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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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

Meeting the need for a new supply chain in chemicals
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Meeting the need for a new supply chain in chemicals

April 2014—Chemical companies' supply chains are increasingly under strain. Strengthening supply-chain capabilities can improve results and provide a competitive advantage.

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When gas gets tight: Next steps for the Middle East petrochemical industry

April 2014—The region’s producers are entering a world of limited new gas supply. To continue to grow at home and remain competitive, big changes will be required.more

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John Warner

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McKinsey on Chemicals spring 2014

McKinsey on Chemicals

Explores the changing chemicals' landscape, capital markets, innovation, energy, and marketing and sales. more