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Running chemical R&D as a business

Posted on May 12th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

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In some companies, the R&D team is not always wholly aligned with the business executives. This can arise from communication difficulties and conflicting priorities. To bridge this gap, the heads of R&D must learn to present their goals for innovation in the language of dollars and sense. Continue reading “Running chemical R&D as a business” »

Guidelines for Multinationals Expanding Chemical R&D in China

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

As China’s chemical market accounts for an ever-growing share of the total global market (it’s expected to be 40% by the year 2020), the market share of foreign-owned chemical companies in China has been declining. Continue reading “Guidelines for Multinationals Expanding Chemical R&D in China” »

Bringing a Business Mindset to R&D

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Chemical R&D is under heavy pressure to show business results these days. Often viewed more as a “wish list” item that just isn’t providing big money results, exploratory research is getting sidelined in order to put money into projects that will provide short-term gains. Continue reading “Bringing a Business Mindset to R&D” »

Learning from Experience: Near Misses

Posted on January 10th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” Vernon Law

My community was just hit with the first winter storm of the season. Freezing rain coated everything, including the roads, which made driving treacherous.  Continue reading “Learning from Experience: Near Misses” »

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