Paradigm Shifts
New Normal aims to help you identify the key changes in the wider landscape that will impact you and your business.

Some of these changes are already becoming obvious, such as rising levels of debt and the threat of deflation due to lack of demand. Others are still to appear. These relate to the way behaviour is changing in response to the Covid pandemic in 5 key areas where major paradigm shifts are underway:

DEMAND PATTERNS

Demand patterns paradigm shift in global business

The lockdowns have broken down the inertia surrounding work and home-based routines…

RESHORING SUPPLY CHAINS

Reshoring supply chains paradigm shift in global business

Global supply chains have proved very fragile during the pandemic. They have collapsed…

ENERGY ABUNDANCE

Energy abundance paradigm shift in global business

Energy markets have seen a major paradigm shift, with Q2 2020 providing a taste of the world to come…

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Circular economy paradigm shift in global business

The need to reshore supply chains in a world of potential energy abundance suggests that moves towards a circular economy will accelerate…

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Advanced manufacturing paradigm shift in global business

Many manufacturing operations still operate as they would have done 500 years ago, or even 50 years ago…

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New Normal in the news

2021  
Jan Brexit’s Red Tape Is Just Beginning New York Times
Look for Winners and Losers in 2021
  PODCAST: Faltering China chemicals signal caution for 2021
 
2020  
Dec PODCAST: Brexit like a slow puncture as investment gets diverted elsewhere
  PODCAST: Economists more optimistic, but logistics risks a threat to chemicals
  PODCAST: ExxonMobil write downs signal end of fossil fuels, need for new thinking in chemicals
 
Nov PODCAST: New Asia trade bloc is good news for China chemicals, disaster for US
  PODCAST: Chemical market disruptions will persist, despite vaccine progress