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Dow’s Supply Chain Expertise Group is honored with 2009 Progressive Manufacturing Award for Global Marine Network Design Project

Mumbai - June 25, 2009

Dow India’s supply chain expertise group, in collaboration with a Tata Consulting Services (TCS) consulting team, was recently honored with a 2009 Progressive Manufacturing Award (PM100) by US-based Managing Automation magazine for their work on a Global Marine Network Design (GMND) project.

The India, Middle East and Africa area supply chain expertise group is based at the company’s Business Process Service Center (BPSC) in Mumbai.  Chartered to design an optimised “back-bone” for the company’s future marine supply chain network for the 2016 - 2026 timeframe, the GMND project looked at the macro supply chain material flow created by the strategic growth projects in the emerging regions of the Middle East and Asia and provides with a complete overview of what an optimized, highly flexible and cost efficient marine supply chain will look like over the course of the next 20 years.

“The two most vital initiatives in this project were collaboration with the logistic service providers to get insight into future developments in marine logistics and the use of network optimization and simulation techniques in tandem, in order to get a holistic picture,” said Kurt Zetah, supply chain expertise center leader.  “The project has provided us with great insights into the expected cost and service developments of the future marine supply chain as well as providing quantified technical outcomes, and helping to identify additional advantages such as operating an integrated network, reduction of overhead and leveraged purchasing.”

“This is a very proud achievement, and especially for our world-class supply chain expertise team in India,” said Girish Khetan, director, BPSC, Mumbai. “Our team of well-qualified supply chain experts in Mumbai, worked in conjunction with the Company’s global supply chain, logistics and purchasing experts to handle the analysis and design of the project. This award recognizes and endorses our supply chain team for its cutting edge work and its global impact.”

Open to project nominations from around the world, and judged by an independent panel, the Progressive Manufacturing 100 awards are based on the scope of mastery, business integration, and use of technology demonstrated by each nominee and their success in mastering one of the eight core disciplines including business model mastery; customer mastery; supply network mastery; data & integration mastery; innovation mastery; training & education mastery; leadership and operational excellence.

About Dow India

Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) is committed to consistent growth through its expertise as a science and technology leader, its experience as a leading chemical company, and its engagement with the communities in which it operates.  With more than 1100 employees in 12 locations across the country, Dow India has established three Centers of Excellence in the areas of Engineering (Chennai), Research & Development (Pune) and Transactional Services and Expertise (Mumbai) as well as three manufacturing sites and a variety of commercial offices.  As a responsible corporate citizen, Dow India provides free artificial limbs and technology development for the ‘Jaipur Foot’ initiative; built homes through the ‘Habitat for Humanity’ Jimmy Carter Work Project, and is actively working in collaboration with the Byrraju and Anarde Foundation to supply clean drinking water to villages in India.  Further information can be found at www.dow-india.com

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