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Maine Pointe In The News

TD Ameritrade Network’s "Morning Trade Live" features Maine Pointe CEO, Steve Bowen

Steve Bowen made his sixth appearance on TD Ameritrade’s “Morning Trade Live” show, giving us some guidance and insight into the progress being made on the US/China trade talks and what to look for in global supply chains over the coming months. 

 

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Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen Joins TD Ameritrade Network’s "Morning Trade Live"

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen made his fifth appearance on TD Ameritrade Network’s "Morning Trade Live" show, delivering insights into the current tariff situation and potential for another government shutdown. While it's difficult to predict, Steve said there is a spectrum of possibilities between "no deal" and free trade, with the likely outcome being somewhere in between.

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Trump, Xi won't meet before March 1 tariff deadline

With the pending March 1 deadline of the trade war "truce" between the US and China, Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen said that some companies have made the mistake of backing off of their contingency planning, but preparation is essential . 

Originally Published in Supply Chain Dive

 

Trade discussions between the U.S. and China are far from over. Several rounds have taken place since Trump and Xi agreed to a 90-day halt on tariff increases last year at the G-20 summit, and additional discussions are scheduled for next week.

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Maine Pointe Cited in Article "The Volatile Global Economy Demands End-to-End Cooperation"

There are opportunities hidden in the current trade uncertainties, economic populism and trade wars. In Kate Vitasek's column for SupplyChainBrain, she notes now is the time for supply chain optimization. Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen notes one of the most important factors in this environment is establishing a level of trust – a big challenge given that tariffs, according to Steve, are not conducive to cooperation. To achieve that level of cooperation, Kate suggests supply chain partners have to move away from their traditional transaction-based model that focuses on cost savings, to a model focusing on value creation instead.  

Originally Published in Supply Chain Brain

In the current climate of “economic populism,” tit-for-tat tariffs and the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, which can instigate trade wars and the disruption of global trade deals in Europe and the Pacific rim, buyers, sellers and their supply chains have an opportunity to step up and cope with major challenges through cooperation, transparency and flexibility.

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Podcast Interview with Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen - Tariffs: Who Survives a Trade War?

 

Originally posted on Supply Chain Brain

What must global companies do to survive a bruising trade war?

Some U.S. domestic companies have benefited from the tariffs placed on imports from China by President Trump, while others can be classified as collateral damage. Major U.S. automakers are experiencing up to $1bn each in incremental costs, as a direct result of the tariffs. The construction industry is hurting as well. So what should companies be doing to protect themselves from the damage, both now and in the highly uncertain future? 

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CEOs Focusing On Supply Chain Optimization In 2019

 

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen offers insights and predictions on how CEOs will look at supply chain optimization in 2019, and what challenges manufacturers will see – including trade and tariff uncertainties, rising health care costs, transportation shortages and an unpredictable global climate. Steve notes that the coming changes aren't all negative though, and a move towards Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 will deliver new dynamics and greater visibility, and those CEOs who are willing to put new practices and Total Value Optimization into place will be the ones to survive these disruptions and experience lasting growth.

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How to navigate the 90-day tariff 'cease-fire'

The 90-day tariff "cease-fire" could bring more uncertainty to an already troubling situation, says Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen. During this confusing time tariff engineering doesn't go far enough – stress testing supply chains will be important to analyze cost impacts of the potential tariff scenarios that may emerge.

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Global Supply Chain Institute Video Features Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen

The University of Tennessee Knoxville's Haslam College of Business released a video featuring Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen, talking about how integration of the supply chain can be as dynamic as any disruptive digital technology – and that getting that message across is a real game-changer in the industry.

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Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen Talks Trade on TD Ameritrade Network

 

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen was a featured guest on the TD Ameritrade Network's "Market on Close" broadcast, discussing what's ahead of the G20 meetings.

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Maine Pointe Becomes Bonfire Partner

Enabling digital transformation, connecting data and analytics to drive actionable insights and turning data into dollars. Global supply chain and operations consulting firm Maine Pointe announced today it has entered into a strategic agreement with Bonfire Interactive Ltd., a supplier of strategic sourcing software. 

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