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Smart Industry Magazine Publishes Maine Pointe Article, "Future-Proofing the End-to-End Supply Chain"

 Originally published in Smart Industry magazine

Are you considering your customers' customers?

There are a few business capabilities that truly drive a company’s growth. Among them is the ability to quickly, accurately predict what is coming next. In global manufacturing, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is already underway and is becoming widely recognized as providing an advantage for companies looking to take over their competitors’ market share.

These smart operations, with fully integrated and collaborative systems that react in real-time, along with digitalization and deep-data insights that focus beyond functional limitations, are central to exploiting the potential of Industry 4.0. Companies that embrace them are able to consistently achieve significant reductions in operational costs and substantially improved customer experience, all while driving additional growth opportunities and increasing EBITDA.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Smart Operations Supply Chain Optimization improved EBITDA Maine Pointe supply chain Industry 4.0 End to End Supply Chain

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 CEO Steve Bowen Publishes in Forbes: How CEOs Can Create Value With Supply Chain Optimization

 Originally published in Forbes

Steve Bowen’s column in Forbes (first in a series), “How CEOs can create value with supply chain optimization,” introduces readers to TVO, the challenges driving it and how to use the supply chain as a competitive weapon. Steve reinforces the need for end-to-end visibility, stress testing and collaboration.  

Topics: Total Value Optimization CEOs Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe Industry 4.0 Forbes Forbes Boston Business Council

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.

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain manufacturing Supply Chain Optimization end to end supply chain integration Maine Pointe operations strategy Steve Bowen Steven Bowen Maine Pointe Industry 4.0 End to End Supply Chain global trade Internet of Things