Abbott Nutrition – A Global Dairy Supply Chain Profile


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‘Abbott Nutrition – A Global Dairy Supply Chain Profile’ (August 2010)

Report #2 in’s ‘Corporate Profile’ series of publications.

During August 2010, has published a report entitled ‘Abbott Nutrition – A Global Dairy Supply Chain Profile’. As background, worldwide sales of Abbott Nutrition are US$5.2 billion, with 49% of sales to the U.S. market, and 51% throughout the rest of the world. Abbott Nutrition positions itself as ‘… the trusted worldwide leader in providing innovative and superior nutrition that advances the quality of life for people of all ages’.

The company develops, manufactures and distributes a wide-range of science-based infant formulas, medical nutritionals, nutrition & energy bars, and related products to support the growth, health and wellness of people of all ages. In addition, the company manufactures and distributes feeding devices and medical nutritionals for patients with special dietary needs due to injury, food allergies or diseases that affect the body’s metabolism (e.g. cancer, respiratory conditions, GI impairment).

Abbott Nutrition operates a supply chain comprising manufacturing plants and certified third party manufacturers located strategically throughout the world. The organization procures a wide range of dairy raw materials to exacting specifications. These include:

  • Dairy protein hydrolysates
  • Caseinates
  • Whey proteins
  • Liquid milk/CSM
  • Milk powders
  • Lactose
  • Miscellaneous dairy proteins

The current report discusses Abbott Nutrition’s dairy procurement mix, supply chain goals, and perspective on dairy pricing and dairy policy. It also provides an overview on supply criteria for existing and new suppliers, and formulations for a range of products marketed in the U.S. along with alternative/competitive products.

In addition, an overview is provided on three key facilities:

  • Abbott Nutrition Singapore plant – including manufacturing details, plant & equipment, & markets serviced
  • Abbott Nutrition Guangzhou plant – including its supply chain strategy in China, & corporate citizenship activities throughout China
  • Abbott Nutrition Cootehill plant – including its supply relationship with Town of Monaghan Co-operative Agricultural & Dairy Society Ltd

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