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February 2014— To continue to grow at home and remain competitive, the region’s producers need to make changes that include becoming leaders in operating and functional excellence.
December 2013—The CEO of one of the world's largest petrochemical companies talks about his company's rapid turnaround since 2009, moving from Chapter 11 to becoming an industry leader that ranks among the top ten chemicals players by market capitalization.
October 2013—The Belgian company is reshaping its portfolio to focus harder on fast-growing markets.more
Successful supplier collaboration and streamlining the supplier qualification process can provide new opportunities for chemical companies, both in their roles as suppliers to OEMs and other major consumers and in their relationships with their own suppliers.
May 2013—Long considered a cornerstone of chemical industry growth, innovation's contribution has been questioned as parts of the industry have become commoditized. We show that chemicals innovation continues to deliver attractive returns, and describe three approaches to further improve innovation returns.
June 2013—To drive further profitable growth in the increasingly competitive China market, international chemical companies should focus on five areas.more
August 2012—Six failure modes bedevil chemical companies when it comes to commercialization of new products and materials. Companies that deploy the right capabilities can dramatically speed up times to launch and to achieving meaningful revenues.more
May 2011—Dow Corning’s Stephanie Burns and Gregg Zank talk about successful approaches to new-product and business-model innovation.more
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