Global Indirect Materials
Indirects are non-production materials. This category encompasses a wide range
of products and services. There is significant potential for business for suppliers
capable of delivering savings, efficiency and simplification.
Some examples of indirect materials and services are:
- Temporary services
- Commercial Print
- Office supplies
- Consumer promotions
- Express mail
Global Packaging Materials
The quality of our packaging materials is key to our finished product on-shelf
- Folding cartons
- Aerosol cans
Global Raw Materials
We purchase the highest quality raw materials for use in all of our products
- UV Absorbers
We will address the total movement of materials and products through the supply
chain starting with our vendors and concluding with the customer, with the goal
of optimizing cost and service.
We will support the application of product replenishment based on “pull”
strategies as these come close to addressing true customer demand.
We will use strategic modeling tools as part of continuous improvement studies
and assessments to evaluate and determine least cost resourcing.
We will adapt best practices in a way to recognize differences in needs between
emerging, developing, and developed markets in which we sell our products.
We will leverage the identification and application of integrated enterprise-wide
information management systems.
We will regularly participate in key industry groups to broaden skills and to
benchmark best practices.
We will identify and align with select global third-party providers to jointly
seek logistics efficiencies.