Chemicals

We provide leadership for clients on corporate and business-unit strategy, organization, post-merger management (PMM), growth, innovation, industry structure and performance management, and all aspects of operational improvement.

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Solving the puzzle of India’s petrochemical-intermediates shortfall

November 2015—The country’s upstream petrochemical and downstream specialties industries are expanding healthily. But a combination of moves will be needed to meet India’s fast-growing demand for petrochemical intermediates.more

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Technologies that could transform how industries use energy

November 2015—Energy accounts for a sizable share of company operating costs. Our new report details 33 technologies to improve energy efficiency—and your bottom line.more

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Chemicals and capital markets: Still going strong

July 2015—The chemical industry continues to ride high in capital markets. Our latest capital-markets update suggests that a number of the key value-driving trends remain in place.more

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Pursuing the global opportunity in food and agribusiness

July 2015—Satisfying the world’s food needs opens the door to investment throughout the value chain.more

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How Dow reinvented itself

May 2015—CEO Andrew N. Liveris discusses his company’s evolution and how engaging the customer chain and embracing technology drives growth and innovation.more

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Oil-price shocks and the chemical industry: Preparing for a volatile environment

May 2015—The outlook for oil prices is highly unstable. To assure they have the agility to navigate this, chemical companies need to build new organizational capabilities.more

From liability to opportunity: How to build food security and nourish growth
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From liability to opportunity: How to build food security and nourish growth

March 2015—How can public institutions, development agencies, investors, researchers, and producers work together to build a food sector that propels economic growth, meets demand, and helps to maintain social stability?more

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John Warner

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McKinsey on Chemicals spring 2014

McKinsey on Chemicals

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