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Redefining Supply Chain Excellence

Being strategic about your supply chain can improve cash flow, drive shareholder value, and yield greater profits. Forbes Council member and founder & CEO of Maine Pointe, Steven Bowen, discusses these issues with Dr. Paul Dittmann, assistant head of the Department of Supply Chain Management at University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business.  Dr. Dittmann is the lead author of the Global Supply Chain Institute’s white paper, “Driving Shareholder Value with your Supply Chain.”

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Key Takeaways

  • Supply chain management must be an end-to-end strategy that is more than just procurement and transportation.
  • Investing in supply chain excellence may drive shareholder value by significantly impacting cash, costs, and growth.
  • New technology and metrics must support the supply chain strategy. Technology should help execute the strategy and metrics must be designed to tell the story of the impact.

Tweetable Insights

“Our responsibility as supply chain professionals is expanded … it’s now all about end to end. The supply chain is from my supplier’s supplier to the customer’s trunk.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with Steven Bowen of @mainepointe — Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/supply-chain-excellence

“You have to understand what their needs are today as well as what you believe their needs and they believe their needs are going to be in the future.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with Steven Bowen of @mainepointe — Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/supply-chain-excellence

“It’s our responsibility as a supply chain to have the right product, right place, right time — therefore we enable growth.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with Steven Bowen of @mainepointe — Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/supply-chain-excellence

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.

Redefining Supply Chain Excellence

Being strategic about your supply chain can improve cash flow, drive shareholder value, and yield greater profits. Forbes Council member and founder & CEO of Maine Pointe, Steven Bowen, discusses these issues with Dr. Paul Dittmann, assistant head of the Department of Supply Chain Management at University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business.  Dr. Dittmann is the lead author of the Global Supply Chain Institute’s white paper, “Driving Shareholder Value with your Supply Chain.”

SUBSCRIBE

Key Takeaways

  • Supply chain management must be an end-to-end strategy that is more than just procurement and transportation.
  • Investing in supply chain excellence may drive shareholder value by significantly impacting cash, costs, and growth.
  • New technology and metrics must support the supply chain strategy. Technology should help execute the strategy and metrics must be designed to tell the story of the impact.

Tweetable Insights

“Our responsibility as supply chain professionals is expanded … it’s now all about end to end. The supply chain is from my supplier’s supplier to the customer’s trunk.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with Steven Bowen of @mainepointe — Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/supply-chain-excellence

“You have to understand what their needs are today as well as what you believe their needs and they believe their needs are going to be in the future.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with Steven Bowen of @mainepointe — Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/supply-chain-excellence

“It’s our responsibility as a supply chain to have the right product, right place, right time — therefore we enable growth.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with Steven Bowen of @mainepointe — Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/supply-chain-excellence

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.

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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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