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DuPont

Chemical Industry, Global Manufacturing

CSI has worked in seven businesses globally with DuPont including Intermediate Chemicals, Electronics, Mining, Fibre, Agriculture, including new internal starts up, acquisitions and divestures.

(Some of the stories can be found in The Responsible Business with a foreward by Chad Holliday, Chairman, CEO and President of Dupont and our client over several decades.  Click here to learn more)

Nature of Intervention:

CSI resources worked with DuPont senior management and cross-functional teams to launch a comprehensive, whole system, improvement effort.

Results:

DuPont enjoyed upper quartile equity returns for seven years straight while using our human and business systems technology to improve productivity by 62% – the highest any company had achieved in Canada.

  • Their product tested out at over thirteen times the reliability of their best competitor’s product.
  • All of their businesses were running at a cost level a minimum of 15 to 20% below the best of their competition.

Bottom Line:

DuPont’s six plants were continuously sold out – both commodity and specialty products. They maintained the best margin position and lowest total delivered product cost of all their competitors worldwide. They increased productivity by 62%, the highest of any company in Canada.

 

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