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Digitization of the Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain


Originally published in Aerospace Tech Review Magazine, March 2020 issue

 

According to David Grasso and Chris Brumitt, despite advances, the aerospace and defense industry still lags behind in taking full advantage of digitization, and still needs to move aggressively towards adopting cultural change and adopting new technologies such as predictive analytics.

Key insights from the article include:

  • Modernization projects in defense are more important then ever due to flat year-over-year funding
  • Digitization of the supply chain does not start with the technology; it starts with a new business model and processes
  • Benefits of digitization go beyond cost savings, and include creating sustainable growth and becoming more agile and responsive
Topics: Data Analytics Aerospace Infrastructure aerospace and defense supply chain optimization Maine Pointe supply chain management Aviation advanced data analytics #aerospace industry defense IOT Supply Chain Risk Management

CSCMP Podcast: Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon

Link to CSCMP Supply Chain Conversation Recording

Hosted by CSCMP - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals President and CEO Rick Blasgen, Maine Pointe CEO Steven J. Bowen shares insights from his book: Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon. Listen Now! 

Topics: Logistics Total Value Optimization Operational Improvements global supply chain Data Analytics digital supply chain Steven Bowen manufacuring supply chain optimization sustainable growth Maine Pointe operations Steve Bowen Steven Bowen Maine Pointe TVO Shareholder Value value creation procurement CFO supply chain management ceo

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

New metrics for improving visibility into company performance


Originally published in CFO Dive

The most useful metrics combine financial with operational measurements, Maine Pointe's Nate Powrie said. These often track efficiencies in procurement, operational productivity, logistics, sales and marketing. Read on...

 

 

Topics: Strategic Procurement Logistics Total Value Optimization Data Analytics supply chain optimization Maine Pointe TVO Sales & Operations Planning finance executives advanced data analytics sales and marketing

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

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

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