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Practical Insights (Blog)

Rail Optimization: The Carriers' Perspective

In the third of a four-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 the rail carriers' point of view

 

Topics: Logistics Rail Optimization MSU White Paper

Addressing the Emotional Element of Supply Chain Transformation

 

Don Dovgin, Engagement Director and Logistics SME, explains why neglecting the emotional quotient is a root cause of failure in many supply chain transformation projects


Topics: supply chain transformation end to end supply chain integration

Blockchain Initiatives Continue to Pave the Way to Future Transparency and Innovation for the Digital Supply Chain

 

Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics, discusses the role blockchain-powered platforms will play in the supply chain of the future.

Topics: end to end supply chain integration Industry 4.0 blockchain C-Suite

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 second of a four-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 four-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