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[post_content] => The Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association’s (GPCA) 11th Supply Chain Conference opens its doors on 16 April in Dubai and, as with other recent events, will put the spotlight on Supply Chain 4.0 and the opportunities to deliver a step change in the chemical industry’s performance.
The event will address the theme ‘Getting Ready for the Future: Supply Chain 4.0’ and discuss how technological breakthroughs such as Big Data, simulation software, 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, collectively known as Supply Chain 4.0, are revolutionising supply chains making them more agile, cost-efficient and resilient.
Ahmed Al Shamsi, senior vice-president of MEAE at Borouge and Chairman of the GPCA Supply Chain Committee, will deliver the opening address, and Fayez Al Malki, vice-president, Global Supply Chain of Sabic, will address the audience in a must-attend keynote presentation. He will be followed by Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World UAE Region.
The keynote session on day two will be delivered by Abdulaziz Mohammed Almohawes, head of Authorized Economic Operator at Saudi Customs, with other confirmed speakers including Eng Ali A. Alomeir, business development director of MODON, and Eng Fuad Mohammed Mosa, vice-president, Local Content and Business Development, Sabic.
As part of the conference programme, case studies, masterclasses and Q&A sessions, industry thought leaders, government officials, supply chain executives, academia and technology experts will provide insight into key industry topics such as ‘Enhancing Procurement 4.0’, ‘Improved productivity through a connected supply chain’, ‘Meeting the needs for a new supply chain in the GCC’ and many more.
Confirmed speakers include Ali Foolathi, vice-president, In-Country Value at ADNOC; Yaser Al Shahrani, logistics services senior manager at Sadara, as well as logistics and technology industry leaders – Omar Saleh, head of manufacturing and resources at Microsoft MEA; Richard Morgan, regional managing director, West Central Asia, Maersk; Mehtab Gilani, Associate Partner, Chemical and Petroleum, IBM Global Business Services, and others.
A workshop on ‘Sustainability in Supply Chains’ comprises a series of thought-provoking sessions that will explore the opportunities for enabling a low-carbon future for GCC supply chains, realising the economic benefits of sustainable supply chains and a case study on how to achieve enhanced return on investments from green developments.
Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General of GPCA, comments: “The chemical industry represents one of the largest interacting industries globally, serving $35tr of end-user markets and delivering materials to more than 14 sectors worldwide. The chemical supply chain is one of the most complex globally that’s increasingly being disrupted by innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, advanced analytics, blockchain, Big Data and more. This is giving rise to a new generation of supply chains known as Supply Chain 4.0 that is more collaborative, optimised, faster and efficient.”
He adds: “The 11th GPCA Supply Chain Conference will shed light on the tremendous value that ‘Supply Chain 4.0’ can create by stimulating the exchange of knowledge and thought-provoking discussions with top international and regional industry experts, logistics service providers, leading technology players, port authorities and operators. It will further discuss the challenges of implementing a successful supply chain digitalisation strategy and how the traditional linear supply chain is evolving into an integrated value chain underpinned by greater collaboration to achieve efficiencies and lower costs.”
On the sidelines of the Supply Chain Conference, GPCA will host the third edition of its Supply Chain Excellence Awards on the evening of 16 April when winners will be announced at a special award ceremony across the following categories: Innovation, Sustainability, Excellence in Gulf SQAS, and a dedicated student award, Ibtikar – Rising Star in Supply Chain.
Full details of the event can be found at www.gpcasupplychain.com
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