LogiChem USA 2019

September 09 - 10, 2019

Westin Galleria Houston, TX

John Yerman, Director IT Strategy Sourcing at Versum Materials
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John Yerman


Director IT Strategy Sourcing
Versum Materials

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Day One – September 9, 2019

Monday, September 9th, 2019


9:30 AM Panel - Time Waits for No One: Improving the Speed of Change in Your Organization

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 

3:30 PM Interactive Roundtable Discussions

·         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