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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. Maine Pointe's Eduardo Kuehnel and Burton White discuss why this should act as a catalyst to business leaders to urgently review their own supply base and ask themselves : Can we afford to lose £1Bn ? Supply Chain Resilience stabilize-recover-rebalance post-pandemic world

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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. Total Value Optimization supply chain optimization CPG Coronavirus Supply Chain Risk Management

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

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. Private Equity Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Risk Management

Sales & Operations Planning: Six Critical Success Factors for S&OP Implementation

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In part four of his five-part series of practical insights blogs looking at the evolving importance of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations at Maine Pointe, considers why, despite a history of failures, S&OP remains a top three priority for end-to-end demand/supply chain executives and looks at six critical success factors that have often proved elusive. Operations Excellence Smart Operations Industry 4.0 Sales & Operations Planning

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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. As governments around the world introduce unprecedented measures to halt the spread of the virus, there is no area of the end-to-end supply chain that isn’t feeling the impact. Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Resilience Supply Chain Optionality Supplier Optionality

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

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

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

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

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

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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. 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

Assessing Freight Sustainability

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Mike Notarangeli, Maine Pointe’s EVP Logistics, discusses why freight sustainability has often become the key to retaining existing business and gaining new business. Logistics Sustainability Supply Chain Performance

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

How The Construction Industry Will Overcome Its Biggest Challenges in 2019

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Grant Cunningham , Maine Pointe’s Vice President, Industrial Manufacturing and Services, shares his thoughts on t he biggest challenges the construction industry will face in 2019 and offers practical advice on how to overcome them. global supply chain supply chain transformation construction industry Total Value Optimization

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

How The Ongoing Trade War Impacts Container Leasing

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As the effects of the global trade war reverberate across supply chains, Mike Notarangeli , EVP Logistics, looks at the impact on the container leasing industry and considers the new opportunities that could arise from taking an active approach. Logistics Tariffs Trade TVO

PE Lifecycle: Earlier is better, but is it ever too late to bring in a supply chain and operations consulting partner?

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Maine Pointe’s private equity executives, Mark McTigue, EVP North America, Joseph Esteves, VP North America and Jamie Loder, VP Europe, ask whether, in an increasingly volatile global market, there is ever a wrong time to invest in supply chain and operational improvement. Private Equity Private Equity Consulting

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

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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. Total Value Optimization Smart Operations Sales & Operations Planning NPI & PLM

Blockchain Initiatives Continue to Pave the Way for Future Transparency and Innovation for the Digital Supply Chain

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Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics, discusses the role blockchain-powered platforms will play in the supply chain of the future. end to end supply chain integration Industry 4.0 blockchain C-Suite

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The CFO's Strategic Role in Company Performance

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Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics recently participated in a CFO Magazine webcast titled “How finance leaders improve planning by improving visibility into performance.” During the broadcast, Nate and his co-panelists discussed how the CFO’s role is rapidly evolving, beyond the traditional domain of reporting on financial data, to taking an active role in the company’s strategic decisions. end to end supply chain integration supply chain management finance executives C-Suite

Rail Optimization: The Imperative for Change

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In the first of a five-part series of blogs looking at the evolving relationship between carriers, shippers and investors in the rail transportation industry, Nick Little, Michigan State University, Center for Railway Research & Education, and Maine Pointe's Mike Notarangeli, explore some of the underlying issues which, despite substantial changes in the supply chain and transportation landscape, are preventing it from meeting the needs of 21 st Century transportation.

Tariffs: How Resilient Is Your Supply Chain?

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With a fresh batch of US/Chinese tariffs now on line and set to ramp up in January , Maine Pointe’s Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Knowles and EVP Strategic Procurement, Rex Clothier, discuss why now is the time to stress test your supply chain. On 24 September, the latest batch of US tariffs, starting at 10% and increasing to 25% at the end of the year, was imposed on $200Bn worth of Chinese goods.

Is a New Sustainment Model the Next Step in Defense Acquisition Reform?

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Chris Brumitt, VP Aerospace & Defense, discusses the vital importance of sustainment and acquisition model reform to the defense mission. Supply Chain Performance aerospace and defense

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.