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Practical Insights (Blog)

Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer

Recent Posts by Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer:

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

From source to sale: In the second of his series of blogs demystifying Industry 4.0 technologies, Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, focuses on some of the ways blockchain technology is beginning to make its mark on end-to-end global supply chains.

Topics: global supply chain digital supply chain Industry 4.0 blockchain

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

Five Trends That Could Transform Your Global Supply Chain in 2019

2018 was a turbulent year, with tariffs, geopolitical uncertainties and new technologies adding further complications to already complex supply chains. As we look forward to the new year, Maine Pointe’s Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Knowles shares his thoughts on some key trends that will impact global supply chains in 2019 and considers how proactively preparing for the year ahead will give businesses a competitive edge. 

Topics: global supply chain supply chain transformation cost, cash, growth

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

The current unpredictable geopolitical environment makes corporate planning more challenging than ever before. Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer at Maine Pointe, argues that, along with the problems uncertainty creates, there is a significant opportunity for executives to improve productivity and increase competitiveness.

 

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain cost, cash, growth UK manufacturing

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

CEOs know they need to respond to disruptive technologies to remain competitive. What’s necessary is a pragmatic step-by-step way forward. Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer at Maine Pointe, dives into this topic.

 

Topics: global supply chain supply chain transformation cost, cash, growth

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

As the initial impacts of the GOP tax reform bill begin to be felt, Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer at Maine Pointe, asks executives a multimillion-dollar growth question.

 

Topics: global supply chain supply chain transformation cost, cash, growth

Step-By-Step Supply Chain Transformation

Achieving advantage is not as hard as you may think

"The ‘big bang, bet the company’ transformations of the past are dead."

Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer at Maine Pointe, explains why a more pragmatic step-by-step approach will deliver realizable value.

Topics: global supply chain supply chain transformation