Helping personal care products company ‘Paris Presents Inc.’ implement a new supply network in Asia and take over the on-going management of their existing and newly developed Asia supply network.

Situation:

A change in corporate strategy resulted in Paris Presents owners deciding to outsource the quality and supply management of their existing Asia supply network of approximately 60 manufacturers and suppliers. It was also decided to increase the supply network of some key personal care products to meet increasing capacity requirements in additional to targeted cost savings. Paris Presents chose Infinite Sum to outsource this project.

Approach:

Infinite Sum created a dedicated project team that would effectively take over the day-to-day management of the Asia supply network on the ground (primarily throughout China and India). A local Infinite Sum team was also located at Paris Presents corporate offices in Illinois, USA to ensure close collaboration with the relevant internal departments on-going, most notably the new product development group and purchasing.

Over a period of months, and close collaboration with Paris Presents supply management team, Infinite Sum teams in Asia steadily integrated ourselves into the 50 + Asia suppliers to ensure we gained trust and understanding of what was already a long-standing relationship between suppliers and Paris Presents. In parallel to building trust and managing existing suppliers, a separate Infinite Sum sourcing team worked on-going on qualifying and selecting new suppliers for key personal care related products required by Paris Presents and their customers.

Results:

Developed a dedicated outsourced Asia supply management and sourcing team that worked as an extension of our client Paris Presents main business, thus allowing them to focus on their core competency of sales & marketing.