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Practical Insights (Blog)

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

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: The C-suite Dilemma

In the first of a 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 look at the challenges faced by executives as they endeavor to connect today’s supply chain priorities to new product introduction and product lifecycle management.


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

Sales & Operations Planning: The Principles that Underwrite Success

In the final part of his series looking at the evolving importance of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations at Maine Pointe, discusses the principles that underwrite S&OP.


Topics: Operations Excellence Smart Operations Industry 4.0 Sales & Operations Planning

Sales & Operations Planning: Six Critical Success Factors for S&OP Implementation

In part four of his five-part series of practical insights blogs looking at the evolving importance of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations at Maine Pointe, considers why, despite a history of failures, S&OP remains a top three priority for end-to-end demand/supply chain executives and looks at six critical success factors that have often proved elusive.

Topics: Operations Excellence Smart Operations Industry 4.0 Sales & Operations Planning

Sales & Operations Planning: Four Essential Toolsets That Drive Success

In part three of his series of practical insights blogs looking at the evolving importance of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations at Maine Pointe, outlines four essential toolsets that drive S&OP excellence and considers why the ability to successfully optimize alignment, synchronization and responsiveness across the value chain may be the key to success.


Topics: Operations Excellence Smart Operations Industry 4.0 Sales & Operations Planning