Dow showcases supply chain best practices
Dubai, May 30, 2011
Dow Chemical Company presented its sustainable supply chain best practices at the first annual Middle East Chemical Supply Chain & Logistics Conference (LogiChem Middle East) held recently in Dubai.
The two-day event held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai, focused on how international chemical and logistics companies could leverage worldwide experience to advance long-term supply chain development in the GCC.
As a global leader in science and technology, Dow presented best practices, solutions and insights into sustainable supply chain management and safety optimization.
Suresh Krishnan, senior supply chain leader for ME&A at Dow presented the keynote case study on superior business supply chain and logistics strategy, entitled “Leveraging the ‘Human Element’ to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain”.
Dow also took part in a panel discussion, debating “The Effect on the Supply Chain of Changes in Regional Competitiveness: The Impact on Global Petrochemical Production and Flow”.
During the presentation and panel, Dow highlighted its status as a leader in Responsible Care, citing examples of regional applications such as the Dow Jebel Ali site performance drive, which resulted in zero incidents (loss of primary containment, personal injury incidents, reactive chemical incidents) over the past four years.
As the chemical supply chain of companies in the Middle East expands, efficient supply syndication and growth is becoming of increasing importance to the region, said the expert.
The significant investment and increase in major regional projects are leading to a boom in chemical commodities, which must be transported in a safe and responsible manner. In light of this, the event brought together key players in the GCC market, who shared knowledge, identified opportunities and developed strategies, he added.
“The footprint of the global chemical industry is changing rapidly, reinforced by the Middle East’s growing capacity to service this demand. An efficient supply chain should address sustainability and effectiveness in five key areas: safety, profitability, resilience, social responsibility, and environmental efficiency,” said Krishnan.
“In line with this growth, Dow is advancing at a global and local level, setting the standard for sustainability, and driving it into the fabric of everyday operations,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service