Electrolux's injection molding supplier search highlights supply chain strategy


According to Geoff Pollak, VP of purchasing for Electrolux-North America, the company has a history of innovation and a passion for success. “Today we sell across many brand families but our flagship brand is Electrolux, and our desire is to build a premium brand in North America,” he adds.

In November, Electrolux kicked off a search to enhance its base of injection molding suppliers. The goal was to find new suppliers in the Southeast region of the U.S. that can serve the company’s manufacturing plants in Kinston, NC and Anderson, SC, as well as the National Parts Distribution Center in Asheville, NC, and help reduce “total landed cost” for its many components. “This was the first event like this that we’ve done to my recollection,” Pollak says. “We did this based on the fact that when we looked at our current supply base for the Southeast, we found a need to look at suppliers that are close—saving fuel—that can easily ship in reusable, returnable containers. This sparked the idea of holding this event and reflects an ongoing commitment by Electrolux for local sources of supply.” ...
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