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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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5 charts show CPG inventory challenges: Maine Pointe's Burt White weighs in

, EVP consumer goods and retail at Maine Pointe weighs in on CPG inventory challenges alongside CEOs from Hormel Foods, Campbell Soup Company and Nestlé.

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Resilience Plan of the Year: Hasbro's inventory management strategy

Originally Posted in Supply Chain Dive
 

EVP Procurement Rex Clothier offers commentary on Hasbro's strategy in the post Toys-R-Us world, and how the risks of the retailer's bankruptcy also enabled an opportunity as other retailers stepped up to grab a bigger share of the toy market.

HIGHLIGHTS
 

Major risk event:

Toys R Us' decision to liquidate all stores and inventory. 

Strategy:

Demand planning and S&OP to optimize retail channels. 

Outlook:

Hasbro is expected to recuperate sales and revenue next year, as the blow from Toys R Us liquidation slowly wears off.

Topics: supply chain optimization end to end supply chain integration S&OP inventory management demand planning retail