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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

Waste Management Supply Chain Strategies to Strengthen the Bottom Line

Collin Ziemerink EVP,  Industrial Manufacturing & Services and Kim Szeg, Engagement Director, discuss how, in the light of strong growth projections, the waste industry needs to transform its supply chain 

Topics: Total Value Optimization Industrial Manufacturing & Services end to end supply chain integration Waste Management

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

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

As the tit-for-tat tariff war between the US and China continues, Joseph Esteves, Vice President Industry Partner, Maine Pointe, looks at the potential impact on US manufacturing and its effect on medical and life sciences companies. He considers the steps leaders should take right now to remain competitive and protect margins if the proposed tariffs become reality.

President Trump won the 2016 election with his tough policies and promise to, “Make America great again.” The recent 25% tariff on Chinese imports in the US is proof that he is prepared to take bold and controversial actions to make good on that promise.   

Topics: Industrial Manufacturing & Services global supply chain Tariffs

Overcoming Carrier Capacity Challenges and Disruptive Logistics Models

As freight congestion nears crisis point in North America, David Kleine, EVP Aerospace, Industrial Manufacturing & Services, and Bob Gernon, VP Logistics, at Maine Pointe, outline how supply chain collaboration and optimization is the key to unlocking billions of dollars of revenue for CEOs of carriers and shippers alike.

Topics: Logistics Industrial Manufacturing & Services

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

Accelerating Time-to-Completion in Aerospace

With over 13,500 airplanes tied up in backlog, Chris Brumitt, VP Aerospace & Defense, and Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations, at Maine Pointe, outline how cross-functional supply chain collaboration is the key to unlocking trillions of dollars of revenue held up in production.

Topics: Industrial Manufacturing & Services Aerospace