|[July 01, 2014]
Unilever and Celsis partnership wins Supply and Demand Chain Executive Top 100 Award
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
Unilever (NYSE: UN, LSE: ULVR) and
Celsis International have been awarded the Supply & Demand Chain
Executive (SDCE) Top 100 Award 2014, given to companies that
successfully execute innovative, transformative supply chain projects
that deliver bottom-line value to the organization.
Unilever and Celsis partnered to execute a Unilever initiative to
streamline its supply chain by standardizing microbiological testing and
release protocols worldwide at over 40 manufacturing sites in nearly 30
countries. Using the Celsis Advance™ system with AMPiScreen™ reagent
assay, Unilever manufacturing sites were able to cut their micro hold
time from seven days down to 24 hours, significantly reducing their
"The global implementation of AMPiScreen at Unilever manufacturing
enables our supply chain to have one global test method for rapid
product release of home and personal care formulations," said Deidre
Mitchell, Manager Development Microbiology at Unilever.
Implementation was strategically managed and executed by a team of
Unilever and Celsis representatives ensuring each site rleased products
on Celsis AMPiScreen as efficiently as possible, minimizing any
potential disruptions to the supply chain.
Mitchell added, "Our factories are seeing the benefits of a using a
rapid microbiological quality test method to obtain reliable data within
24 hours as opposed to waiting a full seven days with traditional test
methods. It allows us to be fully confident in the data we generate to
indicate our products meet our quality standards before we release them
into the market place."
"We are very pleased to be recognized for the SDCE100 award for our work
with Unilever to harmonize and streamline their global supply chain. The
success of this project validates the total value that our system
provides manufacturers by ensuring the quality of released products and,
more importantly, taking days off their production cycles-resulting in
reduced manufacturing costs, freed up working capital, and a much leaner
supply chain," said Jay LeCoque, CEO of Celsis International.
The partnership continues as Unilever now also uses the Celsis system
for testing at additional points in the supply chain to confirm the
incoming quality of strategic, microbiologically-sensitive ingredients,
further streamlining their production efficiency.
About the SDCE 100 Awards
The SDCE 100 recognizes solution providers and their clients for
leadership in improving supply chain function with measureable gains in
ROI. The submissions were evaluated by the magazine's editorial staff
primarily based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project, creative
application of technologies/solutions/services used, and the extent of
the business results/impact.
About Celsis International
The world's leading innovator in rapid detection, Celsis systems are
used globally by leading companies to identify the absence or presence
of contamination in as few as 18-24 hours. Companies in the Home,
Beverage, Food and Pharmaceutical
industries can reduce hold times, inventory requirements, and costs
while enhancing product quality. For more information, go to www.celsis.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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