LogiChem 2018

March 20-March 22, 2018

Beurs Van Berlage, Amsterdam

+44 (0) 207 036 1378

Agenda Day 1

Focus Day: Digitalizing Your Chemical Supply Chain - Tuesday 20 March 2018

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome coffee

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM Welcome Remarks

Evelina Zemziulina, Conference Producer, WBR

Evelina Zemziulina

Conference Producer
WBR

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Chairperson’s opening address

Peter Devos, Managing Director, ECTA

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Peter Devos

Managing Director
ECTA

Demystifying Digital

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Threats and opportunities - why should the chemical supply chain community care about digitalization?

Sibylle Mutschler, Head of Digital, Clariant

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Sibylle Mutschler

Head of Digital
Clariant

9:20 AM - 10:00 AM ALL STAR PANEL: Digital technology trends - big data, cloud, AI, IoT, blockchain, cobots: What are they and how can they solve current challenges within chemical companies?

Bharath Sundararaman, Business Technology Partner, Merck Richard J. Taylor, Global Product Catalogue Operations Manager, Shell Ephraim Rabin, Chief Executive Officer, Parchem Fine & Specialty Chemicals Franz Hero, Senior Vice President, Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Development, SAP SE

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Bharath Sundararaman

Business Technology Partner
Merck
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Richard J. Taylor

Global Product Catalogue Operations Manager
Shell
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Ephraim Rabin

Chief Executive Officer
Parchem Fine & Specialty Chemicals
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Franz Hero

Senior Vice President, Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Development
SAP SE

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE: Overcoming the lack of digital implementation capability: How to initiate and drive a realistic and practical transformation?

Carsten Weers, Head of Global Supply Chain Management, Monomers Division, BASF

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Carsten Weers

Head of Global Supply Chain Management, Monomers Division
BASF

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM Morning networking break

What Does Digitalization Mean for Operational Efficiency?

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM INNOVATION CASE STUDY 1: How to use robotic process automation to reveal the hidden business insights that will drive the chemical supply chains of the digital age

Martin Weis, Robotic Process Automation Leader - EMEIA Advisory Center, Ernst & Young GmbH

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Martin Weis

Robotic Process Automation Leader - EMEIA Advisory Center
Ernst & Young GmbH

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM INNOVATION CASE STUDY 2: How to use digital to source and manage the right data effectively in order to provide the right signals to your upstream supply chain

Lars JT Droog, Supply Chain and General Affairs Manager, Tosoh

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Lars JT Droog

Supply Chain and General Affairs Manager
Tosoh

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM INNOVATION CASE STUDY 3: How to reduce inventory levels through end-to-end inventory management automation

Jori Fabricius, Senior Vice President, Global SCM, Kemira

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Jori Fabricius

Senior Vice President, Global SCM
Kemira

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: What are the biggest opportunities to drive operational efficiency using digital, and what sort of projects can you start with?

Sibylle Mutschler, Head of Digital, Clariant Richard J. Taylor, Global Product Catalogue Operations Manager, Shell Jose Cuadro Sáez, Senior Vice President Supply Chain, Cepsa

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Sibylle Mutschler

Head of Digital
Clariant
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Richard J. Taylor

Global Product Catalogue Operations Manager
Shell
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Jose Cuadro Sáez

Senior Vice President Supply Chain
Cepsa

12:50 PM - 2:00 PM Networking lunch

What Does Digitalization Mean for Customer Experience?

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM INNOVATION CASE STUDY 1: How can customer service digitalization improve customer insights and boost customer service levels?

Coenraad Schaap, Vice President, Group Customer Service , Perstorp Group

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Coenraad Schaap

Vice President, Group Customer Service
Perstorp Group

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Coenraad Schaap

Vice President, Group Customer Service
Perstorp Group
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Marc Van Der Veen

Global Supply Chain Technology Center Director
Dow Corning
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Thomas Dittmar

Director Customer Service
Lanxess
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Cindi Hane

VP, Product Management
Elemica
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Fabrice Schneider

Head of End To End Order To Deliver Processes
Merck Millipore

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM PRESENTATION: How will collaborative transport management platforms help the market to achieve real time visibility and ease logistics capacity constraints?

Peter Förster, Managing Partner, Transporeon

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Peter Förster

Managing Partner
Transporeon

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM Afternoon networking break

What Does Digitalization Mean for Existing Business Models?

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM PRESENTATION: How will digitalization turn existing business models on their head to create new opportunities for supply chains?

Richard van der Meulen, Managing Director Solutions Consulting, Infor GT Nexus

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Richard van der Meulen

Managing Director Solutions Consulting
Infor GT Nexus

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM INNOVATION CASE STUDY: How to assess the practicalities of transforming your business model through digitalisation: key criteria to consider and pitfalls to avoid

Bharath Sundararaman, Business Technology Partner, Merck

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Bharath Sundararaman

Business Technology Partner
Merck

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM PRESENTATION: How to use Blockchain and Smart Contracts to drive quantum leaps in supply chain efficiency, agility and innovation

Silvio Stephan, CEO, Orbit Logistics Group

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Silvio Stephan

CEO
Orbit Logistics Group

Drill Down Roundtable Discussions

•Demystifying digital: What is Digital, why should you care and why now?
Bharath Sundararaman, Business Technology Partner, Merck Group
•Cloud platforms: What are the benefits and challenges of implementing cloud solutions in an end-to-end supply chain?
Lars JT Droog, Supply Chain Director, Tosoh
•How can chemical companies’ business models change with the implementation of predictive analytics and smart ordering?
Henning Schussmuller, Senior Manager Supply Chain and Logistics, Sumitomo Chemical Europe
•How can digitalization technologies improve visibility and efficiency within logistics?
Richard van der Meulen, Managing Director Solutions Consulting, Infor GT Nexus
•How to streamline your operations by maximizing the efficiency through big data
Ephraim Rabin, CEO, Parchem – Fine & Specialty Chemicals
•New approaches to customer interface digitalization: How to move away from traditional communication towards more effective digital channels
Fabrice Schneider, Head of End To End Order To Deliver Processes, Merck Millipore
•How to define your strategy for customer service in a time of robotics and digitalization
Thomas Dittmar, Director Customer Service, Lanxess
•What impact will block chain and track & trace technology have on the entire supply chain?
Florian Kache, Supply Chain Strategy Development Manager, BASF


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Bharath Sundararaman

Business Technology Partner
Merck
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Henning Schussmuller

Senior Supply Chain and Logistics Manager
Sumitomo Chemical
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Richard van der Meulen

Managing Director Solutions Consulting
Infor GT Nexus
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Ephraim Rabin

Chief Executive Officer
Parchem Fine & Specialty Chemicals
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Fabrice Schneider

Head of End To End Order To Deliver Processes
Merck Millipore
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Thomas Dittmar

Director Customer Service
Lanxess
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Florian Kache

Supply Chain Strategy Development Manager
BASF
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Lars JT Droog

Supply Chain and General Affairs Manager
Tosoh

5:50 PM - 5:55 PM End of Conference