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Chemical Value Chain

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Marie Ardouin and Els De Cremer. Marie and Els are executive search consultants with expertise in the Chemical sector and its value chain.
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Key Trends in the Chemical Industry Value Chain

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Solving the Digital Dilemma

Competition is causing leaders to embrace digital technology. Across the integrated supply chain, automation and digital technologies already contribute to efficiency; now entire business processes require a re-think. A holistic approach led by executives with the skills to work across functional boundaries and integrate data along the entire value chain will enable agile companies to compete.

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Sustainability

It’s time to embrace sustainability as a way of being. Consumer pressure and increasing legislation leave the industry with no other option. Whether its responding to climate change, air pollution or calls for a circular economy, a sustainable approach has become a condition for remaining in business. Handling the consequent complexity requires leaders with values that go beyond the bottom line.

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Innovation

The chemical industry needs leaders who can inspire, understand trends and disruptive change, and who are not afraid to fail. Fast, open innovation through collaboration, novel processes, and AI are just some of the elements that will redefine the future for chemical companies and downstream processors.

Latest News in Chemical Value Chain

October 18, 2019

Next wave of chemical M&A to see mid-size companies buy corporate carve-outs – banker

Chemical Value Chain

The next wave of mergers and acquisitions activity in the chemical sector will involve mid-size companies buying non-core assets being divested by larger companies, an investment banker said on Thursday. […]

October 18, 2019

Industry gives cautious welcome to Brexit deal

Chemical Value Chain

The chemical industry in the EU and UK has given a cautious welcome to the Brexit agreement reached by EU and UK negotiators in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday. The deal […]

October 18, 2019

Borealis pushes mechanical recycling

Chemical Value Chain

Mechanical recycling has benefits over chemical recycling though both will be required for a successful circular plastics economy, according to the CEO of Borealis. Lower processing temperature, less complexity and […]

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