Virtual Summit

Leveraging Digitalization to Drive Supply Chain Optimization and End-to-End Visibility

November 12-13, 2020 | Online (EST)

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

Paresh Bhagwatkar

Paresh Bhagwatkar

Digital Transformation Practice Lead


Darcy MacClaren

Darcy MacClaren

Senior Vice President, Digital Supply Chain, North America


Mark Porter

Mark Porter

Global Logistics Director


Siva Narayanan

Siva Narayanan

Global Logistics Director, Tech Solutions GBU


Bill Duty

Bill Duty

Head, Supply Chain


Frederick Ronse

Frederick Ronse

Founder CEO


Heath Dhayer

Heath Dhayer

Leader, Supply Chain Assurance

NOVA Chemicals

Gary Neights

Gary Neights

Senior Director, Product Management


David Jones

David Jones

Group Manager – Domestic Transportation and Procurement


Stephen Pebly

Stephen Pebly

Supply Chain Consultant, Fluoroproducts


Patrick Pretorius

Patrick Pretorius

Director of Sales

Ticontract Americas

Alex Pierroutsakos

Alex Pierroutsakos

Industry Executive Advisor, Chemicals Industry



    Day 1

  • 12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

  • 12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

    12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

    Paresh Bhagwatkar, Digital Transformation Practice Lead, Param-X

    As former Head of Supply Chain & Digital Transformation, Petrochemicals for Reliance Industries Ltd., Paresh has an insider’s perspective about the chemical industry’s challenges. He will share how the industry’s supply chains are performing now and where they are lagging? With numerous companies reporting acceleration of their digitalization efforts during the early days of the pandemic, how can they continue to capitalize on their digital enablement and become more agile? Additionally, you will learn:

    • What the critical foundations are for digital enablement in chemical industry supply chains?
    • How chemical supply chain management should shift and change over the next 3-5 years
    • How digitalization of the supply chain can be used for improving customer experience
    • How chemical companies can leverage their data assets to gain insights for supply chain and risk management improvement.

    NOTE: *Param-X is a DBA of Pash Group LLC

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  • 12:30 pm - 1:10 pm

    12:30 pm - 1:10 pm

    Mark Porter, Global Logistics Director, DuPont
    Bill Duty, Head, Supply Chain, Altana
    Heath Dhayer, Leader, Supply Chain Assurance, NOVA Chemicals

    The increasing complexity of supply chains and constantly changing government and international regulations demand unobstructed views into all stages of the supply chain, but why does it elude even some of the top players in the industry?

    ·        Making sure you have the organizational structure and talent in place before introducing innovative digital tools.

    ·        Specialized track and trace tools – from RFID to Blockchain -- enable shippers to more easily see and manage all the moving parts of the supply chain 24/7. But why is it so difficult to achieve?

    ·        The challenge of track and trace with 3PLs – how to gain supply chain visibility even when logistics are outsourced.

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  • 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

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  • 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    Siva Narayanan, Global Logistics Director, Tech Solutions GBU, Solvay

    FIRESIDE CHAT: How Smart Warehousing & Inventory Management Contribute to the Value Chain

    Siva Narayanan, Director of International Logistics and Warehousing, Solvay

    A smart warehouse is automated for improved productivity, efficiency, and accuracy, and solutions implemented can enhance employee capabilities, and improve processes and speed.

    ·        What technologies should you be using in your warehouses to optimize processes and inventory management?

    ·        What role will automated guided vehicles (AGVs), automated inventory control platforms, robotics and IoT implementation play to not only improve efficiency, but reduce risk?

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  • 1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

    1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

    Frederick Ronse, Founder CEO, Ovinto

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  • 3:40 pm - 3:50 pm

    3:40 pm - 3:50 pm

    Roundtables presented by:

    ·        Ovinto

    ·        Elemica

    ·        Transporeon

    ·        SAP

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  • 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

    Darcy MacClaren, Senior Vice President, Digital Supply Chain, North America, SAP
    Alex Pierroutsakos, Industry Executive Advisor, Chemicals Industry, SAP
    Frederick Ronse, Founder CEO, Ovinto
    Gary Neights, Senior Director, Product Management, Elemica
    Patrick Pretorius, Director of Sales, Ticontract Americas

    ROUNDTABLE TOPICS (select one, 45-minute session)

    • Synchronize Supply Chain Planning in Real Time, Moderators: Darcy MacClaren, Senior Vice President, Digital Supply Chain, North America SAP; and Alex Pierroutsakos, Industry Executive Advisor, Chemicals Industry, SAP

    • Partnering for Digital Transformation Success: How to Pass Go! – Moderator: Gary Neights, Senior Director, Product Management, Elemica

    •  Achieving Transportation Logistics Process Excellence Through Digitalization -- Moderator: Patrick Pretorius, Director of Business Development for Ticontract North America, Transporeon 

    • Rail Freight Digitization and Train Pains --Moderator: Frederick Ronse, Founder & Co-CEO, Ovinto
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  • Day 2

  • 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    Sign up to compare notes and network with chemical industry supply chain executives with similar interests, job functions and challenges. Come meet new peers that will help keep you up to date and connected to the rapidly changing supply chain business dynamics.

    Topical/Functional Groups (select one):

    • Transportation Logistics
    • Risk Management
    • Supply Chain Digital Enablement
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  • 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

  • 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

    S&OP systems aim to ensure shippers can meet customer demand and with IBP overlays they can also incorporate their financial plans and budgets. What steps does the chemical industry need to take to pivot from being reactionary to more predictive to better meet customer needs and work with more accurate forecasts

    • How much business value will more accurate forecasting yield the chemical industry?
    • What technology tools should be considered to support more accurate forecasting and visibility?
    • How will better forecasting better mitigate risk?
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  • 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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  • 3:50 pm - 4:30 pm

    3:50 pm - 4:30 pm

    David Jones, Group Manager – Domestic Transportation and Procurement, BASF
    Stephen Pebly, Supply Chain Consultant, Fluoroproducts, Chemours

    Cutting edge transportation management systems help shippers find the optimal intermodal mix. How do they boost on-time delivery and customer satisfaction?  

    • What are the cost metrics for shippers before and after implementing a TMS?
    • What other operational areas does it help optimize, i.e., scheduling, labor, load management?
    • The road ahead – surface transportation challenges and opportunities
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  • 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

    4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

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  • 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm

    2:30 pm - 2:50 pm

    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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  • 2:50 pm - 3:00 pm

    2:50 pm - 3:00 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

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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How Our Virtual Events Work

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.