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Managing Demand: Considerations for the Chemicals Industry
Enterprise systems have brought many benefits to chemical environments, but for individual enterprises, gaining these benefits requires selecting a solution

specialty chemicals industry analysis  cannot be reprocessed, or specialty chemicals for a particular customer), but this strategy is no longer working (except for some commodity manufacturers). The aforementioned increasing complexity of the business (in terms of more competitors, more customers, more products, broader geographic coverage, and prohibitive occurrences of the bullwhip effect, whereby a small change in demand at the consumer level can lead to massive changes and inventory buildups upstream with suppliers, on short notice) has

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