LogiChem USA 2019

September 09 - 10, 2019

Westin Galleria Houston, TX

Day Two – September 10, 2019


Global Supply Chain & Logistics
International, Domestic, Geopolitical, and Macroeconomic Factors and Opportunities

7:50 am - 8:50 am Continental Breakfast & Registration

7:50 am - 8:50 am Breakfast VIP Think Tank - Leaders in Chemical Manufacturing

*Invite-Only – Limited seats, advance sign-up required**

To reserve your seat, contact Victoria.Spadaccini@wbresearch.com

8:50 am - 9:00 am Welcome Remarks

Victoria Spadaccini, Program Director at Logichem

Victoria Spadaccini

Program Director
Logichem

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairperson’s Opening Address



Park Williams, VP of North America Sales at BDP

Park Williams

VP of North America Sales
BDP

9:10 am - 9:40 am Keynote - The Current and Future State of the Chemical Logistics and Supply Chain in the US

Chemical supply chain leader Bill Duty takes a deep dive into the increasing demand for chemicals as production capacity rises. Where are we now and where are we going? In this fascinating keynote, we put a spotlight on:
·         The new peak of US chemical output as more capacity arrives
·         Consumer spending driving the US demand for chemicals
·         Job growth multiplying in the chemical sector
·         The shale gas boom driving the creation of new chemical facilities
·         Creating a competitive edge via consolidation in petrochemicals, paints and coatings, polymers, and specialty chemicals
·         Online portals (e.g. Alibaba, Amazon Business) as a channel for selling chemicals
Bill Duty, Head, Supply Chain at Altana

Bill Duty

Head, Supply Chain
Altana

9:40 am - 10:20 am Bayer on Their Governance Model and How to Build Excellent CMO Relationships

This case study explores Bayer’s relationship governance model and uncovers how they overcame roadblocks, established a trusting relationship to guarantee supply, and added value to the business to ensure a reliable partnership. 
Luiz Barberini, Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America at Bayer

Luiz Barberini

Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America
Bayer

10:20 am - 10:50 am Mergers & Acquisitions: Creating a Low-Friction Assimilation Between Multiple Entities

What are the steps needed to understand the new culture and business philosophy before, during, and after a merger and/or acquisition? Emmanuel answers these questions and more, discussing:

·         Implementing processes and methodologies across the new enterprise
·         Ensuring uniform adherence to ethics and compliance standards
·         Planning for personnel change and reorganization
·         Prioritizing transparency and communication throughout the process
·         Reworking  your expansion model to fit to ensure compliance with SEC and other federal and international regulators
·         Unlocking Growth Potential ASAP
Emmanuel Carena, Demand Planner, Data Analyst at Houghton International

Emmanuel Carena

Demand Planner, Data Analyst
Houghton International

10:50 am - 11:40 am Morning Refreshment Break & Networking Break

11:40 am - 12:20 pm Fireside Chat - Creating Regulation Transparency Throughout the Entire Supply Chain

Compliance and regulations are crucial in supply chain efficiency and success, but is an often over-looked part of the ecosystem. In this intimate interview, we ask the questions that will help you understand:
 
·         Ways to form a healthy alliance between the compliance arms and the business departments in a united effort towards success and productivity
·         Educating shippers on critical regulations, especially from a warehousing perspective, that will impact cost and handling requirements 
·         Proactive approaches to increasingly strict guidelines
·         Ensuring you properly identify products as they move out of the US into foreign countries
·         Understanding where legal and regulatory updates come from – is it 3rd party? Is it internal mechanisms?
·         Executing effective training so all relevant people involved are highly knowledgeable on critical requirements and processes 
Mike Clemens, Global Compliance Officer & Manager, Global Ethics Investigations at DowDupont

Mike Clemens

Global Compliance Officer & Manager, Global Ethics Investigations
DowDupont

·         Roundtable #1: Strengthening the Compliance Business Partnership - Mike Clemens, Global Compliance Officer & Manager, Global Ethics Investigations, DowDupont

·         Roundtable #2: How To Continue To Reduce Cost, Mitigate Risk And How To Keep Capacity Available Juan Perez, Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance,Ennis Flint

·         Roundtable #3: The importance of proper training in hazardous materials Michael Roberts, Hazardous Material Safety Assistance, U.S. DOT/PHMSA

·         Roundtable #4: IMO 2020: Chaos or Opportunity? Dallas Wilson, Logistics, Procurement, & Supply Chain Manager Americas & Asia, INEOS Nitriles

·         Roundtable #5: Topic TBA, Speaker TBA, Charter Brokerage
Mike Clemens, Global Compliance Officer & Manager, Global Ethics Investigations at DowDupont

Mike Clemens

Global Compliance Officer & Manager, Global Ethics Investigations
DowDupont

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

Juan Perez

Director of Logistics and Trade Compliance
Ennis Flint

Michael Roberts

Hazardous Material Safety Assistance
U.S. DOT/PHMSA

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

Dallas Wilson

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

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch For All Attendees

Track A: Forecasting and Risk Management

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm Track Chairperson’s Opening Address

Track B: Sales & Operations Planning and Integrated Business Planning

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm Track Chairperson’s Opening Address

Track C: Industry Lab Workshops

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Industry Lab Workshop - From the Danger Zone to the Safety Zone: Hazardous Materials
The most misunderstood and anxiety-provoking material of them all  - hazardous materials – is shifting it’s high-risk perception in this workshop. With the leadership of expert Michael Roberts, you will discuss:

·         The necessary steps to ensure undeniable safety for workers
·         Processes you should have in place to handle emergency situations
·         Communicating proper loading techniques to ensure safety and reduce risk with hazardous materials
·         Understanding  hazmat codes, SMS sheets, the correct facilities to house goods

Michael Roberts

Hazardous Material Safety Assistance
U.S. DOT/PHMSA

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 DowDuPont

Daniela Osio

Risk Management Leader
DowDuPont

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

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Q&A Panel - Looking at Integrated Business Planning as a Catalyst to Facilitate Optimization of Processes and Your Supply Chain

•Taking a more holistic approach to supply chain, moving supply chain within an organization from S&OP to IBP 
•Gaining better visibility into raw materials in the supply chain to better understand and optimize inventory levels and supply demand approach 
•Working with the business leaders to understand what the market drivers are, customer requirements and what are the trends of the market 
•Balancing supply and demand while keeping key drivers for customer demand in mind and being made aware of them early in the process in order to satisfy that customer demand 
•Understanding demand, sales and demand planning processes, and ensuring a robust process is in place to mitigate your risks 

Adam Kroupa, General Manager, ChemSolutions at CH Robinson

Adam Kroupa

General Manager, ChemSolutions
CH Robinson

Jo Sheperd, Executive Vice President Supply Chain at Nouryon

Jo Sheperd

Executive Vice President Supply Chain
Nouryon

Debbie Keehn, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Ascend Performance Materials

Debbie Keehn

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Ascend Performance Materials

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm Protecting People and the Environment: Your Guide to UN Packaging Safety System Safety and Compliance Oversight

As a chemical leader, you share a similar mission as the PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) – to protect people and the environment.  By advancing the safe transportation of essential materials. In this session, Anthony provides clarity on:
 
·         The PHMSA jurisdictional authority over hazmat transportation
·         The U.S. UN Packaging model and why it is unique
·         Validation testing design selection factors
·         User and Manufacturer responsibilities
Best practices recommendations 
Anthony Lima, National Packaging Safety Program Manager/Senior Investigator at U.S. DOT/PHMSA

Anthony Lima

National Packaging Safety Program Manager/Senior Investigator
U.S. DOT/PHMSA

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm Case Study Revolution – Optimizing Production Scheduling through S&OP Integration

There are innumerous variables to consider for a better process output in your production schedule. Renato shines a light on how he’s achieved this, and how you can:
 
·         Improve the current simulation-based process
·         Use historical data to create optimization machine learning algorithms to improve decision making and process simulation
·         Lead your initiative to an end result of more reliable production scheduling, reduced logistics costs,  optimal finished goods inventory, and improved logistics network design and distribution inventory
Renato Pellicci, S&OP Manager at Braskem

Renato Pellicci

S&OP Manager
Braskem

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Women Empowering Women: Meetup

Meet other female chemical manufacturing leaders in this peer-led discussion group focused on leadership, mentoring, work/life balance, and more!

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm Conclusion of LogiChem 2019