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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.

Ducker Worldwide Predicts Automakers will Increase use of advanced steel by 10 to 15 percent

As North American automakers put their vehicles on a weight-loss plan, they are turning increasingly to a new generation of advanced high-strength steel.

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Ducker Worldwide is pleased to announce its participation as a sponsor and panelist at ACG InterGrowth 2011

ACG InterGrowth 2011 will take place March 21 -23 at Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA.

Ducker Worldwide Offers Insight on Compelling Growth in BRIC Countries

BRIC Countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are leading a global recovery with healthy GDP growth, strong industrial and technical innovation and an expanding middle class with influential buying power. 

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Ducker Worldwide Partners with The Eli Broad Graduate School at Michigan State University

Beginning in January 2011, The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University will launch its Master of Science in Marketing Research (MSMR).  Among only a handful of universities in the United States offering this type of program, Michigan State University’s MSMR program successfully blends the theory and practice of strategic marketing research. 


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