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Practical Insights (Blog)

The CFO's Strategic Role in Company Performance

 

Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics recently participated in a CFO Magazine webcast titled “How finance leaders improve planning by improving visibility into performance.” During the broadcast,  Nate and his co-panelists discussed how the CFO’s role is rapidly evolving, beyond the traditional domain of reporting on financial data, to taking an active role in the company’s strategic decisions. 

Topics: end to end supply chain integration supply chain management finance executives C-Suite

Rail Optimization: The Shippers' Perspective

In the first of a five-part series of blogs looking at the evolving relationship between carriers, shippers and investors in the rail transportation industry, Nick Little, Michigan State University, Center for Railway Research & Education, and Maine Pointe's Mike Notarangeli, consider why, from the shippers’ point of view, communication with rail carriers has become more dysfunctional over the past half-decade.

 

Topics: Logistics Rail Optimization MSU White Paper

Rail Optimization: The Imperative for Change

In the first of a five-part series of blogs looking at the evolving relationship between carriers, shippers and investors in the rail transportation industry, Nick Little, Michigan State University, Center for Railway Research & Education, and Maine Pointe's Mike Notarangeli,  explore some of the underlying issues which, despite substantial changes in the supply chain and  transportation landscape, are preventing it from meeting the needs of 21st Century transportation.

Topics: Logistics Rail Optimization MSU White Paper

Road Trains: Balancing Safety Concerns with Improved Utilization & Capacity

As a critical shortage of drivers continues to put road transportation under extreme pressure, Mike Notarangeli, EVP Engagement Partner, considers the pitfalls, and potential benefits, of the wider introduction of road trains to US highways

 

Topics: Logistics driver shortage road transportation

PE Lifecycle: Earlier is better, but is it ever too late to bring in a supply chain and operations consulting partner?

Maine Pointe’s private equity executives, Mark McTigue, EVP North America, Joseph Esteves, VP North America and Jamie Loder, VP Europe, ask whether, in an increasingly volatile global market, there is ever a wrong time to invest in supply chain and operational improvement.

Topics: Private Equity Private Equity Consulting

Solar Panels May Play a Role in the Future of Green Fleet Initiatives

Amid growing speculation on the long-term future of fossil fuels and increasing environmental concerns, Mike Notarangeli, EVP Logistics, considers the pros and cons of incorporating solar panels in the trucking business

 

 

Topics: Logistics alternative energy green initiatives

How The Ongoing Trade War Impacts Container Leasing

As the effects of the global trade war reverberate across supply chains, Mike Notarangeli, EVP Logistics, looks at the impact on the container leasing industry and considers the new opportunities that could arise from taking an active approach 

Topics: Logistics Tariffs Trade TVO

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: The Role of Analytics in the Product Lifecycle

In the last of their four-part series of blogs examining the importance of New Product Introduction (NPI) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) optimization to the end-to-end supply chain and operations ecosystem, Simon Knowles and Dorothea Grimes-Farrow look at the role analytics play in the product lifecycle and consider some critical success factors for unlocking NPI/PLM value

Topics: Total Value Optimization Smart Operations Sales & Operations Planning NPI & PLM

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: End-to-End Supply Chain Benefits of NPI/PLM Optimization

In the third of their four-part series of blogs examining the importance of New Product Introduction (NPI) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) optimization to the end-to-end supply chain and operations ecosystem, Simon Knowles and Dorothea Grimes-Farrow consider why close alignment of NPI and PLM is a critical element in turning an organization's products, services and supply chain into a competitive weapon.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Smart Operations Sales & Operations Planning NPI & PLM

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: The Imperative to Optimize Alignment, Synchronization and Responsiveness Across a Mature Supply Chain

In the second of their four-part series of blogs examining the importance of NPI and PLM optimization to the end-to-end supply chain and operations ecosystem, Simon Knowles and Dorothea Grimes-Farrow consider how increasing customer demand is creating an imperative for organizations to optimize NPI and PLM processes.


Topics: Total Value Optimization Smart Operations Sales & Operations Planning NPI & PLM