Helping world leading pump and fluid equipment manufacturer Graco establish their first aluminium component supply network in Asia.

Situation:

Graco is a world leader in fluid handling systems and components. When they decided it was time to outsource the manufacturing of select aluminium components to Asia, they required outside support with experience in both aluminium manufacturing, machining and Asia supply networks in that product category. They chose Infinite Sum to help them deliver their expectations.

Approach:

Working with a domestic North American Infinite Sum team, Graco sourcing team in Minneapolis established a target list of priority aluminum components that would be used to establish and prove an initial China supply network. Infinite Sum with the support of our Indian and Chinese sourcing offices over the period of several months established various qualified supplier options for Graco. Upon selection of the approved suppliers, Infinite Sum worked on behalf of Graco to ensure the suppliers were integrated successfully into the Graco supply chain and that all initial product transfers, tool builds, quality system requirements and production targets were achieve under Infinite Sum direct project management.

Results:

Implementation of a successful aluminium component supply network in Asia that would deliver Graco a low cost country option to support their own domestic manufacturing and supply base, while delivering significant cost savings that exceeded targeted expectations.