The chemical and petrochemical logistics & supply chain professionals’ event not only brought forward the emerging challenges, but also delivered experts’ views on how to move ahead…
Recently, CHEMLOG India 2019, the 5th International Conference & Exhibition on Logistics & Supply Chain of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, concluded in Mumbai. In the last few years, CHEMLOG India has established itself as the most attended event of the country in this niche field. Obviously, the trend further excelled this year. Participation of several new company representatives in the event once again affirmed its importance – more importantly its influence on the decision making process of the country’s chemical logistics.
The discussions and presentations in the event literally addressed all the emerging challenges in the field. Unless the overall outlook of the operators and stake holders changes, the process of transformation will not accelerate and our chemical & petrochemical logistics and supply chain operations will not reach the state of parity with the global standard. However, that is absolutely needed at this fast-growing stage of our economy.
The 5th edition was inaugurated by the Shri N Sivasailam, Special Secretary, Logistics, Department of Commerce, GOI. Delivering the keynote & inaugural address he stressed on the ports and their better utilization, chemical manufacturing going green, management of plastics, digitalization of supply chains & sustainability models.
The theme for the 5th CHEMLOG was Safety & Sustainability of the chemical supply chains which was discussed at length in a panel. During the day leaders deliberated on topics like Managing long distance multi modal supply chains, global EHS standards for supply chains, innovations in trucking & transportation, regulatory development & its impact, use of robotics & data analysis in supply chain planning, use of IoT amongst others.
In these sessions, experienced field captains including: Seshadri Mukundan, Founder, Flexol Packaging; Rupark Sarswat, MD - Regional Ops & Supply Chain (Asia) & MD, Croda India; Dr K Ganesh, Senior Knowledge Expert & Global Lead (MSC CoC), McKinsey ; Aditya Shah, Executive Director, V-Trans India ; Arush Kishore, Head – Chemicals, Petrochemicals Logistics, RIL; Prasad Joglekar, Exe-Vice President, Supply Chain, Jubilant Life Sciences; Ajay Singh, Head – Supply Chain Management, Aquapharm Chemicals ;Mathew George , GM, Petrochemicals , IndianOil ; Amey Desai. Manager, Intermodal Product Design, India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, Maersk ; Adwait Kavathekar, Sr Manager, Stolt Nielsen ; Manika Bhargawa, Road Mode Leader, DOW ; Pradeep Mishra, Group Global Head (Agro chemical and Speciality Chemicals BU) – Strategic Global Sourcing, SCM & Logistics, UPL ; Amit Srivastava, Country Head Supply Chain & Logistics at Emirates Logistics ; NV Chandramouli - Management Consultant, Formerly Head of IT Business Partnership & Integrated Supply Chain Merck Kgaa, Former GM Supply Chain Sigma Aldrich & ThermoFisher Scientific :Sanjay Desai, Advisory Board Member & Formerly Global Supply Chain Director ThermoFisher Scientific & Huntsman ; Mandar Kulkarni, Head-Transportation and Warehouse Processes, Pidilite ; Prakash Wagh, Country Transport Safety Advisor, Clariant ; Mahendra Shelke, Head- Logistics & Warehousing , Lanxess ; Saurabh Khandelwal, Director, Ferreterro India ; Anil Radhakrishnan, Founder Director, Accex Supply Chain Solutions ; Shahzad Athar, Associate VP – BD, ADANI Ports & SEZ ; Mahesh Khetan, Vice President & Global Head – Supply Chain, Grasim Industries ; Pavithran M Kallada, MD , BDP International- India ; Ramratan Singhi, MD, Symbiosis Strappings ; Anshuman Baruah, Dy General Manager – Operation/Hazardous Cargo/UAC ; Radharamanan Panicker , MD, DGM India ; Sachin Mathur, Head – SCM & Procurement , Dorf Ketal Chemicals ; Surendra Lingareddy , Head of Ports & Logistics BU, Volteo delivered their prudent views.
The exhibition stands by Symbiosis Strappings, Mascot Dynamics, Bayarea Terminals, Ferreterro India, Monarch Graphics, Amfico Agencies were a buzz with visitors enquiring about the products & services.
Attendees speak high of the event
Thanks, for a very successful show and wish you great success in future as well.
MD - Regional Ops & Supply Chain (Asia) & MD, Croda India
It was an indeed a well-organized event and nicely curated.
Thank you for giving us an opportunity to be part of this and we too look forward in future mega events.
Aditya Shah Executive Director
A super day spent. Last year 2 members of our team attended the show. We found it of immense interest & this year around we had 5memebers and a stall.
We wish Shailendra huge success in the next round ( 2 days).
Farhad K Cooper
AMFICO Agencies Pvt Ltd
- Arrangements are very satisfactory.
- Speakers choice and delivery excellent
- Very apt networking platform
- Thank You!!
Viren C Dayal
Very informative. Covered all the latest market trends. All most all the speakers shared good practices.
Sessions were very interactive, speakers covered almost all the important subjects.
President – Works
It was very informative sessions within parameter of chemical business its supply chain, regulatory norms, safety, rules, regulations and service to its end usrs. And you need to add-up Q & A sessions with fixed delegates to maintain timelines.
Kishor B Bhatti
Dy Regional Manager
V-Trans India Ltd
Program is well managed and well informative. Participation from all the critical industry partners make this program interesting.
Dinesh Kumar Patel
Sr Manager – Distribution Safety
Reliance Industries Limited
Excellent knowledge sharing sessions on hazardous goods and supply chain. Exposure to load securing vendors
Reliance Industries Ltd
A very knowledgeable seminar for the Supply Chain Fraternity of Chemicals.
Allcargo Logistics Limited
Suggest to invite PESO/CCOE officials in the next meet to give their insights on Indian Regulations for Petrochemical Sector.
Suggest to have Demo Units in the hall for safety products along with presentations.
To invite RDSO officials for Rail Loading Regulations.
Scully Signal Company
P B Wagh
Country Transport Safety Advisor
The CHEMLOG India is useful in terms of:
- To know about other companies best practices wrt Logistics, Supply Chain, Safety, Sustainability and new things to come in.
- The mix of companies sharing all the aspects of Supply Chain really help to do things physically and leverage capabilities.
- Real time insutry cases shared gives insight to make it happen.
GM - Logistics
Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd
Excellent event, knowledge sharing on the industry in the event. Can add Freight Forwarders, Logistics service providers to the vent to actually get more information on the hurdles in Logistics & to come out in sharing solutions.
Sarfaraz J Mujawar
Sr Manager – BDM
AMFICO Agencies Pvt Ltd
Should focus on one topic & have detailed panel discussions
Touching many points does not serve purpose.
Asst Manager – SCM
Idemitsu Lube India