LogiChem US 2017

November 13-November 14, 2017

The Westin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Day Two: Mastering Your Logistics And Transportation Strategies While Remaining Compliant And Innovative

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast & Registration

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Platinum Anniversary Breakfast

Do you have 20+ years of supply chain or logistics experience? Join your peers that share your dedication over this exclusive networking breakfast.

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM Welcome Remarks

Paula Conlon, Content Director, Logichem


Paula Conlon

Content Director

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Chairperson's Opening Address

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Partnering With Your Suppliers To Ensure Sustainability

Siva Narayanan, Director of International Logistics and Warehousing, Solvay
To address the elephant in the room, chemical manufacturers have an important influence on the environment—and the only time the public hears about it, the press is negative. We can change this. Solvay has effectively communicated the importance of sustainability across their organization, making it a part of their value proposition. Siva Narayanan returns to LogiChem this year to share how he pioneered the initiative to better partner with suppliers to ensure that Solvay could manufacture more effectively. Hear his story on how he effectively managed to:
  • Ensure safer products and supply chain processes
  • Effectively measure which suppliers have the best solution, taking into account customers of value
  • Tackle the approach of initiating a partnership based on what’s realistic—what are logistics suppliers capable of providing?


Siva Narayanan

Director of International Logistics and Warehousing

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM Integrating New Product Introduction With IBP, Supply Chain & Logistics

Debbie Keehn, Vice President, Program and Pipeline Management, Celanese
Last year, Debbie Keehn wowed us with her session on how she helped Celanese move their supply chain from an S&OP model to an IBP model. Now that the IBP roll out has had some time to adjust, Debbie is back to share some exciting updates with us! The next phase of her IBP journey focuses on collaboration. In this session, she discusses next steps for your IBP model when there is a new product being brought into the mix. Understand the importance of:
  • Identifying the issues that are created if you don’t effectively bring R&D into the IBP process
  • Implementing a cross-functional process involving purchasing, logistics, quality, packaging, warehousing, and compliance
  • Ensuring that you can source raw materials when incorporating supply chain in the new product process


Debbie Keehn

Vice President, Program and Pipeline Management
Do you have a true understanding on what sustainable rates are, even at the sales level? Forecasts will never be 100% accurate, but every company is striving to maintain the smallest margin of error possible. This is why we brought in our demand planning experts to guide you on making more informed decisions with your inventory. You’ll get takeaways on:
  • Optimizing a centralized group of people for schedule execution, new product development, and supply chain issues
  • Modeling potential scenarios with sales and marketing to balance potential build and demand
  • Measuring and ensuring customer satisfaction with each scenario


Heath Dhayer

Leader, Supply Chain Assurance
NOVA Chemicals

Emmanuel Carena

Demand Planner
Houghton International

Bernice Cannon

Supply Chain Manager

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Refreshment & Networking Break

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Integrating 3PLs And The Customers They Serve: Bridging The Data Divide

Richard Boulware, Global Director, Logistics, IFF
Data transparency is a necessity. Not having clean data upfront impacts a 3PL’s ability to optimize the network for customers, which in turn effects your business. Thankfully, Richard Boulware leads IFF’s strategic partnership management with 3PLs, and he has offered to lend a hand to those struggling to cross that data divide. In this session, you will learn how to:
  • Develop consistent processes to manage data and metrics
  • Communicate more effectively with key stakeholders
  • Understand metrics across all organizations, including ERP versioning, scale, and weights


Richard Boulware

Global Director, Logistics

General Session

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Panel: Risk Management With 3PLs – What It Takes To Go From Provider to Partner

Domenick Braico, Director, Global Logistics Transformation, Honeywell Steven Watts, Director, Value Added Services, Brenntag Ken Wensel, SVP, BDP International
When outsourcing anything, there is always the concern that the company representing yours will not uphold the culture and metrics that you so value. The ideal situation is that you and your third party logistics provider create a partnership that strives for continuous improvement. If this seems like a pipe dream, you cannot miss this session, because having your 3PL go from provider to partner is indeed possible. Our panelists will shed light on:
  • Establishing operational procedures upfront
  • Understanding the key factors in deciding which 3PL is the right culture fit
  • Creating top-down support: ensure goals and expectations are communicated down to the operational and facility level


Domenick Braico

Director, Global Logistics Transformation

Steven Watts

Director, Value Added Services

Ken Wensel

BDP International

General Session

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM Innovation Spotlight

VIP Think Tank Session

11:20 AM - 12:10 PM VIP Supply Chain Think Tank

Identifying metrics, building resiliency, increasing visibility, forecasting, integrated business planning… what is the formula to create a cohesive supply chain strategy that reduces cost? This exclusive, invite-only group discussion focuses on developing solutions for the chemical supply chain professional’s needs.

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM Luncheon For All Attendees

1. Developing A New Performance Measure That Reflects On EHS For Your Supply Chain
Eric Mittlefehldt, VP, Development and Contract Manufacturing, ORG Chem Group

2. Marrying Sales With Supply Chain For The Ultimate Customer Experience
Bernice Cannon, Supply Chain Manager, AkzoNobel

3. Inventory And Materials Management: A Look Into The Importance Of Quality Control
Joanna Priester, Manager, Logistics Procurement, Archroma

4. How To Serve Unique Customer Segments Differently—And In Compliance
Jeff Baxter, Director, Supply Chain, Pilot Chemical

5. The New Drawback Law: A Bright Future For Your Company’s Bottom Line
David Verkaik, VP, Drawback Development, J.M. Rodgers

Tables 6-8: Have an innovative technology or story to share? For more information on how to be a part of the discussion and to sponsor a roundtable, contact Meg McNeel, Director of Sponsorship Sales & Strategy at 646.200.7470 or meg.mcneel@wbresearch.com


Eric Mittlefehldt

Vice President, Development and Contract Manufacturing
ORG Chem Group

Bernice Cannon

Supply Chain Manager

Joanna Priester

Manager, Logistics Procurement

Jeff Baxter

Director, Supply Chain
Pilot Chemical

David Verkaik

VP, Drawback Development
J.M. Rodgers

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break

The US DOT and the FRA have joined us to address roadblocks and solutions to the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials. Are you seeking to reduce noncompliance? This regulatory panel will help you understand what you need to know before you start moving goods through various customs points and ports. If you have any burning questions for these modal agencies while they are up on stage, now is your time to ask!
  • Understand the full scope of responsibility for moving goods internationally, including the importance of export licenses
  • Implement ethical models that push social responsibility within the organization
  • Consider what DOT Programs are available, and choose the one that is right for you


Anthony Murray

Hazardous Materials Safety Assistance Team, Eastern Region
US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Lisa Matsinger

Hazardous Materials Specialist
Federal Railroad Administration

John Gavas

US Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Vincent Mercadante

Director, Easter Region Field Operations
US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

VIP Think Tank Session

2:50 PM - 3:40 PM VIP Logistics Think Thank

Managing capacity, balancing modal strategies, risk management with 3PLs…what is the formula to create a cohesive logistics strategy that reduces cost? This exclusive, invite-only group discussion focuses on developing solutions for the chemical logistics professional’s needs.

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM Case Study Revolution: Optimizing Global Team Communication Between Planning, Customer Service And Your Business Teams

Bill Duty, Head, Supply Chain, Altana
As the saying goes, communication is key. With the growing importance of cross-functional integration, the value of communication has never been more important. To keep your logistics team fresh and relevant, demand planning and customer service need to work hand-in-hand with logistics to aid accurate forecasting. Leave LogiChem with one last round of takeaways and hear how Bill Duty from Altana spearheaded:
  • Attaining timely visibility to new product launch dates and potential resource implications
  • Developing a standard performance measurement to ensure continuous improvement and feedback
  • Developing a forecasting and planning platform that allows individuals to see exactly what they need while contributing to consensus-driven processes

Bill Duty

Head, Supply Chain

4:20 PM - 4:20 PM End of LogiChem 2017