News | 15/06/2023

SCPC Q2/2023 Updates

SCPC Q2/2023 Updates
Latest news from our SCPC committee such as key trends, opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

To better identify logistics bottlenecks and issues, and assess what can be improved and is implementable in the petrochemical supply chain, in 2023 the Supply Chain Programme Committee (SCPC) split in two reflection work groups.

Subgroup #1 Sustainability

This group deals with supply chain decarbonization (CO2 emission measurement, waste reduction, etc.) and aims to identify and share 'best practice use cases' from EPCA members regarding the deployment of new technologies to optimize the Supply Chain with extra attention towards sustainability.

The subgroup is chaired by Frederick Ronse, Ovinto (Vice Chair: Carsten Weers, BASF)

Frederick Ronse, Ovinto

Subgroup #2 People/Assets/Technical

This group looks at the people, assets and technical improvements for intermodal transport in the short-, medium- and long term framework. The subgroup is chaired by Sanja Carolin Magdeburg, Helm (Vice Chair: Jan Arnet, Bertschi).

Sanja Carolin Magdeburg

The outcome of their reflections will be made available to EPCA members.

Accelerating Transport Decarbonisation

Supply Chain session at #EPCA57

The Logistics Session at the EPCA 57th Annual Meeting - scheduled on Wednesday, 27 September in Vienna - will be dedicated to “Accelerating Transport Decarbonization” and will examine the critical role of supply-chain decarbonization in the impact of corporate climate action.

Transport-related supply-chain emissions (Scope 3) represent a significant opportunity to address decarbonization. However, this is a complex challenge, and even leading companies struggle to obtain the necessary data, set clear targets, and establish standards to which their suppliers must adhere. With mounting political and societal pressures, the implementation of long-term sustainable investments, collaborative initiatives, innovation, and a clear regulatory framework are essential for achieving high policy ambitions.

Photo by Sam LaRussa on Unsplash

The session will include a keynote from Deloitte Netherlands and a moderated round-table with decarbonization experts and Supply Chain leaders along the (petro)chemical supply chain (producers, LSPs, customers). For more information on the programme, visit the EPCA57 official website.

Renowned past speakers include leading supply chain experts – Prof Yossi Sheffi (MIT), Prof Ann Vereecke (Vlerick), Prof Arnoud De Meyer (SMU), etc.- and top executives from major LSPs and supply chain players, e.g. Bertschi, Brenntag, Hupac, Sabic, Port of Antwerp, Port of Rotterdam, Vopak, etc.

📹 In the meantime, watch again the video of the Logistics Session at #EPCA56, dedicated to overcoming supply chain disruptions.

SCPC New Members

A warm welcome to Patrick Hore, Global Vertical Head Chemicals at A.P. Moller-Maersk, who joined the SCPC in May.

Patrick Hore, A.P. Moller-Maersk

Patrick succeeded Henrik Wretensjö, who has greatly contributed to the success of SCPC activities over the past years and brought in the reflection the point of view of the shipping sector.

Next meetings

- 4 September 2023
- November 2023

The SCPC is currently composed of 20 members representing petrochemical producers, LSPs, distributors, digital companies and peer sectorial associations - and is coordinated by EPCA.

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