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Chemical Industry Consulting

Synthesize your operations, procurement, and logistics for higher profits and growth.

Is Your Supply Chain Robust Enough to Handle Transportation Bottlenecks?

Across the board, chemical companies identify transportation as a key bottleneck and price driver at both ends of the supply chain, both sourcing and delivery.

With its focus on optimizing procurement, operations, and logistics, SGS Maine Pointe applies advanced data analytics to find opportunities for offsetting transportation costs and then attacks issues from multiple directions, including demand forecasting, technology, and supplier optionality.

What we do

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Optimize

  • Initiate end-to-end supply chain optimization.

  • Close capability and quality gaps.

  • Improve SIOP processes.

 


Drive Value


  • Boost the ROI of automation.

  • Close skills and labor gaps.

  • Control operating costs.
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Sustain

  • Identify opportunities in ESG & regulatory compliance.

  • Increase collaboration across functions & divisions.

  • Improve supplier relations & negotiations.

Benefits

4:1 to 8:1

ROI with us in year one

$Millions

Procurement & logistics savings

Up to 50%

Increase in production

Over 40%

Reduction in switching costs

Where do you begin?

Let's hear about your challenges to see if we can develop an action plan.

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From our viewpoint

Chemicals are the foundation of every other industry. You must be most efficient in:

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Strategic sourcing & negotiations

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Demand planning

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ESG & regulatory compliance

A fully mature procurement, operations, and logistics organization provides the agility, resourcefulness, and sustainable profits you need. That’s why you’re here.

Are you getting the maximum ROI from your M&A?

The chemical industry reached a 10-year high in mergers and acquisitions in 2021 and the trend seems set to continue for the next decade. But once a merger or acquisition is complete, ensuring the maximum return on investment requires initiatives that optimize capacity, geography, and the end-to-end supply chain.

A merger or acquisition could increase rather than resolve any capacity issues your company already faces. You need to ask:

  • What can you do to prevent strain on your joint resources, including workforce constraints and supplier duplication?
  • What changes or improvements are needed in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), work processes, and automation to ensure both companies meet their goals?
  • Do you have sufficient transportation and warehouse capacity to deliver on-time and in-full (OTIF) to customers of both companies?
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Geography may create problems with logistics, depending on the locations of each company’s suppliers and customers. But geographic issues also reach far beyond logistics. You need to ask:
  • What are the threats from natural disasters, political upheavals, or security breaches in each location and how will those threats impact the rest of the company?
  • Does each company have room for future growth with its current footprint, in its current location; and what are the advantages and disadvantages in combining facilities?
  • How will distance affect the C-suite’s ability to govern?

Your entire supply chain depends on a smooth acquisition integration. You need to ask:

  • Are goals, KPIs, and metrics uniform and understood across functions and companies?
  • What level of maturity and professionalism has each company reached in procurement, operations, and logistics?
  • Are your SIO&P processes uniform and robust enough to find problems in time to solve them?

SGS Maine Pointe partners with your newly merged or acquired organization to remove constraints, uncover hidden risks and opportunities, optimize your supply chain, and ensure a smooth integration. For chemical companies around the world, our high ROI initiatives lead to growth, profits, and competitive advantage both before and after M&A.

Experience Matters

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25

Average years of expert experience

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140

Number of countries served worldwide

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Billions

$ value delivered to the last 300 clients

Recent Case Studies

Propelling a good Company into GREAT with 23% increase in EBITDA (CS275)

Propelling a good Company into GREAT with 23% increase in EBITDA (CS275)

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Logistics Analysis Identifies $19.2M Savings, and Skyrockets ESG (CS274)

Logistics Analysis Identifies $19.2M Savings, and Skyrockets ESG (CS274)

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Root cause analysis and bringing trustworthy data to light (CS272)

Root cause analysis and bringing trustworthy data to light (CS272)

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Upgrading Procurement, Reducing Risk, and Capturing Long-Term Savings (CS270)

Upgrading Procurement, Reducing Risk, and Capturing Long-Term Savings (CS270)

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What our clients say

We chose Maine Pointe because of our CEO's longstanding relationship with the company. 

-Gary McCloskey, VP Operations & Supply Chain

We looked into all key functional areas of the business and recognized the procurement function of our business was not very well managed. 

-Daniel Pelton, CEO, Taylor

Practical Insights

Know what you need to know

FMI Conference predicts new approaches to customers, employees, suppliers, and the environment

FMI Conference predicts new approaches to customers, employees, suppliers, and the environment

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Three Big Questions at NRF: Recovery, Optionality, and ESG

Three Big Questions at NRF: Recovery, Optionality, and ESG

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Where to find 25% to 40% in cost savings and cash flow improvements for 2023

Where to find 25% to 40% in cost savings and cash flow improvements for 2023

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Utilities Face Challenges with Aging T&D Grid

Utilities Face Challenges with Aging T&D Grid

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As quoted in

Specialty Chemicals Magazine

“Preparing for inflation, recession, or whatever shift the economy chooses to take becomes easier when the C-suite has insight into and control over the end-to-end supply chain. With the techniques of optimization, synchronization, digitization, and optionality, a specialty chemical company strengthens its ability to negotiate with suppliers, meet growth and profit goals, and receive a healthy ROI.”
SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF CHEMICALS & ENERGY, SGS MAINE POINTE

Supply Chain Management Review

"The core business driver sets the parameters for business decision-making and has an impact on how resources are allocated throughout the supply chain and operations. Executives and supply chain leaders need to…continuously align operations to meet its requirements. Ultimately, they need to build supply chains that deliver total value optimization—support company goals on cost, cash flows and growth.”
FOUNDER, SGS MAINE POINTE

Meet the Chemical Team Leaders

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Steven Ottley

Head of Chemicals & Energy

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Denis Godbout

Managing Director

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