3 December 2020
SCI and proudly supported by the Chemistry Council Innovation Committee
Online Webinar: 14.00 – 15.30 GMT
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Chemicals are often the foundation of long supply chains, with users a long way down the chain often not clearly aware of the choices made by those upstream of them - or that there are alternative ways to achieve the same end product performance. Given that most supply chain logistics are data driven, it is possible to attach information on provenance to shipments and ensure that those who use chemicals, formulations, mixtures and composites can clearly understand the reason for their use. This is important not just for business performance but for consumer confidence.
This same approach can be used to underpin a more thorough approach to the circular economy. We could include the required health and environmental information to chemicals as they move down the supply chain and ensure that those who use chemicals, formulations, mixtures and composites are aware of the handling and disposal issues of anything they use. This is increasingly important as we move to a circular economy and seek to re-use as much of our natural resources as possible.
WMG, University of Warwick
We are on the cusp of a new era in our industrialisation, as organisations seek to harness the opportunities that digitisation and connectivity bring. ‘Building back better’ post COVID requires a more fundamental rethink, as we seek to use digital technologies to enable greater productivity, sustainability and competitiveness. Taking an end-to-end supply chain perspective, 4 strategies for adopting digital technologies to improve the productivity and sustainability will be explored.
University of Southampton
How can good links between the physical and digital world help with the optimisation of processes in the supply chain to achieve greater sustainability and explainability and lead to improve provenance and circularity? What is needed to make the most of the digital capabilities and what can Augmented Intelligence and Machine Learning offer in terms of the generation and use of trusted data to provide the ability for both producers and consumers to explore scenarios all along the supply chain? Some parallels with the Open Science and Open-Source Software & Hardware movements will be highlighted.
Process Systems Enterprise Ltd, a Siemens Business
This talk will provide insights as to how digitalisation can help the process industries deliver increased competitiveness. The digital process for twins both on and offline will be explored. Digital twins include both mechanistic and big data models, applicable for a wide range of industry sectors, such as: Chemical, Petro-chemical, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals and Food & Beverage.
14:00 Welcome and introduction
Dr David Bott, Chief Innovation Officer, SCI
14:05 Supply Chain Digital Readiness: supply chain productivity through digitisation
Prof Jan Godsell, Operations and Supply Chain Strategy, WMG, University of Warwick
14:20 Linking the Digital & Physical Worlds - Circularity and Sustainability in Supply Chains
Prof Jeremy Frey, Professor of Physical [and Digital] Chemistry, Head of the Computational Systems Chemistry Section, University of Southampton
14:35 End to end digitalisation of chemical manufacture
Mike Houghton, Director of Process Systems Enterprise Ltd, a Siemens Business
15:05 Facilitated Q&A
Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561