The curious case of manufacturing capacity utilization: Why hasn’t it recovered from the Great Recession?
Manufacturing capacity utilization–an important measure of inflation–is yet to reach pre-recessionary levels. What does this mean for different industries, and for the economy as a whole?
2017 Global Chemical Industry M&A Outlook
Momentum continues despite global uncertainties
Global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is expected to increase in 2017, although geopolitical factors could pose challenges to achieving the levels of activity experienced in 2015 and 2016.
Industry 4.0 and manufacturing ecosystems
The talent imperative in the global chemical industry
3D opportunity for intellectual property risk
In a shifting value chain, information related to an object's additive manufacturing (AM) design could become more valuable than the object itself―yet intellectual property law is struggling to keep pace with AM technology advances. A risk assessment framework helps AM stakeholders develop appropriate economic models and IP licenses.
3D opportunity and the digital thread
While additive manufacturing has become a crucial part of the design process, it has not reached critical mass at the enterprise level. The digital thread–a single, seamless strand of data that stretches from the initial design to the finished part–can help scale and enhance AM capabilities.