Back for the 7th consecutive year, the Energy Supply Chain and Procurement Summit will again attract supply chain and procurement leaders from the energy ecosystem, exploring how their organizations can respond to the turbulent market dynamics and new technology offerings by sharing best practices strategies for streamlining processes, increasing efficiency and sustainability, and achieving business value.
Over the past 6 years, thousands of executives have attended the conference, making it a not to be missed fixture on their calendars. The event is seen as a crucial education and networking gathering, where ideas are generated and business is done.
In 2021, energy supply chain and procurement specialists will present in-depth case studies on how to:
- Constantly evolve their strategies for an increasingly turbulent world - when black swans are more and more common
- Build sustainability best practice into your supply chain - and move towards a circular economy
- Take advantage of the latest technology offerings from best in breed innovators, including robotic automation, IoT, additive manufacturing, blockchain
- Maintain and plan sustainable cost structures
- Improve transparency for external and internal stakeholders
- Consolidate resources and create synergies with internal and external partners
- Reshape the workforce skill-sets and retention strategies to meet business objectives
Preview of topics on 2021 agenda
- Demonstrating exemplary supply chain leadership in a period of unprecedented turbulence.
- Positioning the supply chain as a key driver of business growth and performance.
- ISM Houston panel - working with industry for better supply chain outcomes.
- Next-gen talent - a look at the future of the workforce, including managing a new WFM environment, Gen Z graduates and reskilling existing workforces for Industry 4.0 and 5.0
- A look at how 2020 and 2021 have inextricably changed the supply chain and procurement functions.
- The importance of supply chain and procurement leaders in contributing to industry, organization and individual’s carbon reduction targets.
- How feasible is a circular economy within energy supply chains - and how can companies support the objective of net zero and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?
- Advances in machine learning and data analytics - and how supply chains have been impacted
- Connectivity - increasing your data points through IIoT and analytics
- Supply chain risk - where are the physical and cyber disruptions going to come from, and how can you prepare?
- Digital transformation vs digitizing SC&P business user cases
- Building an agile and resilient supply chain to deal with future shocks and increasingly common black swans.
- Disruptive technologies - what is coming next - and how can you capitalize? Robotics, additive manufacturing, autonomy, self-driving cars/trucks, drones - what else?
- Building on supplier development and diversity - and the benefits of broadening and deepening relationships.
- Changes in compliance requirements - understanding your responsibilities and ensuring your organization is prepared.
- Developing win-win supplier collaborations - what are the underlying behaviors that should orchestrate your approach?
- 2022 and beyond - what will we be talking about at next year’s conference? What should we have seen coming?
Who Should Attend
Upstream E&P Operators, Midstream Companies, Petrochemical, Lubricant, Refinery and Processing Plants, Electric, Wind and Solar companies in addition to EPC and Oilfield Service Companies with the following job titles: