November 1, 2018
Event Sponsor and Location
Thompson Hine LLP
3900 Key Center, 127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114-1291
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Jeffrey Shaw, Chief Supply Chain, Quality & Business Improvement Officer, Sun Chemical Corporation, will share his perspective on procurement challenges specialty chemicals companies face in today’s dynamic business environment and its impact on their relationship with suppliers. Major headwinds for the industry include tariffs, offshore site shutdowns, and supply-chain interruptions through force majeure. Sun Chemical Corporation is the largest inks and pigments manufacturer in the world.
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Kicking off the roundtable segment attendees will give a brief description of your company and one top of mind issue of importance. Then invited guests representing downstream companies will start a group discussion on various approaches and company mindsets around specialty chemicals supply-chain issues.
5:15 PM – 7:00 PM Networking reception
About the Specialties Forum
The SOCMA Specialties Forum was launched as part of the ChemSectors program to increase your competitive edge regardless if your business operates in the Performance, Pharmaceutical or Agriculture markets. The forum convenes discussion makers in regional meetings across the country for a half-day event to discuss industry trends, provide networking opportunities within the supply chain and gather economic intelligence in a customized peer to peer environment. Contact Paul Hirsh, SVP, Industry Development & Strategic Partnerships with any questions.