LogiChem EU 2019

19 - 21 March, 2019

Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam

+44 207 036 1378

2019 Speakers

Lanny Duvall
Chief Supply Chain Officer
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals
Michael Liesfeldt
Global Supply Chain Management Vice President

In the recent years Michael worked on the carve-out of the LANXESS polymer business units and the start up of the new JV ARLANXEO between LANXESS and Saudi Aramaco. He drove the company’s supply chain harmonization and standardization to achieve one way of working and establishing a new  organizational set up that is process driven and will meet the company’s future needs. As of 2019 ARLANXEO will be a fully owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, subject to the receipt of all regulatory approvals. 

Helen De Wachter
Head of Global Supply Chain & Logistics, Center of Expertise

Helen De Wachter works in BASF’s global logistics & supply chain center of expertise and with her team she takes care of process & asset improvements & innovations in bulk storage & transportation. Recent focus and activities include the new BASF class tank containers (B-TC), introduction of automated guided vehicles (AGV) for site transportation and automated loading stations.

Lars Koppelmann
Vice President of Supply Chain Management & Logistics Procurement., EMEA

Lars Koppelmann is Vice President Supply Chain Management and Logistics Procurement EMEA of INEOS Styrolution, the leading, global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. He has more than 28 years of working experience within the plastics industry, in the area of Sales, Marketing, M&A and SCM. After 4 years in Singapore (Director global Industry team for Electronics & Household; Director Merger & Acquisitions), he returned to Germany with deep understanding of Asian culture and supply chain issues in Asia, EMEA and the USA. With these unique experiences he has been chosen to orchestrate the Supply Chain challenges, we are facing in a more dynamic and rapidly changing global market environment.

Heinz-Günter Lux
Sensor Digital Analyst
Holger Ruckdaeschel
Head of Digital Innovation

Holger Ruckdaeschel is Head of Digital Innovation at BASF’s Performance Materials division. After his PhD in Material Science, he joined BASF and worked in several senior positions related to R&D, technology and digitalization over the last 10+ years. In his current role, he drives the digital transformation of business across all customer-facing functions including technical & product service, R&D innovation, customer interaction and supply chain. In logistics, digitalization is fostered in cooperation with internal & external partners as well as start-ups. Focus is set particularly on smart load carriers such as pallets. First successful pilots have proven gains in efficiency, transparency and sustainability. Scaling is ongoing, as broader use across the company and industry will enable another leap in cost reduction and quality of the supply chain.

Jens-Mario Burggraf
Supply Chain, Logistic & Client Service Leader

Jens-Mario has been developing and implementing a blockchain solution within its logistic organization providing more transparency on product shipments to his organization and clients. In order to successfully implement he had to overcome some obstacles and support the organization in having a shift of mindset in terms of project realization from conventional to agile. Defining a strong use case and run a proper proof of concept with a technology no experience was present in the organization has been a challenge as well as the partner selection to develop and implement the solution. Through strong commitment, open mindset, experimental attitude as well as a clear definition of targets he was able to deliver the solution timely. 

Fabian Gasczak
Head of SCM Polyols & Oxidation Products

Fabian is an experienced Supply Chain Leader with a background in various industries. In his past roles he developed and implemented global Plan-to-make and Order-to-cash processes. This was coupled with an organisational development of new roles and hierarchical structures. Furthermore he led an European network optimisation for warehouses. Currently he is working on improvement of physical logistical infrastructure and to establish an "ERP-like" process culture - consistent and consequent use of a system. His most challenging part is and will be to educate all working levels, to create awareness in the top management and to integrate a heterogeneous digital landscape. He sees the digital transformation as a logical next step which needs to be implemented evolutionary.

Wolfgang Laures
Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain
Perstorp Group
Wolfgang is leads the global Supply Chain organization of Perstorp which includes Planning, Logistics, Procurement and Customer Service. In that function I report directly to the CEO. Most recently, Wolfgang considers his greatest success to be the implementation of a global Procurement Category organization with a spend of 1bn US $ and the transformation towards an Integrated Business Planning approach coming from a traditional S&OP style. His biggest challenge is that expectations from customers are frequently increasing and requests are adhoc without the willingness to pay either for sustainability, differentiated services or quality so prices and margins are being commoditized.
Jean-Marc Viallatte
Vice President Supply Chain Group

Jean-Marc VIALLATTE was appointed Arkema Supply Chain Corporate Vice President on January 2018. Jean-Marc brings 25 years’ experience in operations and supply chain in various industries such as FMCG, building industries and adhesives. In the past years, Jean-Marc has been focusing on building efficient, customer centric and digital supply chains. At Arkema, Jean-Marc is creating a global supply chain, positioned as a key strategic function. He leads a community of supply chain professionals to provide world class service to customers through harmonized and optimized processes, to support Arkema growth and enable digital transformation.

Marion Matthewman
Head of Global Logistics

As Head of Global Logistics at Syngenta, Marion has responsibilities in supporting and leading change, working with leadership teams to create their change journey, identification and implementation of management systems as well as auditing for continuous improvement.

Pablo Barrera Lopez
Executive Vice President Supply Chain
Yara International

Pablo Barrera has served as Executive Vice President Supply Chain since April 2018. Before that he held various positions with Yara such as Country Manager Yara Chile 2017-2018, Head of Corporate Strategy in Strategy & Business Development 2015-2016, Manager Strategy in Strategy & Business Development 2014-2015. Prior to joining Yara, Mr. Barrera worked at The Boston Consulting Group between 2009-2014.

Maarten Cornelissen
Head of Supply Chain
Teijin Aramid
Maarten Cornelissen is currently global Supply Chain leader at Teijin Aramid B.V., owner of McLogVision B.V. and Advisor to the Board for Royal Ahrend Group, having previously been their Chief Supply Chain Officer. Having spent over 20 years in senior European Supply Chain management positions, amongst others as VP Service for LG Electronics and Whirlpool, Maarten’s aim is to lead and coach management teams on supply chain leadership to become truly customer led, integral managed supply chain organizations. Recently at Teijin Aramid he has re-organized their Supply Chain organization to obtain an integral, global perspective whilst implementing a state-of-the-art collaborative S&OP process.
Jan Bruening
Cluster Head Smart Supply Chain

Jan is globally responsible for the Supply Chain workstream of BASF 4.0, a senior project initiated to drive the digitization of BASF. In his role Jan oversees the key projects defined by BASF to drive the digital transformation. The main challenge is to bring proven solutions to scale throughout the global organization. Change management and stakeholder engagement are therefore a key focus of his role.

Sibylle Mutschler
Head of Digital
Dr. Sibylle Mutschler is leading Clariant’s digitalization program. She is working on sales growth via new business models developed jointly with multiple teams and start-up crews, efficiency realization and speed gains for Clariant’s operations via elevating Clariant’s existing production system to a digital level beyond LeanSigma, bringing data science as a strategic lever to a specialty chemicals company, laying the right foundations from a legal, tax and cyber security perspective, bringing digital skills and different ways of thinking to Clariant.
Jori Fabricius
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management
Jan Roed
Head of Global Logistics
Jan is the Head of Global Logistics for Borealis. His main responsibilities include purchasing of all logistics activities, globally, as well as project responsibilities for all logistics project in relation to M & A and green field operation. Most recently, Jan considers his biggest success to be moving Logistics from a cost center approach to a value-added approach. Jan considers his greatest challenges to date to be attracting new, young talent and making supply chain an attractive field to work in.
Klaus Hammer
Programme Manager Supply Chain

For the past year Leopold Klaus Hammer has been focused on Supply Chain re-design to improve customer experience and cost efficiency of the entire supply chain. Once potential areas of optimization have been found, the next step of Klaus is the development of detail design and its implementation. During this project change management is considered as the biggest challenge.

Eran Hubert
Supply Chain Director, E2E Implementation
The Dow Chemical Company
Julio Casas
Head of Demand & Supply Planning & Service Strategy

Julio works in Henkel Adhesives Technologies Unit, as the European Head for Demand, Supply and Service Strategy. During last 26 years Julio has had direct operational responsibilities on every Value Chain Area like; Demand and Supply Planning, Procurement, Production Scheduling, Own Operations, 3rd Party Manufacturing, Logistics and Customer Service. His current focus is to re-design and merge East & West into a newly created European Supply Chain with new Systems, Organization and Governance Model, to secure future performance on Service, Agility and Costs. His primary focus is addressing the on-going market and internal requirements to ensure proper interface steering between Sales & Operations.

Stephanie Wright
Head of Customer Service & Control Tower

Stephanie has been developing and implementing Customer Service Excellence strategy as part of an organizational and culture change management program in Europe.  While establishing a new culture, the challenge has been to re-invent the value of the organization with process optimization and digitalization which significantly impacts the daily life of an agent.  Through empowerment and a “feedback welcome” environment, the organization is influencing customer loyalty and focused on gaining competitive advantage through customer service.  The most challenging part of organizational change management is to ensure that the people believe in the change.  Without it, there is no success. The main achievements have been rooted in the performance of the team, the loyalty and mind set of a larger organization and the improvement in the customer journey.  Stephanie’s next focus will be on digital integration and ensuring those programs exceed customer expectations in terms of service. 

Arno Dalhuisen
Global Head of SC Excellence
DSM Nutrional Products

Arno Dalhuisen is Global Head of SC Excellence within DSM Nutrional Products, a world leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other nutritional solutions within Animal Nutrition & Health, Human Nutrition & Health and Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients. For years Arno is focussed on unleashing the full potential of all to contribute and team up from day-2-day continuous improvements towards strategic value chain improvement projects. In doing so Arno and his team facilitate, coach and train teams from regional to global areas and from shopfloor to leadership level to build continous improvement capability and applying digitization techniques within.

Alexis Papageorges
Global Supply Chain Excellence Manager, Digital Projects

Alexis is driving the Supply Chain Excellence projects within a global environment at 2 levels: customer service and logistics, as well as digital. Next to traditional OTC improvement initiatives, Alexis is supporting the roll-out of the NPS methodology throughout the whole group. In the digital area, Alexis has been focusing in the last few months in developing "Tracking & Tracing" solutions at various levels: origin tracing, maritime tracking, road tracking, .... At the same time, he is starting the deployment of a "Process Mining" solution using BigData/AI to drive process excellence within Customer Service and Logistics processes. 

Christian Backaert
Global Supply Chain Excellence Manager, Planning
Pablo Nosti
Logistics Manager EMEA and Global Logistics Enablement Leader

Pablo Nosti has more than 20 years experience in leading multinational teams in manufacturing, procurement, shared services and supply chain. In his current role – Logistics Manager, he is responsible for Logistics Procurement, Leveraged Logistics Operations and Customs & Trade Compliance across Europe Middle East and Africa. The mission of the Logistics organization in DuPont is to create a sustainable, competitive advantage across all Business Units and reduce the environmental footprint within its supply chains. In addition, during the last 2 years DuPont is undergoing a deep transformation with the merge of equals with Dow completed in September 2017, and the intended split into three strong independent companies that will become global leaders in Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products.

Peter Wijnen
Supply Chain Director
Yasser Bin Sabir
Head of Global Integrated Business Planning

Yasser Bin Sabir is currently the Head of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) working for ARLANXEO. After spending the first 2 years of his career in the corporate management cadre of Reliance Industries, he was picked by Bayer to lead its regional sales team for Middle-east and Africa. He moved on to progressively higher and global responsibilities in Marketing, Product Management, Strategy and S&OP/IBP in Lanxess/Arlanxeo. He has been a trend setter and thought leader in the area of S&OP and Business Planning and has led global implementations of S&OP in several Business Units of Lanxess/Arlanxeo. He has a proven track record in achieving business transformation and in implementing processes and structures that have become benchmarks for the company.asser Bin Sabir is currently the Head of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) working for ARLANXEO. After spending the first 2 years of his career in the corporate management cadre of Reliance Industries, he was picked by Bayer to lead its regional sales team for Middle-east and Africa. He moved on to progressively higher and global responsibilities in Marketing, Product Management, Strategy and S&OP/IBP in Lanxess/Arlanxeo. He has been a trend setter and thought leader in the area of S&OP and Business Planning and has led global implementations of S&OP in several Business Units of Lanxess/Arlanxeo. He has a proven track record in achieving business transformation and in implementing processes and structures that have become benchmarks for the company.

Ralf Pillep
Head of Portfolio Management Order and Global Process Owner Order Processes

Dr. Ralf Stefan Pillep is Head of Program Management and Global Process Owner Order Processes at Covestro’s Supply Chain Center in Leverkusen. His role as Global Process Owner includes the responsibility for process design, implementation and compliance with standards for the regions  EMEA / LATAM, APAC and NAFTA. Currently delegated to Hong Kong, he leads a project to increase efficiency and best practice sharing across Supply Chain Centers in the APAC countries.

Stephanie Costini
Head of Supply Chain Management & Logistics
Charalampos Mantelis
Director of Global Material Planning & Inventory Management

Charalampos Mantelis has designed and implemented S&OP processes for various businesses and at various geographical levels within Firmenich, with two main focus areas; people engagement and alignment with corporate strategic goals to have a clear purpose. He has also led the inventory management, focusing on a holistic working capital approach and strongly connecting it to the S&OP process. The next challenge for Charalampos is to redesign the material planning strategy and execution for Firmenich, to leverage on digital tools and predictive analytics in order to be able to serve the client of tomorrow.

Christian Tillmann
Energy Operations Manager
Air Liquide
Christian is Energy Operations Manager at AIR LIQUIDE and therefore responsible for a continuous optimization of energy usage between production and distribution. He leads the activities of AIR LIQUIDE Germany for simultaneous supply chain optimization, coordinating production and distribution requirements between different business units. He has a broad experience in various supply chain related IT projects, such as ERP, mobile solutions, transport management systems, and sourcing optimization.
Bharath Sundararaman
Business Technology Partner
Merck KGaA

Bharath Sundararaman is responsible for end-to-end supply chain visibility and analytics at Merck KGaA, a 350 year specialty chemicals company headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany. Since Bharath started driving supply chain analytics in 2014, Merck KGaA has made tremendous progress in end-to-end supply chain visibility, on a daily basis, in a single source of truth which has changed the way supply chainers do their jobs: 80% of time is now spent on ad-hoc analysis and insights and 20% of time on data collection and reporting – it used to be the other way around.

Thomas Bronnert
Vice President Corporate Logistics
Wacker Chemie

Thomas Bronnert, Vice President Corporate Logistics at WACKER, drives the global roll out of standards as a prerequisite to improve the global consistency of logistics processes, to increase the visibility of transport chains and to enhance the view on the most relevant logistics performance parameters within the WACKER Group. The new process standards will improve WACKER's connectivity to logistics service providers and enable a common understanding of timely information flows, together with the integration of real time digital tracking tools and an event management system. Thorough change management, but also the consideration of local and regional specifics are the key milestones for a successful implementation on a global level.

Steven Beddegenoodts
Global EHS & Sustainability Lead of Supply Chain PetChem

Steven has held several hands-on jobs in the Chemicals supply chain at SGS, Union Carbide Corporation, Dow Chemical Company and SABICComplementing the operational skills are project management – six sigma, Transport Safety and Site Logistics safety auditing which includes extensive experience as subject matter expert in inter-industry workgroups setting standards sharing best practices and defining most-effective-technologies all in the specialism of transport safety, risk assessment and Supply Chain Sustainability.Steven joined SABIC as Global  SHEQ Manager in 2011, globalizing the supply chain safety programs including Responsible Care ® and Sustainability.

Florian Kache
Head of Supply Chain Innovation Management
Dr. Kache is responsible for the development of end-to-end Supply Chain strategies at BASF, supply chain innovation and trends monitoring, and the management of relationships with external research bodies such as the MIT. Recently has has been working on global supply chain strategies and smart supply chain solutions.
Guillermo Fumero
Global Project Manager/ Global Business Services
Peter Devos
Managing Director
Peter Devos is an independent Supply Chain Practitioner and is Managing Director at ECTA, the European Chemical Transport and Logistics Association. Peter coordinates logistics transformation projects and envisions to further transform & digitalize the Chemical logistics processes across multiple enterprises. Together with all stakeholders including other European Associations, he helps the Chemical Logistics Community implementing the logistics 4.0 technologies to achieve their targets and innovative business models.
Matthias Arzner
Head of OTC
Andrea Tietze
Head of Customer Service
Fabrice Schneider
Head of End to End Supply Chain Processes
Merck Millipore

Following a stretch of 10 years of experience in the food industry at Stoeffler Company, started in the Manufacturing area, then switching to Supply Chain manager position, Fabrice Schneider had moved to the Chemicals industry joining the Millipore Company in 2006 as Labwater Supply Chain Manager. After Millipore got acquired by Merck Company in 2010, he got  in charge of the harmonization and development of Supply Chain end to end processes for the new born Merck Millipore Division. He’s now Head of End to End Order to Deliver processes since January 2016 on LifeScience Division, combining Merck Millipore and Sigma Aldrich after its acquisition.

Tim Bett
Head of Supply Chain
Stijn Sweere
Director of Global Supply Chain, Fragrances
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

Stijn Sweere is Director Global Supply Chain for IFF’s Fragrance business. He focused last years on building and executing a Global governance model for planning and logistics. One of the most recent key projects took the governance structure a step further.  The raw material planning function was centralized in the Netherlands, which marked the first global centralization of a supply chain function at the operational level. It allowed the business to benefit from a centralized team of experts unlocking a new level of improvement opportunities in the global supply chain.

Shailesh Mishra
Cross-functional Business Demand Lead for M&A, End-to-End & ERP Implementation
Lyondellbasell Industries
Graham Hall
European Logistics Manager
Air Products

Graham joined Air Products in 2008 as the UK&I Fulfil Manager. Following a successful five years in operations, Graham moved into the European team as European Logistics Manager. In this European position, Graham has led many improvement initiatives on efficiency and safety, most recently focusing on systems and tools that are used by the drivers and influence their behaviour. Graham works closely with the Air Products Logistics teams across Europe and facilitates best practice sharing of the good work done in Europe with the Air Products teams in North America and Asia. Graham has more than 30 years’ experience in the Chemical Industry and represents Air Products at the European Industrial Gases Association focussing on driver safety.

Philipp Szukat
Digital Supply Chain Manager EMEA

Philipp has more than 7 years of experience in the chemical distribution industry. In leading several major EMEA wide supply chain projects he generated a broad market know. Since 2016 he is a Pioneer of Brenntag’s digital transformation @ DigiB. As Digital Supply Chain Manager he is responsible for driving the digital supply chain strategy for Brenntag EMEA.

Joan Manuel Azuaga
Global Demand Inventory Manager

Joan Manel Azuaga is a Global Demand Inventory Manager in Clariant Plastics and Coatings  for Pigments business. His principal role is to lead the Tactical S&OP Meeting for pigment preparation materials, control inventory and review production plan globally. The last years he has been involved in a Global project to run the implementation of APO (Advanced Planning Optimizer) as Global Key user for Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling. In this Project we are in another phase to check with all the users what are the points in the process that needs improvement and with a sustainable approach we are moving forward to achieve our target to have a system tool to rely on

Frank Rösiger
Technical General Manager
PCI Augsburg BASF Group

Frank is the Technical General Manager at PCI Augsburg GmbH (an affiliate of BASF SE) where he is responsible for about 550 employees across R&D, Planning, Logistic, Production, Engineering & Maintenance, EHSQ and Site Management functions in 4 plants, that serve 9 core countries and 3 business lines. Prior to this, Frank held various roles in BASF and Degussa Construction Chemicals within operations and supply chain management. Currently Frank is working on implementation of robotics for manual OTC processes, where the most challenging part is to bridge the personal customer-contact and automated mass transactions. He sees “finding the right balance of human & technology solutions” as a next opportunity to drive the Order-to-Cash (OTC) process to Process-Excellence and Business-Success.

Peter van Weeghel
Senior Manager of Supply Chain
Kraton Corporation
Lennart Heip
Business Process Lead, International Trade Operations, Risk & Duty
Dow Benelux B.V.

Lennart is responsible for the design and implementation of FTA’s in the global ERP of the Dow Chemical Company, as well as the functionality around Duty calculations and accruals. Previously he was responsible for the transport of goods in containers and airfreight for all exports out of an imports into Europe for Dow. In that capacity he has assisted in implementing SC visibility through IoT-application. Next to that, he has a keen interest in new techniques that Dow can apply in the IoT-space and engaged on concept proofing of those. In earlier roles he was more involved in the process side, being engaged in the integration-project of the Rohm&Haas Company and serving in several roles as production engineer. Lennart holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. 

Alessandra Melo
Head of Global Customer Care and Customer Relationship
Emilie Andrien
Customer Care Manager EMEA
DSM Engineering Plastics B.V.

Emilie Andrien is a member of the supply chain operations team of DSM Engineering Plastics in Europe. She has a broad experience in customer service and order fulfillment including transport management. Currently she is the Customer Care Manager involved in strategical projects to make sure that DSM EP act upon given feedback received by customers based on complaints and any other communication in order to fulfill the customers’ expectations and even go beyond. 

Thomas Rieger
Director Europe Supply Chain Management

Thomas Rieger is European Supply Chain Director for ICL’s Phosphate Solutions and Industrial Products business. His last years focus was to introduce global S&OP process for ICL’s different business streams. By a newly structured roll-up of Supply Chain relevant information the interaction between the stakeholders could be better orchestrated. By this a new dimension in balancing of demand and supply could be achieved. The result is a more effective decision making process, better collaboration and a new fact based supply chain visibility.

Hermann Schuster
Head of Digitalization
Marc Van Der Veen
Associate Director for Supply Chain Innovation
Dow Dupont
Marc Van der Veen is global Associate Director for Supply Chain Innovation in Dow Dupont since January 2018. Prior to that, Marc was Supply Chain Improvement Leader for the Consumer Solutions division in Dow where his specific area of expertise has been to link performance and productivity improvements in Supply Chain to improved Customer Experience.
Stephanie Kool-Claessens
Manager Customer Service
AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals
Virginia Dignum
Professor Social Artificial Intelligence, Associated Professor
Umeå University, Delft University of Technology

Virginia Dignum is Professor of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence at University of Umeå in Sweden and associated with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the ethical and societal impact of AI. She is a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI), a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, and of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous Systems. In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Veni grant from NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research) for her work on computational agent-based organizational frameworks. She a well-known speaker on the social and ethical impacts of Artificial Intelligence, and is member of program committees of all major journals and conferences in AI. 

Rohit Joshi
Head of Talent Sourcing, EMEA

Rohit’s team is responsible for hiring of Critical Capability roles in Philips EMEA. His team works on the hardest to fill roles and focusses on providing Talent Intelligence to develop sourcing strategy, build talent pipelines for positions that will help accelerate the transformation of Philips. Rohit plays an advisory role to management and internal stakeholders, and one of his main responsibilities is to ensure that the team has an eye on the future while paying attention to the needs of the present.

Major Chris Hunter QGM
Iraq Bomb Disposal Expert
Francois Zehr
Global Transportation and Logistics Director
Cabot Corporation
Oscar Fernandez
Inbound Supply Chain Manager, EMEA
Shell Global Lubricants
Ron Heijman
Director Regional Sales EMEA
Ron Heijman currently is the Director Regional Sales EMEA for the Transporeon Group and an experienced sales director, program - and country manager in the logistics, finance and telecom industry. Ron has a strong ability in purchase to pay, order to cash, supply chain finance, B2B integration, sales management, mobile network infrastructure, SaaS networking environment and (e) logistics. He enabled several companies in getting a stable multi million Euro revenue stream in the Benelux and Europe.
Katrin Jost
Director Engineering Driver Assistance and Automated Driving Commercial Vehicles
Robert Bosch

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