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Finding new growth opportunities in the flat panel industry for a global chemical company

Our client asked Arthur D. Little to find and rate new growth opportunities in the flat panel industry.

Challenge

The challenge was to provide a thorough overview of developments in the flat panel industry and related opportunities for a chemical company. Deciding upon the basis for opportunities and attractiveness of these required extensive cooperation with numerous global business units of the client.

Approach

The flat panel industry was systematically analyzed and mapped in terms of main products, leading technologies, components and required chemicals and capabilitiesIn this large field of play, a heatmap of opportunities was created by assessing unmet needs and required technologic developmentsMarket size, growth, competitive environment and fit with the companies’ strategy and capabilities determined attractiveness of the numerous identified opportunitiesMost attractive opportunities were further analyzed and developed into business cases

Value

We developed a complete and in-depth overview of the flat panel industry and related opportunities for the client. Significant opportunities for value creation in the flat panel industry were identified and concrete recommendations for implementation were provided.

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