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Leading food manufacturer uses The Smart Cube’s Category Intelligence solution to reduce supplier costs

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Business challenge

A European world-leading manufacturer of vegetable oils was paying high prices for one of its key ingredients, coconut oil, from its existing sole supplier, and wanted to explore low-cost sourcing alternatives.

The company engaged The Smart Cube to carry out a comprehensive supplier identification project, targeting three of the world’s major coconut oil producing nations – Indonesia, The Philippines and Sri Lanka – with the specific requirement that potential suppliers had to be verified organic coconut oil producers.

The Smart Cube solution

The strategy developed by The Smart Cube involved a combination of primary and secondary research, using…

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