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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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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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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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Four opportunities for executives in UK's manufacturing industry

Originally published in Consultancy UK.

Against a backdrop of an unpredictable geopolitical environment, corporate planning is more challenging than ever before. Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer at supply chain and operations consulting firm Maine Pointe, explains that, along with the problems uncertainty creates, there remains significant opportunity for executives to improve productivity and increase competitiveness.

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Shifting Balance of Power Creates a Need for Supply Chain Optimization

Originally published in Aviation Maintenance Magazine

In a new article published in Aviation Maintenance Magazine, David Kleine and Alfred Baumbusch point out that the biggest challenge to the military may not be foreign aggression, but rather, the threat of an inadequate supply chain that just can't keep up with the MRO needs of existing aircraft. Total Value Optimization and improvements to the end-to-end supply chain delivers tremendous benefits to the warfighter effort, allowing for greater value at the lowest cost to the organization.

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Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen Makes Third Appearance on TD Ameritrade Network's "Morning Trade Live" Segment

TD Bowen octMaine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen appeared again on the TDAmeritrade Network's Morning Trade Live show with host Oliver Renick, talking about the impact of tariffs on the global economy and supply chains. In this informative episode, Steve discussed the potential for positive advancement in multiple industries, especially with NAFTA morphing into a new agreement with the USMCA. What's ahead with relation to China however, remains to be seen, and Steve suggested that it is "going to get worse before it gets better." Companies like Boeing and other big industrials will see some impact, although the USMCA will lead to further relationship-building with Europe in terms of trade, which will may lead to the US taking a stronger stance with China.

Topics: global supply chain Tariffs Trade Steven Bowen manufacturing