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5 charts show CPG inventory challenges: Maine Pointe's Burt White weighs in

, EVP consumer goods and retail at Maine Pointe weighs in on CPG inventory challenges alongside CEOs from Hormel Foods, Campbell Soup Company and Nestlé.

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Reshore, Nearshore or Offshore: The 5 Ws of reshoring supply chains

 

Topics: Private Equity Logistics Total Value Optimization Digital Supply Chain manufacturing Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe operations strategy Steven Bowen Maine Pointe Supply Chain Collaboration digitization Risk Mitigation supply chain management CEO Digital Transformation private equity firms risk portfolio companies Coronavirus Supply Chain Risk Management pandemic Risk Management management consulting companies globalsupplychain Reshore offshore

Maine Pointe Shares Perspective in "From Section 301 to COVID-19: How a volatile China changed supply chains"


Originally published in Supply Chain Dive

By Shefali Kapadia, Senior Editor

An ongoing trade war, and now a global pandemic, pushed U.S. businesses to diversify and raised the question: Are we too dependent on China? Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen weighs in.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Organizational Change Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe Steve Bowen Steven Bowen Maine Pointe Supply Chain Collaboration trade war Risk Mitigation supply chain management Coronavirus resliency

Maine Pointe's Brad Stitt Weighs in on the Importance of S&OP in 2020


Originally published in Supply Chain Dive

Trends in personalization and fast shipping will require planning that goes beyond supply and demand. Maine Pointe's Brad Stitt, EVP Supply Chain Management, notes, “S&OP must not only go East to West but top to bottom,” indicating that businesses need to think outside of the traditional realm of supply chain planning.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Aerospace & Defense S&OP Maine Pointe operations Supply Chain Strategy marketing sales CEO

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

In trucking, is it sunrise for solar?


As published in Supply Chain Dive

 

Solar panels on trucks can supplement battery and power lift gates, though the technology today isn't enough to power a truck down the road.

Sustainability has taken a key place in logistics decisions, and also could figure strongly in a fleet manager’s consideration of solar, Maine Pointe's Michael Notarangeli told Supply 
Chain Dive. Read on...

Topics: Logistics Total Value Optimization shipping Maine Pointe TVO green initiatives shipping industry green green energy fleet management fleet operations solar panels

Maine Pointe's Steve Bowen Weighs in on 10% China tariffs and the Supply Chain Scramble


Originally posted in Supply Chain Dive

As a result of the increasingly unpredictable trade war between the US and China, companies need to look at their supply chain strategies closely and re-think their reliance on China. Building in a higher level of optionality and de-risking is the first order of business as companies decide how they must react to this news

Topics: Total Value Optimization Tariffs Maine Pointe TVO China supply chain risk optionality Risk Mitigation global uncertainty

Package growth not enough as USPS posts $2B losses

Originally published in Supply Chain Dive

"The USPS is required by law to deliver to all United States postal addresses in all jurisdictions, regardless of geography and density. This makes them an ideal partner for others that want to deliver to those locations, but do not have the infrastructure or capability to do so," Michael Notarangeli, an executive VP of Maine Pointe, told Supply Chain Dive last year.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe supply chain End to End Supply Chain disaster recovery plan Risk Mitigation Supply Chain Strategy global uncertainty contingency planning

US, China to Meet Later this Month to Talk Trade

Originally posted on Supply Chain Dive

Dive Brief:

  • Amid escalating trade tensions, a Chinese delegation will travel to the U.S. later this month to discuss trade issues, at the invitation of the U.S. Treasury Department, according to multiple news reports. The exact date of the visit has not been announced.
  • This round of talks will be between the U.S. Undersecretary of Treasury for International Affairs and China's Vice Minister of Commerce. The last round, more than two months ago, took place in Beijing between Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. 
  • Hours before news of the August meeting, China's Ministry of Commerce wrote in a statement, "the two governments should conform to the wishes of enterprises and provide them with a favorable environment and stable expectations."
Topics: global supply chain Tariffs

Why Trucks Fall Victim To Cargo Theft

Originally posted in Supply Chain Dive

Everyone’s heard the sad tale of someone who left their car unlocked with the key in the ignition just to run into the store "for a minute." When he or she comes out, either the car or its contents —or both — were gone.

The same thing happens in cargo trucks, even when the vehicle is locked.

Topics: Transportation