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Is Today's Supply Chain Model Dead? Have You got its Replacement Ready?

A recent executive discussion document co-authored  by Maine Pointe and Michigan State University (MSU), argues that, while the supply chain may not be responsible for all the problems attributed to it, the vulnerabilities exposed by the current pandemic necessitate rapid and far-reaching changes to prevailing supply chain and business models.

Topics: Supply Chain Resilience stabilize-recover-rebalance post-pandemic world

Managing Cash Across The Supply Chain in Times of Crisis

Eight strategies to implement now

Global governmental responses to the current pandemic have put private equity investors and portfolio company management under enormous pressure to quickly formulate a strategy which limits short-term disruption and supports recovery in the mid term.

Topics: Private Equity Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Risk Management

Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Supply Chains Can Still be Resilient in a Global Emergency

The aviation, aerospace & defense (“AA&D”) industry has been rocked by an unprecedented near shutdown of commercial aviation and faced the impact of unpredictable parts shortages as companies shutdown/lockdown facilities across the entire supply chain.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Aerospace supply chain optimization globalization supply chain risk optionality risk mitigation global uncertainty Aviation Aerospace Manufacturing #aerospace industry defense Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Resilience pandemic disruption new normal 737 Max aviation industry cxo

Building Supply Chain Resilience Through Optionality: Five Key Areas to Consider

The rapid spread of the global pandemic has added another layer of disruption to the economic and global trade challenges businesses faced at the beginning of the year. As governments around the world introduce unprecedented measures to halt the spread of the virus, there is no area of the end-to-end supply chain that isn’t feeling the impact.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Resilience Supply Chain Optionality Supplier Optionality

Optionality is Key to Managing Supply Chain Risk in Manufacturing

Risk preparation and optionality

Collin Ziemerink EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services at Maine Pointe considers the immediate actions manufacturing companies can take to weather the current storm and prepare for the next one.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Industrial Manufacturing & Services end to end supply chain integration contingency planning

Adapting Supply Chains to the New Normal

The importance of contingency planning to protect resilience is key in today's hyperconnected global supply chains. Burton White, EVP CPG & Retail at Maine Pointe offers his advice on how to weather the storm when the unexpected happens and how to be better prepared when the next one hits.

Topics: Total Value Optimization supply chain optimization CPG Coronavirus Supply Chain Risk Management

Private Equity Outlook: Driving Value in an Uncertain World

Mark McTigue, EVP Private Equity, North America & Europe and Jamie Loder, VP Private Equity, Europe, discuss why an innovative approach to value creation is now more important than ever.

Topics: Private Equity Private Equity Consulting Supply Chain Risk Management

Strategic Supply Chain Trends We Can Expect to See in 2020

Improving your supply chain continuously as new trends emerge, can be the key difference in maintaining sustainable growth for any company.

Topics: supply chain transformation Data Analytics aerospace and defense end to end supply chain integration supply chain strategy supply chain management IOT technology emerging technology

How Can the Mining Industry Overcome Unprecedented Challenges and Reverse its Downward Spiral?

Collin Ziemerink, EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services and Erico Lemos, Analysis Director, offer a detailed look at the challenges the mining industry faces, and a strategy that can continue to deliver value in the long term.

Topics: Sustainability and Value Creation Mining Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation supply chain optimization end to end supply chain integration supply chain risk metals

Addressing Supply Chain Challenges Faced by Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Companies Driven by Complex Global Risk Factors

David Grasso, EVP Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, says suppliers facing complex global risk factors should re-evaluate and prepare themselves proactively by working to become more effective organizations.

Topics: Sustainability and Value Creation Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Aerospace aerospace and defense supply chain optimization end to end supply chain integration inventory management supply chain risk Aviation Aerospace Manufacturing #aerospace industry defense