Our client, a worldwide cosmetics giant, wants to pursue cost reduction opportunities and to strengthen partnership by applying a winwin methodology with packaging material suppliers in APAC zone. KEPLER offers turnkey services to deploy this 3-parts collaboration program: from project design, strategic suppliers’ selection, mastering communication with them, to project deployment: diagnosis, implementation of improvement action plan, achievement and savings validation.


  • The company started to launch the supplier development program within its strategic packaging material suppliers. The final applicants list contained 8 participants in China, Indonesia and India
  • The “Partnership spirit” insisted during the whole program, which helped the suppliers to reveal pain points and suggestions of improvement requiring the client to improve internal process or working ways


Category:  Securing the Business Plan

  • Applicant selection and motivation within a huge supplier panel: 500+ packaging material suppliers in APAC

  • Shaping the common vision and objective by transparent communication among 3 parts

  • On-site diagnosis, prioritization of action plan and resource, technical and savings validation

The APAC based supplier development program is a strong proven record to show KEPLER’s capability to support our client to deploy very complex projects in a multi-cultural environment. It demonstrates, not only our technical knowledge (Lean Manufacturing, end-to-end Supply Chain improvement…), but also our project design and governance methodology, and our capability to mobilize local partners.
Mingmin Zhou, General Manager - KEPLER China

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