31 www.ceotodaymagazine.com CEO Today Management Consulting Awards 2019 USA STEVEN J. BOWEN Chairman and CEO of Maine Pointe ABOUT STEVEN J. BOWEN Steven J. Bowen is chairman and CEO o f Maine Pointe, a global supply chain and operations consultancy specializing in driving EBITDA and cash improvements across procurement, operations, logistics and data analytics to enable growth. Steve has more than 30 years of P&L experience leading turnarounds for high-growth businesses and Fortune 1000 companies, and he has a strong record in advising CEOs and PE partners. Companies worldwide recognize him for his ability to rapidly transform an organization’s vision and mission and deliver exceptional, sustainable and measurable performance. Maine Pointe’s global clientele spans multiple industries, including aerospace and defense, industrial manufacturing & services, CPG/ F&B, chemicals, oil & gas and private equity. Steve’s landmark book, “Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon,” introduces a transformative methodology for end-to-end supply chain collaboration and integration known as Total Value Optimization (TVO)™. TVO goes beyond methodologies like Lean and Six Sigma by introducing five levels of performance, with a focus on dynamically anticipating and meeting demand by synchronizing the buy-make-move-fulfill supply chain to deliver the greatest value to customers and stakeholders, at the lowest cost to business. Industry 4.0 business models have changed the landscape, and the supply chain has become the heartbeat of the corporation. Getting the right products to market at the right time has become the new commercial battlefield, and supply chain optimization has become the key to this success. The TVO methodology addresses the incredible pressure corporate leaders are facing today to deliver differentiated, lasting performance. Steve is frequently quoted in industry publications and is a sought-after guest on podcasts and other industry broadcasts. He has published articles and insights on supply chain collaboration and integration for leading business publications includin g Forbes, w here he shares his insights regularly on emerging business trends and how they affect the supply chain; and he is a frequent guest on TD Ameritrade’s Market on Close show. He also is featured in high-profile industry, business and www.mainepointe.com C-suite publications including Chief Executive Magazine and Supply Chain Management Review. As a leading voice on issues relating to global trade an d tariffs, Steve offers unbiased commentary on how new tariffs, trade wars and political changes impact the supply chain, and how companies must respond in the wake of these uncertainties to not only survive, but to use their supply chains as a competitive weapon under any circumstance. He has been recognized with multiple awards and honors, including Consulting Magazine’s 2019 “Global Leaders in Consulting.” Maine Pointe’s thought leadership includes a series of in-depth perspective papers, which offer actionable insights, transformative analysis and real-life case studies on important issues including Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), shareholder value and New Product Introduction. The firmworks regularly with leading academics to produce cutting-edge thought leadership, including work with the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute, whose seminal white paper, “Driving shareholder value with your supply chain,” redefined supply chain as a strategic function that goes far beyond procurement and logistics to something that has a direct impact on valuation and share price. Maine Pointe’s consulting engagements are results-driven and deliver between 4:1-8:1 ROI, a factor that has led to the consultancy’s phenomenal growth, which has consistently outperformed the market. Due to Maine Pointe’s confidence in its work and processes, and its outstanding track record of success, the company offers a 100% guarantee of engagement fees based on annualized savings. Much of Maine Pointe’s revenues come from clients who return for additional services based on the positive financial results they have seen and the high quality of services they have received. Maine Pointe is the recognized leader in delivering accelerated EBITDA and cash improvements and transforming the supply chain to enable growth. Since its founding in 2004, Maine Pointe has become a place where people can thrive in their work, while creating value for clients and all stakeholders.