LogiChem USA 2019

September 09 - 10, 2019

Westin Galleria Houston, TX

Agenda Day 1: Connected Supply Chain

Digitalizing Your Supply Chain to Drive Network Optimization and Business Growth

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

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

Antonia Kay, Senior Conference Producer at LogiChem/WBR

Antonia Kay

Senior Conference Producer
LogiChem/WBR

8:10 am - 8:20 am Charity Game Challenge

Meet your #team to support a local charity
Antonia Kay, Senior Conference Producer at LogiChem/WBR

Antonia Kay

Senior Conference Producer
LogiChem/WBR

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

TC Baker, Group VP of Channels and Solution Design at LLamasoft

TC Baker

Group VP of Channels and Solution Design
LLamasoft

8:30 am - 9:00 am Case Study: Leveraging Big Data to Achieve the Goal of Agile and Cost-Efficient Supply Chain

This session explores the role of digitalization in shaping the future of supply chains in the chemical industry. Join his case study for an overview of IFF’s recent Internet of Things (IoT) trials, as well as projections of technology impact on 3PL-shipper collaboration in the next 5-10 years.
Richard Boulware, Global Director, Logistics at IFF

Richard Boulware

Global Director, Logistics
IFF

Luis Gil, Regional Trade Manager, Americas at International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Luis Gil

Regional Trade Manager, Americas
International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

9:00 am - 9:30 am Fireside Chat: Best Practices in Global Process Standardization and Vendor Selection

The technology of yesterday is struggling to support today’s operational reality, and global chemical manufacturers are struggling with prioritizing investments in advanced solutions that can be easily integrated across their facilities around the world. What is your next step in digitalizing your supply chain? Do you have established best practices in selecting and qualifying solution providers that would work across your global facilities? Join this session for practical advice on:

  • Making sound vendor selection decisions through efficient cross-functional group collaboration to develop universal supplier qualification/disqualification criteria
  • Identifying critical success factors before a new supplier is deemed acceptable 
  • Following a structured approach to ensure that resources are properly allocated  
  • Monitoring vendors over the short and long term to drive continuous improvement
Siva Narayanan, Director International Ops at Solvay

Siva Narayanan

Director International Ops
Solvay

TC Baker, Group VP of Channels and Solution Design at LLamasoft

TC Baker

Group VP of Channels and Solution Design
LLamasoft

9:30 am - 10:00 am Case Study: Supply Chain Network Overhaul – Lessons Learned and Pitfalls to Avoid

Join Bill to hear about a recent supply chain network overhaul at Altana and practical recommendations on aligning your supply chain strategies to deliver improvements in service levels and significant reductions in costs, including purchase, production, warehousing, inventory and transportation.
Bill Duty, Head, Supply Chain at Altana

Bill Duty

Head, Supply Chain
Altana

10:00 am - 10:40 am Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

10:40 am - 11:10 am Case Study: Digitalization and New Dimensions in Workforce Management

Technology and digitization is changing people’s jobs, roles – as your business is evolving, is your workforce management strategy comprehensive enough to help you keep up with the change?

  • What does digitization mean for your organization in particular?
  • The main factors you need to consider in talent management

Heath Dhayer, Leader, Supply Chain Assurance at NOVA Chemicals

Heath Dhayer

Leader, Supply Chain Assurance
NOVA Chemicals

11:10 am - 12:00 pm Guest Speaker Case Study: Blockchain 101: The Next Disruptive Force in Supply Chain Optimization

CNN featured Technology Futurist Ian Khan delivers an inspirational session on the transformative Blockchain technology that may completely change the logistics industry due to the efficiency, trust and transparency it brings to every shipment. Discover groundbreaking possibilities in
 
  • Understanding Blockchain & why the need for a it in logistics ?
  • Re-creating trust and transparency at every step in your supply chain
  • A tracking record that can never be corrupted or deleted can mean the end of EDI systems, spreadsheets and the legacy shipping manifesto
  • The Global Blockchain Revolution happening around the world, from Bitcoin to tracking your food, can change your relationships with suppliers, customers and intermediaries 
Ian Khan, Founder and Chief Futurist at Futuracy

Ian Khan

Founder and Chief Futurist
Futuracy

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Luncheon For All Attendees

Track A: Advancing Your Planning, Forecasting and Risk Mitigation Strategy to the Next Level

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Track Chairperson’s Opening Address
TC Baker, Group VP of Channels and Solution Design at LLamasoft

TC Baker

Group VP of Channels and Solution Design
LLamasoft

Track A: Advancing Your Planning, Forecasting and Risk Mitigation Strategy to the Next Level

1:10 pm - 1:40 pm 21st Century Trends in Procurement
Join Mark for an overview of how procurement has evolved over the years within the chemical industry and what can you expect in the near future:

  • Growing strategic value of procurement
  • Democratization of procurement technology
  • Best practices in embracing modern procurement practices and change management
  • Achieving the goal of future-proof procurement through proactive response to change
Mark Porter, Leader, Sourcing and Logistics at DuPont

Mark Porter

Leader, Sourcing and Logistics
DuPont

Track A: Advancing Your Planning, Forecasting and Risk Mitigation Strategy to the Next Level

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Case Study Interactive: Integrating Risk Management into Global Supply Planning
Join Stephen to hear about Chemours’ approach to overcoming global supply chain challenges and strengthening operations performance through improved risk management: 

  • Best practices in risk segmentation
  • Mitigating against disruptions and preparing for future opportunities
  • Achieving the goal of supply chain and risk management processes maturity

Stephen Pebly, Supply Chain Consultant, Fluoroproducts at Chemours

Stephen Pebly

Supply Chain Consultant, Fluoroproducts
Chemours

Track A: Advancing Your Planning, Forecasting and Risk Mitigation Strategy to the Next Level

2:10 pm - 2:30 pm Case Study Interactive Working Group
Stephen Pebly, Supply Chain Consultant, Fluoroproducts at Chemours

Stephen Pebly

Supply Chain Consultant, Fluoroproducts
Chemours

Track A: Advancing Your Planning, Forecasting and Risk Mitigation Strategy to the Next Level

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Fireside Chat: Integrated Supply Chains: Joining Sales and Operations Forces To Drive Sustainability
Chemical manufacturers operate under increased pressures of industry volatility and economic and political instability, which drives the need for having a comprehensive risk management and mitigation strategy in place. Progressive leaders are now taking extra steps to bring their teams together and improve their planning and forecasting processes. Join this session to hear best practices in sustaining your business by planning ahead and being prepared for:

  • Natural disasters
  • Labor strikes
  • Currency volatility
  • Changing political and regulatory environment (Section 301, Steel and Aluminum Tariffs) 

Mark Wells, Global Director, Supply Chain at Air Liquide

Mark Wells

Global Director, Supply Chain
Air Liquide

TC Baker, Group VP of Channels and Solution Design at LLamasoft

TC Baker

Group VP of Channels and Solution Design
LLamasoft

Track B: Efficient Logistics and Transportation Management

1:30 pm - 1:40 pm Track Chairperson’s Opening Address
Michael Andaloro, President & COO at BDP International

Michael Andaloro

President & COO
BDP International

Logistics shortcomings across primary modes of transportation have been on the rise, with trucking shortages being one of the main challenges the industry has faced this year. The main factors that have intensified the problem include:

  • Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate going into effect on April 1
  • The driver pool in North America drying up as people retire 

Join this discussion for practical recommendations on mitigating transportation shortage issues and delivering optimal customer experience to your clients. 

Michael Andaloro, President & COO at BDP International

Michael Andaloro

President & COO
BDP International

Denise Kopko, Vice President-Operations, Commercial, Supply Chain & Logistics Regeneration Services at Veolia North Amerca

Denise Kopko

Vice President-Operations, Commercial, Supply Chain & Logistics Regeneration Services
Veolia North Amerca

Alisha Ayre, Manager - Logistics & Trade Compliance at W. R. Grace & Co

Alisha Ayre

Manager - Logistics & Trade Compliance
W. R. Grace & Co

Patrick Pretorius, Director of Sales at Ticontract Americas

Patrick Pretorius

Director of Sales
Ticontract Americas

Richard McDuffie, Chief Operating Officer at Dunavant Global Logistics Group

Richard McDuffie

Chief Operating Officer
Dunavant Global Logistics Group

Track B: Efficient Logistics and Transportation Management

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm Innovation Showcase: Intermodal Transportation


Jared Stedl, Regional Vice President at Schneider Bulk

Jared Stedl

Regional Vice President
Schneider Bulk

Track B: Efficient Logistics and Transportation Management

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Panel: Working Together to Increase the Value of 3PL Partnerships
Join this panel to explore how efficient collaboration with 3PLs can help you create value and enhance your operational, financial, and end customer performance. 

  • What are the main 3PL selection criteria you should use?
  • How can you make sure that your 3PL model focuses on your company’s core value-adding functions?
  • What are the key factors to successful management of third party risks and improved control?


Michael Andaloro, President & COO at BDP International

Michael Andaloro

President & COO
BDP International

Michelle Moore, Global Logistics Senior Director at Chemours

Michelle Moore

Global Logistics Senior Director
Chemours

Peter Goldstein, Vice President of Global Sales at C.H. Robinson

Peter Goldstein

Vice President of Global Sales
C.H. Robinson

Steven Watts, Director of Chlor-Alkali and Blends at Brenntag

Steven Watts

Director of Chlor-Alkali and Blends
Brenntag

Industry Lab Workshops

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Overcoming Challenges of Moving Hazmat Products by Sea, Air, Rail and Road
The transportation of Hazmat goods is governed by complex national and international regulations, and every chemical manufacturer shipping dangerous and hazardous materials, even at very small quantities, has to overcome numerous compliance challenges. 

Join this workshop to benchmark best strategies in expediting process and approvals and ensuring full compliance as you move your products by sea, air, rail and road.

**Limited seats, advance sign-up required**

To  reserve your seat, contact Antonia Kay at antonia.kay@wbresearch.com

Siva Narayanan, Director International Ops at Solvay

Siva Narayanan

Director International Ops
Solvay

Industry Lab Workshops

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Accelerating the Digitalization of Your Chemical Supply Chain
Join this workshop for practical recommendations on:

  • Tackling the digitalization hype: shifting from all the talk to conceptualizing and implementing
  • Key fundamentals to consider when preparing your organization for digital transformation 
  • Initiating and driving a realistic and practical transformation 

**Limited seats, advance sign-up required**

To  reserve your seat, contact Antonia Kay at antonia.kay@wbresearch.com

2:50 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Women in Chemical Manufacturing Lunch Meetup

Meet up and trade business cards in this peer-led discussion group focused on work-life balance and more!
1.The Aftermath of Ocean Carrier Consolidation: Carrier Service Implications
  • Steve Ahern, Manager, Supply Chain Operational Design, BASF

2.Assuring Quality Transportation Services for Smaller Volume Shippers
  • Lori Fellmer, Logistics Management, BassTech International

3.Five Benefits of Implementing Transportation Management System (TMS) 
  • Erica Breitrerman, Global Logistics Lead, AdvanSix Inc.

4.Developing Flexible and Agile Business Models to Respond to More Demanding Customer Needs
  • Mark Wells, Global Supply Chain Director, Air Liquide Advanced Materials

5. 301 Tariff Refunds via Duty Drawback
  • Brian London, Vice President Operations, Charter Brokerage

6.Best Practices in Adjusting Inventory Management and Demand Planning to Volatile Customer Needs
7.Implementing e-Commerce and Automating Ordering Technologies to Automate Customer Service Processes
8.Achieving Transparency in Your Communication with the Customer
Steve Ahern, Manager, Supply Chain Operational Design at BASF

Steve Ahern

Manager, Supply Chain Operational Design
BASF

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

Lori Fellmer

Vice President of Logistics and Carrier Management
BassTech International

Erica Breitrerman, Global Logistics Lead at AdvanSix Inc.

Erica Breitrerman

Global Logistics Lead
AdvanSix Inc.

Mark Wells, Global Director, Supply Chain at Air Liquide

Mark Wells

Global Director, Supply Chain
Air Liquide

Brian London, Vice President Operations at Charter Brokerage

Brian London

Vice President Operations
Charter Brokerage

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Cocktail Reception

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm Conclusion Of Day One