Overview: Kurt and Mandy discuss Unilever’s traveling factory concept as a way to mitigate supply chain risk and increase resiliency. Check out the latest episode from Lift & Tilt.
Nanomanufacturing – Travel Factory Concept?
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Unilever’s grand vision for the scheme is a network of small-scale production facilities situated around the world “wherever, and whenever, needed”. Unilever says the units could also play a key role in other product categories, such as its beauty and home care products business.
Olivera Trifunovic, a Unilever Engineering Manager who helmed the travel factory project, envisions “a new dynamic model where thousands of nano factories could be run from a central system, allowing us to have flexible production lines wherever, and whenever, needed”.
Units could also be leased, rented or sold to entrepreneurs outside the consumer products group, opening new doors for collaboration and creating innovation testbeds.
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