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Maine Pointe In The News

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

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Showcases Steve Bowen's TVO Book

 Originally published in CSCMP's Supply Chain Monthly

A company’s supply chain is more than a set of procurement, logistics and operations rules and relationships. According to Steven Bowen, Maine Pointe CEO, CSCMP member and author of Total Value Optimization: Transforming your global supply chain into a competitive weapon, a global supply chain can be a powerful competitive weapon capable of driving new levels of growth.

Topics: Maine Pointe supply chain Steven Bowen Maine Pointe TVO

Supply Chain Strategies Forge Closer Ties With Shareholder Value

Originally published in

In a new report from Maine Pointe and the Global Supply Chain Institute, researchers laid out the correlation between the development of a holistic supply chain strategy and an increase in shareholder value. With only 16 percent of businesses reporting that they already have a multi-year supply chain management strategy, according to the Global Supply Chain Institute, this indicates that this area is probably overlooked come time to report on earnings.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Board of Directors cost, cash, growth ceos supply chain optimization Global Supply Chain Institute Maine Pointe Steven Bowen Maine Pointe Shareholder Value cfos value creation

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.

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain manufacturing supply chain optimization end to end supply chain integration Maine Pointe operations strategy Steve Bowen Steven Bowen Maine Pointe Industry 4.0 end to end supply chain global trade Internet of Things