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Maine Pointe in Forbes podcast with Colgate-Palmolive and Global Supply Chain Institute

 

Steven Bowen, CEO of supply chain consultancy Maine Pointe, recently discussed the importance of synchronization in the pandemic context with Josué Muñoz, VP of global supply chain demand & systems at Colgate-Palmolive, and Michael Burnette of the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute.

 

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Supply chain synchronization can tackle risk, create sustainable advantage

Synchronizing an organization’s supply chain can unlock its full potential and lead to a sustainable competitive advantage, according to a recent white paper from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) titled “End-to-End Supply Chain Synchronization: Orchestrating a Winning Strategy.”

The paper – which examines the concept of “synchronization,” its best practices (including digitalization), and several illustrative case studies – was sponsored by global operations and supply chain consultancy Maine Pointe.

The global pandemic has rocked supply chains and exposed vulnerabilities. As organizations reassess their long-term supply chain strategies, synchronization offers an avenue to unlock more value and turn the supply chain into a competitive weapon, according to the GSCI paper.

Topics: Digital Supply Chain manufacturing Supply Chain Optimization inventory management Maine Pointe operations strategy Supply Chain Collaboration cpg manufacturers CPG consumer product goods CPG Industry digitization cpg executives Risk Mitigation supply chain management CEO Digital Transformation risk portfolio companies Coronavirus Supply Chain Risk Management pandemic Risk Management management consulting companies globalsupplychain

Maine Pointe adds Burton White as EVP for CPG and Retail


Originally published in Consulting US

Global supply chain and operations consultancy Maine Pointe has welcomed Burton White as executive vice president for consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail.

Topics: Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe CPG/F&B cpg manufacturers cpg firms cpg executives supply chain management

Steve Bowen: Seizing value, seeing supply chain 'big picture' key in digital age


Originally published in Consulting US

This article addresses the digital supply chain, and how companies can differentiate themselves by pursuing value rather than just cost reductions. The editor points out when companies are segmented into silos and there is no alignment between functions, there is often a negative impact on cost and structure.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe TVO supply chain risk procurement Strategic Sourcing Risk Mitigation Supply Chain Strategy supply chain management Total Cost of Ownership TCO supplier Digital Transformation

Maine Pointe's Steven Bowen Examines the Power of S&OP at Forbes


Originally published in Consulting US

Steven Bowen, founder and CEO of supply chain and operations consultancy Maine Pointe, recently examined how sales and operations planning (S&OP) helps drive success and business integration in an article at Forbes.com.

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) allows executives to achieve focus and alignment across all business functions, utilizing strong communication and collaboration across functional teams, customers, and suppliers. An important part of S&OP is matching demand information to supply capability and financial objectives to drive top-level strategy – integrating marketing and sales, financial, and supply operations into a unified whole.

Topics: Private Equity Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Optimization S&OP Maine Pointe operations TVO Sales & Operations Planning supply chain operations marketing sales Business Performance Business Integration CEO

The Inextricable Link Between Shareholder Value and Supply Chain Performance

Originally published in Consulting.us

In a new collaborative research paper from Maine Pointe and the Global Supply Chain Institute, professors J. Paul Dittmann (University of Tennessee) and Dan Pellathy (Grand Valley State University) examine how supply chain excellence can act as a powerful lever for increasing shareholder value.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Board of Directors Cost, Cash, Growth CEOs Supply Chain Optimization Global Supply Chain Institute Maine Pointe Shareholder Value CFOs