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Maine Pointe Article Featured in National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Leading Edge SmartBrief

5 factors to know for the post-pandemic supply chain

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM): Changing post-pandemic consumer behaviors suggest manufacturers take a hard look at five key factors relating to their supply chains: diversifying the supply base; supply and manufacturing capacity; supply chain resilience; digitization and automation, and risk mitigation. In an article penned for Chief Executive magazine, Maine Pointe Founder and CEO Steven Bowen examines each factor and reviews an instructive case study.

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Revitalizing the Aerospace and Defense Sectors

For the aviation, aerospace and defense industry to continue to innovate, it needs to overcome resistance to change and have a new supply chain strategy going forward.

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Chief Executive: Maine Pointe Article "Post-Pandemic Adjustment: Getting Your Supply Chain Right"

Supply chain transformation. The pandemic highlighted the risks of focusing too sharply on driving down costs, writes Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen in Chief Executive, who shares a detailed look at how one multibillion-dollar nylon manufacturer achieved a 15-percent reduction in inventory while enjoying a $15 million improvement in EBITDA.

 

 

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Maine Pointe Article Featured in NACD Directorship Magazine: Rethinking the Supply Chain

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Rethinking the Supply Chain

November/December 2020 by Steven Bowen

In the post-pandemic rebalancing phase, companies will reevaluate their entire business model—from sourcing to manufacturing to shipping—to be better prepared for the sea change that is taking place. What can the board do?

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END-TO-END SUPPLY CHAIN SYNCHRONIZATION: A strategy for uncertain times

Maine Pointe's CEO Steve Bowen is featured in this comprehensive article in Supply Chain Management Review titled “End-to-end supply chain synchronization: A strategy for uncertain times.”

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Reimagining the commercial aerospace & defense industry: Maine Pointe's Chris Brumitt discusses supplier risk, performance, and the end-to-end digital supply chain

 

Jefferies Expert Call: Maine Pointe's Chris Brumitt, VP Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Discusses Commercial Aerospace Supply Chain

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U.S. Trade Deficit Hits 14-Year High: Maine Pointe Offers Commentary

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen is cited in this Barron's article, addressing the role the pandemic has played in the growth of imports. Steve suggested that while Americans are stocking up on consumer goods, home improvements and food, the pandemic has also depressed exports at the same time due to persistent supply chain challenges.  

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Talking Supply Chain Podcast With Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen: Is Today’s Supply Chain Model DOA?

Listen in as Maine Pointe’s Steven Bowen, explains why traditional supply chains are a thing of the past. Have you got your replacement ready?

 

 

 

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Maine Pointe in Forbes podcast with Colgate-Palmolive and Global Supply Chain Institute

 

Steven Bowen, CEO of supply chain consultancy Maine Pointe, recently discussed the importance of synchronization in the pandemic context with Josué Muñoz, VP of global supply chain demand & systems at Colgate-Palmolive, and Michael Burnette of the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute.

 

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Supply chain synchronization can tackle risk, create sustainable advantage

Synchronizing an organization’s supply chain can unlock its full potential and lead to a sustainable competitive advantage, according to a recent white paper from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) titled “End-to-End Supply Chain Synchronization: Orchestrating a Winning Strategy.”

The paper – which examines the concept of “synchronization,” its best practices (including digitalization), and several illustrative case studies – was sponsored by global operations and supply chain consultancy Maine Pointe.

The global pandemic has rocked supply chains and exposed vulnerabilities. As organizations reassess their long-term supply chain strategies, synchronization offers an avenue to unlock more value and turn the supply chain into a competitive weapon, according to the GSCI paper.

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