Due to the recession of 2008 chemical manufacturers were forced to cut costs. Although the chemical market has recovered during a more relaxed period cost cutting has become vital again in 2013. History has shown that the chemical supply chain responds well to challenging times by focusing on opportunities to differentiate on value and service to customers. And whilst most economists would agree that the outlook for 2013 remains a challenging one, as signs of growth loom in the horizon, the year ahead may be one with more bulls than bears. Thus, in order to seize this opportunity, chemical manufacturers will have to focus not only on cost cutting but also on adding value to grow top line revenue.
Logi Chem 2013 will help chemical manufacturers deliver innovation and growth in line with their business strategy. The new programme for 2013 will provide:
A more senior speaker line-up including CEO and Group President keynotes from some of the largest manufacturers
Commercial focus – over 6 case studies from Commercial Heads on the interface between commercial and the supply chain
Regulator input – German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development keynote address
Over 40 speakers from the top manufacturers
15 of the top 25 largest global chemical manufacturers already confirmed
More Vice Presidents and Supply Chain decision makers than ever before
For the first time ever there is a VP Only Think Tank – a forum attracting exclusively the most senior supply chain and C-level executives to strategies over how the supply chain can operate most effectively in a matrix environment. In addition, there will be Segmentation Masterclass which has been written by the Board themselves. It examines, for example, how the supply chain can achieve a disciplined approach to customer segmentation and reap the benefits. The Masterclass will be held by senior executives from DuPont, Akzo Nobel, Yara International, Momentive and Borealis.
To find out more information about the event, access white papers, case studies and interviews with leading chemical supply chain experts, request the latest attendee list and agenda or to register visit http://www.wbresearch.com/