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Ducker Worldwide Presents at Great Designs in Steel 2011 - Full Presentation Available

In an effort to assist automakers in meeting new, more stringent fuel economy standards and safety regulations, the North American steel industry is accelerating its work to provide affordable advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) solutions for vehicle mass reduction and performance improvements.

Richard Schultz of Ducker Worldwide to speak at CRU’s World Aluminum Conference

CRU Events’ 16th World Aluminum conference will give you a comprehensive update and insight into the latest movements of the worldwide aluminum industry brought to you by the leaders in the field. This event gives you the opportunity to network with senior level decision makers in the aluminum industry from around the world.

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Ducker Worldwide is pleased to announce its acceptance to Michigan's Medical Main Street Ambassador Program

Ducker Worldwide, a consulting and research firm based in Troy, Mich., has joined Oakland County’s Medical Main Street (MMS) initiative as an Ambassador.  

In recent Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry blog, Ducker Worldwide discusses how Obama's Healthcare Act is a win for the medical device industry

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the broadest change to the U.S. healthcare system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. Although the act is phased in over eight years, the dramatic increase in access—more than 32 million new lives and 15 million better-insured beneficiaries—will overwhelm the system, causing a prolonged funding crisis starting in 2015.

I see a window of opportunity for the medical supply, device, and diagnostics industry to benefit from the ACA by implementing targeted strategic programs before the massive influx of new beneficiaries.

Ducker Worldwide launches new program to address increased challenges for future business planning triggered by disruption of short term business cycle

Clearly, the traditional model of using historical volumes to predict future sales to generate five year business plans is broken. The economic conditions of the past three years have created historical volumes that are no longer predictive of future activity. Manufacturing and service companies alike are turning to more disciplined, creative methods of projecting  in order to create long term business plans that are meaningful.

In recent Wall Street Journal article Ducker Worldwide revealed steel continues to dominate, at about 87 Million tons of steel used in the production of automobiles world-wide annually

Tougher fuel-efficiency standards, made even more urgent by the recent run-up in gasoline prices, are intensifying the fight between steel and aluminum companies to build the next generation of lightweight cars.

Ducker Worldwide Reveals Windpower Growth Areas in Recent Windpower Engineering Article

The long-term global outlook for wind power investment is a growth story driven by government mandates for increased clean energy, says Jamieson Bender, associate partner with Ducker Worldwide. The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects the demand for global electricity to double by 2030, growing 2.6% each year. Bender’s firm recently completed a study of global wind-production issues. A summary of the report appears here with more information at

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Ducker Worldwide Partners with MichBio to Deliver Workshop

Is your company poised to lead, follow or get run over?  Take a step back from day-to-day operations and critically examine your strategic positioning. Learn the tools and techniques to make that "gut feeling" come alive from exploration through to implementation. Understand the drivers of value in your business and how to exploit them to become more profitable, grow and win. Share in real world examples of successful strategies and apply them to your business now.


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