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Practical Insights (Blog)

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: The Role of Analytics in the Product Lifecycle

In the last of their four-part series of blogs examining the importance of New Product Introduction (NPI) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) optimization to the end-to-end supply chain and operations ecosystem, Simon Knowles and Dorothea Grimes-Farrow look at the role analytics play in the product lifecycle and consider some critical success factors for unlocking NPI/PLM value

Topics: Total Value Optimization Smart Operations Sales & Operations Planning NPI & PLM

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: End-to-End Supply Chain Benefits of NPI/PLM Optimization

In the third of their four-part series of blogs examining the importance of New Product Introduction (NPI) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) optimization to the end-to-end supply chain and operations ecosystem, Simon Knowles and Dorothea Grimes-Farrow consider why close alignment of NPI and PLM is a critical element in turning an organization's products, services and supply chain into a competitive weapon.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Smart Operations Sales & Operations Planning NPI & PLM

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: The Imperative to Optimize Alignment, Synchronization and Responsiveness Across a Mature Supply Chain

In the second of their four-part series of blogs examining the importance of NPI and PLM optimization to the end-to-end supply chain and operations ecosystem, Simon Knowles and Dorothea Grimes-Farrow consider how increasing customer demand is creating an imperative for organizations to optimize NPI and PLM processes.


Topics: Total Value Optimization Smart Operations Sales & Operations Planning NPI & PLM

New Product Introduction and Product Lifecycle Management: The C-suite Dilemma

In the first of a series of blogs examining the importance of NPI and PLM optimization to the end-to-end supply chain and operations ecosystem, Simon Knowles and Dorothea Grimes-Farrow look at the challenges faced by executives as they endeavor to connect today’s supply chain priorities to new product introduction and product lifecycle management.


Topics: Total Value Optimization Smart Operations Sales & Operations Planning NPI & PLM

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

The Construction Industry's Impending Crisis and Opportunities for Growth

As dark clouds gather over the construction industry, Collin Ziemerink, EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services discusses some of the challenges executives face and offers practical advice on how to weather the storm.

The construction industry is on the brink of a crisis, with some major challenges coming this year. Unpredictable tariffs, the rising cost of materials, a shortage of skilled labor and major shakeups in the transportation industry are all combining to change the construction landscape. However, if executives are prepared for these new realities, it is still possible to achieve meaningful and consistent growth.

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain construction industry Industry 4.0

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

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