planning and scheduling strategy

December 04, 2018

How Momentive Achieves Supply Chain Excellence

Author: Dwaine J. Plauche

Learn how Momentive Performance Materials uses Aspen Plant Scheduler for detailed scheduling and finite capacity optimization.

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Unplanned Downtime: Slaying the “Two-Headed Beast”

November 08, 2018

Unplanned Downtime: Slaying the “Two-Headed Beast”

Author: Robert Golightly

Predictive analytics provide alerts to equipment failures weeks or months in advance, so you can manage downtime in a way that makes the most sense for your business.

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Implement Smart Manufacturing With Centralized Performance Monitoring

October 10, 2018

Do You Know Your Plant? Implement Smart Manufacturing With Centralized Performance Monitoring

Author: Natasha Lockett

Find out how companies are leveraging this advanced technology solution to boost profitability, productivity and reliability!

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Supercharge Your Customer Responsiveness With Model Based Scheduling

September 13, 2018

Supercharge Your Customer Responsiveness With Model-Based Scheduling

Author: Catherine Jablonsky

Find out about this key best practice for achieving manufacturing excellence in specialty chemicals.

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Fighting Commoditization With Outstanding Customer Service

September 11, 2018

Fighting Commoditization With Outstanding Customer Service

Author: Dwaine J. Plauche

In today’s competitive chemicals market, increasing your level of customer service is critical to retain customers and margins. Find out how we can help!

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People, Process and Technology: The Keys to Demand Planning and Forecasting

August 15, 2018

People, Process and Technology: The Keys to Demand Planning and Forecasting

Author: Dwaine J. Plauche

Today’s technology provides many advantages, but only with the proper people and processes in place can it have the impact you need.

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improve customer outcomes in spec chem

July 17, 2018

How to Ensure Process Consistency for the Best Customer Outcomes

Author: Catherine Jablonsky

New approaches enabled by advanced technology are helping specialty chemicals producers achieve significant quality improvements and drive value for their customers. Find out what the best practices a...

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Retaining Supply Chain Talent in the Era of Digital Natives

June 05, 2018

Retaining Supply Chain Talent in the Era of “Digital Natives”

Author: Dwaine J. Plauche

Technology is changing at a rapid pace, and so is the workforce. Providing modern tools to efficiently execute today’s supply chain work is a key to maintaining talent in an ever-changing business env...

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Unlocking the Full Value of Batch Modeling

May 04, 2018

Unlocking the Full Value of Batch Modeling

Author: Jennifer Dyment

We spoke with Dr. Michael Call of Lubrizol about the three most important things he’s learned about process simulation during his career, and what he’s excited for in the future of batch modeling.

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Digital Transformation

April 17, 2018

Digital Transformation: Where is the Value?

Author: Matt Holland

As companies look to realize the maximum benefits of knowledge automation, it's critical to focus on enabling "digital workers."

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Mass Customization: A Key to Improving Customer Outcomes

February 09, 2018

Mass Customization: A Key to Improving Customer Outcomes

Author: Catherine Jablonsky

How do you configure a manufacturing facility to optimally produce multiple, high-performing variants of the same chemical compound?

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Are Chemical Industry Leaders Leaving Profits on the Table by Underutilizing Data?

December 07, 2017

Are Chemical Industry Leaders Leaving Profits on the Table?

Author: Antonio Pietri

Chemical operators that harness new technologies to fully utilize data will see a significant impact on their bottom line.

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