Globalization, major regional shifts of demand and supply base, geopolitical risks, increased competition, and exponentially growing regulatory requirements threaten established strategic models in the chemical industry. Company leaders are faced with new challenges that keep them up at night. How do we quickly integrate acquisitions to release promised synergies and onboard new revenue sources? How do we reduce complexity, integrate across silos, and streamline workflows across our entire global value chain? How do we resist commoditization by embedding ourselves more intimately within our customers’ innovation and operations cycles? How do we rapidly enter, differentiate, and win in new markets?
Welcome to Best Practices for Chemicals TV! As we embark on launching the 2017 program, we’re excited to also launch TV, which will feature some of the best, most insightful moments from previous sessions as well as loads of exciting videos from industry thought leaders. Check back often for the latest insight and advice on some of today’s most pressing chemicals topics.
Almost every product in the world is touched by chemicals in some way. Either the product or its components are made from chemicals, or chemicals are used in the production process. This pervasiveness has made the chemical industry a hotbed of innovation as well as a target for the cost cutting efforts of every other industry. According to a recent report from the Marketing Research and Advisory Company IDC, chemical companies are turning to digital transformation to increase revenue and remain competitive. Here are the four top imperatives driving the chemical industry.
The face of the chemical industry is changing in a stream of mergers and divestitures. Also, recent advancements in digital technology offer unprecedented levels of connectivity, granularity and speed in accessing, processing and analyzing huge amounts of data. New digital leaders are emerging who use innovation and technology in every aspect of their business. Take the Digital Readiness Survey, tell us where you stand on your Digital Journey and let us help you to plan your platform and roadmap for transition!
Featuring 2016 Keynote Speaker Keith Sturgill, VP & CIO, Eastman Chemical & Vice Chairperson of the ASUG Board of Directors
The 2016 Best Practices for Chemicals Conference Keynote Speaker Keith Sturgill, VP & CIO, Eastman Chemical and Vice Chairperson of the ASUG Board of Directors, presents on the most critical challenges facing the chemical industry in 2016. This can’t miss opportunity to hear from one of the industry’s most respected and recognized leaders will empower you and your team with the perspectives necessary to reduce risk and maximize efficiency and profitability.
Best Practices for Chemicals keynote speaker Christine Hassler talks through the biggest diversity issue facing the workforce today: the generational divide. Christine is an cross-generational workplace management expert.
The generational divide is the biggest diversity issue facing the workforce — even bigger than sex or race, says Christine Hassler.
“By 2020, there are going to be 80 million Millennials strong and they are taking over the workforce,” she says.
A life coach, corporate speaker and Gen Y (aka “Millennial”) expert, Hassler says learning to bridge the generation gap is especially critical inside manufacturing plants, where baby boomers often haven’t adapted their managing style for younger employees.
A mini-SAPPHIRE for chemicals’ was a frequent refrain heard from customers, partners and SAP personnel alike, owing to the highly-professional production quality which the event producer, The Eventful Group, brought to the entire experience.” SAP’s Vice President & Global Head of the Chemicals Industry Business Solutions, Don Mahoney recounts the inaugural Best Practices for Chemicals conference.