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U.S. Trade Deficit Hits 14-Year High: Maine Pointe Offers Commentary

Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen is cited in this Barron's article, addressing the role the pandemic has played in the growth of imports. Steve suggested that while Americans are stocking up on consumer goods, home improvements and food, the pandemic has also depressed exports at the same time due to persistent supply chain challenges.  

 

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Talking Supply Chain Podcast With Maine Pointe CEO Steven Bowen: Is Today’s Supply Chain Model DOA?

Listen in as Maine Pointe’s Steven Bowen, explains why traditional supply chains are a thing of the past. Have you got your replacement ready?

 

 

 

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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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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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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
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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.

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