DeLaval is a major supplier to the Dairy Industry with manufacturing operations in the USA, Europe and Asia. In the early 2000's DeLaval set-up a manufacturing operation in Shanghai and later a placed a global sourcing office at the same location. The global sourcing office started to use many suppliers from their local manufacturing operation. New suppliers were added gradually and the sourcing volume grew by 50% per year whilst the sourcing office grew from one to fifteen people.
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