SCPC Q1/2022 Updates
The Supply Chain Committee of the EPCA consists of industry leading companies, from chemical producers, and logistics service providers with a broad range of experience in the chemical supply chain industry. Our main objective is to assist EPCA member companies by identifying the key trends, opportunities and challenges facing the industry - including supply chain constraints – to boost digitisation, innovation, circularity, and the energy transition.
Guy Bessant, SCPC Chairperson
The Supply Chain Programme Committee (SCPC) is made up of 19 representatives of EPCA Member Companies and 2 ex-officio representatives from the sister associations CEFIC and ECTA. Since November 2021 the group is chaired by Guy Bessant, President of Stolthaven Terminals, and counts amongst its members:
- Samuel Alonso (LKW Walter)
- Uwe Arndt (Covestro)
- Jan Arnet (Bertschi)
- Steffen Bauer (HGK Shipping)
- Patrice Bruneau (TotalEnergies)
- Malcolm Cossey (DSV)
- Peter Devos (ECTA, ex-officio)
- Ismail Mahmud (Vopak)
- Mark Marston (LyondellBasell)
- Joost Naessens (CEFIC, ex-officio)
- Marcello Perra (Versalis)
- Frederick Ronse (Ovinto)
- Salvador Ruiz Lopez (Repsol)
- Danny Smolders (Hapag-Lloyd) - Daniel Meewes as alternate member
- Michail Stahlhut (Hupac)
- Peter van Egerschot (Dow)
- Jean-Marc Viallatte (Arkema)
- Frank de Vries (Sabic)
- Carsten Weers (BASF)
- Henrik Wretensjö (AP Moller Maersk)
Volatility it’s here to stay
Over the past years, this expert group has worked on tracking the maturity level of digitisation in the sector and exploring the possibilities offered by digital technology to reach sustainability targets and transform the supply chain from linear to circular. The outcome of previous research is available on the EPCA website.
More than two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s now time to make the point on the impact of the disruption on the petrochemical supply chain and see how companies have equipped themselves to adapt and thrive in the age of volatility.
This year the SCPC will focus on how companies can collectively create a more stable and resilient supply chain, sharing learnt from the unprecedented global disruption and identifying solutions to cope with current challenges - including the sustainable transformation of our sector. Key findings will be shared with the EPCA community throughout the year.
- 27 April 2022
- 12 September 2022
- 21 November 2022
Your EPCA contact: Gerardo Ambrosecchia