Supply chain management (SCM) is a competitive differentiator at Unilever
Based on this Video Report, The Unilever supply chain extends beyond the manufacturing process into the core of digital transformation using artificial intelligence to manage supply chain risks and ensure the company can meet customer demand.
Wendy Herrick, Unilever’s head of Digital Supply Chain gives insights in this video. Wendy has 25+ years in Unilever and has held leadership roles across both Finance and Supply Chain. She started her career with Unilever in Bristol, England, and has worked in numerous countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
In this Video, Following are discussed
- About global Supply Chain Management at Unilever
- Supply chain and digital transformation
- Cognitive automation, Aera Technology, and Supply Chain Resilience
- Supply chain innovation and digital transformation strategy
- SCM and machine learning
How Unilever manages potential supply chain disruptions In 2015, Wendy was appointed to the position of VP Supply Chain US responsible for end to end Supply Chain integration, Supply Chain Digital Strategy, and in-market business results. She was appointed Head of Digital Supply Chain in July 2018.
- Unilever plc is a British multinational consumer goods company with headquarters in London. Unilever products include food, condiments, ice cream, cleaning agents, beauty products, and personal care.
- It is the largest producer of soap in the world and its products are available in around 190 countries. Unilever’s largest brands include Axe/Lynx, Ben & Jerry’s, Dove, Omo/Persil, Heartbrand (Wall’s) ice creams, Hellmann’s, Knorr, Lux, Magnum, Rexona/Degree, Lifebuoy, Sunsilk and Sunlight.
- The Company is organised into three main divisions: Foods and Refreshments, Home Care, and Beauty & Personal Care. It has research and development facilities in China, India, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
- Unilever was founded on 2 September 1929, by the merger of the British Soap-maker Lever Brothers and the Dutch margarine producer Margarine Unie. During the second half of the 20th century, the company increasingly diversified from being a maker of products made of oils and fats and expanded its operations worldwide.
- Learn about the History of Unilever in the Below Video.
- Unilever divested its specialty chemicals businesses to ICI in 1997. In the 2010s, under the leadership of Paul Polman, the company gradually shifted its focus towards health and beauty brands and away from food brands showing slow growth.
- It has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Unilever has a secondary listing on Euronext Amsterdam and is a constituent of the AEX index. The company was also a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.
- Unilever also has a listing in the New York Stock Exchange.The completion of the unification of Unilever’s Dutch and UK arms under a single London-based entity was announced on 30 November 2020.
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