THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has opened a new Product Supply Innovation Center (PSIC), which will serve as the hub for collaboration with a network of local suppliers, tech companies, R&D institutions and top universities, developing global, scalable and modular solutions to decarbonize its supply chain.
THE DETAILS The US FMCG giant is aiming to accelerate innovation, transformation and implementation of intelligent supply chain operations with the new PSIC, making full use of disruptive breakthroughs in cyber-physical systems, internet of things connectivity and ubiquitous intelligence across materials, assets and processes.
“I am very excited to head the new PSIC in Kronberg, bringing together our best talent from different continents, new talent and partners from across our ecosystem,” says Angelique Terrien, Senior Director, Supply Chain Innovation, Sustainability Engineering at Procter & Gamble. “Still, the pressing challenges in sustainability can only be solved through the power of partnerships and collaborative action. I’m looking forward in joining forces with our ecosystem partners to pool resources, new technologies, reach and knowledge to define together what the supply chain of the future will look like. We look forward to collaborating using our combined expertise and capacities to drastically reduce GHG emissions, water consumption and waste production toward net zero solutions we can scale in 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 global processes for production, logistics and retail.”
THE WHY? The PSIC is a key milestone in P&G’s Ambition 2030 sustainability objectives. Julio Nemeth, Chief Product Supply Officer at P&G reveals, “We decided to locate the PSIC in the heart of the Rhine-Main-Region, because of the unique ecosystem, and the passion of German consumers, retailers and regulators, for sustainability standards and innovation that protect the climate.”