a favorable environment and stable expectations."
Topics: global supply chain Tariffs

Steve Bowen Discusses the Companies Most Effected by Tariffs

Originally posted on TD Ameritrade's Market on Close

Geopolitics and tariffs

Maine Pointe's Chairman and CEO, Steven Bowen discusses how tariffs are affecting the global supply chain on TD Ameritrade Network.

Topics: global supply chain Tariffs

Private Equity Firms Are Falling Short of Their Operational Targets

Originally posted in Consulting.us

Firms in the private equity sector are falling short of their operational targets following an investment or acquisition, according to a new survey conducted among 50 mid-sized and large investors in Northern America and Europe.

The private equity sector is on a high. Globally there are now just under 8,000 investment firms – up from 4,000 in 2006 – that together hold around $2.8 trillion of assets under management.

These private equity parties are continuously on the lookout for the best deals in the market. These companies have substantial growth potential on the back of strategic changes, whether they stem from accelerated growth, cost synergies, or (portfolio) restructuring. Last year private equity firms spent, according to Bain & Company, a staggering $440 billion on buyouts worldwide. However, as per a new study by US-based operations consultancy Maine Pointe, much of this value is found to be lost in the execution phase.

Topics: Private Equity Consulting