Scotts to outsource direct mail, point of purchase, commercial print and print related procurement
InnerWorkings, a provider of managed print and promotional offerings for corporate clients, has entered into a multi-year enterprise outsourcing procurement agreement with The Scotts Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products.
Under the agreement, Scotts will outsource its direct mail, point of purchase and commercial print and print related procurement to InnerWorkings.
As part of the service implementation, a team of InnerWorkings’ production managers will be deployed and permanently located at the Scotts headquarters in Marysville, Ohio.
InnerWorkings said that it will also hire a select group of Scotts’ current employees to join its team. By hiring existing internal resources, it expects to reduce overhead costs, while at the same time retaining talented individuals and their valuable insight into the culture of its client companies.
Pete Supron, senior vice president of global purchasing at Scotts, said: When we made the decision to outsource the print management function, we selected InnerWorkings based on their prior client successes, technology and informational advantage and innovative service model. We look forward to working with InnerWorkings as we streamline our processes and enhance our operating efficiencies.
Eric Belcher, CEO of InnerWorkings, said: Corporate America’s growing interest in InnerWorkings’ print management outsourcing model and sophisticated technology is continuing to drive significant gains in our market share. We are proud to have Scotts join the impressive list of industry leaders that have embraced our solution.