LogiChem 2013 saw the event grow to include C-Level and commercial keynotes, with a larger number of senior executives present onsite.
For 2014, first and foremost we are changing location...we are in the process of securing a larger hotel and looking into the best possible location that works for you.
And as we start researching with the industry for the 2014 programme, a few themes have already emerged:
- Back to basics; focus on the top differentiators
- Reduction in process, product and organizational complexity
- Growth from organisational strength and efficiency
- Taking B2B to B2C level of customer interaction
- People management - retention, exploring growth potential for supply chain careers, and how to make supply chain a competitive advantage for a company
- Optimising supply chain processes – supply chain process automation case studies
- Flexibility: The real time supply chain and how to prepare / integrate new technologies (in memory computing etc)
- Creating organisational supply chain collaboration – integration
- Different demand capturing tools / systems available – case studies
- Advanced customer segmentation
- Fixed / variable cost reduction
- Synchronizing your supply chain to create predictability and transparency
- Collaboration along supply / value chains by applying state-of-the-art technologies, globalisation and connecting regions by managing inter-regional product flows of (reliability, risks etc)
- Can the chemical industry establish a green logistic label, helping to differentiate, enabling some cost recovery?
- Advanced S&OP and extended S&OP (with more financial aspects) that contributes to the success of the business. How are companies moving from S&OP to IBP – specific case examples and best practice of how companies are managing demand in volatile times
- Models to calculate the impact of business decision in Supply Chain (higher stock vs longer production)
- Sustainable supply chains
- Risk management in relation to continued volatility, how to manage risk across supply chains?
- How do companies communicate / share their disaster recovery or business continuity plans with their customers and suppliers?
- More commercial and C-suite sessions, roundtables, case studies, and interactive networking formats
Perhaps you agree? Maybe you don't? We welcome your feedback and input on to what you feel are the most pressing issues that will need to be discussed at the 2014. If you have a strong opinion about what the 2014 programme should look like, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to delivering an even more focused, senior and interactive networking event for you next year.
Attend and you will:
Invest in innovation that delivers top line revenues without over-spending on low value customers
Implement complexity management to add value to your customers
Bridge the gap between strategy and execution in segmentation of customers, service and product portfolio to plan, execute and see measurable ROI
Move away from one-size-fits-all by focusing on the 1% that can deliver 10% growth in S&OP
Build a robust and responsive supply chain in line with changing markets and business requirements
Address an audience of senior decision makers from the leading chemical manufacturers
Reinforce your brand and thought-leadership position- no where else you will find 250 chemical supply chain professionals under one roof looking for solutions, strategies and ideas
Bring new supply chain solutions to market: the audience and speakers are very focused on looking into the future ahead - this is a great chance to get their input into your new product development process
Benefit from over 20 hours of networking opportunties with 250 senior supply chain professionals and benchmark against your competitors