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Practical Insights (Blog)

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

Mark Montanari, VP Chemicals and 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, Collin Ziemerink, EVP 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