Yum China Holdings Inc. announced the construction of its Yum China supply chain management center in Shanghai’s Jiading district. The 61,000 square meter facility is Yum China’s largest greenfield supply chain center project to date. The site is expected to be completed in 2024 and will serve as headquarters for the company’s supply chain operations, according to a press release.
“Our world-class supply chain is one of our key business enablers and has helped us mitigate the impact of the disruption from COVID-19. As part of our RGM strategic framework, we will continue to expand our strategic gap by investing in supply chain infrastructure to further enhance our business agility and resilience,” Yum China CEO Joey Wat said in the press release. our supply chain continues to strengthen, we believe it will support more stores, channels and products, while helping to drive long-term growth.”
In addition to supporting Yum China’s restaurants in eastern China, the new facility will serve as an integrated cold chain hub for the region and support the company’s operations across the country. It will include ambient temperature storage, cold chain storage, offices and ancillary facilities.
Yum China Holdings is a licensee of Yum Brands in mainland China. It has exclusive rights in mainland China to KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. The brand also owns the Little Sheep, Huang Ji Huang and COFFii & JOY concepts. The company has 12,114 restaurants in 1,700 cities.