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    Accelerating throughput to increase asset availability and aircraft completions

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Cross-functional supply chain collaboration is key to accelerating time-to-completion

Increasing demand for greater asset availability, aircraft completions, cost efficiency and maintenance effectiveness are some of the key challenges facing the aerospace and defense industry. Major aerospace manufacturers need to rapidly ramp up production rates to meet increased demand from key markets. If they don’t, revenue and share price are at risk. Meanwhile, defense firms operating within a more demanding environment need an increase in utilization of assets, resources, buildings, capital equipment, materials and aircraft. 

Now more than ever, executives need to look at how they optimize their supply chain and operations; from suppliers to logistics, through to maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). The pace of change, alongside an explosion in digital approaches, has caught many industry players by surprise. To survive, grow and achieve competitive advantage, they need to act quickly to optimize quality, rate and cost across the entire collaborative supply chain.

Maine Pointe has highly-qualified aerospace and defense consultants who are certified to work with the military (DOD), commercial aircraft, business aircraft and general aviation aircraft. With a collaborative and integrated Total Value Optimization (TVO)™ approach, we help military and commercial clients break through silos to achieve the "Art of the Possible,” accelerate improvements in costs, quality, cash and throughput across the entire value chain.

Maine Pointe is the number one Supply Chain Consulting Firm in the US, according to Consulting US (beating global brand names and niche firms). In addition, in 2021 Forbes and Statista recognized Maine Pointe as one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms for the second consecutive year. Both lists are based on independent insights and surveys from clients, experts and consultants.

Experience and Expertise

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Who we are

We are a global implementation-focused professional services firm trusted by senior military personnel, chief executives and private equity firms to drive compelling economic returns. We achieve this by delivering accelerated, sustainable improvements in both EBITDA and cash across procurement, logistics, operations and data analytics to reduce risk and enable growth. We call this Total Value Optimization (TVO)™

The Total Value Optimization framework, resting on a foundation of data analytics, is the best approach we have seen to achieve integrated supply chain excellence in logistics, operations and procurement." - J. Paul Dittman, Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Institute.

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How we do it

Our implementation experts work onsite and offsite with executives and their teams to help you quickly gain insight and control, accelerate initiatives and optimize the end-to-end supply chain and operations. As a member of the SGS group, our clients have access to the world’s leading independent inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS perform research, quality control testing and clinical studies, allowing you to focus on business and ensuring national and international regulations and industry best practices are followed.

Rebalancing the AA&D supply chain and operations through Total Value Optimization

Total Value Optimization (TVO)™ is achieved when an organization is dynamically able to anticipate and meet demand through the synchronization of its plan-buy-make-move-fulfill supply chain to deliver the greatest value to customers and stakeholders at the lowest cost and risk to business. 

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What makes us different?

Our integrated approach is different in six key ways:

  1. Our robust analysis methodology is focused on quantifying EBITDA, cash and performance improvement ⇒ 4:1-8:1 engagement ROI 
  2. Our data analytics and digital supply chain expertise drives actionable insights at the intersection of forecasting, procurement, logistics and operations
  3. Our pragmatic and unique Total Value Optimization implementation methodology provides a path for achieving high performance three times faster than traditional methods
  4. Our use of subject matter experts (SMEs) with deep, specialized experience establishes strong credibility and deep insights to achieve measurable results (average 25 years' experience)
  5. Our Leader and Organization Improvement (LOI) approach ensures sustainable change
  6. Our unique 100% engagement fee guarantee* mitigates the risk of the investment required to capture value

Want to find out more?

  • Look at our TVO model to identify the areas of opportunity in your business
  • Hear what other executives are saying about working with Maine Pointe
  • Read some of our client success stories
  • Speak to one of our industry executives

Clients speak 

An accelerated TVO approach met objectives on time and within budget

I would like to commend you for doing an outstanding job on our recent engagement to implement a Management Operating System and fast track a strategic procurement initiative to drive operational improvement in our business. The objectives were to drive double digit percentage improvement in our EBITDA by achieving 10% savings in our manufacturing costs and more than 5% savings on our raw material spend. I am pleased to say we met those objectives on time and within budget. Maine Pointe’s Total Value OptimizationTM (TVO) and procedural approach, coupled with an accelerated schedule, were the key reasons behind our decision to move ahead with the engagement.” 

Devlin Riley, President, Borchers

Delivered above expectations 

Congratulations to Maine Pointe for a job well done. You have gone above your commitment and been instrumental in the building of our new plant as well as the success of our procurement team.”
Mienolf Schmidt, Purchasing Leader, Automobile Engine Manufacturer

Client Testimonial Video

The CEO of Cubica market leading high-technology provider of systems and services to the transportation and defense market, discusses how Maine Pointe's Total Value Optimization (TVO)™ approach helped his organization rationalize the supply chain and improve efficiencies in the business.

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Our Unique Guarantee

Our engagements deliver between a 4:1-8:1 ROI. We provide a unique 100% guarantee of engagement fees based on annualized savings.

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


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