In 2017, Albemarle—a global leader in the production of lithium, bromine, and catalysts—completed the purchase of a lithium company that has now become its largest business unit. That acquisition was the catalyst for the company’s move to SAP S/4HANA as its single ERP system worldwide.
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In 2008, chemical manufacturing leaders faced fragmented, erratic demand. Plant upsets and last-minute changes to customer orders wreaked havoc on production schedules and led to slow delivery times. Continue reading
Supply chain planning in SAP is an ongoing process rather than a one-time event. This impetus for continuous improvement is particularly strong in the Chemicals industry and manifests itself via pressure on asset utilization, customer service and working capital and cost management.
Ever wonder if the biggest issues within your organization are shared amongst other chemicals organizations? Each year, Eventful Conferences conducts extensive, months-long research inside the chemicals industry to determine what challenges are most commonly experienced. Through customer-centric roundtable discussions, one-on-one conversations with industry professionals, and even SAP themselves, five high-level themes emerged this previous year as we these findings were formulated into one conducive report: Best Practices for Chemicals Hot Topics Research Report.
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.
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.
Best Practices for Chemicals keynote speaker Thack Brown, SVP, GM and Global Head of LoB Finance at SAP, shares how chemical organizations can cash in on the financial changes in 2015.