P&G cuts ribbon for new global product sourcing innovation center in Germany
THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has opened a new Product Supply Innovation Center (PSIC), which will serve as a hub for collaboration with a network of local suppliers, technology companies, R&D institutions and leading universities, developing global solutions, scalable and modular to decarbonize its supply chain.
THE DETAILS The U.S. consumer goods giant aims to accelerate innovation, transformation and implementation of smart supply chain operations with the new PSIC, taking full advantage of disruptive breakthroughs in cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things connectivity and pervasive intelligence across materials, assets and processes.
“I am very happy to lead the new PSIC in Kronberg, which brings together our best talents from different continents, new talents and partners from across our ecosystem,” said Angelique Terrien, Senior Director, Supply Chain Innovation, Sustainability Engineering at Procter & Gamble. “Yet pressing sustainability challenges can only be solved through the power of partnerships and collaborative action. I look forward to joining forces with our ecosystem partners to pool resources, new technologies, reach and knowledge to jointly define what the supply chain of the future will look like. We look forward to working together using our combined expertise and capabilities to dramatically reduce GHG emissions, water use and waste generation towards net zero solutions that we can scale to our operations. With the opening of our PSIC, we hope to inspire change beyond the Rhine-Main region, Germany and our company and help improve and redefine the global production, logistics and sales processes in the world. detail.
THE WHY ? The PSIC is a key milestone in P & G’s Ambition 2030 sustainability goals. Julio Nemeth, Chief Product Supply Officer at P&G, reveals: “We have decided to locate the PSIC in the heart of the Rhine-Main region, due to the unique ecosystem and the passion of German consumers, retailers and regulators for sustainability standards and innovation that protects the climate.