Saddle Creek will serve as the liaison between all third-party logistics providers for Henkel in North America and provide day-to-day support for a wide range of functions, including order management, shipping, and KPI reporting. The LLP will also provide on-going management support for warehouse and transportation development, systems enhancements, supply chain network improvements and more.
"Outsourcing our logistics division will help to reduce costs throughout our logistics operations while allowing us to focus on core competencies," said Torsten Pilz, senior vice president, supply chain, Henkel Consumer Goods Inc. "Saddle Creek was the right choice for our LLP because of our long-standing business relationship, their superior execution and their integrated suite of services."
For more than two decades, Saddle Creek has gradually expanded the complexity of the services it provides to the company. "This new role is a natural progression for us – the culmination of a long history together," said Rob Pericht, Saddle Creek's senior vice president of warehouse operations. "We look forward to entering this new phase of our relationship. With Henkel's ever-changing and expanding supply chain, we will focus on delivering quality logistics execution management with an eye toward continuous improvement."
Saddle Creek will assume its new role in March and operate from Henkel Consumer Goods Inc. consumer products headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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About Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek is a third-party logistics company providing warehousing, transportation, packaging and fulfillment services. We leverage our broad array of capabilities to deliver integrated solutions that support our customers' business objectives.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas:
Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 47,000 people and reported sales of $21.13 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.98 billion in fiscal 2012. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.
Henkel in North America:
Henkel markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands in North America, including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, got2b® hair gels, and Loctite® adhesives. Visit www.henkelna.com for more information.
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