Applying Digital Lessons to the Optimization of Chemical Supply Chains and Logistics Management

March 16 – 17, 2021
February 18 – 19, 2021

LogiChem Virtual Event

Supply Chain Optimized.

Without a doubt, the chemical industry learned a lot about the challenges of a huge and unexpected disruption like Covid-19.

While the challenges in the early days were enormous, the pandemic accelerated adoption of digital enablement, especially among companies slower to embrace and invest in digitalization in the past. It also highlighted areas the industry must focus on to future-proof and risk-proof its supply chains to better prepare for the next unanticipated disruption.

This virtual event features easily accessible presentations, group panels, interviews and Q&A, all available digitally and on-demand. We’ve been putting together industry leading content for over 15 years, and LogiChem has continued to be a valued community partner.

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

Jill Razkiewicz

Jill Razkiewicz

Global Logistics IT Enablement Leader

DuPont

Bret Bement

Bret Bement

Supply Chain Director, PetroChemicals

BASF

Lori Fellmer

Lori Fellmer

Vice President of Logistics and Carrier Management

BassTech International

Wilfried Janssens

Wilfried Janssens

Global Marine Container Team Manager

ExxonMobil

Jason Thorne

Jason Thorne

Director Integrated Business Planning and Business Improvement

Eastman Chemical Company

William Duty

William Duty

Head of Supply Chain

Altana

Siva Narayanan

Siva Narayanan

Director of International Logistics and Warehousing

Solvay

Leslie Muir

Leslie Muir

North American Logistics Leader

DuPont

David Jones

David Jones

Group Manager – Domestic Transportation and Procurement

BASF

Albert Schyman

Albert Schyman

Head of Logistics, COE, Americas

Akzo Nobel

Michael Austin

Michael Austin

IT Director Digital Operations

Eastman Chemical Company

Michael Kukiela

Michael Kukiela

Vice President/General Manager of Supply Chain Management & Shared Services

Schneider

Jason Howe

Jason Howe

Senior Vice President

Schneider

Steve Raetz

Steve Raetz

Director of Research and Market Intelligence

C.H. Robinson

Jason Craig

Jason Craig

Director, Government Affairs

C.H. Robinson

Tarush Lakhanpal

Tarush Lakhanpal

Senior Technical Consultant, Planning & Operations

Aveva

Wajid Shaik

Wajid Shaik

Senior Strategic Sales Manager, Planning & Operations

Aveva

Gurdip Singh

Gurdip Singh

CEO

Kallik Ltd

Neil Ackerman

Neil Ackerman

Global Supply Chain Digital Executive

Johnson and Johnson

Stephen Pebly

Stephen Pebly

Supply Chain Consultant, Fluoroproducts

Chemours

Philip Vervloesem

Philip Vervloesem

SVP of the Americas

OMP

Kurt Gillis

Kurt Gillis

Chemical industry lead

OMP

Robbert De Loof

Robbert De Loof

Chemical Industry Subject Matter Expert

OMP

Chris Mazza

Chris Mazza

SVP Business Development

ClearMetal

LogiChem Virtual Event Agenda

Day One: Implementing Future-Facing Digitization Strategies

  • 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:05 pm


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  • 12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

    Michael Kukiela, Vice President/General Manager of Supply Chain Management & Shared Services, Schneider

  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    Bret Bement, Supply Chain Director, PetroChemicals, BASF
    Siva Narayanan, Director of International Logistics and Warehousing, Solvay

    Visibility of products within the supply chain forms a core component of the mission for both supply chain managers and logistics managers. Whether focused on the tactical elements of delivery, or on strategic choices related to creating sustainable and compliant logistics frameworks, digital elements will be key going into 2021. This opening panel will set the stage around how the supply chain and logistics roles within chemical manufacturers are moving their digital transformation initiatives along, from pilot, to broader implementations, and into a scalable framework that can support long-term growth. 



    Schneider could share customers

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  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    Michael Kukiela, Vice President/General Manager of Supply Chain Management & Shared Services, Schneider
    Jason Howe, Senior Vice President, Schneider

    The digital transformation of supply chains is happening at an increasingly rapid pace, and if done well can be your roadmap to success. Automation, intelligence, aggregation and experience all contribute to a successful evolution. Learn more about how you can implement, evolve and accelerate your digital foundation in this keynote session with speakers from Schneider’s Supply Chain and Distribution, and Bulk services.

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  • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    Lori Fellmer, Vice President of Logistics and Carrier Management, BassTech International


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  • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    Jason Thorne, Director Integrated Business Planning and Business Improvement, Eastman Chemical Company
    Michael Austin, IT Director Digital Operations, Eastman Chemical Company

    With an ambitious goal of becoming the leading Chemical supply chain reference, Jason & Mike will highlight how Eastman Chemical’s Integrated Business Planning Journey is a stepping stone in that direction. Enabling the right data & processes to drive value-based decisions. Some of the key takeaways could help you to embark on a transformation journey. 

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  • 1:55 pm - 2:35 pm

    1:55 pm - 2:35 pm

    Albert Schyman, Head of Logistics, COE, Americas, Akzo Nobel
    Jill Razkiewicz, Global Logistics IT Enablement Leader, DuPont

    Delivering greater visibility is a key concern within the supply chain, and within this session we will examine the strategies and tools that supply chain and logistics managers are using to not only develop the critical internal visibility that they require, but also to share information with their customers for improved collaboration, trust, and satisfaction.

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  • 2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

    2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

    Adam Kroupa, Director, ChemSolutions, Liquid and Dry Bulk Division, CH Robinson
    Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence, C.H. Robinson

    Clearly, we’d like to forget 2020, but instead let’s learn from it. As the trucking industry continues to evolve, many large shippers are reevaluating their approach to running their RFP process, in order to meet new customer demands and to deliver predictable freight budgets at desired service levels. Our experts will dig into proven and new ways both chemical industries and supply chain experts are transforming their transportation strategies. In this session you will:

    • Gain perspectives of the role truckload transportation plays in the logistics operation
    • Learn from research how attributes of freight may guide your truckload strategy
    • Revisit what success looks like for the varied roles of your chemical truckload strategy
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  • 2:55 pm - 3:00 pm

    2:55 pm - 3:00 pm

  • 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    Gurdip Singh, CEO, Kallik Ltd
    Adam Kroupa, Director, ChemSolutions, Liquid and Dry Bulk Division, CH Robinson
    Jason Craig, Director, Government Affairs, C.H. Robinson
    Philip Vervloesem, SVP of the Americas, OMP
    Kurt Gillis, Chemical industry lead, OMP
    Robbert De Loof, Chemical Industry Subject Matter Expert, OMP

    • Counterfeit Chemicals: How do you protect your products from counterfeiting across global markets? – Moderator: Gurdip Singh, CEO, Kallik


    •  Will Biden Build Bridges? Let’s Breakdown Potential Impacts to the Chemical Industry – Moderated by Adam Kroupa, Director, ChemSolutions, Liquid and Dry Bulk Division, C.H. Robinson; and Jason Craig, Director, Government Affairs, C.H. Robinson


    • How Digital Supply Chain Transformation Can Maximize Value in Times of Disruption -- Moderated by  Philip Vervloesem, SVP of the Americas, OMP; Kurt Gillis, Chemical Industry Lead, OMP; and Robbert De Loof – Chemical Industry Subject Matter Expert, OMP
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  • 3:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Day 2: Developing Disruption-Proof Strategies for 2021

  • 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

  • 12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

    David Jones, Group Manager – Domestic Transportation and Procurement, BASF
    William Duty, Head of Supply Chain, Altana

    We’ve learned important lessons on disruption over the past several months, and with a historical record full of examples of the unpredictable, it’s safe to say only that we never know where our next challenge will come from. In order to prepare for the inevitability of the unpredictable, this panel session will offer strategic insights on how your organization can avoid relying on single sourcing and create a supply base that is prepared to turn on a dime.

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  • 12:35 pm - 12:55 pm

    12:35 pm - 12:55 pm

    Wilfried Janssens, Global Marine Container Team Manager, ExxonMobil
    Chris Mazza, SVP Business Development, ClearMetal

    This session will provide insight into ExxonMobil’s recent supply chain transformation. Our speakers will discuss the problems ExxonMobil was looking to solve and what made ClearMetal the right solution for those problems. ExxonMobil will also discuss the benefits they have realized through their ClearMetal partnership and share why data quality is such an important aspect of their ocean supply chain. 

     

    Key Topics:

    • Understanding the supply chain inefficiencies and performance issues ExxonMobil needed to solve
    • The relationship between data quality and supply chain visibility as it applies to global operations
    • Why ExxonMobil chose ClearMetal to improve its ocean shipping visibility
    • Key successes and learnings from the first two years of their partnership


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  • 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:15 pm

    Leslie Muir, North American Logistics Leader, DuPont

    How strong is your relationship to your 3PL partners? Are you getting the level of service from them that you need? What about valuable data, flexibility, and the right transportation method to meet your budget and need?


    Within this session, we will look to understand how organizations are choosing to develop relationships with their 3PL partners, as well as how to create flexibility within the relationships and access to data which can be used to drive development within the organization.

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  • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    Wajid Shaik, Senior Strategic Sales Manager, Planning & Operations, Aveva
    Tarush Lakhanpal, Senior Technical Consultant, Planning & Operations, Aveva

     Key Takeaways:

    • Move away from software mechanics and focus on facing the big challenges: market dynamics and sustainability goals
    • Increase profitability by making decisions faster than the market volatility
    • Break down silos in your organization: collaborate to think and act as one

      

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  • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    Neil Ackerman, Global Supply Chain Digital Executive, Johnson and Johnson

    Join supply chain digitalization expert Neil Ackerman for this roll-up your sleeves session to help chemical company supply chains better manage internal and external disruptions – large and small -- by becoming more agile and predictive.

    • What steps does the industry need to take to pivot from being reactionary to more predictive to better meet customer needs and work with more accurate forecasts
    • How can you “hardwire” agility into your supply chain DNA to better contend with large unanticipated disruption
    •  What technology tools should be considered to support more accurate forecasting?

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  • 1:55 pm - 2:15 pm

    1:55 pm - 2:15 pm

    Stephen Pebly, Supply Chain Consultant, Fluoroproducts, Chemours

    It’s a misconception that a company’s digital transformation must wait for a grand corporate strategic plan, which can be paralyzing. Some argue it’s better to start with a small affordable program that could have huge impact if successful, and build from there. If your company is stuck in perpetual digital transformation strategy discussions and is unable to get it fully off the ground, this session is for you.

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  • 2:15 pm - 2:15 pm

    2:15 pm - 2:15 pm

All of the Major Players in One Place:

Word on the Street
83% of our previous LogiChem Virtual Event attendees said they will implement 2-3 great ideas from the event  in the next 6-12 months

“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
Extraco

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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“The event is sized for optimum interaction, the senior level of delegates is beneficial, the topics are timely and important
Scott Gill, Global Account Manager, Cordstrap USA, 
Chemours

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Participating in a virtual event is easy. Once you and your team register, each of you will receive a link to access the presentations. You can also add the event to your Outlook or other calendar as a reminder. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. All you need is Internet access. The sessions will be recorded, and will be available for a limited time afterwards. It’s going to be a great event!

This event is exclusively for logistics  and supply chain executives. Solution providers to these organizations and others will not be allowed to attend. Please register with your full company name and your corporate email address or you risk not gaining admittance. WBR reserves the right to not admit registrants based on company type.