11/18/2009, Düsseldorf / Germany


Recognition for Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business


Henkel receives European Supply Chain Excellence Award in London

Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business sector has been recognized with the European Supply Chain Excellence Award 2009, presented by the European business magazine Supply Chain Standard and PRTM, a leading global management consultants firm. An extensive analysis of value chains was the basis of this competition, in which more than 60 different, mostly globally operating companies from all over Europe were shortlisted for the final round.

The Laundry & Home Care business sector of Henkel was honored once again in London, UK, on November 12 for its outstanding achievements in reshaping its entire value chain. “Supply chain performance has become an important competitive factor in the consumer goods sector. Over the past few years we have radically realigned our supply chain strategy, the organization, network and processes to meet future needs,” says Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Corporate Senior Vice President R&D / Supply Chain. “Our Global Supply Chain Transformation Program enables us to operate faster and more efficiently and thus focus even better on our customers and improve our services to them. We are therefore delighted to be honored with the European Supply Chain Excellence Award for our Laundry & Home Care business,” adds Dirk Holbach, Corporate Vice President Global Supply Chain Operations.

The Awards are presented to companies from all over Europe who have done excellent work along the entire value chain and who have a particularly deep understanding of interlinked processes. Henkel’s Laundry & Home care business sector was declared the winner of the “Healthcare and Consumer Products” category.

In addition, Henkel took third place overall among all of the companies competing in the Awards event. “This success would not have been possible without the consistent dedication, team spirit and hard work of our employees,” emphasized Dirk Holbach.

Further material is available at www.supplychainexcellenceawards.com

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