How corporate sustainability commitments could catalyze the next generation of bio-based chemicals and materials.
As procurement sophistication increases, inbound freight—which makes up about 10 percent of raw-material spend—may offer the best opportunity for further savings in the chemicals industry and beyond.
Eleven key levers can reduce costs and provide category managers with real-time insights on volatile commodities prices.
Category managers can respond to inflation—and save their companies a lot of money in the months ahead.
Many competitive advantages that once served South Korean chemicals companies have lost their power. Ten actions can help them retain and build their position.
Most companies showed recovery of revenues and profits to pre-COVID-19 levels in the third and fourth quarters. A deeper dive into the numbers illustrates several implications for 2021.
Many B2B buyers prefer purchasing products using digital channels. Choosing the right operating model is critical for reaching customers across the chemical industry’s fragmented markets.
Increasing uncertainty in chemicals requires companies to adopt new operating models. Four guiding principles can help players incorporate strategies that reflect the new realities of the industry.
With relatively little risk, industrial gas companies can optimize parts of their operations with advanced technologies.
An analysis of top-quartile specialty-chemical companies reveals important implications for value creation.