Challenges in the new millennium: product discovery and design, enterprise and supply chain optimization, global life cycle assessment

@article{Grossmann2004ChallengesIT,
  title={Challenges in the new millennium: product discovery and design, enterprise and supply chain optimization, global life cycle assessment},
  author={Ignacio E. Grossmann},
  journal={Computers & Chemical Engineering},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={29-39}
}
This paper first provides an overview of the financial state of the process industry, major issues it currently faces, and job placement of chemical engineers in the U.S. These facts combined with an expanded role of Process Systems Engineering, are used to argue that to support the “value preservation” and “value growth” industry three major future research challenges need to be addressed: Product Discovery and Design, Enterprise and Supply Chain Optimization, and Global Life Cycle Assessment… CONTINUE READING