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Maine Pointe In The News

Maine Pointe: Organisations find improving supply chain maturity leads to sustainable growth


Published in the 2019/2020 winter issue of Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Procurement

Rex Clothier, VP CPG delivers a detailed look at optimizing value through the supply chain, underscoring the importance of looking at the supply chain for improvements to EBITDA, cash release and growth.

Topics: Logistics Total Value Optimization manufacturing supply chain optimization sustainable growth S&OP Maine Pointe operations CPG/F&B cpg manufacturers cpg industry cpg executives value creation procurement supply chain strategy 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

Editor's Q&A: Railroads Need to Step Up Their Game, New Report Says


Originally published in Supply Chain Brain

Maine Pointe’s Michael Notarangeli and MSU’s Nick Little answer important questions about rail, and describe why rail is taking on new importance in today’s supply chains.

Topics: Rail Logistics Logistics Total Value Optimization supply chain optimization Maine Pointe supply chain risk risk mitigation supply chain strategy supply chain management railroads rail industry freight rail industry Rail Optimization

Maine Pointe Publishes 4th Article In Forbes: Rail Industry Sees A Window Of Opportunity Amidst Challenges For Over-The-Road Shipping


Originally published in Forbes

Unlike tech, for manufacturing and other sectors that have steadily improved productivity over the years, and despite infrastructure investments, rail freight output metrics have barely improved over time.

Topics: Rail Logistics Logistics Total Value Optimization supply chain optimization Maine Pointe Steven Bowen Maine Pointe TVO supply chain risk risk mitigation supply chain strategy supply chain management railroads rail industry freight rail industry Rail Optimization

GOOD QUESTION | What’s the first thing to look for when selecting a logistics partner?


Originally published in Inbound Logistics

Maine Pointe EVP Michael Notarangeli says that innovation and continuous improvement are the first things to look for. The only constant in logistics and supply chain is change, so the ability to innovate is an essential ingredient in a lasting relationship. 

Topics: Logistics Total Value Optimization supply chain optimization Maine Pointe TVO supply chain risk risk mitigation supply chain strategy supply chain management

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

New metrics for improving visibility into company performance


Originally published in CFO Dive

The most useful metrics combine financial with operational measurements, Maine Pointe's Nate Powrie said. These often track efficiencies in procurement, operational productivity, logistics, sales and marketing. Read on...

 

 

Topics: Strategic Procurement Logistics Total Value Optimization Data Analytics supply chain optimization Maine Pointe TVO Sales & Operations Planning finance executives advanced data analytics sales and marketing

Are Australian road trains the solution to the US driver shortage?


Originally published in Supply Chain Dive

North Dakota approved legislation to pilot the freight method as a way to deal with increased demand for drivers amid high turnover rates. Mike Notarangeli discusses the challenges of "road trains" saying, "There are advantages of road trains — increased capacity, improved efficiency, better driver utilization — but there are downsides as well, including increased maintenance on equipment, increased safety risk and limited access.”

 

Topics: Logistics Transportation Total Value Optimization supply chain optimization Maine Pointe TVO strategic sourcing road transportation

In trucking, is it sunrise for solar?


As published in Supply Chain Dive

 

Solar panels on trucks can supplement battery and power lift gates, though the technology today isn't enough to power a truck down the road.

Sustainability has taken a key place in logistics decisions, and also could figure strongly in a fleet manager’s consideration of solar, Maine Pointe's Michael Notarangeli told Supply 
Chain Dive. Read on...

Topics: Logistics Total Value Optimization shipping Maine Pointe TVO green initiatives shipping industry green green energy fleet management fleet operations solar panels

In shipping industry, where over-the-road trucks consume huge amounts of oil and gas, a business case for incorporating solar panels


Originally published in Oil Voice

Long-term speculation on the future  of the oil and gas industry, along with environmental concerns, has led to intensified interest in alternative energy sources, such as solar.

In the shipping industry, where over-the-road trucks consume huge amounts of oil and gas, a business case can be made for incorporating solar panels. The considerable amount of unused real estate on the roof of trailers could feasibly be utilized to incorporate green technology into the trucking business.

Topics: Oil & Gas Logistics Total Value Optimization shipping Maine Pointe TVO green initiatives shipping industry green green energy fleet management fleet operations solar panels