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Maine Pointe In The News

Maine Pointe’ S&OP Perspective “Sales & Operations Planning: The C-Suite Dilemma,” Showcased in Sales & Marketing Management Magazine

If sales and operations planning is so important, why do so many initiatives fail?  Read Alfred Baumbusch’s first in a series article in Sales & Marketing Management magazine.

 

Topics: Total Value Optimization end to end supply chain integration S&OP Maine Pointe supply chain TVO supply chain operations

Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen Recognized by CEO Today Magazine’s 2019 Management Consulting Award

Bowen’s recognition highlights accomplishments, Total Value Optimization and Maine Pointe’s ability to address the most complex global supply chain challenges

As a featured winner of CEO Today magazine’s 2019 Management Consulting Award, CEO Steven Bowen was highlighted in the publication’s Winners Edition, in which his profile included a highlight of his landmark book, “Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon.” The TVO book introduces a transformative methodology for end-to-end supply chain collaboration and integration known as Total Value Optimization (TVO)™, which focuses on dynamically anticipating and meeting demand by synchronizing the buy-make-move-fulfill supply chain to deliver the greatest value to customers and stakeholders, at the lowest cost to business.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Awards Maine Pointe supply chain Steve Bowen TVO

Maine Pointe's Tony Planos featured in The American Oil & Gas Reporter magazine

In the June issue of The American Oil & Gas Reporter magazine, Tony Planos discusses the infrastructure build-out in the Permian, and overcoming barriers in that build-out. He offers several insights into optimization, including staggering deliveries, optimizing vehicle movements and identifying barriers and long-term goals.

Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Maine Pointe supply chain oilandgasindustry Tony Planos oil piplines TVO

Doubling down on the supply chain: How some West Texas producers are facing headwinds from increased complexity resulting in decreased cash operating costs / barrel

Originally published in OilVoice

Since 2009, US production of oil & gas has doubled. This has created a number of logistical, planning and scheduling headaches for operators. Maine Pointe's Tony Planos discusses the challenges and says the same old ways just won't cut it anymore.

Since 2009, we've seen US production of oil & gas double to over 10MMBPD and, according to the EIA, we're on our way to 15MMBPD by 2025. Production in Texas alone has seen volumes increase to over 5MMBPD. This has created a number of logistical, planning and scheduling headaches for operators.

Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Maine Pointe supply chain oilandgasindustry Tony Planos oil piplines TVO

Maine Pointe Contributes to Inbound Logistics "Good Question" Feature: "What's one supply chain myth you'd like to debunk?"

Originally published in Inbound Logistics

Maine Pointe's Michael Notarangeli and Simon Knowles were quoted in the publication’s popular “Good Question” series, which addresses important industry topics among the industry’s top leaders. 

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe michael notarangeli supply chain TVO

Forbes Podcast: Steve Bowen and Paul Dittmann Featured in "Redefining Supply Chain Excellence"

Originally posted in Forbes

Being strategic about your supply chain can improve cash flow, drive shareholder value, and yield greater profits.

Topics: Private Equity Total Value Optimization ceos supply chain optimization end to end supply chain integration Maine Pointe supply chain end to end supply chain Shareholder Value value creation csuite

Supply Chain Brain Podcast: Steve Bowen and Paul Dittmann Featured in "Do Companies and Investors Get the Importance of Supply Chain Excellence?"

Originally posted in Supply Chain Brain

Anybody with a passing knowledge of the supply chain knows how important it is to a company’s success. So why haven’t some CEOs, boards and investors gotten the memo? Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen, along with University of Tennessee’s J. Paul Dittmann, Ph.D., answer that question in this informative podcast on Supply Chain Brain titled “Do companies and investors get the importance of supply chain excellence.” 

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe supply chain end to end supply chain

How data analytics is transforming operational due diligence

Originally posted in Mergers & Acquisitions

It comes as no surprise that the market for PE acquisitions continues to be robust. Global deal value increased from $594.54Bn in 2015 to $825.77Bn in 2018 and that’s nothing compared with the predictions for 2019.

Buoyed by low interest rates, an eager supply of deal financing and a prolonged period of economic growth, PE has plenty of dry powder and has proved to be resistant to the impact of trade wars, tariffs and political uncertainty. However, not all factors are positive: Valuation multiples remain high and there’s considerable competition among PE firms to find and acquire those elusive “diamonds in the rough.” At the same time, corporate “strategics” looking for suitable acquisitions to support their growth, are offering a viable alternative for firms considering sale.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics operational due diligence Maine Pointe supply chain end to end supply chain

Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen quoted: Tranche 4 tariffs by the numbers

Originally published in Supply Chain Dive

A false sense of comfort after months of trade truce has left many businesses unprepared for the new tariff list, which covers nearly all previously untaxed Chinese imports.

A relatively calm trade environment suddenly turned stormy earlier this month after a Sunday night tweet from President Donald Trump. The long-anticipated tariff hike on $200 billion worth of imports became reality on Friday, May 10, as the duty rate rose from 10% to 25%.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe supply chain end to end supply chain

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