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Steven Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe

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

Rebalancing Your Supply Chain In A Post-Pandemic World

The question should not be how to return to pre-pandemic conditions, but whether those conditions were really serving the company well in the first place. Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen publishes his sixth article in Chief Executive Magazine.

View Steve's latest article in Chief Executive here and his prior five articles here.

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Maine Pointe in Forbes: 6 Ways CFOs Can Manage Risk And Create Supply-Chain-Driven Value


View the Forbes article here.

With supply chains coming under greater scrutiny, transforming the supply chain into a tool for creating shareholder value is an art form that extends its scope and transforms it digitally. The presence of a hyperconnected global supply chain – along with unexpected risks like the global pandemic – have pushed the CFO’s office into a much more strategic role.

 

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Maine Pointe Article In Chief Executive: Digital Supply Chain: How To Drive Value


Originally published in Chief Executive Magazine

Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen says CEOs should embrace digitization to stay competitive, build a new culture of collaboration and deliver true visibility and value across the end-to-end supply chain.

Topics: Logistics Total Value Optimization Digital Supply Chain manufacturing Supply Chain Optimization S&OP Maine Pointe operations procurement Supply Chain Strategy supply chain management CEO Digital Transformation digitalization

Maine Pointe Publishes 4th Article In Forbes: Rail Industry Sees A Window Of Opportunity Amidst Challenges For Over-The-Road Shipping


Originally published in Forbes

Unlike tech, for manufacturing and other sectors that have steadily improved productivity over the years, and despite infrastructure investments, rail freight output metrics have barely improved over time.

Topics: Rail Logistics Logistics Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe Steven Bowen Maine Pointe TVO supply chain risk Risk Mitigation Supply Chain Strategy supply chain management railroads rail industry freight rail industry Rail Optimization

Maine Pointe's Steven Bowen on Forbes Podcast: "Digital Supply Chain, Culture, and Sales & Operations Planning"

 

Topics: Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Transformation Digital Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Institute Maine Pointe TVO Forbes Sales & Operations Planning

Maine Pointe Article In Chief Executive: Getting To The Next Level of Integration With Sales And Operations Planning


Originally published in Chief Executive magazine


C-suite executives face increasing challenges every day in an environment where the supply chain is increasingly global and often unstable due to factors out of their direct control such as new and unexpected tariffs. Those executives often implement Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) initiatives in an attempt to foster broader and deeper collaboration along the end-to-end supply chain, and to balance supply commitments against demand, but too often, these S&OP strategies fall short of expectations. With the right approach though, S&OP can deliver significant and sustainable results.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe TVO Sales & Operations Planning

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen Publishes in Forbes: Six Ways To Optimize Your Supply Chain To Generate Profit

Originally published in Forbes

In his second Forbes column, Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen highlights the importance of supply chain in creating a path to value through growth. Steve notes an effective supply chain strategy is essential, given the volatility of current trade relations between the US and China, and outlines six best practices to optimize supply chain and minimize risk, including redefining the supply chain, creating a cross-functional team, focusing on the right metrics, connecting with the c-suite, managing risks and implementing Total Value Optimization. 

Companies use multiple tactics to generate economic profit, including introducing new products, launching marketing campaigns or undertaking acquisitions. Supply chains offer an effective, though less understood, path to creating value through growth, driving down working capital, improving cash flow and lowering cost.

Topics: Total Value Optimization CEOs Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen Publishes in Forbes: How CEOs Can Create Value With Supply Chain Optimization

 Originally published in Forbes

Steve Bowen’s column in Forbes (first in a series), “How CEOs can create value with supply chain optimization,” introduces readers to TVO, the challenges driving it and how to use the supply chain as a competitive weapon. Steve reinforces the need for end-to-end visibility, stress testing and collaboration.  

Topics: Total Value Optimization CEOs Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe Industry 4.0 Forbes Forbes Boston Business Council

Podcast Interview with Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen - Tariffs: Who Survives a Trade War?

 

Originally posted on Supply Chain Brain

What must global companies do to survive a bruising trade war?

Some U.S. domestic companies have benefited from the tariffs placed on imports from China by President Trump, while others can be classified as collateral damage. Major U.S. automakers are experiencing up to $1bn each in incremental costs, as a direct result of the tariffs. The construction industry is hurting as well. So what should companies be doing to protect themselves from the damage, both now and in the highly uncertain future? 

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain Tariffs manufacturing Maine Pointe Steve Bowen

CEOs Focusing On Supply Chain Optimization In 2019

 

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen offers insights and predictions on how CEOs will look at supply chain optimization in 2019, and what challenges manufacturers will see – including trade and tariff uncertainties, rising health care costs, transportation shortages and an unpredictable global climate. Steve notes that the coming changes aren't all negative though, and a move towards Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 will deliver new dynamics and greater visibility, and those CEOs who are willing to put new practices and Total Value Optimization into place will be the ones to survive these disruptions and experience lasting growth.

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain manufacturing Supply Chain Optimization end to end supply chain integration Maine Pointe operations strategy Steve Bowen Steven Bowen Maine Pointe Industry 4.0 End to End Supply Chain global trade Internet of Things