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Practical Insights (Blog)

Maritime and Container Logistics: Who Will be the Catalysts to Drive Total Value Optimization?

Mike Notarangeli, is EVP, Logistics at Maine Pointe and a former Executive Director for the Semiconductor Manufacturing Global Council at RosettaNet / GS1 US.

Mike recently attended  TPM19, the industry event for the Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference. Logistics providers, Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs), solution providers, and other members of the maritime logistics ecosystem came together to discuss important topics that will affect the industry in the near term and into the future. Here he shares some key takeaways from the event.
Topics: Logistics Sustainability Supply Chain Performance

Remaining Agnostic to Technology, Fueled By Advancing eProcurement Automation, Can Unlock Value and Enhance Company Performance

Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics, discusses how harnessing new technological advancements powered by developments in IoT, combined with advanced analytics, drives companies to leverage smart data for smart procurement.

Topics: Strategic Procurement Data Analytics supply chain optimization

Assessing Freight Sustainability

Mike Notarangeli, Maine Pointe’s EVP Logistics, discusses why freight sustainability has often become the key to retaining existing business and gaining new business. 


Topics: Logistics Sustainability Supply Chain Performance

Emerging Nations Put Oil and Gas on a 30-Year Growth Trajectory

Tony Planos, VP Oil & Gas, discusses some major challenges the oil & gas industry will face in the next three decades and considers what the industry can do today to prepare for tomorrow.

Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Energy

Five Ways 3D Printing Will Impact The Global Supply Chain

The additive manufacturing revolution is coming, and it could impact your organization sooner than you think. Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer at Maine Pointe, discusses some of the ways the technology is already transforming supply chains and why it represents a major opportunity to create a competitive advantage.

Topics: global supply chain supply chain transformation Industry 4.0 3D printing

The Construction Industry's Impending Crisis and Opportunities for Growth

As dark clouds gather over the construction industry, Grant Cunningham, VP Industrial Manufacturing & Services discusses some of the challenges executives face and offers practical advice on how to weather the storm.

The construction industry is on the brink of a crisis, with some major challenges coming this year. Unpredictable tariffs, the rising cost of materials, a shortage of skilled labor and major shakeups in the transportation industry are all combining to change the construction landscape. However, if executives are prepared for these new realities, it is still possible to achieve meaningful and consistent growth.

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain construction industry Industry 4.0

How Data Analytics Helps PE Firms Accelerate Value Creation at Due Diligence

Mark McTigue, VP Industry Partner Private Equity and Michael Kirstein, VP Europe, discuss why private equity firms are increasingly deploying data analytics to help them buy right and buy smart in a challenging market.

Topics: Private Equity Private Equity Consulting Data Analytics operational due diligence

2019-2020 Will Bring Fresh Challenges and Opportunities to the Energy, Oil & Gas Industry

Change is coming for the oil & gas industry bringing with it a new set of challenges and opportunities. In the face of these changes,Tony Planos, VP Oil & Gas and Barry Dull, Market Specialist, pose a critical question to executives across the North American industry.

Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Energy

Future Proofing the End-To-End Supply Chain: The Evolving Importance of Industry 4.0 (Smart Operations)

Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations at Maine Pointe, explains why he believes Industry 4.0 (smart operations) are the keys to turning your supply chain into a competitive weapon. He answers the six questions every forward-looking executive and supply chain leader should be asking.

Topics: Operations Excellence supply chain transformation Smart Operations Industry 4.0

The Biggest Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities for CPG Companies in 2019

Joe Esteves, VP CPG and Bill Forster, EVP CPG discuss how, with the right strategy, and by asking the right questions, CPG executives can transform their biggest supply chain challenges into opportunities.

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain supply chain transformation food and beverge CPG/F&B