Categories: CNR Insights and Trends
 
 
There are changes happening in manufacturing economies that are having ripple-through effects to everyone participating in the supply chain, from consumer goods manufacturers to chemical, metals and mining companies. Declining workforcesThere h...
 
 
 
Published: Oct-25-13
 
Megatrends represent major, underlying shifts occurring in society, the environment, technology, manufacturing and resources. They can have a profound impact on the amount and types of future products and services needed. Leading companies in cons...
 
 
 
 
Various studies indicate that feeding the world in the next few decades will strain resources, calculating to 1.7 - 2.0 “Earths” being needed to feed the planet in 2030. Some other astonishing facts affecting the food supply chain include: Need...
 
 
 
 
China’s economic growth has recently slowed, showing 7.8% real GDP growth in 2012 versus average annual growth of over 9%/yr. in the past five years and 10%/yr. over the past ten years. Similarly, by 1Q13 China’s imports of chemicals, metals and...
 
 
 
 
Over the next 20 years, based on existing growth rates, about $20 trillion of new plant investment is expected in the global chemicals (including commodities, specialties, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals) industry; there was about $375 billion ...
 
 
 
 
Current stateWeak performance is apparent across most segments and regions in our financial analysis of 81 global chemical players. DuPont and Dow announced layoffs as a weakening business environment is apparent. The primary reason is poor demand...
 
 
 
 
Materials (chemicals, metals and building materials) companies and their industrial customers have been building cash reserves and throttling major plant expansion and acquisitions since the recession of 2008-09. Their thrift mindset results from ...
 
 
 
 
The volatility of major commodities between 2000 and 2010 leapt up by more than 6 times from the previous decade, measured by changes in standard deviation. Chemicals, metals and mining companies (mainly basic materials) have suffered from an in...
 
 
About the Authors
Paul Bjacek

Paul Bjacek is the research lead for Accenture Chemicals and Natural Resources. He has more than 20 years of experience in the process industrie...

 
Karin Walczyk

Karin Walczyk is the Global Resources Innovation Research Lead and Chemicals Research Manager. She has over 15 years of research experience focu...

 
Jean-Paul Masso

Jean-Paul Masso is a senior manager in Accenture’s Chemicals and Natural Resources industry group. He has an extensive background in supply chai...

 
John E. Lichtenstein

John E. Lichtenstein is the Managing Director of the Accenture Metals industry group. He has more than 20 years of experience as an industry exe...

 
Khayyam Jahangir

Khayyam Jahangir is the research lead for Accenture’s Metals group. He has experience of both the carbon and stainless steel industries. Prior t...

 
David A. Rossi

David A. Rossi is the managing director of Accenture’s Chemical & Natural Resources Management Consulting practice and the leader of the Nor...

 
Segran Pillay

Segran Pillay is the research lead for Accenture’s Mining group. He has experience in many industries, including water, mining and power. Prior ...

 
Candelaria Alarcon

Candelaria Alarcon is part of the UKI CNR Leadership team working mainly with Metals and Chemicals clients. She is involved mainly in ERP enable...

 
Frank Rennekamp

Frank Rennekamp is the global lead of Accenture chemicals practice, focused on bringing industry-relevant business and technology services and s...

 
 
Most Popular Tags

 

 

 

By using this site you agree that we can place cookies on your device. See our privacy statement for details.