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Chemical Supply Chains in 2016: A Study in Contradictions

Published: 22 March 2016

ID: G00301253

Analyst(s): Paul Lord

Summary

Chemical supply chain leaders are challenged with increasing risks and constraints while trying to remain strategically aligned to shifts in market conditions and business objectives. This research uses insights from 2015 to frame up key challenges and recommendations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Supply Chain Transformation Must Be About More Than Improving Cash Flow
  • S&OP Must Manage Decisions, Not Just Demand
  • Resolve the Contradictions in Customer Fulfillment

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