Global Leader in

Media Packaging Acquired by major private equity firm

Key Products Sourced:

Plastic CD & DVD Cases

Challenge:
  • Market erosion from low cost country manufacturers
  • Urgent need to expand the portfolio of products
  • No qualified low cost country suppliers
  • Lack of internal supply chain personnel to lead the initiative
Solution:
  • Conducted cross-functional workshops to identify the products to be considered and the markets to be pursued
  • Collected material specifications, product performance requirements and annual usage forecasts
  • Executed global supplier outreach
  • Identified screened, and pre-qualify potential suppliers in low cost countries for a wide range of products including existing and new designs
  • Completed supplier assessments on potential suppliers and narrowed the list to 16 high potential suppliers
  • Collected production samples of targeted products for performance testing and approval at the client
Results:
  • 76 media package designs identified, 15 approved by the client
  • 5 suppliers approved for production
  • Product portfolio expansion completed
  • LCC supply base launched
  • 10% savings achieved