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Maine Pointe In The News

Maine Pointe Shares Perspective in Supply Chain Dive Article "How Shippers Can Navigate Trucking Labor Disputes"

 Originally published in Supply Chain Dive

Financial losses from even a short-term trucking shortage would be devastating to the economy. In this Supply Chain Dive article, Maine Pointe’s Don Dovgin talked about the potential disruption of such events, using the 1997 UPS strike, which cost UPS about $600 million, as an example.

Topics: Total Value Optimization trucking shipping Maine Pointe trucker shortage

Barron's Features Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen in "How Investors Should Navigate Globalization’s Decline"

In this article, the authors discuss the realignment of global trade and the reversal of free trade, as globalization is overtaken by populism and protectionism. As a result of this trend, US companies are modifying their supply chains, and according to a Bain & Co. survey, 60 percent of executives doing business in China felt that the trade war has given them an opportunity to re-think their strategies.

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen was quoted noting how these new realities are changing how companies look at their total supply chain. Steve notes that companies are finding new suppliers, offering an example of one manufacturer which uses steel products from China, but is now looking for a European supplier. Still, companies that rely on sophisticated and high-tech manufacturing may find it difficult to move production to other countries, regardless of tariffs.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Tariffs Maine Pointe End to End Supply Chain global trade globalization China

Maine Pointe's Joe Esteves Named One of Consulting Magazine's 2019 "Rising Stars of the Profession"

Congratulations to Joe Esteves for making Consulting Magazine's 2019 "Rising Stars of the Profession."

Topics: Awards consulting magazine Joe Esteves

Project Management Demands Increase in Today’s Volatile Construction Market

 Originally published in Construction Executive magazine

Is project management up to today’s challenges in the construction industry? Grant Cunningham’s article in Construction Executive magazine examines big changes in the industry and lays out the need for a scorecard to evaluate quality and the application of Total Value Optimization to project management. Doing so will overcome these significant challenges and drive an increase in profits.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Tariffs Maine Pointe construction industry project management construction executives