Consulting Services for Chemicals & Specialty Materials

Solutions to modern business challenges

Manufacturers in the chemicals and specialty materials sector face a number of modern challenges: overcapacities due to residual effects of the recent economic crisis, constraints on capital intensive operations and investments, regulatory pressures around environmental sustainability, and mergers and acquisitions of increasing complexity. The Chemicals & Specialty Materials team at Deloitte appreciates the current environment and is available to assist clients with a wide range of business solutions.

Services and solutions

Our practitioners possess deep competencies within each manufacturing segment and also leverage common skills and knowledge across the entire manufacturing portfolio. This approach enables us to tailor our solutions within each manufacturing industry segment, where needed, to maximize client relevance and impact and to deliver end-to-end solutions.

Business Strategy & Management: Corporate strategy and profitable growth; Pricing strategy/management; Branding strategy; Innovation; Enterprise model design; Strategic enterprise cost management; Outsourcing and shared services strategy; Finance transformation; Enterprise risk and governance.

Customer Engagement: Customer experience transformation; Service transformation; Sales and marketing strategy; Incentives strategy; Pricing strategy; Warranties; Aftermarket support; Dealer/distributor management.

Mergers & Acquisitions and Restructuring: Due-diligence; Private Equity transactions; Acquisitions; Carve-outs; Turnarounds and restructuring; Integration strategy and execution; Business valuation and modeling; M&A capability development.

Product Development & Innovation: Product development transformation; Lean engineering; Value engineering; Product Lifecycle Management; Product data management.

Supply Chain & Operations: Manufacturing and supply chain transformation; Product planning, forecasting and scheduling; Procurement and spend management; Internal operations and performance management; Logistics and distribution strategy; Location strategy.

CIO Services: IT strategy and transformation; IT cost reduction; Governance and decision rights; Data center and infrastructure optimization; IT outsourcing, Application strategy and rationalization; Digital, social and cloud strategy; Business intelligence strategy, Data management and analytics; Enterprise ERP implementations and upgrades.

CHRO Services: HR technology strategy and implementation; HR transformation strategy and implementation; HR shared services; Human capital outsourcing; Talent operations; Performance management and recognition; Rewards and risk strategy; Compensation strategy; Workforce analytics.

Manufacturing Competitiveness Hub

Manufacturing is proven to be a key driver for economic growth—attracting investments, spurring innovation, and creating high-value jobs. That’s why for several years, Deloitte has been working with the World Economic Forum, the US Council on Competitiveness, and the Manufacturing Institute to identify challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers today.

Meet the leader

Robert “Duane” Dickson

Robert “Duane” Dickson

Chemicals & Specialty Materials Sector Leader

Duane is a vice chairman, and Global and US Chemicals & Specialty Materials Sector leader for Deloitte Consulting LLP. He focuses on providing services in corporate strategy, general management, acqui... More