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Maine Pointe In The News

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 Examines Seven Supply Chain Challenges Facing CPG Firms

Originally published in

Digitization and Industry 4.0 hold great promise, while also offering challenges in implementation. According to Maine Pointe, effective Industry 4.0 strategies can help CPG firms achieve growth through faster and more accurate order fulfillment. Data and analytics can also help optimize customer engagement and better influence customer purchasing.

“CPG companies will need to gain a deeper understanding of the consumer (their customers' customers) and leverage data analytics to get a handle on the rapidly changing demands of those consumers,” Rex Clothier, vice president and industry partner of CPG at Maine Pointe, said.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe Industry 4.0 CPG Rex Clothier consumer packaged goods cpg industry digitization cpg firms cpg executives

Maine Pointe Article "Drive CPG Growth by Building a Partner Ecosystem" Featured in CPGmatters

CPG manufacturers need deeper insights into consumer trends, end-to-end collaboration throughout the partner ecosystem, and a TVO approach that benefits all parties. Joe Esteves, VP CPG, reinforces the importance of manufacturers seeing their success only through the eyes of the distributor – a model that disintermediates the manufacturer from the actual end user, which can leave money on the table. 

Originally Published in CPGmatters

CPG manufacturers have traditionally seen their primary role as leading the development and production stages of the supply chain with their “customers" being wholesalers, retailers and distributors. While in many cases the manufacturer provides the retailer or distributor with marketing collateral or general guidance in how to position their products to consumers, it is ultimately those further along the value chain and closer to the consumer who have always been in a better position to understand customer trends.

Topics: Total Value Optimization end to end supply chain integration Maine Pointe end to end supply chain supply chain collaboration Joe Esteves cpg manufacturers CPG