Strategic Solutions

Strategic Solutions: Championing Executive Leadership in Internet Marketing

Your internal house should be in order before you spend marketing dollars to attract new customers.
April 1, 2014

In the rapidly evolving field of B2B Internet marketing, I have worked with dozens of small- and medium-sized manufacturers and distributors on their strategies for being “found” online by the right people: buyers, engineers and users of their products.


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Strategic Solutions: A New Decision-Making Framework

March 1, 2014

On a daily basis, television, newspaper, and radio fill their programming with “experts” who are all too eager to prognosticate where the stock market will be in 12 months, how quickly the sea will rise in the next 100 years, or who will win the Super Bowl and why.


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Strategic Solutions: State-of-the-Industry Report

Recovery in the U.S. continues on solid footing, with the construction sector finally showing solid signs of growth.
November 1, 2013

2013 can only be characterized as the first year in the recent past where all was quiet on the front lines of the adhesives and sealants industry—especially as compared to the significant volatility the industry has been experiencing since the beginning of the 2008 recession.


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Strategic Solutions: The Voice of the Customer

Lean manufacturing usually defines “customer” as existing customers who drive your business processes.
September 4, 2013

Most manufacturers are currently or have been involved in some form of lean process. Your company may be well down the path or just starting out, or your customers or suppliers may be going lean. The Lean Enterprise Institute characterizes lean as “creating more value for customers with fewer resources.”


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Strategic Solutions: Macro Outlook for Adhesives and Sealants

For 2013, ChemQuest expects volume to increase slightly.
July 1, 2013

Current government austerity policies in the U.S. and Europe appear to be lowering GDP through reduced government spending and increased taxes. At the same time, central banks in developed countries around the world continue efforts to boost economic growth with unprecedented accommodative monetary policies.


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Strategic Solutions: The True Meaning of Green

Neither the adhesives industry nor the coatings industry can fly info a “green” future, nor should they try.
May 1, 2013

For many years, we have been hearing about green adhesives, paints, household cleaners and buildings—basically, green everything.


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Strategic Solutions: Fuel Economy Standards and the Adhesives Market

Robust demand is expected to offer opportunities for adhesives.
March 1, 2013

In August 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a joint final rule for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2017-2025.


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Strategic Solutions: Adhesives vs. Coatings

September 4, 2012
Coatings and adhesives have a lot in common. Unfortunately, it seems to be a fact of life that adhesives formulators rarely read coatings literature, and coatings formulators rarely read adhesives literature.
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Strategic Solutions: Five Major Trends Shaping the Packaging Industry

August 1, 2012

In this fiercely competitive environment, it is important to stay ahead of the curve on external uncertainties that could shape the future market landscape.


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Strategic Solutions: The 2012 Macroeconomic Environment

March 19, 2012
The adhesives and sealants industry continues to face a challenging economy.
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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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