A Slick Take on Fats & Oils Supply Chain Optimization
Case study: How an Intellex Lipid Science Expert Re-engineered Manufacturing and Supply Chain For the Better
THE CLIENTFortune 100 food company
THE NEEDOur client needed supply chain optimization. To do that, they needed troubleshoot issues related to their fats & oils supply chain specific to their confectionery business. They engaged us to find an expert with deep expertise in supply chains related to palm oil, palm kernel oil, and shea oil, as well as someone who understood the chemical makeup of those materials.
The CPG Expert Needed:
Senior Food Product/Process
The Skills Needed:
- Deep expertise in palm oil, palm kernel oil, and shea oil supply chains
- Expertise in chemical makeup of oil materials
- R&D leadership experience in improving food processing and products
- Ability to seamlessly integrate with existing team
- Ability to engage suppliers in the raw materials space
- Fluency in testing and implementing formula and process changes
Time to Placement:
Client Satisfaction Level:
Client loved the expert so much, they are continuing work to troubleshoot other issues and improve supply chain processes.
Intellex provided an expert with more than 30 years of experience in lipids science, including seven patents related to lipid science and 70+ published technical papers. In addition to being a lipids-focused chemist, our industry expert holds roles where he is responsible for engaging with suppliers in the raw materials space. This background made him uniquely equipped to understand both the landscape of supply chain optimization, as well as the science behind the materials in question.
Phased approach to re-engineering their manufacturing supply chain
+ Phase 1: Troubleshooting issues our client was having in processing their products and taking stock of their current network of suppliers.
+ Phase 2: Providing an extensive landscape review of the current supplier market, the regions where these materials are harvested, and the chemical makeup of the materials available from the suppliers.
Our expert identified and created eight new workstreams, with a focus on improving manufacturing processes, and will work with each of the workstream teams on an ongoing basis to provide strategic consulting as they execute a plan that results in both cost and time savings. This work ultimately helps our client gain the knowledge to fix issues they are currently facing in processing their ingredients, develop IP around the landscape of their fats & oils supply chain, and be better positioned to streamline their current processes.
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