Digitalization comes to the materials industry | October 2, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 39 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 39 | pp. 26-30
Issue Date: October 2, 2017

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Digitalization comes to the materials industry

Chemical makers like BASF and Dow take on big data
Department: Business
Keywords: Informatics, materials, quantum computing

It is not unusual for a consulting firm to coin a term to generate some buzz around a business practice on which its experts advise.

It’s sometimes as simple as turning an adjective into a noun, as McKinsey & Co. did with the word “digital” in a recent report on information technology in the chemical industry. It’s somewhat bold, however, when the word seems to describe a practice at which targeted clients have excelled for . . .

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