SCPC Q4/2022 Updates
Thrive in Uncertainty: Redesigning the Resilient Net-Zero Supply Chain
On 6 October a roundtable discussion organised by the SCPC Committee at the EPCA 56th Annual Meeting explored how to build back a resilient supply chain and design it to thrive in uncertainty and meet sustainability criteria and regulations.
The presentation of results of the EPCA-Deloitte joint research on the way forward for the petrochemical supply chain opened the discussion.
Speakers included Nicolette van der Jagt (CLECAT), Arnoud de Meyer (Singapore Management University), Robert Jan Huizing (Deloitte) and Matthijs van Doorn (Port of Rotterdam).
⬇️(re)watch the session in full 📸 Pics available here
On 21 November the SCPC members visited the Port of Zeebrugge site, kindly hosted by the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, which was recently created through the merger of the Ports of Antwerp and Bruges. The new combined port is proactively looking at how to position itself for the chemical industry and other stakeholders with a significant focus on sustainability, the energy transition, circularity and digitization. Additionally, it is one of the world’s prominent vehicle-handling ports and an important hub for the transport of liquefied natural gas (responsible for 15% of European gas distribution).
During our visit we were hosted at the INTERNATIONAL CAR OPERATORS centre. Something seemingly very different to our chemical producers and logistics service providers but visiting facilities that are different to our own areas of expertise gave insights into similar and different challenges. We heard about a focus on continuous improvement, a focus on quality service, sustainability and encouraging innovation from the people doing the work on the "shop floor".
We also got insight into other different supply chains within the port including a visit to the Fluxys LNG facility which provides critical infrastructure to the import and transshipment of LNG for Belgium and Europe.
The visit highlighted that the port's focus areas match with those of the EPCA members and the SCPC members benefited from meeting an important stakeholder of the chemical supply chain ecosystem!
says Guy Bessant, President, Stolthaven Terminals, Stolt-Nielsen and SCPC Chairman
Frederick Ronse, Founder, Chief Evangelist, Ovinto complemented:
We discovered supply chain solutions in other sectors. Learning about the complexity of the supply chain at ICO and how they approach and solve these challenges was a real eye-opener.
During these site visits, we strengthen our relationship, and we can find out first-hand how EPCA and the SCPC can be of mutual support.
To all EPCA members please reach out to the SCPC with your ideas and questions. Tell us what's on your mind to enable discussion and facilitate information sharing between members.
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A warm welcome to Marnix Mondria, Associate Director Logistics Operations & Procurement, who will succeed Mark Marston in representing LyondellBasell on the Committee.
The SCPC is currently composed 21 members representing petrochemical producers, LSPs, distributors, digital companies and peer sectorial associations - and is coordinated by Gerardo Ambrosecchia (EPCA).
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