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Digital Supply Chain, Culture, and Sales & Operations Planning

Forbes Boston Business Councils member Steve Bowen of Maine Pointe returns to the podcast with another discussion on supply chain management.  He is joined by Michael Burnette from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute, to discuss the impact of digital transformation and company culture on sales and operations planning.

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Key Takeaways

  • To provide shareholder value through supply chain management, supply chain executives have to integrate and support every department of the business
  • Many enterprises struggle with integration because of competing reward systems in different departments of the business
  • Leadership should drive a shift to a long-term culture, wherein every part of a business thinks holistically about the company versus functional silos
  • Digital transformation in supply chain management is exciting, but the tools available must also be flexible and have a return on investment
  • The digital supply chain presents an opportunity to create value through end-to-end integration, from the supplier’s supplier, through your organization and to your customer’s customer. This path is called Total Value Optimization (TVO)

Tweetable Insights

“The ability to be able to help your suppliers and your supplier’s suppliers, along with your customers… it’s creating this kind of ecosystem… that creates real value.” Hear more from Steve Bowen of @mainepointe on the latest Inside @ForbesCouncils #podcast

“It’s one thing to play with a drone, but it’s another thing If you can save money by using a drone… We can collect all kinds of data, but if we can’t make a decision with the data, it’s not helpful.” Hear more on the Inside @ForbesCouncils #podcast

Featured Member

Steven Bowen is the Founder and CEO of Maine Pointe, a firm specializing in driving EBITDA and cash improvements across the areas of procurement, operations, and logistics to enable growth. He has more than 30 years of P&L experience, leading turnarounds, high-growth businesses, and Fortune 1000 companies, and is the author of Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon.

Be sure to listen to Steve Bowen’s previous podcast episode, Redefining Supply Chain Excellence.

Digital Supply Chain, Culture, and Sales & Operations Planning

Forbes Boston Business Councils member Steve Bowen of Maine Pointe returns to the podcast with another discussion on supply chain management.  He is joined by Michael Burnette from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute, to discuss the impact of digital transformation and company culture on sales and operations planning.

SUBSCRIBE

Key Takeaways

  • To provide shareholder value through supply chain management, supply chain executives have to integrate and support every department of the business
  • Many enterprises struggle with integration because of competing reward systems in different departments of the business
  • Leadership should drive a shift to a long-term culture, wherein every part of a business thinks holistically about the company versus functional silos
  • Digital transformation in supply chain management is exciting, but the tools available must also be flexible and have a return on investment
  • The digital supply chain presents an opportunity to create value through end-to-end integration, from the supplier’s supplier, through your organization and to your customer’s customer. This path is called Total Value Optimization (TVO)

Tweetable Insights

“The ability to be able to help your suppliers and your supplier’s suppliers, along with your customers… it’s creating this kind of ecosystem… that creates real value.” Hear more from Steve Bowen of @mainepointe on the latest Inside @ForbesCouncils #podcast

“It’s one thing to play with a drone, but it’s another thing If you can save money by using a drone… We can collect all kinds of data, but if we can’t make a decision with the data, it’s not helpful.” Hear more on the Inside @ForbesCouncils #podcast

Featured Member

Steven Bowen is the Founder and CEO of Maine Pointe, a firm specializing in driving EBITDA and cash improvements across the areas of procurement, operations, and logistics to enable growth. He has more than 30 years of P&L experience, leading turnarounds, high-growth businesses, and Fortune 1000 companies, and is the author of Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon.

Be sure to listen to Steve Bowen’s previous podcast episode, Redefining Supply Chain Excellence.

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Our featured guests are members of Forbes Councils. If you are a successful entrepreneur, executive, or business leader, you may qualify.

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