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Maine Pointe In The News

Maine Pointe appoints two new EVPs, bolsters TVO offering

Originally published in

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe TVO

Maine Pointe Article In Chief Executive: Getting To The Next Level of Integration With Sales And Operations Planning

Originally published in Chief Executive magazine

C-suite executives face increasing challenges every day in an environment where the supply chain is increasingly global and often unstable due to factors out of their direct control such as new and unexpected tariffs. Those executives often implement Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) initiatives in an attempt to foster broader and deeper collaboration along the end-to-end supply chain, and to balance supply commitments against demand, but too often, these S&OP strategies fall short of expectations. With the right approach though, S&OP can deliver significant and sustainable results.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe TVO Sales & Operations Planning

Prepare for a Market Slowdown by Optimizing Your Supply Chain

Originally posted in Construction Executive

According to USG and U.S. Chamber of Commerce commercial construction index Q2 2019, contractors in the U.S. commercial construction industry remain optimistic about the market. This comes despite ongoing challenges with skilled workforce availability, supply chain pressure and tariff-related concerns. 

Despite the optimistic outlook, there is still the very real possibility of a slowdown in commercial construction in the next 18 to 24 months. In this scenario, increased competition for a smaller number of projects will inevitably result in margin erosion. Forward-looking executives are already preparing by optimizing margins and removing cost from the end-to-end supply chain.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe construction industry TVO supply chain risk

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

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

In trucking, is it sunrise for solar?

As published in Supply Chain Dive


Solar panels on trucks can supplement battery and power lift gates, though the technology today isn't enough to power a truck down the road.

Sustainability has taken a key place in logistics decisions, and also could figure strongly in a fleet manager’s consideration of solar, Maine Pointe's Michael Notarangeli told Supply 
Chain Dive. Read on...

Topics: Logistics Total Value Optimization shipping Maine Pointe TVO green initiatives shipping industry green green energy fleet management fleet operations solar panels

Five Ways Sales And Operations Planning Enables Success And Drives Business Integration

Originally published in Forbes

In his third Forbes article, Maine Pointe CEO Steve Bowen discusses some of the biggest C-suite challenges, the potential payoff of a successful S&OP plan, and some of the most common points of failure.

One of the biggest challenges faced by the C-suite is achieving an end-to-end demand/supply chain that is fully collaborative, with supply commitments properly balanced against demand. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) initiatives often plateau without any measurable payoff, and the result can be a stagnant culture resistant to change. Despite the challenges, S&OP continues to be a top priority among supply chain executives, and the potential for sustainable and measurable payoff is great.

Topics: Total Value Optimization cost, cash, growth supply chain optimization end to end supply chain integration S&OP Maine Pointe operations supply chain collaboration TVO Sales & Operations Planning marketing sales

In shipping industry, where over-the-road trucks consume huge amounts of oil and gas, a business case for incorporating solar panels

Originally published in Oil Voice

Long-term speculation on the future  of the oil and gas industry, along with environmental concerns, has led to intensified interest in alternative energy sources, such as solar.

In the shipping industry, where over-the-road trucks consume huge amounts of oil and gas, a business case can be made for incorporating solar panels. The considerable amount of unused real estate on the roof of trailers could feasibly be utilized to incorporate green technology into the trucking business.

Topics: Oil & Gas Logistics Total Value Optimization shipping Maine Pointe TVO green initiatives shipping industry green green energy fleet management fleet operations solar panels

Maine Pointe's Steve Bowen Weighs in on 10% China tariffs and the Supply Chain Scramble

Originally posted in Supply Chain Dive

As a result of the increasingly unpredictable trade war between the US and China, companies need to look at their supply chain strategies closely and re-think their reliance on China. Building in a higher level of optionality and de-risking is the first order of business as companies decide how they must react to this news

Topics: Total Value Optimization Tariffs Maine Pointe TVO china supply chain risk optionality risk mitigation global uncertainty

SGS Acquires Majority Stake in Maine Pointe

Originally posted in Supply Chain Management Review

Working with SGS will enable Maine Pointe’s global growth and accelerate its goal of positioning Total Value Optimization as the global standard for supply chain and operations optimization.

SGS, a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has acquired a majority stake in Maine Pointe, a global supply chain and operations consulting firm. The complementary capabilities of both companies will help strengthen SGS’s high-value consulting capabilities and take Maine Pointe’s consulting practice global.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Maine Pointe TVO

Maine Pointe Adds Industry Veteran Adam Smith to Family Office Sector

Originally posted in

Global supply chain and operations consultancy Maine Pointe has appointed Adam Smith as VP and industry partner in the firm’s family office sector. He will be based out of New York City.

Smith brings 25 years of experience in the private equity, investment banking, and family office industries to his new role at Maine Pointe, where he will help family offices drive portfolio investment opportunities. He has deep advisory experience across corporate strategy, finance, growth, M&A, board governance, wealth generation, and monetization.

Topics: Sustainability and Value Creation Total Value Optimization sustainable growth improved EBITDA Maine Pointe TVO Family Office Family Offices private wealth management wealth management private wealth portfolio investment