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Practical Insights (Blog)

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

Waste Management Supply Chain Strategies to Strengthen the Bottom Line

Collin Ziemerink EVP,  Industrial Manufacturing & Services and Kim Szeg, Engagement Director, discuss how, in the light of strong growth projections, the waste industry needs to transform its supply chain 

Topics: Total Value Optimization Industrial Manufacturing & Services end to end supply chain integration Waste Management

Coronavirus: A Lesson in Supply Chain Risk

Simon Knowles, CMO, Maine Pointe, and Neil Willings, Head of Supplier Risk, SGS, discuss what the Coronavirus outbreak can teach CEOs about the precarious nature of global supply chains.

Topics: Total Value Optimization end to end supply chain integration supply chain risk

Fabrication Industry Responds to Supply Chain Risks and Global Slowdown

Collin Ziemerink EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services at Maine Pointe explains why he believes  now is the time for fabricators and manufacturers to reinvest and rethink their supply chain strategies

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

Reducing Risk in your Global Supply Chain

Collin Ziemerink EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services at Maine Pointe and Neil Willings Head of Supplier Risk at SGS, consider why today’s supply chains must evolve faster to mitigate the risks, prevent margin erosion and maintain a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing global market.

Topics: Total Value Optimization end to end supply chain integration supply chain risk