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Achieving a Synchronized Digital Supply Chain and Operations for Advantage

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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.

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Quick Wins to Start your Digital Supply Chain Transformation Journey

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If you are senior executive trying to cut through the noise around digital transformation, mildly cynical, or unsure of the value and where to get started, this blog series is for you.

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*.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

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.

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.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

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.

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

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

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

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

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.

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.

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

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

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

Addressing the Emotional Element of Supply Chain Transformation

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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. supply chain transformation end to end supply chain integration

Optionality is Key to Managing Supply Chain Risk in Manufacturing

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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. Total Value Optimization Industrial Manufacturing & Services end to end supply chain integration contingency planning

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. Check out our updated Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings!