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Energize your supply chain to offset price volatility, global demand, and tightening supply.

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Will green initiatives solve your problems?

Upstream, midstream, or downstream, shortages of raw materials continue to affect the energy industry.

In part, this shortage reflects the conviction that mining is environmentally unfriendly. Lender reluctance to support the metals industry has caused “greenflation.”

Natural gas and oil drilling companies, refineries, and other energy sector companies are struggling with shortages in metals like copper, aluminum, and lithium. Ironically, alternative energy has also been hit hard.

Now is the time to fight green with green. SGS Maine Pointe is ready to help you find substitute materials, rev up recycling, encourage supply chain optionality, and build higher ROI into your ESG solutions.

What we do

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Create Optionality

  • Overcome raw material shortages through supplier optionality.

  • Evaluate transportation and storage options.

  • Measure the cost/benefit of technological improvements

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  • Close skills, safety, & planning gaps.

  • Improve SIOP processes.

  • Ensure trustworthy data flow.
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Maintain efficiency

  • Set up best practices throughout the business. 

  • Increase supply chain visibility.

  • Expedite M&A integration

Benefits

Up to 8:1

ROI in year one

10% to 30%

Average EBITDA Growth

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

Energy propels global growth, but at a cost that often leaves energy companies themselves struggling. We partner with you for:

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Demand Planning

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Optimal Utilization of Assets

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ESG & Regulatory Compliance

You need sustainable solutions to overcome global challenges and work through volatile change. That’s why you’re here.

How the energy industry can prepare for five major trends

Trend #1: Private Contracts

Companies and local governments around the global are making their own deals for green energy, without reference to broader public contracts. These private contracts or power purchase agreements (PPA) can be on-site, off-site, or virtual.

How to Prepare: Advanced data analytics helps to reassure customers that you are delivering and they are receiving the promised benefits from green energy. But first make sure the data you both rely on is accurate, complete, and timely.

Trend #2: Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence promises better forecasting and balancing of supply and demand and greater coordination between dispersed sources of energy (for example, the separate solar farms in various PPA agreements).

How to Prepare: AI is only as good as the process it is controlling. Before you invest further in technology, optimize your end-to-end supply chain processes to create a firm, reliable foundation.

Trend #3: New Materials and Designs

Energy companies are searching for new, more available materials and designs that convert energy more efficiently, need less maintenance, are more resistant to environmental forces.

How to Prepare: Supplier optionality uncovers new sources while design for excellence encourages experimentation with materials and designs. Both efforts require taking down communication barriers between procurement, operations, engineering, logistics, and the C-suite to ensure that innovations return the greatest possible ROI.

Trend #4: Transportation Changes

Governments are legislating in favor of renewable fuel for transportation. Global companies are investing in heavy duty trucks using biofuels and hydrogen fuel cells .

How to Prepare: Analyze your own logistics to determine the true cost of servicing your customers. Supply chain simulation, coupled with capacity and geographic optionality, may point the way to logistics changes that trigger cost savings, efficiency, and better customer service.

Trend #5: M&A

Mergers and acquisitions give traditional energy companies openings into the renewables arena and a chance to reduce their carbon footprint.

How to Prepare: You need a clear M&A strategy to guide expansion in the right direction; and you need a consistent integration strategy to ensure that anticipated savings and synergies are realized. Set up those strategies in advance, to encourage the spread of uniform, measurable systems, processes, and goals.

Experience Matters

Hand Person Cycle

25

Average years of expert experience

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140

Number of countries served worldwide

Money Arrows Up

Billions

$ value delivered to the last 300 clients

Recent Case Studies

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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Newly Merged Aerospace & Defense Companies Function as One (CS268)

Newly Merged Aerospace & Defense Companies Function as One (CS268)

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What our clients say

There's a never-ending stream of opportunities. You just need to look at it differently.

-Richard McEvoy, CEO of Voyant Beauty

What struck me on Maine Pointe's Total Value Optimization was the high degree of interconnectivity that it created.

-Harry Overly, CEO of Sun-Maid

We have expectations to grow this business by 25 to 50 percent in the next five years.

-Brent Yeagy, President & CEO of Wabash

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

“Logistics constraints and energy scarcity are exerting pressure all along the supply chain.... The first step in optimizing a supply chain is to find out what does and does not work. That requires visibility into the end-to-end supply chain. Creating real-time visibility usually requires pulling together siloed information from multiple legacy systems.” HEAD OF CHEMICALS & ENERGY, SGS MAINE POINTE

Supply Chain Management Review

"You can offset your ESG investment and drive short- or medium-return on business…. If you want to want to sell the benefits of ESG improvement, then you need to align your messaging with the needs of your executive management team.” FOUNDER, SGS MAINE POINTE

Energy Team Leaders

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Stephen Ottley

Head of Chemicals & Energy

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Denis Godbout

Managing Director

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Lee Cocis

Managing Director

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