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Gaining data visibility and control is critical to rebalancing the chemicals supply chain and operations

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After the double shock of Coronavirus and the ‘Texas Freeze’ visibility and control of the chemicals supply chain and operations is critical to recovery.

Operational Excellence is Key in a Supply/Demand Imbalanced Environment

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For manufacturers, the picture across the US is one of accelerating demand, labor shortages, raw materials scarcity and spiraling costs. Without immediate action, it’s a pattern that could impact your productivity and impede your organization’s growth for the foreseeable future.


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Achieving a Synchronized Digital Supply Chain and Operations for Advantage

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Seven Steps to Resolve Endemic Issues in the AA&D Supply Chain

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In this brief article based on their recent co-authored AA&D executive discussion document, David Grasso, EVP AA&D at Maine Pointe and Steven Melnyk, Prof.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Digital Supply Chain & Operations: What Level is Your Organization Now?

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Nathanael Powrie and Simon Knowles continue their series of articles on the five-level digital supply chain and operations maturity journey from a reactive, legacy supply chain to a forward looking, synchronized digital network optimized for efficiency, agility, growth, quality and speed.

Is your supply chain and operation prepared for a surge in growth?

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JP Morgan predicts that, following a slowdown at the beginning of the year, growth should surge in Q3 of 2021*.

Five Ways to Optimize your Direct-to-Consumer Channel; 2020 was the Stress Test, Now it's Time to Fix what Failed

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Burton White, Maine Pointe’s EVP of CPG & Retail, outlines five practical steps consumer goods & retail executives can take now to optimize direct-to-consumer channels and achieve profitable growth faster than anticipated.

Starting your Digital Supply Chain and Operations Transformation Journey

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In the last of their four-part series looking at the resilient, a gile, digitally enabled supply chain of the future, Nathanael Powrie , EVP Data Analytics and Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, look at the first steps on the transformation journey and why some digital transformations are destined to fail.

Planning your Five-Stage Digital Supply Chain and Operations Transformation Journey

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In the third of their four-part series looking at the resilient, a gile, digitally enabled supply chain of the future, Nathanael Powrie , EVP Data Analytics and Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, look more closely at the step-by-step implementation plan.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

Opportunities New Technologies Present for Supply Chain and Operations and How to Avoid the Pitfalls

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Why Your Business Needs a Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations and How to Get Started

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In the first of a four-part series on the resilient, agile, digitally enabled supply chain of the future, Nathanael Powrie , EVP Data Analytics and Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, answer some frequently asked questions.

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: a £1Bn Cautionary Tale

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A UK online retailer recently received a very expensive lesson in the importance of supply chain risk management.

Adapting Supply Chains to the New Normal

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The importance of contingency planning to protect resilience is key in today's hyperconnected global supply chains. Burton White, EVP CPG & Retail at Maine Pointe offers his advice on how to weather the storm when the unexpected happens and how to be better prepared when the next one hits.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Is Today's Supply Chain Model Dead? Have You got its Replacement Ready?

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A recent executive discussion document co-authored by Maine Pointe and Michigan State University (MSU), argues that, while the supply chain may not be responsible for all the problems attributed to it, the vulnerabilities exposed by the current pandemic necessitate rapid and far-reaching changes to prevailing supply chain and business models.

Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Supply Chains Can Still be Resilient in a Global Emergency

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The aviation, aerospace & defense (“AA&D”) industry has been rocked by an unprecedented near shutdown of commercial aviation and faced the impact of unpredictable parts shortages as companies shutdown/lockdown facilities across the entire supply chain.

Managing Cash Across The Supply Chain in Times of Crisis

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Eight strategies to implement now. Global governmental responses to the current pandemic have put private equity investors and portfolio company management under enormous pressure to quickly formulate a strategy which limits short-term disruption and supports recovery in the mid term.

Four Ways to Build a Successful Renewable Energy Supply Chain

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Glenn Hoskin, EVP Energy & Natural Resources, considers four cost-effective and competitive ways executives can achieve the renewable energy supply chain goals they have set for themselves. supply chain optimization Renewable Energy

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Building Supply Chain Resilience Through Optionality: Five Key Areas to Consider

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The rapid spread of the global pandemic has added another layer of disruption to the economic and global trade challenges businesses faced at the beginning of the year.

Strategic Supply Chain Trends We Can Expect to See in 2020

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Guest blogger, Kelly Carroll, says as the supply chain industry continues to innovate throughout the year, companies must remain agile to stand out amongst their competition. Read some of the trends the Oracle executive is tracking.

No Manufacturer is Exempt from the Hammer Coronavirus is Bringing Down on Industry

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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.

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

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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.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Coronavirus: A Lesson in Supply Chain Risk

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Simon Knowles, CMO, Maine Pointe, and Neil Willings, Head of Supplier Risk, SGS, discuss what the Coronavirus outbreak can teach CEOs about the precarious nature of global supply chains. Total Value Optimization end to end supply chain integration supply chain risk

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

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Joe Esteves, VP CPG and F&B and Bill Forster, EVP CPG and F&B discuss how, with the right strategy, and by asking the right questions, CPG executives can transform their biggest supply chain challenges into opportunities. global supply chain supply chain transformation Total Value Optimization CPG/F&B food and beverge

Private Equity Outlook: Driving Value in an Uncertain World

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Mark McTigue, EVP Private Equity, North America & Europe and Jamie Loder, VP Private Equity, Europe, discuss why an innovative approach to value creation is now more important than ever. Private Equity Private Equity Consulting Supply Chain Risk Management

Waste Management Supply Chain Strategies to Strengthen the Bottom Line

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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.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

Five Ways 3D Printing Will Impact The Global Supply Chain

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Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, explains why 3D printing’s impact on supply chain is not as far away as you may think. He outlines five potential benefits of the technology and five ways it will impact the supply chain. global supply chain supply chain transformation 3D printing Industry 4.0

Reducing Risk in your Global Supply Chain

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Collin Ziemerink EVP Manufacturing at Maine Pointe and Neil Willings Head of Supplier Risk at SGS, consider why today’s supply chains must evolve faster to mitigate the risks, prevent margin erosion and maintain competitive advantage in a rapidly changing global market.

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

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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.

Fabrication Industry Responds to Supply Chain Risks and Global Slowdown

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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.

GEP Outlook 2021 Report

It’s 2021, and many enterprises are still reeling from the unprecedented disruption of last year. Get a leg up with the GEP Outlook 2021 Report, featuring eight critical leadership themes that will help you navigate uncertainty and thrive in the new normal.