Corporate Strategic Intelligence - 3M

January 12, 2017 | State of the Market Report

3M is a long-term success story. For years, it has been one of the best performing companies in the materials and chemicals sector. 3M produces a diverse range of largely material-based finished products specifically formatted for customer use. For growth, the firm depends on innovation. It is a technology leader in material science and engineering. It is strong in internal innovation as indicated by many new products, R&D spending, and patent activity. A key to 3M’s success is its excellent management of the organizational boundaries between the customer, R&D, manufacturing, and business. The firm also has the advantages of working at scale and a strong, positive brand. As a large global conglomerate, 3M also focuses on managing its business portfolio via reorganization and M&A, and delivering cost savings through business work process improvements.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Corporate Strategic Intelligence: Chemicals and Materials

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Lead Analyst

Matthew Wagner, Ph.D.
Senior Analyst


Brent Giles, Ph.D.
Mia Lu

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