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Maine Pointe In The News

Maine Pointe Comments on the Risks of Protectionism for Supply Chains


Originally published in Enterprise Risk Magazine

This article delves into protectionist trade policies and their impact on global supply chains. The author cites quotes from earlier interview with CEO Steve Bowen, noting that it can be difficult to mitigate the immediate cost impact of these new tariffs, even in a risk-managed, partnership-driven supply organization.

 

 

Topics: Private Equity Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Performance Operational Improvements Data Analytics digital supply chain ceos supply chain optimization Maine Pointe supply chain collaboration cpg manufacturers TVO Shareholder Value supply chain risk value creation procurement risk mitigation supply chain strategy supply chain management finance executives

Maine Pointe Published In CPGMatters: How to Leverage Technology and Collaboration to Drive Value


Originally published in Nov. issue of CPGMatters

According to Rex Clothier, Maine Pointe VP CPG, the closing of non-profitable distribution centers is a real risk for CPG companies to consider. Anyone facing these challenges can take steps to mitigate this growing risk. Read his article here.

 

Topics: Private Equity Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Performance Operational Improvements Data Analytics digital supply chain ceos supply chain optimization Maine Pointe supply chain collaboration cpg manufacturers CPG TVO cpg firms cpg executives Shareholder Value value creation procurement supply chain strategy supply chain management marketing finance executives

Maine Pointe's Steve Bowen in "Developing a Holistic Supply Chain View in a Digital Age"


Originally published in ISM's Inside Supply Management

ISM’s Inside Supply Management Weekly published a second article based on their interview with Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen. Both articles represent an excellent proof point around Maine Pointe’s thought leadership on the digital supply chain. The second article, titled “Developing a holistic supply chain view in a digital age,” reinforces Steve’s book while also discussing the value of Total Value Optimization (TVO), with specific examples on how clients achieved an end-to-end supply chain view. The first article, “Identifying and seizing value-creation opportunities,” covers the missed opportunities of supply management and on creating value beyond just cost savings. 

Topics: Private Equity Logistics Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Performance Operational Improvements Data Analytics digital supply chain ceos supply chain optimization Maine Pointe TVO Shareholder Value cfos value creation procurement supply chain strategy supply chain management marketing finance executives lean ism

CFO MAGAZINE WEBCAST: MAINE POINTE DISCUSSES HOW FINANCE LEADERS IMPROVE PLANNING BY IMPROVING VISIBILITY INTO PERFORMANCE


View CFO Magazine Webcast Playback Here:

As the era of digital disruptions continue and organizations find the need to be increasingly automated and tech-enabled, transformation management experience will be essential to the growth of the next generation of finance leaders. View this insightful webcast panel discussion now.

 

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics ceos supply chain optimization Maine Pointe operations strategy TVO CFO supply chain operations finance executives advanced data analytics

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

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

Why CEOs Are Still In The Dark About The Supply Chain

Originally published in Chief Executive

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen and GSCI’s Paul Dittmann take on “Why CEOs are still in the dark about the supply chain” in Chief Executive magazine, in an insightful piece  showing a surprising number of top executives don’t have a formal strategy in place for managing supply chain risk. Geopolitical uncertainty and volatile trade relations are adding to the risk profile, making it all the more necessary to have a plan in place. The  article highlights not only the risks, but the solutions – starting with redefining supply chain excellence and identifying best practices.

Topics: Total Value Optimization ceos supply chain optimization Global Supply Chain Institute sustainable growth end to end supply chain integration Maine Pointe supply chain end to end supply chain supply chain collaboration Shareholder Value supply chain risk value creation optionality risk mitigation supply chain strategy global uncertainty CFO supply chain management

Supply Chain Strategies Forge Closer Ties With Shareholder Value

Originally published in Pymnts.com

In a new report from Maine Pointe and the Global Supply Chain Institute, researchers laid out the correlation between the development of a holistic supply chain strategy and an increase in shareholder value. With only 16 percent of businesses reporting that they already have a multi-year supply chain management strategy, according to the Global Supply Chain Institute, this indicates that this area is probably overlooked come time to report on earnings.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Board of Directors cost, cash, growth ceos supply chain optimization Global Supply Chain Institute Maine Pointe Steven Bowen Maine Pointe Shareholder Value cfos value creation

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

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