LogiChem USA 2019

September 09 - 10, 2019

Westin Galleria Houston, TX

Day One – September 9, 2019


Digital Transformation in Supply Chain
Leveraging Technology Innovations to Drive Network Optimization and Business Growth in Your Supply Chain

7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:00 am - 8:10 am Welcome Remarks & Ice Breaker

Victoria Spadaccini, Program Director at Logichem

Victoria Spadaccini

Program Director
Logichem

8:10 am - 8:20 am Icebreaker

Details to come! 

8:20 am - 8:30 am Chairperson’s Opening Address



Donna McPherson, President at Cordstrap North America

Donna McPherson

President
Cordstrap North America

8:30 am - 9:00 am Fireside Chat - Digital Evolution is a Culture Evolution: Shifting the Industry’s Mind-set

It’s time for a culture evolution! The chemical manufacturing industry has been historically slow to adopt technological innovation, but it has now come to the height of the pain point – we must evolve or be at risk to lose customers, revenue, and the progress of the industry as a whole. This session takes a deep dive into:
 
·         The shift in the chemical manufacturing industry that led to the need for consumer-centric digital strategies
·         Working with the top: getting executives to champion digital change
·         Delivering an exciting vision by building customer-driven design solutions 
Beth Kaniewski, Head of Global Supply Chain and Logistics Center of Expertise at BASF

Beth Kaniewski

Head of Global Supply Chain and Logistics Center of Expertise
BASF

9:00 am - 9:30 am Case Study: Leading a World-Class Digital Transformation Journey

Been there, done that, and journeying forward into even more ground-breaking innovations! The Chief Digital Officer from one of the world’s top chemical companies takes you through their digital transformation journey, expanding on
 
·         Best practices in creating a digital center, a center of excellence, to support the business in identifying pain points that can be solved with technology
·         Utilizing design use cases to prioritize initiatives and prove value through MVPs and industry initiatives
·         Key challenges and learnings in this journey
·         How to manage a global portfolio, assure engagement across the business, and drive culture change and mindset shifts
Gustavo Guzman, PhD Data Science Leader at Braskem

Gustavo Guzman

PhD Data Science Leader
Braskem

The digital revolution is making its way into chemical supply chain business strategies, but integration speed staggers. What are the main roadblocks that slow down implementation and how do we transform our approach so change becomes more immediate? 

•Changing rigid ways of thinking and getting your organization on-board to do business differently
•Smart monetizing strategies that will help you hit and exceed profit targets  
•Creating room for unanticipated scenarios and training
•Metrics that will strengthen your innovation power 
•Implementing best practices on training and deciding what information needs to be put in front of supply chain professionals
•How will roles and organizational structure change based on technology needs
•Creating a long-term and short-term business case with ROI in mind
•Removing silos and integrating all business functions into your digital strategy 
Stephen Pebly, Supply Chain Consultant, Fluoroproducts at Chemours

Stephen Pebly

Supply Chain Consultant, Fluoroproducts
Chemours

Heath Dhayer, Leader, Supply Chain Assurance at NOVA Chemicals

Heath Dhayer

Leader, Supply Chain Assurance
NOVA Chemicals

Joaquin Corres, Mining Solutions Emerging Technologies Manager at Chemours

Joaquin Corres

Mining Solutions Emerging Technologies Manager
Chemours

John Yerman, Director IT Strategy Sourcing at Versum Materials

John Yerman

Director IT Strategy Sourcing
Versum Materials

Cindi Hane, VP of Product Management at Elemica

Cindi Hane

VP of Product Management
Elemica

10:10 am - 10:50 am Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

10:50 am - 11:20 am Keynote – Innovating the Three Pillars of Integrated Supply Chain: Operations, Efficiency, and Analytics

Combining a sound expertise in best in class supply chain with the power of technology, Curtis has created a process that provides a real-time look into your integrated supply chain. He delves into operational efficiency, transparency, agility, and analytics, and together you will explore:
o    The critical elements in operational efficiency including the process,  tools, and systems, plus the integration with other systems like TMS or SAP
o    How transparency in logistics should and  provide areas of improvement through order management, real time functionality, transit time, dwell time, and asset utilization
o    How your supply chain can push allocation efficiency by leveraging optimal resources in manpower and equipment
o    Adaptive Efficiency (Agility) that increases the speed of change
o    How you can build predictive analytics that provide huge amounts of data  
Curtis Williams, Global Logistics Leader at Honeywell

Curtis Williams

Global Logistics Leader
Honeywell

11:20 am - 12:10 pm The Real Application of Blockchain Technology in Global Supply Chain and Logistics

We’ve heard the term before, but it seems to be lost in theory and null of application. Not here. In this session, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection breaks down
·         What a blockchain actually is and how it helps you in your chemical supply chain and logistics business
·         The government role in blockchain, including the standards, value, and tests conducted
·         Phases of development
·         Misconceptions and hurdles
·         Initial proof of concept
·         Emerging use cases
Vincent Annunziato, Director, Business Transformation & Innovation Division at U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Vincent Annunziato

Director, Business Transformation & Innovation Division
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Larry Shi

Associate Professor
University of Houston

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm Lunch For All Attendees

Track A: Capacity and Demand Planning

1:10 pm - 1:20 pm Track Chairperson’s Opening Address

Track A: Capacity and Demand Planning

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm The Capacity Championship (Team competition in the style of Family Feud)

Based on the legendary game show Family Feud, Logichem puts a chemical supply twist on this edition – with you (the attendees and speakers) providing the answers to the poll a month before the conference, all focused on capacity and demand planning.  Flex your knowledge, drive revenue, make new friends, and have fun! Should you come? Survey says...yes!

•Roundtable teams of seven to eight executives compete against one another to come up with the top answers to the industry’s most pressing topics in capacity and demand planning.
•Three rounds and a final Fast Money round. 
•In the Fast Money round, two people from the top two teams step up to the stage to go head to head. With 20 seconds on the clock, each person must answer five questions – the person who receives the highest points wins special secret prizes for their group! 

Track B: Tools and Technology

1:10 pm - 1:20 pm Track Chairperson’s Opening Address

Track B: Tools and Technology

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm Panel Interactive - The Rise of the Machines: How Automation Enables Efficient Supply Chain Processes
•How technology can enable a more efficient logistics process 
•An in-depth look at your production and network channels and rationalizing processes, policies, tools and suppliers 
•Transitioning to E-logs 
•How to identify negative trends in vehicle accidents and road side compliance 
•Tools that support safety performance 
•Identifying new and innovative methods to engage people further on safety 

Ephraim Rabin, CEO at Parchem – Fine & Specialty Chemicals

Ephraim Rabin

CEO
Parchem – Fine & Specialty Chemicals

Frederick Ronse, Founder CEO at Ovinto

Frederick Ronse

Founder CEO
Ovinto

Bryan Wahlberg, Director, Key Account Development – Industrial at Kuehne + Nagel

Bryan Wahlberg

Director, Key Account Development – Industrial
Kuehne + Nagel

Track C: Industry Lab Workshops

1:10 pm - 1:50 pm Industry Lab Workshop - mpacts of Low Cost Service supply: Establishing a Strategic and Proactive Partner Management Strategy
When it comes to optimizing your supply chain, cheaper isn’t always better. This session explores critical metrics to look for and key elements to ensure a strong, healthy relationship with your partners. Together, you will discuss:
 
·         The need of competitive costs vs the quality   
·         Establishing a Strategic and proactive Partner Management Strategy
·         Key topics to consider on a healthy vendor / vendee relationship
Luiz Barberini, Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America at Bayer

Luiz Barberini

Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America
Bayer

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm Innovation Spotlight

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Case Study Revolution: TMS Implementation Roadmap (Speed bumps, Potholes and Passing Lanes)

Your company wants an effective TMS?  Lisa explores the right questions you need to ask and the answers you should anticipate:
·         Why do you need a TMS?  Is there visibility, cost savings, predictive Analytics, all of the above?
·         Can the potential vendors handle your complex methods and modes of shipping?
·         Is there a domestic or global footprint?
·         Where does FAP (freight, audit and pay/processing) – come into the process?
·         How do you move from an older, used model to an upgrade?
How do you create a better fuel economy and remove optimal ocean spreadsheets?

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm Innovation Spotlight

Rafael Gomez, Senior Commercial Manager, Americas at Veson

Rafael Gomez

Senior Commercial Manager, Americas
Veson

Juan Perez, Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance at Ennis Flint

Juan Perez

Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance
Ennis Flint

Richard McDuffie, Chief Operating Officer at Dunavant

Richard McDuffie

Chief Operating Officer
Dunavant

Albert Schyman, Director, Global Logistics Procurement at GCP Applied Technologies

Albert Schyman

Director, Global Logistics Procurement
GCP Applied Technologies

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break

·         Roundtable #1: Data Accuracy for Global Transportation Planning and Visibility Craig Priest, Sales Director, ClearMetal

·         Roundtable #2: Best Practices in Sourcing Technology Solution Providers John Yerman, Director IT Strategy Sourcing, Versum Materials

·         Roundtable #3: Attracting a Younger Talent Pipeline into the Chemical Manufacturing Industry Cynthia Minix, Director of Supply Chain, Chemco

·         Roundtable #4:  Reverse Mentoring – A New Discussion on a Must Have Situation in the Chemical Industry Luiz Barberini, Operations Manager – External Manufacturing Latin America, Bayer

  •    Roundtable #5: Being financially agile in the midst of ever-changing prices Marilyn Eski, Supply Chain Finance Manager, Stepan
John Yerman, Director IT Strategy Sourcing at Versum Materials

John Yerman

Director IT Strategy Sourcing
Versum Materials

Cynthia Minix

Director of Supply Chain
Chemco

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

Luiz Barberini

Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America
Bayer

Marilyn Eski, Supply Chain Finance Manager at Stepan

Marilyn Eski

Supply Chain Finance Manager
Stepan

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception



5:30 pm - 5:30 pm Conclusion Of Day One