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New growth opportunities

Commodity chemicals saw the sharper revenue decline in 2020 than other chemical industry segments and are expected to make a strong come back in the coming year supported by rising oil prices and a rebound in demand in end-user industries. CEOs will need to understand the trends that are shaping the end-user landscape and predict which are temporary and which are more long-term. This data-led approach will help them to recognize new growth opportunities, capitalize on strong M&A and carve-out activity and extract more value from their existing assets. Are you confident you have the tools to drive data-led recovery, meet increasing demand and achieve your cost, cash and growth goals?

We can help

We have deep experience in this innovative and competitive sector having worked with three of the top five crop nutrient providers in the world and three of the top five crop nutrient resellers. Our implementation experts have the onsite/offsite service delivery capabilities and industry expertise to help accelerate your digital supply chain and operations initiatives immediately. In addition, as a member of the SGS group, clients have access to the world’s leading independent inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

Maine Pointe's supply chain and operations engagements deliver a ROI between 4:1 and 8:1 and we provide a unique 100% engagement fee guarantee based on annualized savings.

Delivering accelerated, measurable, sustainable results

Company Results
Global chemicals conglomerate (CS202)
  • Released $10M in cash in just eight weeks to drive self-funding momentum
  • Delivered $125M in EBITDA improvements across the organization
  • Added a total of $150M in cash to the bottom line
  • Instituted improvements with rail providers that significantly reduced cost and improved transit times
  • Reduced 3PL costs by 10% while significantly improving service worldwide
  • Rolled out a standardized management operating system and KPIs across all plants
Commodity chemicals manufacturer (CS188)
  • Delivered $112M in benefits in a post-merger environment:
  • Optimized truck fleet and rail operations
  • Aligned leadership and teams behind a common goal
  • Created long-term supply relationships
  • Consolidated multiple vendors and processes
  • Aligned and infused sound practices across procurement, logistics and operations
  • Established the foundations for a culture of innovation to drive Total Value Optimization (TVO)™
Commodity chemicals manufacturer (CS177)
  • Consolidated multiple vendors and processes to reduce cost and improve control
  • Established a single point of accountability for maintenance
  • Delivered 14% annualized savings
  • Achieved a 6:1 ROI
Major producer of phosphate and potash (CS134)
  • Aligned rail operations across service design, fleet and distribution network
  • Achieved annualized identified and agreed savings of between $11.7M and $15M
  • Achieved a 7:1 ROI


Maine Pointe has been instrumental in helping guide PotashCorp with our long-term transportation and distribution strategy. With a tremendous team possessing expertise in many disciplines, they were able to communicate knowledge, and effectively transfer it, to our people. We have been extremely pleased with their performance.”

G David Delaney, EVP and COO, PotashCorp

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We have the remote delivery capabilities and industry expertise to help accelerate your supply chain and operations initiatives immediately. Contact us to discuss how we can help set your organization on course to rebalance and build the foundations for a resilient, agile, digitally enabled supply chain and operations of the future.

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