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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 Forbes: 6 Ways CFOs Can Manage Risk And Create Supply-Chain-Driven Value


View the Forbes article here.

With supply chains coming under greater scrutiny, transforming the supply chain into a tool for creating shareholder value is an art form that extends its scope and transforms it digitally. The presence of a hyperconnected global supply chain – along with unexpected risks like the global pandemic – have pushed the CFO’s office into a much more strategic role.

 

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Maine Pointe: As Result of Pandemic Crisis CEOs Need to Move Quickly Towards Stabilization, Including Building Greater Visibility and Optionality


View the "Market on Close" news segment here.

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen, appeared this week on TD Ameritrade Network live broadcast, suggesting we are now in a historic moment in the world of business as the current pandemic adds to the challenges we were already seeing as a result of trade wars and tariffs. Steve lays out a strategy to help companies survive. 

 

Topics: Private Equity Total Value Optimization manufacturing supply chain optimization Maine Pointe operations strategy Steve Bowen Steven Bowen Maine Pointe supply chain collaboration trade war risk mitigation CFO supply chain management ceo Coronavirus resliency pandemic TD Ameritrade TD Ameritrade Network disruption

Maine Pointe Comments on the Risks of Protectionism for Supply Chains


Originally published in Enterprise Risk Magazine

This article delves into protectionist trade policies and their impact on global supply chains. The author cites quotes from earlier interview with CEO Steve Bowen, noting that it can be difficult to mitigate the immediate cost impact of these new tariffs, even in a risk-managed, partnership-driven supply organization.

 

 

Topics: Private Equity Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Performance Operational Improvements Data Analytics digital supply chain ceos supply chain optimization Maine Pointe supply chain collaboration cpg manufacturers TVO Shareholder Value supply chain risk value creation procurement risk mitigation supply chain strategy supply chain management finance executives

Maine Pointe Published In CPGMatters: How to Leverage Technology and Collaboration to Drive Value


Originally published in Nov. issue of CPGMatters

According to Rex Clothier, Maine Pointe VP CPG, the closing of non-profitable distribution centers is a real risk for CPG companies to consider. Anyone facing these challenges can take steps to mitigate this growing risk. Read his article here.

 

Topics: Private Equity Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Performance Operational Improvements Data Analytics digital supply chain ceos supply chain optimization Maine Pointe supply chain collaboration cpg manufacturers CPG TVO cpg firms cpg executives Shareholder Value value creation procurement supply chain strategy supply chain management marketing finance executives

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

Maine Pointe's Steven Bowen Examines the Power of S&OP at Forbes


Originally published in Consulting US

Steven Bowen, founder and CEO of supply chain and operations consultancy Maine Pointe, recently examined how sales and operations planning (S&OP) helps drive success and business integration in an article at Forbes.com.

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) allows executives to achieve focus and alignment across all business functions, utilizing strong communication and collaboration across functional teams, customers, and suppliers. An important part of S&OP is matching demand information to supply capability and financial objectives to drive top-level strategy – integrating marketing and sales, financial, and supply operations into a unified whole.

Topics: Private Equity Total Value Optimization supply chain optimization S&OP Maine Pointe operations TVO Sales & Operations Planning supply chain operations marketing sales business performance business integration ceo

Forbes Podcast: Steve Bowen and Paul Dittmann Featured in "Redefining Supply Chain Excellence"

Originally posted in Forbes

Being strategic about your supply chain can improve cash flow, drive shareholder value, and yield greater profits.

Topics: Private Equity Total Value Optimization ceos supply chain optimization end to end supply chain integration Maine Pointe supply chain end to end supply chain Shareholder Value value creation csuite

Jamie Loder joins Maine Pointe as a Partner in London office

 Originally published in Consulting UK

Prior to joining Maine Pointe, a global supply chain and operations consulting firm with offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Loder worked as a company director, a partner in professional services, an entrepreneur and an accountant, among other roles. 

Throughout his career, he has helped numerous private equity firms assess targets (financial, operational due diligence) and deliver deal drivers. Loder has further led management buy-outs, and has successfully exited businesses he founded.

Topics: Private Equity Sustainability and Value Creation Total Value Optimization supply chain optimization Maine Pointe supply chain end to end supply chain supplychainintegration TVO Shareholder Value value creation PE

Maine Pointe News on Mark McTigue Leading Private Equity Practice Featured in PE Hub

 Originally published in PE Hub


Maine Pointe has promoted Mark McTigue to executive vice president, private equity, North America. Boston-based Maine Pointe is a supply chain and operations consulting firm to private equity firms.

Global supply chain and operations consulting firm Maine Pointe today announced the promotion of Mark McTigue from Vice President, Industry Partner, Private Equity; to Executive VP, Private Equity, North America.

In his new role, McTigue will continue offering hands-on experience to help PE firms solve their toughest supply chain and operations challenges while achieving new levels of performance.
As a senior business professional with more than 25 years’ experience solving complex business problems, McTigue has a strong track record for helping C-level and private equity executives improve value and optimize performance across the end-to-end supply chain.

Topics: Private Equity Sustainability and Value Creation Total Value Optimization supply chain optimization Maine Pointe supply chain end to end supply chain supplychainintegration TVO Shareholder Value value creation PE Mark McTigue