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PSM Auditor: Coach, Umpire, or Police

Posted on July 11th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“Umpires don’t make the rules.  They apply them…They make sure everybody plays by the rules.  But it is a limited role.  Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire”  Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

When we are approached to conduct a PSM audit, the conversation usually begins with a query about whether we can do a third party audit. Continue reading “PSM Auditor: Coach, Umpire, or Police” »

R&D Investments Shift East, Challenging Traditional Research Centers

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

The chemical industry has served as a key driver of China’s “turbo-charged” GDP growth, which has remained above 7 percent since 2011. Meanwhile, R&D spending across Asia continues to increase, accounting for more than 32 percent of global spending on science. Continue reading “R&D Investments Shift East, Challenging Traditional Research Centers” »

Brazil’s recovery to strengthen in second half

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Executives and managers from several plastic producers expect Brazil’s economy to start a sustained recovery in the second half of the year, ending the nation’s worst recession since the Great Depression. Continue reading “Brazil’s recovery to strengthen in second half” »

China’s Five-Year Plan for Chemical Innovation

Posted on March 28th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Covering the years 2016 to 2020, China’s new Five-Year Plan is a road map designed to guide national development, and it includes plans for the country’s chemical industry. Although proud of its success in this sector, China believes that to pursue its goal to be a great chemical power, Continue reading “China’s Five-Year Plan for Chemical Innovation” »

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