Uncontrollable circumstances like heavy storms or road closures can strech supply chains to their breaking point. If the influx of necessary goods slows to a trickle, productions stopps, loss of revenue and even serious damage to the reputation lurk just around the corner. To avert this danger from the outset, for the future Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH will rely on the know-how of DHL Resillience360. The risk-management solution Resilience360 provides real-time analysis of problems that vessels, trains or trucks can encounter along their transport routes after setting out from Evonik locations around the world. On this basis, the software proposes countermeasures – such as whether and how the supply chain’s resources can be redistributed in order to minimize or completely avoid damage. For this purpose, the platform connects information regarding natural disasters and socio-political or other risks to Evonik’s global production and distribution network.
Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialtychemicals companies and operates in the segments nutrition & care, resource efficiency, and performance materials. In 2015, the company with headquarters in Essen, Germany, generated sales of approximately 13.5 billion Euro.
Protecting the environment, employees and assets
“Particularly in industries such as the chemicals sector, in which delicate products are transported, the security of the environment, employees and goods plays an important role,” says Tobias Larsson, Head of Resilience360, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. “We are delighted to help Evonik with this in the future while reducing the costs and risks along the supply chain by providing our data and expertise.” For Evonik, Resilience360 means a further digitalization of its numerous logistics activities. “In doing so, we are continuing to take account of our responsibility for safely transporting chemical goods,” says Robert Schmidkunz, Head of Logistics Security, Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH. “Through actively monitoring supply chains, Evonik is supporting the transport-risk analyses that have already been introduced successfully. With this tool, we are also contributing to the digitalization of our supply chain processes.”