New News and Events MP 2018.png
Global reach icon 2018.png

Practical Insights (Blog)

The CFO's Strategic Role in Company Performance

Rail Optimization: The Shippers' Perspective

Rail Optimization: The Imperative for Change

Road Trains: Balancing Safety Concerns with Improved Utilization & Capacity

PE Lifecycle: Earlier is better, but is it ever too late to bring in a supply chain and operations consulting partner?

Solar Panels May Play a Role in the Future of Green Fleet Initiatives

How The Ongoing Trade War Impacts Container Leasing

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: The Role of Analytics in the Product Lifecycle

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: End-to-End Supply Chain Benefits of NPI/PLM Optimization

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: The Imperative to Optimize Alignment, Synchronization and Responsiveness Across a Mature Supply Chain

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

Sales & Operations Planning: The Principles that Underwrite Success

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

Sales & Operations Planning: Four Essential Toolsets That Drive Success

Sales & Operations Planning: Why is S&OP Important?

How Blockchain Technology is Starting to Transform the End-to-End Supply Chain

Sales & Operations Planning: The C-Suite Dilemma

Doubling Down on the Supply Chain: How Some West Texas Producers are Facing Headwinds from Increased Complexity, Resulting in Decreased Cash Operating Costs/Barrel

Is a New Sustainment Model the Next Step in Defense Acquisition Reform?

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

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

Assessing Freight Sustainability

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

Five Ways 3D Printing Will Impact The Global Supply Chain

The Construction Industry's Impending Crisis and Opportunities for Growth

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

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

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

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

How The Construction Industry Will Overcome Its Biggest Challenges in 2019

Five Trends That Could Transform Your Global Supply Chain in 2019

Where Have All The Freighters Gone?

UK Manufacturing: Opportunities and Challenges in the Era of Tariffs, Protectionism and Brexit

Tariffs: How Resilient Is Your Supply Chain?

Cold Chain Series Part 2: The supply chain risks healthcare & life sciences executives need to be aware of and the trends that will shape the future

How Can Packaging Companies Respond to Global Bans on Single-use Plastic?

Recognizing the Importance of Culture in a Family-Owned Business

Cold Chain Series Part 1 of 2: The supply chain risks food industry executives and 3PLs need to be aware of and the trends that will shape the future

Private Equity: The Effectiveness of Operating Resources in Creating Incremental Value

5 Supply Chain Optimisation Initiatives European Executives Can Implement Right Now

Feeding Future Demands: Using Data Analytics to Drive Down Food Waste

Baby Boomer Retirement: A Significant, Sustained Opportunity for Private Equity

Due Diligence to Acquisition to Rapid Results: First 100 Days

The Packagers' Imperative: How to 'Uncommoditize' a Commodity?

Building a Global Platform for Sustainable Growth

Repercussions of the Escalating Trade War Between US and China on the Supply Chain: Who is Really Losing?

Five Key Factors to Creating a Demand-Driven Supply Chain

Logistics Outlook: Overcoming Challenges in an Era of Rising Rates

Overcoming Carrier Capacity Challenges and Disruptive Logistics Models

How Will Tariffs Impact US Steel,  Aluminum and Titanium Manufacturers' Supply Chains and Operations?

CEOs Need to Act Now to Avoid Transportation Crisis Hitting Their Business Hard

Digital Supply Chain: You Need to Change. But How?

Overcoming Supply Chain Complexities

Four Ways Advanced Data Analytics is Disrupting the F&B Supply Chain

Accelerating Time-to-Completion in Aerospace

Conversations in the C-Suite: Transformation for growth

Act Now to Protect Margins in a Rising Commodity Market

Is Your Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operation Set up to Capitalize on Growth in 2018?

Ensuring Your Supply Chain Keeps Pace With Rapid Change in 2018

Four Key Themes in Private Equity for 2017: Part Four, An Increase in Pre-acquisition Operational Due Diligence of Potential Acquisition Targets

From Conflict to Cooperation: Repairing the Union-Management Relationship, Part Two

Four Key Themes in Private Equity for 2017: Part Three, A Greater Opportunity for Platform Integration and Process Improvements

The Supply Chain Reality: Increasing Complexities and Cost-Savings Fatigue Threaten Profitability

Be a Brexit Winner: 4 Steps Every Food and Beverage CEO Can Take

Chemicals M&A Outlook: Where Perfect Storm Meets Perfect Opportunity

From Conflict to Cooperation: Repairing the Union-Management Relationship, Part One

Five Common M&A Pitfalls to Avoid

Four Key Themes in Private Equity for 2017: Part Two, The Impact of An Increase in Corporate Divestitures

Operational Data Analytics - Three Ways to Unlock Value

Reduced Cycle Time = Increased Speed, Growth and Profit

Four Key Considerations for Supply Chain Decision Makers

Driving Value in a Consolidating Market

Step-By-Step Supply Chain Transformation

Unlocking Value in Your Supply Chain

Adapting to Private Equity's New World Order

Busting Three of Procurement's Biggest Myths

Six Ways to Build Competitive Advantage in the Supply Chain

A Bright Future for the Sealants & Adhesives Market

Four Key Themes in Private Equity for 2017

It’s Shrink or Swim in the Retail Food Sector

Supply Chain Performance: Right Product, Place, Time & Quantity

Operations Excellence: A Tale of Two Plants

Cutting Out the Middleman in Global Sourcing

Organizational Change: Is Your Organization's Culture Stuck in a Rut?

Beating the Chemicals-by-Rail Congestion Challenge in the Gulf Corridor

Post Acquisition Integration: Driving procurement synergies and improvements across five business units

Instilling a Quality Culture as a Business Matures

Food Processing: The road to operational excellence & improved profitability

US Chemicals: Battling against the headwinds to improve profitability

Margin Improvement in Your Multi-Unit Restaurant

Increase Your Competitiveness through Supply Chain Disintermediation

Breaking through functional and cultural barriers to drive value post-acquisition

Shrink reduction across the entire value chain

A $100M EBITDA Opportunity for Oil Refiners

Breaking down the silos between operations and procurement functions

4 Operational Areas UK Food and Drink Processing Companies Need to Focus On

Four Operational Improvement Areas Many Oil Companies Have Overlooked

Restore Customer-Supplier Relationships Through Procurement Excellence

Adapt To Succeed in the US Chemicals and Materials Industry

To Improve Rail Velocity You Need To Learn Your Carrier's Language

The New Reality in the Oil & Gas Industry

Opportunities & Challenges in the European Private Equity Market

Optimizing Rail Logistics in the Alabama Corridor

How to Retain Profits at $55/Barrel Oil

Overcoming Rail Logistics Congestion in the Chemical Industry

Total Value Optimization at Work in the Chemical Industry

Rail Safety and Regulatory Perspective

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Attractive Suitor for Smart PE Firms

Food Production Efficiency and Productivity Key to Long-Term Growth

Chemical Companies Need to Take Supply Chain and Sales/Operations Planning More Seriously