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Practical Insights (Blog)

Doubling Down on the Supply Chain: How Some West Texas Producers are Facing Headwinds from Increased Complexity, Resulting in Decreased Cash Operating Costs/Barrel

Mark Montanari, VP Chemicals and Oil & Gas, outlines some of the key challenges currently faced by West Texas operators and discusses why he believes a holistic, end-to-end supply chain approach may be the way to overcome them.


Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Energy

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

2019-2020 Will Bring Fresh Challenges and Opportunities to the Energy, Oil & Gas Industry

Change is coming for the oil & gas industry bringing with it a new set of challenges and opportunities. In the face of these changes, Mark Montanari, VP Chemicals and Oil & Gas, poses a critical question to executives across the North American industry.


Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Energy

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 Smart Operations Industry 4.0

The Biggest Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities for CPG Companies in 2019

Joe Esteves, VP CPG and Bill Forster, EVP CPG discuss how, with the right strategy, and by asking the right questions, CPG executives can transform their biggest supply chain challenges into opportunities.


Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain supply chain transformation food and beverge CPG/F&B

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

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

5 Supply Chain Optimisation Initiatives European Executives Can Implement Right Now

As the trade dispute between the US and EU intensifies, Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer and Michael Kirstein, VP Europe, at Maine Pointe outline 5 steps executives can take immediately to protect their supply chain and create the conditions for profit enhancement and growth

 

Topics: Europe global supply chain supply chain transformation Tariffs

CEOs Need to Act Now to Avoid Transportation Crisis Hitting Their Business Hard

Many CEOs in North America don’t yet realize how this crisis is building to significantly hit growth, margins, earnings, customer service and even corporate survival. Steve Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe, explains why a win-win solution is the only answer.

Topics: Logistics supply chain transformation cost, cash, growth