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Strategic Supply Chain Trends We Can Expect to See in 2020

Improving your supply chain continuously as new trends emerge, can be the key difference in maintaining sustainable growth for any company.

Topics: supply chain transformation Data Analytics aerospace and defense end to end supply chain integration supply chain strategy supply chain management IOT technology emerging technology

How Can the Mining Industry Overcome Unprecedented Challenges and Reverse its Downward Spiral?

Collin Ziemerink, EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services and Erico Lemos, Analysis Director, offer a detailed look at the challenges the mining industry faces, and a strategy that can continue to deliver value in the long term.

Topics: Sustainability and Value Creation Mining Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation supply chain optimization end to end supply chain integration supply chain risk metals

Addressing Supply Chain Challenges Faced by Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Companies Driven by Complex Global Risk Factors

David Grasso, EVP Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, says suppliers facing complex global risk factors should re-evaluate and prepare themselves proactively by working to become more effective organizations.

Topics: Sustainability and Value Creation Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Aerospace aerospace and defense supply chain optimization end to end supply chain integration inventory management supply chain risk Aviation Aerospace Manufacturing #aerospace industry defense

Addressing the Emotional Element of Supply Chain Transformation

 

Don Dovgin, Engagement Director and Logistics SME, explains why neglecting the emotional quotient is a root cause of failure in many supply chain transformation projects


Topics: supply chain transformation end to end supply chain integration

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 digital supply chain 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 digital supply chain 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