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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.

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.

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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

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.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

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.

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.

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.

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

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

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

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.”

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.

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. Logistics Rail Optimization MSU White Paper

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

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

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 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.

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

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

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

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

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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. 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

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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. 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

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

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

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.

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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Sales & Operations Planning: The C-Suite Dilemma

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In the first of a series of practical insights blogs looking at the evolving importance of S&OP in an aligned, synchronized, responsive end-to-end supply chain, Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations at Maine Pointe, looks at the challenges executives face and why success in S&OP projects often proves elusive. Operations Excellence Smart Operations Industry 4.0 Sales & Operations Planning

Why Pit Crew Performance is the Key to Winning the Race, and What the Oil & Gas Industry can Learn from it

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Tony Planos, VP Oil & Gas (and motor racing enthusiast), offers his perspective on how following the example of Formula 1 racing's "flawless pitstop" can help drive efficiencies and reduce risk in the oil & gas industry. Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Energy

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.