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Collin Ziemerink, EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services

Recent Posts by Collin Ziemerink, EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services:

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

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

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

How The Construction Industry Will Overcome Its Biggest Challenges in 2019

Collin Ziemerink, Maine Pointe’s Executive Vice President, Industrial Manufacturing and Services, shares his thoughts on the biggest challenges the construction industry will face in 2019 and offers practical advice on how to overcome them.

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain supply chain transformation construction industry

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

Following President Trump's announcement of steep tariffs on many imports of steel, aluminum and titanium, Collin Ziemerink, EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services, takes a brief look at the impact on supply chains and operations, and highlights four questions industry CEOs need to answer.

Topics: Industrial Manufacturing & Services Supply Chain Performance Steel & Aluminum Tariffs