C-MACC Sunday Thematic & Weekly Recap 68

Inventory Challenges Solved Differently Short vs Long-Term

  • This report discusses the market impact of shifts in inventory management practices across industrial/manufacturing supply chains, short- and long-term.
  • The “Just In Time Delivery” model appears broken for the auto industry and others. A push is underway to elevate inventory positions to curb risk.
  • This development may add 8-10% to raw material demand through 2021, using pre-2008 as a proxy. The swing will be higher in durables and lower in consumables. 
  • Recent volatility and uncertainty in US and Asia base chemical prices are mostly supply-driven. Volatility should moderate in the long term.
  • Our ESG research discussed technology needs and the importance of placing a higher value on what works now.  We also framed possible stock rotations.   

Last week we discussed 26 Chemicals and related products and 109 Companies.

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