Optilogic to optimise Henkel supply chain

  • April 9, 2024
  • William Payne

German industrial goods company Henkel will use Optilogic simulation software to test future supply chain designs. Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies business unit will employ Optilogic’s Cosmic Frog supply chain network simulation to design new supply chains to improve its overall logistics.

Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a global leading supplier for adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings. With about 120 production sites worldwide, the business unit serves over 100,000 customers in 800 industry segments with a portfolio of about 70,000 products.

Through Optilogic’s SaaS-based solution, Henkel Adhesive Technologies is looking to convert legacy supply chain models into Cosmic Frog models. The company aims to explore hundreds to thousands of potential scenarios to strengthen its distribution networks with a focus on cost optimisation and minimising CO2 emissions.

The business unit also plans to harness simulation to further stress test the robustness of its network and practicality of any network changes under real-world variability.

“We have been looking for a supply chain design partner that aligns with our future vision of developing and scaling supply chain network study capabilities,” said the Head of Adhesive Logistics Network Development Europe for Henkel. “The Cosmic Frog solution is very well designed, making it easy to learn and use and it has the technical capabilities to scale and connect with various ETL tools. The Optilogic team has the expertise and commitment to support us as we expand our design practice.”

“We are proud to enter a long-term collaboration with Henkel and support their global supply chain initiatives,” said Optilogic Senior Vice President Oscar Torres. “With the power of cloud-based modeling, the Henkel team has an easy path to unlock significant competitive advantages as the company continues to grow.”