Henkel First Company to Join International Centre for Industrial Transformation (INCIT) Network
Henkel has joined the membership program of the International Centre for Industrial Transformation (INCIT). The goal according to Henkel is to leverage INCIT’s tools and frameworks to further drive the digital transformation of its operations. Henkel is the first company to join INCIT’s membership program, following the inclusion of multiple governments.
INCIT is an independent, non-government, non-profit organization focused on accelerating the transformation of the global manufacturing industry. INCIT’s mission is to develop internationally referenced frameworks, tools, concepts, and programs to raise awareness and educate the international manufacturing community on the latest transformation developments and trends in manufacturing – with the aim to create a more sustainable future. INCIT’s tools and frameworks provide international standards that allow unbiased benchmarking, which can drive continuous improvement and growth in manufacturing.
Henkel's goal is to accelerate the digital transformation at 150 sites. The company has set up a new global digital operations function based in Singapore. The partnership with INCIT aims to support the team realizing value through digitalization.
Henkel will gain access to INCIT’s ManuVate global innovation platform where the company will co-create an innovation management methodology linked to INCIT frameworks for Industry 4.0 and sustainability. In addition, Henkel will also get access to tools and frameworks related to the smart industry readiness index (SIRI) and to the thought leadership platform GETIT.
“Digitalization is a key driver towards innovative Industry 4.0 solutions and to further enhance sustainability across operations and the entire supply chain,” said Nick Miesen, global head of Digital Operations at Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “By partnering with INCIT, we get access to their renowned international standards and insights that will help us to leverage tools and solutions for even better decision making in the future.”