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Maine Pointe In The News

Prepare for a Market Slowdown by Optimizing Your Supply Chain

Originally posted in Construction Executive

According to USG and U.S. Chamber of Commerce commercial construction index Q2 2019, contractors in the U.S. commercial construction industry remain optimistic about the market. This comes despite ongoing challenges with skilled workforce availability, supply chain pressure and tariff-related concerns. 

Despite the optimistic outlook, there is still the very real possibility of a slowdown in commercial construction in the next 18 to 24 months. In this scenario, increased competition for a smaller number of projects will inevitably result in margin erosion. Forward-looking executives are already preparing by optimizing margins and removing cost from the end-to-end supply chain.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe construction industry TVO supply chain risk

The Construction Industry's Impending Crisis and Opportunities for Growth

 Originally published in Construction Executive magazine

Tariffs, materials costs and the skilled labor shortage are combining to change the construction landscape. In his latest article for Construction Executive, Grant Cunningham says if executives are prepared for these new realities, it is still possible to achieve consistent growth.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Tariffs Maine Pointe construction industry end to end supply chain project management construction executives grant cunningham

Project Management Demands Increase in Today’s Volatile Construction Market

 Originally published in Construction Executive magazine

Is project management up to today’s challenges in the construction industry? Grant Cunningham’s article in Construction Executive magazine examines big changes in the industry and lays out the need for a scorecard to evaluate quality and the application of Total Value Optimization to project management. Doing so will overcome these significant challenges and drive an increase in profits.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Tariffs Maine Pointe construction industry project management construction executives