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Chemicals and capital markets: Back at the top

– Early 2018 sees the chemical industry back in position as the top performer in its value chain.

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– Explores the changing chemicals landscape, capital markets, energy, strategies, purchasing, and capital spending.

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Digital in chemicals: From technology to impact

– What are the major opportunities from digital in chemicals, and what must leaders do to capture them?
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A game plan for international specialty-chemical companies in China

– To avoid getting left behind in China’s specialty-chemical market, international companies need a new approach.
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What to do when a specialty-chemical business gets commoditized

– Contrary to conventional wisdom, a commoditized chemical business can be as profitable as a specialty one. The key is to change... to a different operating model.
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Finding the right digital balance in B2B customer experience

– Growing numbers of B2B companies are focusing on digitization to succeed with customer-centric strategies. Here’s how to... get it right.
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Chemicals 2025: Will the industry be dancing to a very different tune?

– Chemical companies have been riding high, but the trends that have underpinned that performance are shifting. Companies should... reflect carefully on their strengths as they move into this new territory.
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Demystifying digital marketing and sales in the chemical industry

– Digital can give chemical companies the power to unlock more than $200 billion of new value by reducing cost to serve, improving... pricing, and for fast movers, capturing growth from competitors.
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Commoditization in chemicals: Time for a marketing and sales response

– Most chemical companies are grappling with increasing commoditization. Rethinking the commercial operating model can help protect... margins.
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Pursuing purchasing excellence in chemicals

– While chemical companies recognize the importance of strong purchasing capabilities, few have transformed the function into a... source of strategic advantage. Here’s how they can.
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Small equals big: Unlocking savings in small to midsize capital-project portfolios in chemicals

– Increased rigor in managing smaller chemical projects can help capture significant untapped value.
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The turnaround at Clariant: An interview with Hariolf Kottmann

– The CEO of the Swiss specialty-chemical company has steered it back onto a growth path through restructuring and an aggressive... continuous-improvement program.
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Solving the puzzle of India’s petrochemical-intermediates shortfall

– 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.
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