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The Chemical Industry Has to Digitize its Core Before It Can Digitalize

Lately, there have been many papers, articles, and discussion on digitalization and the digital transformation of the chemical industry. However, the messages and conclusions often seem very, well, abstract. Buzzwords like internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data, autonomous operations, smart automation, smart supply chains, smart you-name-it and so on spread, but without a clear…
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Optimizing Formulation Price Performance

In three hours, I made the formulation that costs 28% less than the competitors’ dumping price. And I still made a profit. Have you ever been in a situation in which you lost business or a deal because your competitor offered a better price for a similar product? Sounds familiar, right? Recently, the same thing…
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The Magic Tool for Formulators

“I don’t need this product,” he said, interrupting me right after I started my presentation of Allchemist.net. “I have everything I need right here.” He pointed his finger to his head. “I have very good connections with my suppliers, and I get all the support that I need.” This was the first response from a…
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How Can you Successfully Compete with the Giants?

5 tricks to outsmart the giants of the paint and coatings industry Do you feel that your business has gotten stuck in a rut? Have you already achieved your goals from years ago and feel that you’ve plateaued? This is often the case with smaller businesses. You get to a point when you feel like…
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Improve Employee Experience and you will Improve the Return on Investment

The business world is ever more aware of the correlation between happiness at work and organizational growth. The research backs this up. A study conducted by economists at the University of Warwick showed that happiness led to a 12% spike in productivity. If you understand the correlation between employee happiness and productivity in the workplace,…
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I Like to Cook

Sometimes I watch cooking shows on TV. Everything seems so easy there. They take a steak out of a refrigerator. It’s already marinated. Then they top it with various fresh spices that all happen to be conveniently growing in small colorful pots, right on the kitchen counter. And look, the steak’s ready for grilling. Wow.…
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Poduct Knowledge: from 20% to 100%

Or why sales teams in the paint and coatings industry don’t need expert chemical knowledge to be successful. Besides good selling skills, friendliness, patience, ability to offer professional service, fast response time, flexibility and so on, strong product knowledge remains at the top of the characteristics that successful sales representative should possess, in order to…
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The Technical Data Sheet is Dead!

A story about a sausage and a pan The story goes like this: A daughter was watching her mother frying up a sausage. The mother took the sausage, sliced off both ends, and put it in a frying pan. The daughter asked her why she did this. The mother asked back what she meant with…
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How It All Began: The Allchemist Story

How It All Began: The Allchemist Story Several years ago, I visited a mid-sized chemical manufacturing company. They invited me to meet their research and development staff to see, if we could help them to be more effective in dealing with chemical documentation (technical and safety data sheets). Having been in the business for more…