COVID-19 is the most aggressive supply chain disruption the chemical industry has ever had to contend with. Learning fast and smart is an imperative as regions and states across America and the world reopen for business, but are focused on doing it safely.

Learn about the biggest lessons and achievements chemical companies are experiencing through the Coronavirus pandemic and how their supply chain and logistics processes are changing. Come hear how industry supply chain leaders are using digitalization strategies to recover lost business momentum and how digitalization is helping them ramp up faster.

Chemical supply chain leaders from top companies will address these themes and more on August 25 during LogiChem’s inaugural Virtual Summit.

Leading Content. Insightful Conversations. Creative Solutions

The LogiChem Difference

Hear from a Variety of  Supply Chain Experts 

Learn from multiple, live conversations so you gain unbiased perspectives on what's working right now. (They might even disagree on some points - but you'll get the full picture.)

We Didn't Build This Overnight 

We have been uniting the chemical supply chain community for the past 15+ years - you'll experience the same quality of information, the presentations, and the format itself.

Finally, a Virtual Event Where You Can INTERACT

Use live chat and virtual Q&As to benchmark and connect with peers to beat challenges together. You can be an active participant - or just sit back and take notes - its up to you!

They’re Brave. Bold. Visionary.
They’re all Speaking at LogiChem

Luiz Alberto Barberini

Luiz Alberto Barberini

Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America


Bret Bement

Bret Bement

Supply Chain Director, PetroChemicals


Paresh Bhagwatkar

Paresh Bhagwatkar

Former Head of Supply Chain & Digital Transformation, Petrochemicals

Reliance Industries Ltd.

Mark De Hueck

Mark De Hueck

Director Supply Chain

Chemtrade Logistics

Lisa Entrekin MBA

Lisa Entrekin MBA

Logistics Operations & System Mgr.

Ascend Performance Materials

Lori Fellmer

Lori Fellmer

Logistics Management

BassTech International

Darcy MacClaren

Darcy MacClaren

Senior Vice President, Digital Supply Chain, North America


Siva Narayanan

Siva Narayanan

Global Logistics Director, Tech Solutions GBU


Frederick Ronse

Frederick Ronse

Founder CEO


Albert Schyman

Albert Schyman

Director, Global Logistics Procurement

GCP Applied Technologies

Benjamin Twisk

Benjamin Twisk

Supply Chain Engineer


Christine VanBurkleo-Roach

Christine VanBurkleo-Roach

Director of Supply Chain Management

Toray – Composite Materials America

Bruce Waters

Bruce Waters

Global Lead SAP IBP/SCM

PPG Industries


August 25th, 2020

  • 12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

    Opening Remarks – Maureen Azzato, Program Director, LogiChem

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  • 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

    12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

    Paresh Bhagwatkar, Former Head of Supply Chain & Digital Transformation, Petrochemicals, Reliance Industries Ltd.
    Christine VanBurkleo-Roach, Director of Supply Chain Management, Toray – Composite Materials America
    Bret Bement, Supply Chain Director, PetroChemicals, BASF

    Companies that have begun digitalizing their supply chains over the past several years have been better able to weather the disruption due to Covid-19. Hear from industry executives about some of their biggest lessons learned during this pandemic and strategies implemented, which will help them recover more quickly and be better prepared for the next large-scale supply chain disruption.

    ·        ­­­Paresh Bhagwatkar, Head of Supply Chain & Digital Transformation, Petrochemicals, Reliance Industries Ltd.

    ·        Christine Van Burkelo-Roach, Director of Supply Chain Management, Toray – Composite Materials America ­­­­

    ·        Bret Bement, Supply Chain Director, PetroChemicals, BASF

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  • 12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

    12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

    Frederick Ronse, Founder CEO, Ovinto
    Benjamin Twisk, Supply Chain Engineer, INEOS Oxide

    Ovinto, along with its customer INEOS Oxide, will present several use cases on how INEOS was able to optimize rail efficiency for itself and its customers by connecting the dots and implementing a collaborative automation tool.

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  • 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

    Lori Fellmer, Logistics Management, BassTech International

    After a uniquely challenging contract renegotiation season, how have we fared thus far? Consider how the pandemic has impacted our business and what effect that has had on our ocean carriage programs. Consider how our cost predictions regarding IMO-2020 -- mandating reduced sulphur emission -- were disrupted by unexpected developments in fuel costs. Consider the shipping environment where carriers are reducing capacity at a never-before seen scale and the Federal Maritime Commission is actively encouraging operational solutions to cargo delivery system challenges through Supply Chain Innovation Teams. 

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  • 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    Bruce Waters, Global Lead SAP IBP/SCM, PPG Industries
    Darcy MacClaren, Senior Vice President, Digital Supply Chain, North America, SAP

    SAP, along with its customer PPG Industries, will discuss PPG’s recent supply chain project and the importance of building a resilient and sustainable digital supply chain in the midst of global disruption. 

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  • 1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

    1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

    Lisa Entrekin MBA, Logistics Operations & System Mgr., Ascend Performance Materials

    How Digitalization is Tied to Sustainability and Social Responsibility

    For Ascend Performance Materials, sustainability is all about protecting people –employees, their families and the

    communities in which it operates and moves its products. The company is guided by its Committed to Zero program – zero

    personal injuries, zero process safety incidents and zero environmental releases.

    Learn how:

    ·        Ascend, through its DMAIC methodology and digital transformation implementations, determined the emissions from using coal at its Decatur, Ala. plant.

    ·        After careful analysis, the decision was made to spend $175million to change from coal to cogeneration of electricity, which will save thousands of dollars per year in addition to reducing emissions by 60%.

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  • 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

    2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

  • 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

    2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

    Luiz Alberto Barberini, Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America, Bayer

    Achieving Competitive Differentiation Through Superior Supply Chain Services, Trusted Partnerships and Relationship Management

    Luiz Barberini, Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America, Bayer

    ·        Chemical customers increasingly require customized products and value-added services. How can you increase customer satisfaction and reduce risk by activating stronger and more reliable partnerships?

    ·        Avoid competing just on price by elevating your supply chain service levels and offerings

    ·        Learn how Luiz and his teams have established win-win relationships with contract manufacturing operations and third-party logistics partners to work around roadblocks and guarantee customers consistent supply

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  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Albert Schyman, Director, Global Logistics Procurement, GCP Applied Technologies
    Siva Narayanan, Global Logistics Director, Tech Solutions GBU, Solvay
    Mark De Hueck, Director Supply Chain, Chemtrade Logistics

    PANEL: In-House vs. 3PL/4PL Outsourcing – Which Approach Yields the Most Optimized and Risk-Proof Supply Chain

    ·        Siva Narayanan, Director, International Operations & Warehousing, Solvay

    ·        What are the pros and cons of each approach and what type of companies do best with outsourced 3PLs/4PLs?

    ·        When do you know it’s time to switch gears and bring outsource logistics in house or vice versa?

    ·         As data analytics become more important for supply chain forecasting, who owns the data in a 3PL/4PL partnership?

    ·        What other support and service would you like 3PLsto provide? How can they add more value? Is the relationship a partnership or transactional?

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All of the Major Players in One Place:

Word on the Street

“Worthwhile subject matter covered – wonderful opportunity to share ideas with and discuss challenges with similarly situated professionals in logistics.”

Lori Fellmer
Vice President
Basstech International

“Honestly, I learned something from every single speaker.”

Manny Carena
Demand Planner
Houghton International

"Expert speakers provided great content for financial institutions of all sizes. It was time well spent!"

Misti Mostiller
EVP, Director of Bank Innovation and Product Management

The LogiChem Audience

No matter your size or focus, LogiChem is designed for companies that want to build and/or improve a world-class supply chain operation. For 15 years, our one-of-a-kind community has consistently delivered an audience with the perfect balance of quality and quantity.


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