Miebach designed expansion of Merck's distribution center In Mexico
Merck is a science and technology company that operates across Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials with more than 350 years of experience. The organization has more than 56,000 employees in 66 countries. For reasons of strategic market growth, Merck has decided to move its outsourced operation to an in-house facility in Toluca, Mexico.
Based on Merck's objectives, Miebach designed and planned the construction of an extension to the existing warehouse of the Life Science division with the goal of ensuring both internal flow and optimal distribution of its products until 2025. An additional objective of Merck was the development of an implementation program which did not impact the existing business operation during the entire construction process.
With these objectives, Miebach, together with Merck's operations management, developed the new layout of the facilities based on future distribution needs, improved material flows, and restrictions in the handling of hazardous materials. Also, a transition plan was developed that would allow the optimal realization of the preliminary adaptations of the new facility before the transfer and start of Merck's operation.
Miebach supported Merck also in the execution of the implementation plan, supervising the development of the supplier’s activities responsible for the construction of the warehouse, the installation of a firefighting system in accordance with the hazardous materials and NFPA standards, the construction for cold storage, and a ventilation system specific to the operation; all this in accordance with the quality, safety, and global standards demanded by the business. Miebach's task as a facilitator between Merck and the different suppliers allowed the establishment of effective communication channels that facilitated the development and completion of the required work.
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