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What’s next for plastic? Strategies to propel leadership in the commoditized plastics market
Updated 09 July 2018
To compete in the commoditized plastics market, companies must focus on supply chain agility and embrace sustainability.
Weather matters to chemicals and petroleum organizations
Updated 20 June 2018
How is weather impacting the chemicals and petroleum industry? Find out how weather insights can bring back the sunshine.
The next industrial revolution in oil and gas: Where operational efficiency is the new normal
Updated 30 Mar 2018
No longer able to rely on the bygone, long-term luxury of higher prices, oil companies must embrace new types of technology to create a new normal.
Chemicals: Incumbents Strike Back
Updated 20 March 2018
How are chemicals executives tackling change? Explore industry insights based on input from the 19th IBM Global C-suite Study.
Petroleum: Incumbents Strike Back
Updated 20 March 2018
Learn how insights from the 19th IBM Global C-suite Study impact the petroleum industry.
Extracting digital rewards: Digital Reinvention in petroleum
Updated 02 Jan 2018
To thrive, petroleum companies must offer new customer experiences, advance efficiencies, launch new digital offerings and build innovation ecosystems.
Converting to the digital formula: Digital Reinvention in chemicals
Updated 28 Nov 2017
Chemical companies need to launch and integrate new digital offerings, build innovative ecosystems, and advance operational efficiencies.
Adapting to new realities in oil and gas: Information-based value creation with the Internet of Things
Updated 14 Sep 2017
It is estimated that oilfield sensors generate petabytes of production data, but as little as 1 percent of it is used. If tapped effectively, the Internet of Things (IoT) can turn data into insights.
Turning data into chemicals and petroleum insights: How the industry is becoming cognitive
Updated 08 May 2017
With cognitive computing, chemicals and petroleum organizations can gain insights from data to help drive growth.
Innovating chemicals and petroleum: Revenue and efficiency in a volatile age
Updated 25 May 2016
Chemicals and petroleum leaders can embrace innovation strategies to outperform during challenging times.
A new natural resource: Your cognitive future in the oil and gas industry
Updated March 2016
Our research indicates leaders are poised to embrace groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to spark the digital future in oil and gas.
Cloud for chemicals and petroleum
Enhancing productivity, improving efficiency and optimizing operations
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Finding common ground in oil and gas: Now is the time for stronger collaboration on capital projects
Updated 05 Dec 2014
A collaborative ecosystem can help owner/operators and EPCs work together to engender greater collaboration and more mutual performance metrics.
Meeting the growing demands for energy in the coming decades
Updated 11 Oct 2010
As 2030 approaches, oil and gas companies need to be leaders in implementing intelligent and integrating technologies to get more out of existing and new oil and gas sources.
A high-stakes race against time: Are investors prepared to capture the liquified natural gas opportunity that emerges from the recession?
Updated 25 Aug 2009
Discover more about the current liquefied natural gas opportunity and specific actions that can help investors make the most of it.
Unlocking the DNA of the Adaptable Workforce: The Global Human Capital Study 2008 Chemicals and Petroleum Edition
Updated 30 Apr 2009
To meet the responsibilities of guiding a global, well integrated C&P enterprise, executives need to rethink their workforce visions using strategies and tools that support collaboration, enable new opportunities, encourage learning, and help predict and attract expert skills.
Podcast Interview: Unlocking the DNA of the Adaptable Workforce: The Global Human Capital Study 2008 Chemicals and Petroleum Edition
Updated 09 Dec 2008
Geographical expansion, market shifts, tougher regulations, geopolitical uncertainties and more complex operating environments are intensified by a troubling shortage of much-needed skills.
Where there's smoke - Achieving safe and reliable operations with enterprise risk management
Updated 03 Sep 2008
Chemical and petroleum companies often view risk management through a limited health, safety and environmental lens, but an IBM Institute for Business Value study reveals a distinct correlation between integrated risk management and market performance.
The Enterprise of the Future: CHEMICAL AND PETROLEUM INDUSTRIES EDITION – IBM Global CEO Study
Updated 26 Aug 2008
CEOs from the chemical and petroleum industries share their views on the future of business.
Balancing Risk and Performance with an Integrated Finance Organization: Implications for Chemical and Petroleum Industry CFOs
Updated 12 Feb 2008
The global business environment requires new thinking to take advantage of opportunities and prosper despite the risks. Many Chemical and Petroleum companies are working towards enterprisewide standards to provide the governance, transparency and information integrity needed today.
Hiding in plain sight: Service innovation, a new priority for chief executives
Updated 28 Nov 2006
Manufacturers may find a tremendous business opportunity "hiding" in their Service function.