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SupplyChainBrain Video featuring Steven Bowen: Supply Chain and Digital Transformation

Originally published in SupplyChainBrain

Making the business case for digital supply chain. Maine Pointe CEO interviewed by Supply Chain Brain editor in chief

Topics: Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe TVO

New metrics for improving visibility into company performance

Originally published in CFO Dive

The most useful metrics combine financial with operational measurements, Maine Pointe's Nate Powrie said. These often track efficiencies in procurement, operational productivity, logistics, sales and marketing. Read on...



Topics: Strategic Procurement Logistics Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe TVO Sales & Operations Planning finance executives Advanced Data Analytics sales and marketing


View CFO Magazine Webcast Playback Here:

As the era of digital disruptions continue and organizations find the need to be increasingly automated and tech-enabled, transformation management experience will be essential to the growth of the next generation of finance leaders. View this insightful webcast panel discussion now.


Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics CEOs Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe operations strategy TVO CFO supply chain operations finance executives Advanced Data Analytics

Are Australian road trains the solution to the US driver shortage?

Originally published in Supply Chain Dive

North Dakota approved legislation to pilot the freight method as a way to deal with increased demand for drivers amid high turnover rates. Mike Notarangeli discusses the challenges of "road trains" saying, "There are advantages of road trains — increased capacity, improved efficiency, better driver utilization — but there are downsides as well, including increased maintenance on equipment, increased safety risk and limited access.”


Topics: Logistics Transportation Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe TVO Strategic Sourcing road transportation

Maine Pointe Publishes in Supply Chain Management Review: Beyond Procurement Traditional Sourcing Often Fails to Deliver. Here's Why.

Originally published in Supply Chain Management Review

Mark Montanari, Vice President Chemicals, Oil & Gas, highlights the need for a dramatic re-thinking of traditional sourcing-centric approaches to procurement. Bringing integration and collaboration to the next level is an essential part of gaining a competitive advantage today, and Mark speaks to the need for radical change in leadership and vision.

Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe TVO procurement Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy supply chain management Total Cost of Ownership TCO supplier

MSU and Maine Pointe: Shippers and railroads need to repair breakdown in communication

Originally published in Freight Waves

Shippers, freight railroads and the investor community must tackle the “dysfunctional” relationships between them so that they create an effective and efficient supply chain and meet future demand for rail service, according to a new whitepaper produced by Michigan State University's Center for Railway Education and Maine Pointe.The unending question in today’s retail environment is how brick-and-mortar retailers can stay competitive with Amazon.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe TVO intermodal railways rail industry freight waves freight rail freight rail industry