HOW DSC helped newly-combined Unilever, Bestfoods and Lipton reorganize their supply chain
Managing successful simultaneous start-ups on a tight timetable
When businesses are merged or acquired by another organization, changes often take place immediately. Resources of the organizations must be integrated seamlessly, limiting disruption in the flow of the supply chain.
In the case of Unilever Bestfoods (UBF), DSC Logistics helped to streamline the new supply chain in only a few months with major changes in three key locations: consolidating Bestfoods and Unilever (Lipton) operations from two locations into one, taking over operations in California from another provider and starting up a second California location.
We approached this start-up like we always do, sending in the SCOUTs, (Supply Chain On-site Unification Teams), to make sure the operation ran smoothly-right from the start.
DSC also provided leadership of the supply chain transformation in systems integration. We handled the administration of the entire transportation system. And, we managed the conversion-in just one weekend-from the two different systems used by Lipton and Bestfoods to one: one order, one shipment, one invoice.