Supply chain issues reviewed at GCPA meet
Manama, November 2, 2010
All aspects of the supply chain were discussed and debated at the Second Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemical Association (GPCA) Supply Chain Conference held in Bahrain.
The two-day event featured reviews land and sea transportation of liquid and bulk chemical products, global standards and regulations, what Middle East chemical companies are doing to ensure supplies are delivered to markets safely, cost-effectively and in a socially responsible manner.
Some of the key findings showed that currently domestic consumption is still lower than exports from the GCC and therefore, better infrastructure and logistics were needed to ensure that future domestic consumption requirements are successfully met.
'The conference was the perfect platform to reiterate our commitment to ensuring improvements in the regional supply chain,' GPCA secretary-general Dr Abdul-Wahab Al Sadoun.
'We have collectively determined the need of the hour and are actively co-operating and collaborating with suppliers to form and maintain a uniform standard that can be applied and followed by all concerned,' he said.
'The supply chain has to create a process where flexibility is provided along with dynamic solutions to face any challenges in the near future,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service