LogiChem USA 2020

September 07 - 09, 2020

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

Sponsors:
Cordstrap


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 Head of Data Science 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 
Heath Dhayer, Leader, Supply Chain Assurance at NOVA Chemicals

Heath Dhayer

Leader, Supply Chain Assurance
NOVA Chemicals

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

Emmanuel Carena, Demand Planner, Data Analyst at Houghton International

Emmanuel Carena

Demand Planner, Data Analyst
Houghton International

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

Between natural disasters, economic shifts, and all the unexpected situations in between, you must be prepared for major disruptions to your supply chain organization. To prepare you, our panelists discuss
·         How you build resilience in situations that can have a negative impact on the supply chain and supply chain optimization
·         Implementing contingency plans to deal with supply chain disruptions
·         Exploring foreign governments with uncertainty
·         Ensure business continuity if there is a supply chain disruption
·         What plans should be in place to continue with business in the face of a catastrophic event
·         The risks of disruption and how are companies utilizing software to assimilate that ahead of the event
Daniela Osio, Risk Management Leader at DuPont

Daniela Osio

Risk Management Leader
DuPont

Siva Narayanan, Director of International Operations and Warehousing at Solvay

Siva Narayanan

Director of International Operations and Warehousing
Solvay

Dallas Wilson, Logistics, Procurement, & Supply Chain Manager Americas & Asia at INEOS Nitriles

Dallas Wilson

Logistics, Procurement, & Supply Chain Manager Americas & Asia
INEOS Nitriles

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, Demand Planning, and Technology

1:10 pm - 1:20 pm Track Chairperson’s Opening Address
Michael Kukiela, Vice President/General Manager of Supply Chain Management & Shared Services at Schneider

Michael Kukiela

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

Track A: Capacity, Demand Planning, 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 

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 A: Capacity, Demand Planning, and Technology

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm Gain Visibility Into Your Maritime Supply Chain with Veson Nautical
Learn how you can take control of marine freight cost, gaining visibility into key activities such as demurrage and claims, berth scheduling, inventory management, and more!
Rafael Gomez, Senior Commercial Manager, Americas at Veson

Rafael Gomez

Senior Commercial Manager, Americas
Veson

Track A: Capacity, Demand Planning, and Technology

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?
Lisa Entrekin MBA, Logistics Operations & System Mgr. at Ascend Performance Materials

Lisa Entrekin MBA

Logistics Operations & System Mgr.
Ascend Performance Materials

Track A: Capacity, Demand Planning, and Technology

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Panel Interactive – Best Practices in Collaborating with 3PLs and 4PLs
Juan Perez, Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance at Ennis Flint

Juan Perez

Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance
Ennis Flint

Clayton Fahey, Senior Vice President at Dunavant

Clayton Fahey

Senior Vice President
Dunavant

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

Albert Schyman

Director, Global Logistics Procurement
GCP Applied Technologies

Industry Boardrooms

1:10 pm - 1:50 pm Industry Lab Workshop - Impacts 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

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break

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

·         Roundtable #2: Duty Drawback- New Law, New Opportunities & Increased Savings Matt Anderson, President and Chief Operating Officer, Charter Brokerage

·  Roundtable #3: Best Practices in Sourcing Technology Solution Providers John Yerman, Director IT Strategy Sourcing, Versum Materials

·         Roundtable #4: Attracting a Younger Talent Pipeline into the Chemical Manufacturing Industry Cynthia Minix, Director of Supply Chain, Chemco

·         Roundtable #5:  Reverse Mentoring – A New Discussion on a Must Have Situation in the Chemical Industry Luiz Barberini, Operations Manager – External Manufacturing Latin America, Bayer

  •    Roundtable #6: Being financially agile in the midst of ever-changing prices Marilyn Eski, Supply Chain Finance Manager, Stepan
Craig Priest, Sales Director at ClearMetal

Craig Priest

Sales Director
ClearMetal

John Yerman, Director IT Strategy Sourcing at Versum Materials

John Yerman

Director IT Strategy Sourcing
Versum Materials

Matt Anderson, President and Chief Operating Officer at Charter Brokerage

Matt Anderson

President and Chief Operating Officer
Charter Brokerage

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

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

Sponsors:
Ovinto


6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Conclusion Of Day One

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