S.15 ECLIC- European Digital Chemical Logistics Ecosystem
June 16th | 09.00 - 10.30 CET | SESSION 15 | STREAM 1
Chemical logistics is highly regulated, requiring intensive checks and controls before, during and after (un)loading and transport of chemical goods. Many additional common safety requirements are expected from logistics service providers, but they are not harmonized among industry. This results in a variety of isolated legacy systems, processes, formats & connections to be connected and many duplications of data and information exists.
To meet customer and society needs, current logistics supply chains will need to transform into globally hyper-connected, agile logistics networks in line with the vision of the Physical Internet. The existing linear logistics supply chains need to be enriched with realtime data from many different sources and actors. Besides, new technological inventions (cloud platforms, AI, IOT, portals, market places…) are expected to help solving these business and EU regulatory requirements, however the problem is highly complex and close collaboration across governments, businesses, IT logistics infrastructure & R&D partners is required to make further progress.
To start building on this future digital logistics collaboration vision, the ECLIC vzw, a not-for-profit association has been founded by the associations essenscia, ECTA and EFTCO in 2018. ECLIC is aiming to further enhance digital logistics collaborations across all chemical supply chain actors while aiming for maximum data sovereignty, interoperability and trust in an open ecosystem. The data exchange platform is hosted and powered by NxtPort.
With the support of the solution providers and industry associations, we should ensure that digital benefits from smart transport & logistics solutions return to all actors, including authorities, who are willing to share their data and this by securing an appropriate governance and technical/functional framework.
Joost Naessens, CEFIC
Karen Van Brussel, NxtPort
Peter Devos, ECLIC
Bert Lamberechts, Representative BASF
Digitalization of logistics processes in the chemical sector: the ECLIC case. Peter Devos, ECLIC.
Scalability opportunities and DTLF: How to further leverage ecosystem practices to a generalised PI approach. Joost Naessens, CEFIC,
The benefits and way forward from a user perspective: Bert Lamberechts, BASF