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This excerpt taken from the EL 10-K filed Aug 19, 2009.

Manufacturing, Warehousing and Raw Materials

 

We manufacture skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products primarily in the United States, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada.  We continue to streamline our manufacturing processes and identify sourcing opportunities to improve innovation, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.  Our major manufacturing facilities operate as “focus” plants that primarily manufacture one type of product (e.g., lipsticks) for all of the principal brands.  Our plants are modern and our manufacturing processes are substantially automated.  While we believe that our manufacturing facilities are sufficient to meet current and reasonably anticipated manufacturing requirements, we continue to identify opportunities to make significant improvements in capacity and productivity.  To capitalize on innovation and other supply benefits, we continue to utilize third parties on a global basis for finished goods production, including an increased percentage of volume in Asia/Pacific to support our growth.

 

We have established a global distribution network designed to meet the changing demands of our customers while maintaining service levels.  We are continuously evaluating and restructuring this physical distribution network.  We have begun to establish regional inventory centers strategically positioned throughout the world in order to facilitate efficient delivery of our products to our customers.

 

The principal raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are essential oils, alcohol and specialty chemicals.  We also purchase packaging components that are manufactured to our design specifications.  Procurement of materials for all manufacturing facilities is generally made on a global basis through our Global Supplier Relations department.  We are making a concentrated effort in supplier rationalization with the specific objective of reducing costs, increasing innovation and speed to market and improving quality.  In addition, we continue to focus on supply sourcing within the region of manufacture to allow for improved supply chain efficiencies.  As a result of sourcing initiatives, there is increased dependency on certain suppliers, but we believe that our portfolio of these suppliers has adequate resources and facilities to overcome any unforeseen interruption of supply.  In the past, we have been able to obtain an adequate supply of essential raw materials and currently believe we have adequate sources of supply for virtually all components of our products.

 

We are continually benchmarking the performance of the supply chain and will add or delete suppliers, and adjust our distribution networks and manufacturing footprint based upon the changing needs of the business.  As we integrate acquired brands, we continually seek new ways to leverage our production and sourcing capabilities to improve our overall supply chain performance.

 

These excerpts taken from the EL 10-K filed Aug 21, 2008.

Manufacturing, Warehousing and Raw Materials

 

We manufacture skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products primarily in the United States, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and France.  We continue to streamline our manufacturing processes and identify sourcing opportunities to improve innovation, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.  Our major manufacturing facilities operate as “focus” plants that primarily manufacture one type of product (e.g., lipsticks) for all of the principal brands.  Our plants are modern and our manufacturing processes are substantially automated.  While we believe that our manufacturing facilities are sufficient to meet current and reasonably anticipated manufacturing requirements, we continue to identify opportunities to make significant improvements in capacity and productivity.  To capitalize on innovation and other supply benefits, we continue to utilize third parties on a global basis for finished goods production, including an increased volume in Asia/Pacific to support our international growth.

 

We have established a global distribution network designed to meet the changing demands of our customers while maintaining service levels.  We are continuously evaluating and restructuring this physical distribution network.  We have begun to establish regional inventory centers strategically positioned throughout the world in order to facilitate timely delivery of our products to our customers.

 

The principal raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are essential oils, alcohol and specialty chemicals.  We also purchase packaging components that are manufactured to our design specifications.  Procurement of materials for all manufacturing facilities is generally made on a global basis through our Global Supplier Relations department.  In recent years, we made a concentrated effort in supplier rationalization with the specific objective of reducing costs, increasing innovation and improving quality.  In addition, we continue to focus on supply sourcing within the region of manufacture to allow for improved supply chain efficiencies.  As a result of sourcing initiatives, there is increased dependency on certain suppliers, but we believe that these suppliers have adequate resources and facilities to overcome any unforeseen interruption of supply.  We are continually benchmarking the performance of the supply chain and will add or delete suppliers based upon the changing needs of the business.  In the past, we have been able to obtain an adequate supply of essential raw materials and currently believe we have adequate sources of supply for virtually all components of our products.  As we integrate acquired brands, we continually seek new ways to leverage our production and sourcing capabilities to improve manufacturing performance.

 

Manufacturing, Warehousing and Raw Materials



 



We manufacture skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products
primarily in the United States, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada
and France.  We continue to streamline
our manufacturing processes and identify sourcing opportunities to improve
innovation, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.  Our major manufacturing facilities operate as
“focus” plants that primarily manufacture one type of product (e.g., lipsticks)
for all of the principal brands.  Our
plants are modern and our manufacturing processes are substantially
automated.  While we believe that our
manufacturing facilities are sufficient to meet current and reasonably
anticipated manufacturing requirements, we continue to identify opportunities
to make significant improvements in capacity and productivity.  To capitalize on innovation and other supply
benefits, we continue to utilize third parties on a global basis for finished
goods production, including an increased volume in Asia/Pacific to support our
international growth.



 



We have established a global distribution network designed to meet the
changing demands of our customers while maintaining service levels.  We are continuously evaluating and
restructuring this physical distribution network.  We have begun to establish regional inventory
centers strategically positioned throughout the world in order to facilitate
timely delivery of our products to our customers.



 



The principal raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are
essential oils, alcohol and specialty chemicals.  We also purchase packaging components that
are manufactured to our design specifications. 
Procurement of materials for all manufacturing facilities is generally
made on a global basis through our Global Supplier Relations department.  In recent years, we made a concentrated
effort in supplier rationalization with the specific objective of reducing
costs, increasing innovation and improving quality.  In addition, we continue to focus on supply
sourcing within the region of manufacture to allow for improved supply chain
efficiencies.  As a result of sourcing
initiatives, there is increased dependency on certain suppliers, but we believe
that these suppliers have adequate resources and facilities to overcome any
unforeseen interruption of supply.  We
are continually benchmarking the performance of the supply chain and will add
or delete suppliers based upon the changing needs of the business.  In the past, we have been able to obtain an
adequate supply of essential raw materials and currently believe we have
adequate sources of supply for virtually all components of our products.  As we integrate acquired brands, we
continually seek new ways to leverage our production and sourcing capabilities
to improve manufacturing performance.



 



This excerpt taken from the EL 10-K filed Aug 28, 2007.

Manufacturing, Warehousing and Raw Materials

We manufacture skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products in the United States, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and France.  We continue to streamline our manufacturing processes and identify sourcing opportunities to improve innovation, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.  Our major manufacturing facilities operate as “focus” plants that primarily manufacture one type of product (e.g., lipsticks) for all of the principal brands.  Our plants are modern and our manufacturing processes are substantially automated.  While we believe that our manufacturing facilities are sufficient to meet current and reasonably anticipated manufacturing requirements, we continue to identify opportunities to make significant improvements in capacity and productivity.  To capitalize on innovation and other supply benefits, we continue to utilize third parties on a global basis for finished goods production, including an increased volume in Asia/Pacific to support our international growth.

We have established a global distribution network designed to meet the changing demands of our customers while maintaining service levels.  We are continuously evaluating and restructuring this physical distribution network.  We have begun to establish regional inventory centers strategically positioned throughout the world in order to facilitate timely delivery of our products to our customers.

The principal raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are essential oils, alcohol and specialty chemicals.  We also purchase packaging components that are manufactured to our design specifications.  Procurement of materials for all manufacturing facilities is generally made on a global basis through our Global Supplier Relations department.  In recent years, we made a concentrated effort in supplier rationalization with the specific objective of reducing costs, increasing innovation and improving quality.  In addition, we continue to focus on supply sourcing within the region of manufacture to allow for improved supply chain efficiencies.  As a result of sourcing initiatives, there is increased dependency on certain suppliers, but we believe that these suppliers have adequate resources and facilities to overcome any unforeseen interruption of supply.  We are continually benchmarking the performance of the supply chain and will add or delete suppliers based upon the changing needs of the business.  In the past, we have been able to obtain an adequate supply of essential raw materials and currently believe we have adequate sources of supply for virtually all components of our products.  As we integrate acquired brands, we continually seek new ways to leverage our production and sourcing capabilities to improve manufacturing performance.

This excerpt taken from the EL 10-K filed Aug 25, 2006.

Manufacturing, Warehousing and Raw Materials

We manufacture skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products in the United States, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and France.  We continue to streamline our manufacturing processes and identify sourcing opportunities to improve innovation, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.  Our major manufacturing facilities operate as “focus” plants that primarily manufacture one type of product (e.g., lipsticks) for all of the principal brands.  Our plants are modern and our manufacturing processes are substantially automated.  While we believe that our manufacturing facilities are sufficient to meet current and reasonably anticipated manufacturing requirements, we continue to identify opportunities to make significant improvements in capacity and productivity.  To capitalize on innovation and other supply benefits, we continue to utilize third parties on a global basis for finished goods production.

We have established a global distribution network designed to meet the changing demands of our customers while maintaining service levels.  We are continuously evaluating and restructuring this physical distribution network.  We intend to establish regional inventory centers strategically positioned throughout the world in order to facilitate timely delivery of our products to our customers.

The principal raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are essential oils, alcohol and specialty chemicals.  We also purchase packaging components that are manufactured to our design specifications.  Procurement of materials for all manufacturing facilities is generally made on a global basis through our centralized supplier relations department.  A concentrated effort in supplier rationalization has been made with the specific objective of reducing costs, increasing innovation and improving quality.  As a result of sourcing initiatives, there is increased dependency on certain suppliers, but we believe that these suppliers have adequate resources and facilities to overcome any unforeseen interruption of supply.  We are continually benchmarking the performance of the supply chain and will add or delete suppliers based upon the changing needs of the business.  We have, in the past, been able to obtain an adequate supply of essential raw materials and currently believe we have adequate sources of supply for virtually all components of our products.  As we integrate acquired brands, we continually seek new ways to leverage our production and sourcing capabilities to improve manufacturing performance.

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This excerpt taken from the EL 10-K filed Sep 2, 2005.

Manufacturing, Warehousing and Raw Materials

 

We manufacture skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products in the United States, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and France.  We continue to streamline our manufacturing processes and identify sourcing opportunities to improve innovation, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.  Our major manufacturing facilities operate as “focus” plants that primarily manufacture one type of product (e.g., lipsticks) for all of the principal brands.  Our plants are modern and our manufacturing processes are substantially automated.  While we believe that our manufacturing facilities are sufficient to meet current and reasonably anticipated manufacturing requirements, we continue to identify opportunities to make significant improvements in capacity and productivity.  To capitalize on innovation and other supply benefits, we continue to utilize third parties on a global basis for finished goods production.

 

We have established a global distribution network designed to meet the changing demands of our customers while maintaining service levels.  We are continuously evaluating and restructuring this physical distribution network.  We intend to establish regional inventory centers strategically positioned throughout the world in order to facilitate timely delivery of our products to our customers.

 

The principal raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are essential oils, alcohol and specialty chemicals.  We also purchase packaging components that are manufactured to our design specifications.  Procurement of materials for all manufacturing facilities is generally made on a global basis through our centralized supplier relations department.  A concentrated effort in supplier rationalization has been made with the specific objective of reducing costs, increasing innovation and improving quality.  As a result of sourcing initiatives, there is increased dependency on certain suppliers, but we believe that these suppliers have adequate resources and facilities to overcome any unforeseen interruption of supply.  We are continually benchmarking the performance of the supply chain and will add or delete suppliers based upon the changing needs of the business.  We have, in the past, been able to obtain an adequate supply of essential raw materials and currently believe we have adequate sources of supply for virtually all components of our products.  As we integrate acquired brands, we continually seek new ways to leverage our production and sourcing capabilities to improve manufacturing performance.

 

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