Henkel has officially opened its global supply chain hub in Singapore. This is a major milestone which follows the successful set-up of the company’s global supply chain headquarters in Amsterdam. Working closely together, the two hubs in Amsterdam and Singapore will steer Henkel’s strategic initiative to consolidate all its supply chains company-wide around the world.
A single global supply chain is a key initiative of Henkel‘s strategic priority to continuously simplify the organisation in order to drive operational excellence and build a scalable business model, increasing Henkel’s competitiveness in terms of speed, agility and efficiency. As such, the initiative will be a key driver for realizing the company’s vision to be ‘a global leader in brands and technologies’.
The global hubs will centrally manage the purchasing, production and logistics processes of Henkel’s three business units – Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care. The effort spans across supply planning, sourcing, manufacturing, inventory and distribution. This harmonization across the entire company will lead to higher process standardization, improved customer service levels and enhanced efficiency.