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Manufacturing & Distribution


Accelerating Operational Excellence

Accelerating Operational Excellence

At Sherwin-Williams, our focused Global Supply Chain organization leverages systems, tools, and processes to deliver best-in-class service for our customers across the world. We operate 136 manufacturing and distribution facilities across five geographic regions, with over 15,000 team members sharing best practices and operating as one focused organization.

Manufacturing & Distribution at a glance


consecutive years of double-digit product launches




facilities across five geographic regions


points of distribution

Driving Customer Solutions, Accelerated Growth and Cost Reduction

Our end-to-end supply chain involves everything from research and development, to delivering products to customers. Our focus is on driving out complexity while creating value across the entire supply chain in collaboration and alignment with our selling organizations.


Our global business management system is anchored in the elements of management review, continuous improvement, accelerated root cause and time management. Enabled through our people, systems, tools, and processes, our management system is our execution roadmap. It serves as the foundation for how we achieve results, across operations, through a continuous improvement culture that permeates our global operations.


Operational Excellence Focus Areas

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Service
  • Cost
  • People

Positioned for Success Today and Tomorrow

Driving continuous improvement is a long-term core competency, as is our global procurement process. The global procurement team delivers year-over-year improvement while focusing on assured supply, through long-term supplier agreements and multi-sourcing of raw materials. 


Delivering solutions based on customer feedback and input ensures a robust pipeline. At Sherwin-Williams, we are embracing the future of work by investing in advanced automation and digital transformation that will increase throughput in our existing footprint while creating connectivity and allowing for greater collaboration and higher employee engagement.


A true center of excellence, our world-class supply chain model has us positioned to deliver the right customer experience today and into the future.