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

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

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 digital supply chain supply chain optimization

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 digital supply chain Industry 4.0 3D printing

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

Mark McTigue, EVP Private Equity, and Joe Esteves, VP Private Equity, discuss why private equity firms are increasingly deploying data analytics to help them buy right and buy smart in a challenging market.



Topics: Private Equity Private Equity Consulting Data Analytics operational due diligence digital supply chain

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

Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations at Maine Pointe, explains why he believes Industry 4.0 (smart operations) are the keys to turning your supply chain into a competitive weapon. He answers the six questions every forward-looking executive and supply chain leader should be asking.


Topics: Operations Excellence supply chain transformation digital supply chain Smart Operations Industry 4.0

Five Key Factors to Creating a Demand-Driven Supply Chain

Making sales and operations planning (S&OP) work

Many organizations struggle to forecast client demand and align their operations to respond accordingly. Maine Pointe’s procurement, operations and logistics practice leaders outline five critical success factors that will ensure effective demand-driven sales and operations planning (S&OP).

Topics: Strategic Procurement Operations Excellence Logistics digital supply chain demand-driven supply chain

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

Bill Forster, EVP Food & Beverage, Maine Pointe outlines how disruptive technologies are presenting the food and beverage industry with an unprecedented opportunity to improve margins, reduce waste and meet changing consumer demand.

The food and beverage market has always been fiercely competitive. Pressures around changing consumer behaviors, ingredient visibility, rising operational costs, production efficiency, and product quality form a complex operating environment for the industry as a whole. The modern supply chain depends on real-time data to operate efficiently. Survival is about complete visibility and having the agility to capitalize on a rapidly changing market. It’s about smart use of new technologies to create a demand-driven end-to-end digital supply chain. Organizations need to embrace innovative technologies that help optimize daily operations and hone profit margins.
Topics: food&beverage supply chain transformation digital supply chain

Act Now to Protect Margins in a Rising Commodity Market

In light of strong growth predictions for the global commodity market in 2018, Rex Clothier, EVP Strategic Procurement at Maine Pointe, considers the steps CEOs need to take now to protect margins and enhance EBITDA growth.

 

 

 

Topics: Strategic Procurement supply chain transformation digital supply chain