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Global perspectives from MSCI


July 1, 2013

Lightening Up

Weight loss is a major trend for the metals and materials industries. And not just for aircraft and automobiles.

“Light weighting” is a process of reducing the weight and mass of products to achieve increased fuel efficiency, easier portability or reduced shipping cost, while maintaining or upgrading performance. The most publicized initiatives have been in the automotive industry, […] Read More

May 1, 2013

Water Wars and Opportunities

Quenching a thirst for solutions to a global crisis

Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink… “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by 19th century English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is a staple of most U.S. high school English classes. It describes the […] Read More

May 1, 2013

Challenging Old Ideas

Beyond profit; embracing uncertainty; a formula for manufacturing

Growby Jim Stengel. Crown Business. 2011.I was once in the audience for a presentation by a guy from Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Pampers division. He was incredibility passionate about his subject so, as a mother […] Read More

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