Chemical Supply Chain

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CHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE - INTERVIEW WITH PATRICK BIAN FROM CABOT CORPORATION

Patrick Bian from Cabot Corporation and speaker at SCMchem 2010 conference - LogiChem's counterpart in the USA - talks about a more effective business model that utilises e-sourcing.

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LogiChem 2011 will be the event's tenth anniversary and an opportunity for the most senior chemical supply chain & global logistics directors from the European chemicals community to come together once again share experiences, make new contacts and benchmark the latest chemical supply chain initiatives.


Not only will LogiChem 2011 be a chance for the chemical industry to reminisce about the last ten years but an opportunity to shape the next decade. To celebrate a decade of LogiChem, there will be an exciting three day programme filled with networking opportunities in our new location, Antwerp.

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Chemical Supply Chain

  1. 1. CHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE - INTERVIEW WITHPATRICK BIAN FROM CABOT CORPORATIONPatrick Bian from Cabot Corporation and speaker at SCMchem 2010 conference- LogiChems counterpart in the USA - talks about a more effective businessmodel that utilises e-sourcingThe old cumbersome process of sending dozens of e-mails with complicatedspreadsheets for freight tenders in chemical supply chains is a thing of the past. Manycompanies are transitioning to a more effective business model that utilises e-sourcingplatforms to optimise and organise bids and mitigate risk. With these tools companiescan simultaneously collect all quotes and provide feedback so that supply chainobjectives can be defined upfront. Patrick Bian, Global Logistics Director for CabotCorporation, discusses this topic and gives examples of how these new tools helpmanage logistics of the supply chain such as carrier management and also assist in thenegotiation process.If youd like to hear the podcast with Patrick Bian please visit LogiChems KnowledgePortal (http://www.wbresearch.com/logichemeurope/knowledgeportal.aspx)LogiChem is recognised by the chemical supply chain community as THE opportunity forthe most senior chemical supply chain & global logistics directors from theEuropean chemicals community to come together, share experiences, make new contactsand benchmark the latest chemical supply chain initiatives.The 2011 event, will be an opportunity for the chemical industry not only to look back andanalyse the last ten years but also a chance to shape the next decade. To celebrate adecade of LogiChem, the organisers have created an exciting three day programme filledwith networking opportunities in a new location, Antwerp.In fact, a recent report revealed that 2011 will present a new set of challenges forchemical supply chain directors. As the chemical industry still reels from the aftermath ofthe cyclical downturn and global recession, companies are faced with strengthenedcompetition from the Middle East, concerns about a European capacity crisis,ongoing M&A activity and prevailing cost volatilities.Michaela Menezes, LogiChems producer, revealed that a common theme unearthed in herresearch has been that whilst generally confidence has risen, chemical companies areincreasingly focused on improving working capital, achieving end-to-end efficiencythrough closer customer positioning and driving cost out of the supply chain. Mostimportantly, the supply chain directors of the worlds biggest chemical companies areturning to experienced solution providers to help them achieve their objectives.Interestingly, the above three themes will form the basis of LogiChem 2011s 3-dayconference where 45 of the worlds leading supply chain directors will be sharing their perspectiveson how to deliver supply chain excellence.LogiChem has confirmed some of the biggest names in the chemical supply chain communityon the programme - heres a snapshot of what theyll be sharing at LogiChem:• Stefan Künzli, Vice President at BASF will be discussing change leadership and how thecompany has transformed its global supply network• Torsten Pilz, Senior VP Supply Chain Consumer Goods, North America, Henkel will sharea consumer goods perspective: how to develop a customer-led demand driven network
  2. 2. • Lawrence Cresci, Global Supply Chain Director at Dow Chemical will reveal how Dowharnessed the human element and achieved its efficiency, environmental responsibility andsustainability supply chain objectives.In addition there will be high-level presentations and panel debates led by the most seniorsupply chain directors from companies like: Lyondell Basell, DuPont, DSM, SABIC andClariant.To request the list of attending organisations, to register or to find out more, contactthe organisers on:- Visit www.logichemeurope.com- Email logichem@wbr.co.uk- Call +44 (0) 207 368 9465

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