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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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Reshore, Nearshore or Offshore: The 5 Ws of reshoring supply chains

 

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Supply Chain Visibility: The Gold Standard For Every Company

 

 

Supply chain visibility: Every company needs it, yet not many know how to achieve it. 

Link to International Business Times article here.

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Maine Pointe: Visibility Into Supply and Demand Can Help Organizations Recover and Rebalance

During the recover phase, organizations should take the opportunity to think differently about their assumptions and consider how automation and technology can increase their visibility, Steven Bowen says.

View the ISM Inside Supply Management Weekly article here.

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Rebalancing Your Supply Chain In A Post-Pandemic World

The question should not be how to return to pre-pandemic conditions, but whether those conditions were really serving the company well in the first place. Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen publishes his sixth article in Chief Executive Magazine.

View Steve's latest article in Chief Executive here and his prior five articles here.

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Maine Pointe in Bloomberg News: Supply chains of 2020 needing repair now are the banks of 2008

The article references the white paper written by MSU Professor Steven Melnyk and Maine Pointe CMO Simon Knowles, suggesting that companies will need to address the weak links in their supply chains immediately, identify problems and fix them, and invest for future growth.  The article also presents Maine Pointe’s “stabilize, recover, rebalance” strategy.

View the Bloomberg article here.

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Is it time for public-private partnerships to move supply chains forward

COVID-19 has uncovered the areas where supply chains fall short. Fixing them will take major investments, including government

View the article in Supply Chain Management Review quoting CEO Steve Bowen here.

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Maine Pointe: CFOs positioned to lead supply chain retooling as economic slowdown abates

"The most successful CFOs no longer operate in a vacuum," Maine Pointe's Steven Bowen said. "They work with other c-level executives to go beyond traditional reporting. Supply chain management affects cash flow, growth and, ultimately, shareholder value."

View the article published in CFO Dive here.

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