A few words about the Chemical Industry
The Chemical Industry is operating within a landscape of uncertainty—not only from pandemic-related disruption but also from the opposing forces that are battering the industry. Environmental issues, ineffective plastics recycling, climate change and decarbonization threaten industry growth yet the need for lightweight materials in automotive production, and the demand from rising economies in the East accelerate prospects for increased opportunities. Thriving in today’s changing and contradictory landscape is difficult and perplexing.
Kepner-Tregoe’s consulting and training programs help chemical companies operate more effectively and securely in times of uncertainty and change. As companies seek greater stability and efficiency with digitalization, AI, and advanced monitoring capabilities—when problems do occur, they are increasingly complex requiring advanced troubleshooting capabilities.
In our client organizations, we transfer structured analytic processes for using data effectively to solve problems, make decisions, and manage risk. Our methodologies are used at all organizational levels to improve quality, increase stability and throughput, build solid supplier relationships, reduce costs, and plan more effectively.
Manufacturing leaders in the global chemical industry have incorporated KT’s troubleshooting processes into their operations. The structured critical thinking tools from Kepner-Tregoe have been credited with improving maintenance, quality, costs, productivity, and other measures at clients in all major chemical industry hotspots.
To learn more about Kepner-Tregoe consulting and training in the Chemical Industry, contact Kepner-Tregoe.
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