LogiChem 2018

March 20-March 22, 2018

Beurs Van Berlage, Amsterdam

+44 (0) 207 036 1378

Pierrick Le Gallo
Pierrick Le Gallo
President – Europe, Middle East and Africa
DuPont Europe
Pierrick Le Gallo is president of DuPont Europe, Middle East and Africa. He joined DuPont in 1984. He held different roles in Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing and Human Resources in several European countries from 1984 through 2002. In 2002, he relocated from Europe to Asia (Shanghai, China) as regional business director for the Packaging & Industrial Polymers business. He returned to Europe (Cologne, Germany) in 2005 to become the regional business director (Refinish division) of the Performance Coatings business. He then became part of the Danisco Integration Team in 2011 and relocated to the United States (Wilmington, Del.) to lead the integration effort of the Genencor organization into DuPont. Later that year, he moved into the Corporate Plans group. In September 2013, he relocated to Istanbul, Turkey, as president of Turkey, Middle East and Africa. He is now based in Paris, France, where he took his current position in January 2016. Mr. Le Gallo graduated from the "Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts & Metiers” in Paris with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Barbara  Hoyer
Barbara Hoyer
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations Europe Head
BASF
Barbara Hoyer is the head of Supply Chain Operations Europe for BASF, which includes Transportation Management Surface (Truck and Rail), Barging, Sample Management and other Supply Chain Services across Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa. Prior to her current role, she was heading Supply Chain Operations and Site Logistic Operations for BASF in South America. Barbara has established Supply Chain Shared Services Platforms in South America, harmonized KPIs and achieved significant performance and efficiency increases. She has extensive experience in managing and leading organizational transformations; in 2013 she completed the INSEAD Executive Master of Coaching and Consulting for Change.
Peter  Devos
Peter Devos
Managing Director
ECTA
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.
Carsten  Weers
Carsten Weers
Head of Global Supply Chain Management, Monomers Division
BASF
Carsten has been developing and implementing digital roadmaps for supply chain and logistics within his operating division, setting-up a real-time track & trace system for bulk shipments in Europe as well as creating a digital mindset within the supply chain community. The most challenging part of the project was driving change management in digital transformation to the working level as well as heterogeneous digital landscape. The main achievements were successful Go-Live of a real-time track & trace system, and clear commitment to the digital roadmap by senior management and supply chain professionals. His next focus will be on vertical and horizontal integration of filling (“smart filling”) and implementing real-time track & trace for maritime shipments.
Gerrit  Eisenmenger
Gerrit Eisenmenger
Head of Customer Service
Borealis
In 2015 Borealis reviewed its Polyolefin strategy and Gerrit was given the opportunity to determine how the Customer Service organisation can contribute to the strategy realization. Over the past year Gerrit has tested and implemented additional value adding activities and started to redefine collaboration between Sales and Customer Service and with Customers. In parallel he is responsible for improving efficiencies within the existing system and process structure across the supply chain by utilizing Borealis’s employees' knowledge and best practices. Beside looking at streamlining operational tasks to improve service to Customers and to gain efficiencies, Gerrit is now in the process of assessing end-to-end opportunities for a more fundamental change in how Borealis operates the company’s integrated sales and supply chains. This will facilitate even higher reliability in the delivery of products and services according to differentiated Customer needs.
Maarten Cornelissen
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.
Beau  Sherriff
Beau Sherriff
Enterprise Architect / LSS Black-Belt
Dow Corning
Beau Sherriff is an experienced Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black belt with a proven track record of leading, coaching and managing Enterprise-wide business transformation and continuous improvement projects powered by LSS philosophy. Beau is currently focused on a project centered around the SAP ERP integration of Dow Corning into Dow Chemical. This includes the ERP process integration together with value-add solutions to simplify and optimize operational performance at various plants. In doing so he has had to overcome various LSS challenges include determining what is critical-to-quality, performing process capability analysis and cross-functional process testing.
Bharath Sundararaman
Bharath Sundararaman
Business Technology Partner
Merck
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.
Paul Lidbetter
Paul Lidbetter
Head EAME Logistics
Syngenta
Paul Lidbetter is the Head of Logistics and Order Management for Syngenta in Europe, CIS and Africa. Through 2016 and 2017 he implemented 4 party logistics for chemicals and seeds, outsourced and off shored the order management function and set up a new in-house logistics operations control centre.
Ralf	 Pillep
Ralf Pillep
Head of Portfolio Management Order and Global Process Owner Order Processes
Covestro
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.
Alain Dommisse
Alain Dommisse
Global Supply Chain Director
Solvay
Alain Dommisse is Global Supply Chain Director for Solvay's Soda Ash and derivatives business. He focused last years on bringing the supply chain from a regional to a global level as well as on modernizing several key processes. One of the key processes that was completely reviewed during the last years is the S&OP process. It allowed this business to make a step change in terms of S&OP planning performance but had also important impacts on how the business is managed and how the people are working together.
Franky Veryser
Franky Veryser
Director, Global Supply Chain
Eastman Chemical Company
Yasser  Bin Sabir
Yasser Bin Sabir
Head of Global Integrated Business Planning
ARLANXEO
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.
Richard  Wallington
Richard Wallington
Head of Bulk Supply Chain Management
The Linde Group
Richard works in Linde’s newly formed Centre of Excellence, as the Global Process Owner for Bulk Supply Chain covering Plan, Source and Deliver. Key areas of experience include operational scheduling and network optimisation. Recent activities have focussed on identifying and reducing the gap between plan and actual distance, time and volume to improve distribution efficiency and forecast accuracy. His primary focus is addressing the on-going social challenges to ensure people make the best use of available systems and technology.
Henning Schussmuller
Henning Schussmuller
Senior Supply Chain and Logistics Manager
Sumitomo Chemical
Henning Schussmüller is heading up the Supply Chain and Procurement and Logistics at Sumitomo Chemical Europe for Europe, Turkey and Africa and part of the global logistics team at Sumitomo Chemical Company Japan. In the last two years his work focused on the effective business development and supply chain for the expansion of PetroRabigh – the JV of Sumitomo Chemical Company with Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia - with eight new chemical production plants and the expansion of animal nutrition product from Japan. He regards both, the future logistics efficient robustness and the digitalization in our globalized chemical economy as the major areas for attention
Florian Kache
Florian Kache
Supply Chain Strategy Development Manager
BASF
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.
Ralph van Weerdenburg
Ralph van Weerdenburg
Senior Manager Supply Chain Planning & Optimization
SABIC
Ralph van Weerdenburg is an experienced SC manager with almost 10 years of experience in S&OP implementations for both regional, global and cross business unit teams. Recently working on scenario analyses and global S&OP implementation.
Folkert Bloembergen
Folkert Bloembergen
VP, Global Logistics Procurement
ICL
Folkert’s main task is to embed a successful global logistics procurement department working in close collaboration with the different business units’ supply chain organizations to enhance the company’s competitive position. After three years of starting this task, he can look back at some very impactful sourcing events but procuring the same service as before. Now that confidence between the Supply Chain organization and procurement has start to build, the next challenge is to jointly determine how changes in specifications and processes can yield sustainable value for the company.
Sibylle Mutschler
Sibylle Mutschler
Head of Digital
Clariant
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.
Coenraad  Schaap
Coenraad Schaap
Vice President, Group Customer Service
Perstorp Group
Coenraad Schaap is head of Group Customer Service within the Perstorp Group, a world leader in several sections of the specialty chemicals market with the roots in the Swedish forest present in 26 countries and with production plants in Europe, Asia and North America. We are on a journey to transform the from origin very traditional chemicals business model to adapt to the fast changing digital world where being connected with the “Internet of things” and a “customized world” is getting higher and higher on the agenda for every hour that goes, we have only started!
Oscar  Fernandez
Oscar Fernandez
Head of Inbound Supply Chain
Shell Global Lubricants
Oscar Fernandez is the head of the Inbound Supply Chain for Shell Lubricants ERA, which includes Raw Materials planning and Suppliers Management across Europe, Russia and Africa. Following FMCG best practices, in 2015 he centralized the inbound planning function in a European Shared Service Center achieving a significant improvement in Operational performance and cost.
Jussi Kärkkäinen
Jussi Kärkkäinen
Director, Logistics EMEA
Kemira Oyj
Jussi Kärkkäinen is the director of Logistics for Kemira in EMEA region. Currently he is driving to capture all benefits from collaboration with a 4PL company. Kemira’s 4PL partner have been contributing to all logistics processes since 2017 for road transport. Processes are such as running quotations, booking transports, executing freight auditing and payments as well as providing reports and supporting with carrier performance management.
Guillermo Fumero
Guillermo Fumero
Global Project Manager for Global Business Services
Clariant
Richard J.  Taylor
Richard J. Taylor
Global Product Catalogue Operations Manager
Shell
Richard Taylor is the Global Product Catalogue Operations Manager for Shell, providing the product related Lubricants Master Data. Through both technical and process change programmes he ensures data systems and processes meet the needs of the business. Recently he has been examining the use of Blockchain technology to manage data in the Supply Chain. Prior to joining Shell in 2007 he worked in FMCG across production, quality assurance and data management.
Rein Hendriks
Rein Hendriks
Head of Sales Operations
Akzo Nobel
Rein Hendriks is head of Sales Operations at AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals, producer of high purity salt, chlorine, caustic lye, hydrochloric acid, chloromethanes and monochloroacetic acid. Rein has a proven record in supply chain with a focus on automation and system integration. His goal is an end-to-end process with no manual interference with only exception handling.
Pablo Nosti  Fernández
Pablo Nosti Fernández
Logistics Manager EMEA and Global Logistics Enablement Leader
DuPont
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.
Erwin Tauber
Erwin Tauber
Process Manager Order-to-Cash
Solvay
Thomas Dittmar
Thomas Dittmar
Director Customer Service
Lanxess
Tim  Bett
Tim Bett
Head of Supply Chain
Archroma
Joris Jellema
Joris Jellema
Global Head of Supply Chain
Givaudan
Christian Tillmann
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.
Teun Guelen
Teun Guelen
EMEA Supply Chain Manager
Eastman Chemical
Teun Guelen is Supply Chain Manager EMEA for Eastman Tire additives, Coating & Ink additives and Specialty Plastics businesses.
Lars JT  Droog
Lars JT Droog
Supply Chain and General Affairs Manager
Tosoh
Laurent Hattemer
Laurent Hattemer
Logistics Procurement Director
Celanese
Jori Fabricius
Jori Fabricius
Senior Vice President, Global SCM
Kemira
Mike Sigmund
Mike Sigmund
Director S&OP-Global Planning
Celanese
Ephraim Rabin
Ephraim Rabin
Chief Executive Officer
Parchem Fine & Specialty Chemicals
Entrepreneur, marketing expert and technology pioneer, Ephraim Rabin has established Parchem as the leading global chemical company marketing specialty raw materials. Through utilization of advanced business technologies and expert strategic solutions, Ephraim has created a hub that ensures supply chain efficiency and sustainability.
Marc  Van Der Veen
Marc Van Der Veen
Global Supply Chain Technology Center Director
Dow Corning
Alastair Hutchinson
Alastair Hutchinson
Global Expert Transport Operations and Contracting
The Linde Group
Fabrice  Schneider
Fabrice Schneider
Head of End To End Order To Deliver Processes
Merck Millipore
Alessandro D'Orazio
Alessandro D'Orazio
Head of Econometrics – Planning & Logistics
Versalis
Jose Cuadro Sáez
Jose Cuadro Sáez
Senior Vice President Supply Chain
Cepsa
Jose Cuadro is Senior Global VP Supply Chain Cepsa Quimica, which includes Raw Materials, Planning, Logistics and Terminals. Being focus on the benefits that digitalization will bring to the entire Supply Chain, 2017 has been a year to develop and settle the foundations to achieve the full visibility of the Marine Operations, seeking synergies, optimizations, better usage of the ships available and implementing a value added reporting.
Hendrik  Vanmaele
Hendrik Vanmaele
CEO
Mobius
Hendrik Vanmaele is the founder and CEO of Möbius Business Redesign. Next to this, he is part-time professor at University of Ghent and Vlerick Business School. As a professional consultant, Hendrik Vanmaele is involved with several companies and public organizations for the modeling, analysis and redesign of business processes, with a strong focus on supply chain management. As an academic, he is specialized in the application of simulation and optimization techniques supporting analysis and redesign exercises. He is the author of many national and international publication on supply chain management and business process management.
Emile Hoogsteden
Emile Hoogsteden
Vice President Container, Breakbulk & Logistics
Port of Rotterdam
Emile Hoogsteden is Vice President of Containers, Breakbulk & Logistics at the Port of Rotterdam, being responsible for the development and implementation of the commercial strategy including attracting shipping line calls and leasing out land to terminals, warehousing, distribution and value added activities. The port showed a growth of 10% in the throughput of containers in the first nine months of 2017 which is expected to continue. Before joining Port of Rotterdam, Mr. Hoogsteden has worked at APM Terminals International, P&O Nedlloyd and ECT Hutchison in various management positions
Silvio Stephan
Silvio Stephan
CEO
Orbit Logistics Group
As the General Manager of the Orbit Logistics Group, Silvio is responsible for the ongoing successful international business development of the group. Silvio is one of the leading system architects of all Supply Chain Automation aspects; responsible for introducing Cloud Technologies, Blockchain and Smart Contracts as some of the most promising technologies for the Supply Chain ecosystem.
Dr.-Ing. Frank Jenner
Dr.-Ing. Frank Jenner
Managing Partner, Chemical Industry Leader
Ernst & Young GmbH
Frank is a Partner in the Advisory Services service line. He is leading the Chemical industry sector. As a former leader of Strategy & Operations in GSA Frank has over 20 years of extensive expertise in Supply Chain Process Modeling & Design, Organizational Change Management, Business Improvement Initiatives and Transformational Excellence. Frank was founder and CEO of J&M Management Consulting AG a Hidden Champion in Supply Chain and Value Chain consulting in Europe.
Martin Weis
Martin Weis
Robotic Process Automation Leader - EMEIA Advisory Center
Ernst & Young GmbH
Martin is leading the Artificial Intelligence & Automation team in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, helping their clients improve their digital operations performance and identify further automation potential and botsourcing. His innovation interests are Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Analytics. He has more than 15 years of experience in management consulting in the life sciences, automotive, financial services and luxury retail industry, and is the author of various papers on setting up global business services and implementing automation technology.
Peter Förster
Peter Förster
Managing Partner
Transporeon
Peter Förster is founder and Managing Partner of Transporeon Group. He focuses primarily on product and innovation management. He studied industrial engineering in Kempten/Neu-Ulm and Ulm with a strong focus on Marketing. After his graduation he joined Siemens ICN Information and Communications Networks as a Junior Marketing Consultant. At the same time he was working to set up Transporeon GmbH with friends from his time at university. The company was founded in the year 2000.
Geert Wullaert
Geert Wullaert
Founding Partner
Bluecrux
Geert Wullaert, founding partner of bluecrux, has a tremendous track record in supply chain optimization and supply chain planning encompassing strategy definition, process design, technology, and innovations. He is thought leader in digital supply chain planning and is co-creator of lightsoutplanning technology. He has 25 years of experience across many industries, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage and processes industry.
Piet-Hein	 Roelofsen
Piet-Hein Roelofsen
Competence Centre Director
VLS-Group
Piet Hein Roelofsen joined VLS-Group in 2015 as Director Competence Center located in Antwerp, responsible for carrying out Operational excellence, Business Intelligence, Implementation, Supply Chain Strategy & Innovation and SSHE. Previously he worked in several operational and supply chain management functions within different leading logistics service providers. Piet-Hein has over 15 years experiences in Supply Chain Optimization, warehousing and distribution (both line and staff management). Piet-Hein holds B.S. in Logistics Management from Vervoersacademie, Hogeschool Venlo, MBA (MTL in Transport & logistics Services University Tilburg (NL).
Richard van der Meulen
Richard van der Meulen
Managing Director Solutions Consulting
Infor GT Nexus
Ken Wensel
Ken Wensel
Chief Global Sales Officer
BDP International
Ken is responsible for a defined and highly selective group of Fortune-500 companies for solutions development across several vertical sectors. He works with the current global sales teams where needed to reduce the sales cycle, he ensures all sales personnel are trained and educated on solution selling the BDP way, and is responsible for building strategic alliances with upstream and downstream supply chain partners of client companies in the Chemical and Petrochemical Sectors.
Cindi Hane
Cindi Hane
VP, Product Management
Elemica
Cindi is a 20-year global supply chain executive with a background in technology product management and implementation in the areas of global logistics, supply chain optimization, transportation management, and warehousing & distribution solution design. She has held leadership positions at global logistics companies BAX Global, DB Schenker, and Americold managing large-scale projects. At Elemica, she has participated in technology design, development and implementations for global companies in the process industries. Cindi is responsible for Elemica’s Supply Chain Operating Network for Logistics, including solutions for transportation execution and visibility, freight cost management, time slot management, and terminal & warehouse visibility
Simon Hardy
Simon Hardy
Senior Applications Architect
Elemica
Simon Hardy is a Business Network Evangelist at Elemica, the leading Business Network provider for process industries. By combining powerful SmartLink business process applications with a robust QuickLink Network, Elemica solutions improve operational efficiency, lower costs, and decrease working capital. Founded in 2000, Elemica today processes approximately $300B in annual transactions across more than 6,500 process industry trading partners. Elemica’s Supplier Management Suites allow companies to automate, gain visibility, and collaborate with a critical mass of strategic direct materials suppliers, helping clients remove significant operating expenses and working capital costs.
David Cahn
David Cahn
Director Product Marketing
Elemica
Franz Hero
Franz Hero
Senior Vice President, Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Development
SAP SE
Franz Hero is responsible for the Supply Chain and Logistics development at SAP. This area spans a large portfolio of solutions for supply chain planning, as well as supply chain execution spread across all continents. Hero defines and cascades the strategy, drives on time, in-scope, and quality delivery of the different products as well as and co-innovation projects with development.
Bram Blonde
Bram Blonde
International Business Development Director
XPO Logistics
Bram Blondé is Business Development Director in Europe for XPO Supply Chain, with a special focus on chemicals. E-commerce is fundamentally changing the supply chains of different industries, but we are only at the start for the chemical industry. Bram is helping our clients to think about their way to market and is helping them to overcome the technical barriers of IT, packaging and logistics to realize this change.
Bradford Tribble
Bradford Tribble
CEO
Cordstrap
Brad Tribble is CEO of Cordstrap, market leader in cargo securing and cargo protection. Cordstrap helps to ensure the worlds chemical cargo is safely and efficiently secured for transportation. Providing expert securing and regulatory advice, cargo securing solutions, products and training, Cordstrap works in partnership with companies throughout the global chemical supply chain to deliver safe, efficient and regulatory compliant cargo securing.
Howard Sellers
Howard Sellers
Vice President Europe
Agility Chemicals
Howard is Commercial Director for Agility Chemicals with responsibility for the development and implementation of collaborative customer solutions as an integrated logistics service provider. He has over 18 years of logistics experience that started with the international chemicals manufacturer ICI, before transitioning to Agility. At Agility his functional experience and senior management positions have spanned Procurement, Operations, Account Management and all modes attached to Land and Ocean freight.
Sue Williamson
Sue Williamson
Hostage Negotiator
Evelina Zemziulina
Conference Producer
WBR

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