Interview Daniel Helmig

Inspired-Search | 9 March 2017

One year ago global technology company ABB launched the second stage of its Next Level Strategy. This is a huge company-wide transformation that will put more focus on its customer offering as it aims to become leaner, faster and more agile. To help achieve its goal it cut its regions from eight to three and streamlined its divisions from five to four. As part of the Next Level Strategy, ABB will accelerate the implementation of its previously announced 1,000-day programs to drive white-collar productivity and working capital management. The company aims to achieve a $1 billion run rate by the end of 2017 in gross cost savings. Improved working capital management is expected to free up at least $2 billion in cash by the end of 2017. Daniel Helmig, head of ABB’s Supply Chain Management, is currently busy implementing supply chain transformation throughout the company’s 450 plants and many project sites as the company consolidates back end processes and establishes ten global transportation management centres. “It took nine months to design and draw up blue prints for the Next Level strategy. I’ll be fully committed to this for the next two years.”

 

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