Successful Launch of Logistics Optimization Project at EUSIL in Taiwan

The Logistics Optimization (LOOP) Project at EUSIL (Taiwan) was successfully launched with solid progress over the past three months. Led by Ms. Ming Li, Head of Trade and Distribution, Greater China, both colleagues from Shanghai and Taiwan participate in this project.

Early this year, the project was proposed by Yonghui Zhu in EUSIL production site after thorough gap analysis of business demand of BL Silica and the plant’s current logistics capacity. The existing warehouse space and related logistics processes at EUSIL site can no longer fully satisfy inventory requirements of finished products. Therefore, it became a pressing task to set up a functioning external warehouse with related processes at EUSIL.

After a brief kick-off meeting in March, the team rose up to the challenge of setting up an external warehouse within a short amount of time. As a first step, on-site visits were paid by project team to potential vendors. After comprehensive analysis in terms of safety, compliance, cost, service scope, etc., the vendor selection proposal were presented to the steering committee and received final approval in late May.

Mr. Thomas Zechel, President of Evonik Taiwan, commented that the project team demonstrated strong entrepreneurship from the start, which created a good basis for further cooperation. In the months to come, the project will focus on optimizing logistics resource arrangement with the new warehouse, so the Silica business can be better supported and strengthened by a more holistic logistics management system and high-performing logistics operation.