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Chemicals Supply Chain &
Operations Optimization

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.

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Ask Yourself...

Are you paying too much?

If you haven’t optimized your strategies around market movement, pricing transparency, and procurement, the answer is “yes.”

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Experienced downward demands?

With chemicals volumes significantly down, now is
the time to take action. Talk to us about footprint modelling and distribution rationalization.

Struggling with your landed costs?

It's an imperative in today's changing chemicals landscape.

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What we do

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Optimize. Initiate end-to-end supply chain optimization. Close capability and quality gaps. Improve SIOP processes.

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Drive Value. Boost the ROI of automation. Close skills and labor gaps. Control operating costs.

sustain

Sustain. Identify opportunities in ESG and regulatory compliance. Increase collaboration across functions and divisions. Improve supplier relations and 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?

 

Talk to an expert

Let's talk about your challenges to develop an action plan.

From our viewpoint

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

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Strategic sourcing & negotiations

SIOP

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

Meet the Chemical Team Leaders

 

Recent Case Studies

Expediting goal to double revenue with focus on throughput (CS267)

Expediting goal to double revenue with focus on throughput (CS267)

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Boosting performance and ROI quickly for a PE firm’s newly acquired company (CS299)

Boosting performance and ROI quickly for a PE firm’s newly acquired company (CS299)

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Accelerating savings during a 5-year value capture plan (CS300)

Accelerating savings during a 5-year value capture plan (CS300)

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Creating significant pre-exit valuation multiples for a PE firm (CS298)

Creating significant pre-exit valuation multiples for a PE firm (CS298)

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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

Unlocking Operational and Commercial Value in Oil & Gas Acquisitions

Unlocking Operational and Commercial Value in Oil & Gas Acquisitions

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Adapting Industrial Portfolio Companies to Navigate Market Challenges: A Strategic Approach

Adapting Industrial Portfolio Companies to Navigate Market Challenges: A Strategic Approach

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Overcoming manufacturing capacity, capability, and cost constraints

Overcoming manufacturing capacity, capability, and cost constraints

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Growth and Resiliency Strategies with Less Capital and Fewer Resources

Growth and Resiliency Strategies with Less Capital and Fewer Resources

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From rapid sprints for short-term gains to transformation for competitive advantage we are here to get you there.