Paul is an internationally recognized Supply Chain expert with more than 30 years experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, International Trade, Customer Service, Work Process Reengineering, and M&A Project Management in the oil and chemical industry. He is Founder and Managing Director of The Logical Group, a Supply Chain practice providing consultancy services and interim management to the Chemical and Logistics industries, focusing on delivering practical support for development of Supply Chain strategy, improvements in work process and network design, sourcing decisions, and working capital productivity improvement. He has an extensive global network in the Logistics industry.
Prior to creating his own business, Paul was a 29 year career executive with The Dow Chemical Company. After Business Supply Chain roles in Specialty Chemicals and Plastics, and Regional leadership roles in the United Kingdom and Benelux, he became European Logistics Director, and Logistics Process owner. This was followed by Global Director roles for Dow’s international trade and marine container activities, European Customer Service leader, and Global Leader for Dow’s Shared Services Implementation Center (leading teams engaged in work process and systems implementations for M&A, divestitures, new legal entities, and ERP implementations. This included the Celanese acquisition, and JV projects with Kuwait PIC).
Paul has also been a frequent speaker on Logistics at Industry Conferences including Chemical Week, Marichem, EPCA, Environment Northern Seas, InterModal, European Commission Conference on Quality Shipping (Chair: Commissioner Neil Kinnock), and CEFIC Security Conference. Recently he spoke on Specialty Chemical Supply Chains at the SABIC STM8 conference, on the importance of the Supply Chain for Petrochemicals in the Province of Alberta chemical cluster at the Canadian Energy Research Institute and on the future of chemical markets at the Antwerp Oil & Chemical Logistics Network Event.
Courses Paul Gooch teaches