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Maine Pointe In The News

Are We Seeing a “Perfect Storm” in the Supply Chain? Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen Discusses on "Market on Close" Live Broadcast


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 Steve Bowen Steven Bowen Maine Pointe supply chain collaboration trade war risk mitigation CFO supply chain management ceo Coronavirus resliency pandemic

Maine Pointe Shares Perspective in "From Section 301 to COVID-19: How a volatile China changed supply chains"


Originally published in Supply Chain Dive

By Shefali Kapadia, Senior Editor

An ongoing trade war, and now a global pandemic, pushed U.S. businesses to diversify and raised the question: Are we too dependent on China? Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen weighs in.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Organizational Change supply chain optimization Maine Pointe Steve Bowen Steven Bowen Maine Pointe supply chain collaboration trade war risk mitigation supply chain management Coronavirus resliency

Maine Pointe Podcast: How Sun-Maid Reinvigorated Its Brand


Originally published in Forbes, March 2020

Sun-Maid is more than just that little red box, it is a 100-year-old company with a big market share. But like most legacy companies, it faced challenges. In this podcast, Maine Pointe’s CEO Steve Bowen interviews Sun-Maid CEO Harry Overly to talk about the evolution of this iconic brand, and how Maine Pointe was able to work with Sun-Maid to re-invigorate the brand, roll out operational and supply chain improvements and grow EBITDA.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Food & Beverage Organizational Change supply chain optimization Maine Pointe supply chain collaboration cpg manufacturers cpg industry cpg executives supply chain management forbes podcast

Digitization of the Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain


Originally published in Aerospace Tech Review Magazine, March 2020 issue

 

According to David Grasso and Chris Brumitt, despite advances, the aerospace and defense industry still lags behind in taking full advantage of digitization, and still needs to move aggressively towards adopting cultural change and adopting new technologies such as predictive analytics.

Key insights from the article include:

  • Modernization projects in defense are more important then ever due to flat year-over-year funding
  • Digitization of the supply chain does not start with the technology; it starts with a new business model and processes
  • Benefits of digitization go beyond cost savings, and include creating sustainable growth and becoming more agile and responsive
Topics: Data Analytics Aerospace Infrastructure aerospace and defense supply chain optimization Maine Pointe supply chain management Aviation advanced data analytics #aerospace industry defense IOT Supply Chain Risk Management

The Global Supply Chain in a Public Health Emergency


Originally published in Supply Chain Brain

According to Simon Knowles, chief marketing officer at Maine Pointe, the coronavirus outbreak in China has served as a sobering reminder of the vulnerability of today’s hyper-connected supply chains, and the importance of contingency planning to ensure resilience.

Topics: supply chain optimization Maine Pointe supply chain risk risk mitigation supply chain management risk Coronavirus Supply Chain Risk Management

Maine Pointe adds Burton White as EVP for CPG and Retail


Originally published in Consulting US

Global supply chain and operations consultancy Maine Pointe has welcomed Burton White as executive vice president for consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail.

Topics: supply chain optimization Maine Pointe CPG/F&B cpg manufacturers cpg firms cpg executives supply chain management

CSCMP Podcast: Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon

Link to CSCMP Supply Chain Conversation Recording

Hosted by CSCMP - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals President and CEO Rick Blasgen, Maine Pointe CEO Steven J. Bowen shares insights from his book: Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon. Listen Now! 

Topics: Logistics Total Value Optimization Operational Improvements global supply chain Data Analytics digital supply chain Steven Bowen manufacuring supply chain optimization sustainable growth Maine Pointe operations Steve Bowen Steven Bowen Maine Pointe TVO Shareholder Value value creation procurement CFO supply chain management ceo

Prepare Now to Survive Unexpected Changes in the Construction Supply Chain


Originally published in Construction Executive

There is a crisis in the construction industry: Supply chains and procurement continue to be plagued by unpredictable global and economic factors. In addition, compared to other industry segments, they are blighted by a significant lag in productivity and processes that are unnecessarily mired in time-consuming manual tasks.

Topics: supply chain optimization Maine Pointe construction industry supply chain management

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