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Supply Chain Programme Committee (SCPC)
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Logistics and Supply Chain session at #EPCA56

Thrive in Uncertainty: Redesigning the Resilient Net-Zero Supply Chain

Thursday 6 October 2022, 11h00 – 12h20 CET, Berlin

Transport is one of the Europe’s biggest climate problems, representing over a quarter of the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions, and regulators have been increasingly implementing measures to limit CO2 emissions at EU and global level.

Beside the sustainability challenge, during the COVID-19 pandemic the logistics sector has been confronted with unprecedent constraints which triggered a rapid response from all the players in the petrochemical supply chain. The crisis forced companies to shift the focus of innovation and restructuring efforts to ensuring business continuity by building resiliency and flexibility, preparing for the “perfect storm.

More than two years into the pandemic, the global supply chain continues to falter and break down. A new wave of challenges and opportunities will come in the form of emerging technologies, climate crisis or geopolitical tensions – while the sector is still affected by changed consumption patterns, asymmetric recoveries of economies and unavailability of workers. The transition to a greener transport system supported by the EU Green Deal is another challenge for the sector, but also an opportunity for innovation and modernisation at EU level.

As disruption and volatility are here to stay, this session will explore how to build back a resilient supply chain and design it to thrive in uncertainty and meet sustainability criteria and regulations. The roundtable discussion will be opened by the presentation of results of the EPCA-Deloitte joint research on the way forward for the petrochemical supply chain. Speakers include:

- Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Service (CLECAT).
- Arnoud de Meyer, Professor at Singapore Management University.
- Robert Jan Huizing, Director Supply Chain Transformation at Deloitte.
- Matthijs van Doorn, VP Commercial, Port of Rotterdam

This session has been organised by the EPCA’s Supply Chain Programme Committee. It is accessible in person and online only to registered delegates. For more information, visit the EPCA56 website.

New Members

A warm welcome to Pilar Fernandez Molinero, Logistic and Customer Service Manager, who will succeed Salvador Ruiz Lopez in representing Repsol on the Committee.

The SCPC is currently composed 21 members representing petrochemical producers, LSPs, distributors, digital companies and peer sectorial associations.

Next meeting:

- 21 November 2022

Your EPCA contact: Gerardo Ambrosecchia