At the May 2011 Manufacturing Leadership Summit, The Dow Chemical Co. won a Supply Network Mastery award for their global supply chain optimization initiatives.
The award sited a few examples of the type of work they did:
"One Pacific-area team used a Network Optimization Work Process to
evaluate tank usage. Optimizing tank usage for multiple products cut
costs, improved service levels, and reduced GHG emissions; the latter
has become a key performance metric in the Network Optimization Work
Process. Each network project looks not only at cost and customer
service, but also provides key carbon footprint data to reveal
opportunities for GHG reduction.
After the April 2009 acquisition of Rohm and Haas, D&MSC Work
Processes helped teams capitalize on synergy opportunities and optimize
the company’s Europe warehouse network. The evaluation identified
savings through consolidation of shipments to warehouses and reductions
in freight and warehousing costs. "
The award mentioned that these projects and others saved the firm $5 million during 2009-2010.
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