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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 Article In Chief Executive: Digital Supply Chain: How To Drive Value


Originally published in Chief Executive Magazine

Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen says CEOs should embrace digitization to stay competitive, build a new culture of collaboration and deliver true visibility and value across the end-to-end supply chain.

Topics: Logistics Total Value Optimization digital supply chain manufacturing supply chain optimization S&OP Maine Pointe operations procurement supply chain strategy supply chain management ceo digital transformation digitalization

Steve Bowen: Seizing value, seeing supply chain 'big picture' key in digital age


Originally published in Consulting US

This article addresses the digital supply chain, and how companies can differentiate themselves by pursuing value rather than just cost reductions. The editor points out when companies are segmented into silos and there is no alignment between functions, there is often a negative impact on cost and structure.

Topics: Total Value Optimization digital supply chain supply chain optimization Maine Pointe TVO supply chain risk procurement strategic sourcing risk mitigation supply chain strategy supply chain management total cost of ownership tco supplier digital transformation

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

Maine Pointe's Steven Bowen on Forbes Podcast: "Digital Supply Chain, Culture, and Sales & Operations Planning"

 

Topics: Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation digital supply chain Global Supply Chain Institute Maine Pointe TVO Forbes Sales & Operations Planning

Digital Supply Chain: You Need to Change. But How?

Originally posted in EBN

CEOs know they need to respond to disruptive technologies to remain competitive. What’s necessary is a pragmatic step-by-step way forward.

What’s all the fuss about?

Warren Buffett promoted the term “economic moat.” This relates to a company’s ability to maintain an advantage over its competitors (through process, technology innovation, and intellectual property) in order to protect its long-term profits and market share. With data analytics, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart factory, machine learning, predictive maintenance, and blockchain all turning from vision to reality, your competitors are building their ‘moats’ now.

Topics: digital supply chain