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Maine Pointe In The News

Steve Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe

Recent Posts by Steve Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe:

Five Ways Sales And Operations Planning Enables Success And Drives Business Integration


Originally published in Forbes

In his third Forbes article, Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen discusses some of the biggest C-suite challenges, the potential payoff of a successful S&OP plan, and some of the most common points of failure.

One of the biggest challenges faced by the C-suite is achieving an end-to-end demand/supply chain that is fully collaborative, with supply commitments properly balanced against demand. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) initiatives often plateau without any measurable payoff, and the result can be a stagnant culture resistant to change. Despite the challenges, S&OP continues to be a top priority among supply chain executives, and the potential for sustainable and measurable payoff is great.

Topics: Total Value Optimization cost, cash, growth supply chain optimization end to end supply chain integration S&OP Maine Pointe operations supply chain collaboration TVO Sales & Operations Planning marketing sales

TD Ameritrade Network’s "Morning Trade Live" features Maine Pointe CEO, Steve Bowen

Steve Bowen made his sixth appearance on TD Ameritrade’s “Morning Trade Live” show, giving us some guidance and insight into the progress being made on the US/China trade talks and what to look for in global supply chains over the coming months. 

 

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain Tariffs Trade Steven Bowen manufacturing supply chain trade war

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen Joins TD Ameritrade Network’s "Morning Trade Live"

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen made his fifth appearance on TD Ameritrade Network’s "Morning Trade Live" show, delivering insights into the current tariff situation and potential for another government shutdown. While it's difficult to predict, Steve said there is a spectrum of possibilities between "no deal" and free trade, with the likely outcome being somewhere in between.

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain Tariffs Trade Steven Bowen manufacturing supply chain trade war

Global Supply Chain Institute Video Features Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen

The University of Tennessee Knoxville's Haslam College of Business released a video featuring Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen, talking about how integration of the supply chain can be as dynamic as any disruptive digital technology – and that getting that message across is a real game-changer in the industry.

Topics: global supply chain Steven Bowen manufacturing supply chain optimization Global Supply Chain Institute sustainable growth end to end supply chain integration

Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen Talks Trade on TD Ameritrade Network

 

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen was a featured guest on the TD Ameritrade Network's "Market on Close" broadcast, discussing what's ahead of the G20 meetings.

Topics: global supply chain Tariffs Trade Steven Bowen manufacturing

Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen Makes Third Appearance on TD Ameritrade Network's "Morning Trade Live" Segment

TD Bowen octMaine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen appeared again on the TDAmeritrade Network's Morning Trade Live show with host Oliver Renick, talking about the impact of tariffs on the global economy and supply chains. In this informative episode, Steve discussed the potential for positive advancement in multiple industries, especially with NAFTA morphing into a new agreement with the USMCA. What's ahead with relation to China however, remains to be seen, and Steve suggested that it is "going to get worse before it gets better." Companies like Boeing and other big industrials will see some impact, although the USMCA will lead to further relationship-building with Europe in terms of trade, which will may lead to the US taking a stronger stance with China.

Topics: global supply chain Tariffs Trade Steven Bowen manufacturing

Steven Bowen on New Proposed Tariffs Threatening the Escalating Trade War

Originally posted on TD Ameritrade's Market on Close

Geopolitics and tariffs

Maine Pointe's Chairman and CEO, Steven Bowen discusses new proposed tariffs threatening the escalating trade war on TD Ameritrade Network.

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

A New Revolution

Originally posted in Supply Chain World

Data analytics has been focused mainly on the front end as a way to glean insights about customers and improve the customer experience. But with the growing investment in industrial Internet of things (IIoT), combined with dramatic changes in global supply chain logistics, a back-end focus is emerging in what is often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics

Tips To Tackle The Coming Transportation Crisis

Originally posted in Chief Executive

Hundreds of challenges face American CEOs every day, but the most pressing challenge is the one that is least talked about and most misunderstood. This crisis is in a chronic shortage of long-haul truck and rail transportation which is already pushing up costs, and resulting in uncertain delivery times, shrinking margins, and profit warnings.

The transportation crisis will only become more intense as fallout from new tariffs and trade wars cause manufacturers to re-think their supply chains. Not addressing this challenge could affect a corporation’s earnings, customer service, and even its very survival.

Topics: Transportation