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manufacturing & energy dr. brandt skincare
www.drbrandtskincare.com / Headquarters: Miami / Employees: 100+ / Specialty: Skincare products / Osmar Rodriguez, vice president of manufacturing operations
and supply chain: "It's about bringing efficiencies to the company and taking our processes to the next level."

Brand Loyalty
dr. brandt skincare stays relevant in the ever-changing world of retail
by raising the bar for quality and productivity. By Janice Hoppe-Spiers
Dr. Frederic Brandt,
renowned dermatologist
to celebrities, founded dr.
brandt skincare in the late
1990s to help everyday
people repair and prevent
OSMAR
skin damage while proRODRIGUEZ
vice president of
moting health and beauty.
manufacturing
Dr. Brandt passed away in
operations and
supply chain
2015, but his legacy lives on
in one of the fastest-growing companies in the cosmetics
industry that continues to raise
the bar. "The way we developed
our products always started with
Dr. Brandt's input," says Osmar
Rodriguez, vice president of manufacturing operations and supply
chain. "He managed patients every
day and knew exactly what people
really needed. He would challenge
us to develop products that were
innovative and cutting edge."
Although Dr. Brandt is no longer
here to guide dr. brandt skincare,
the company has partnered with
several dermatologists who develop ideas for new products centered
on current skin concerns. "We
continue to do business under the
Dr. Brandt method," Rodriguez
says. "We need to be innovative.
People don't want another cleanser or lotion they can get anywhere.
Customers want us to always come
up with the latest technologies and
that's a burden in a way because we
need to constantly surprise them
with new things in terms of formulation and delivery systems."
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To create its products, dr.
brandt skincare sources active and
botanical ingredients and delivery system innovations from all
over the world, but mainly from
Europe and Asia. "Companies in
Europe always bring us the latest
of the latest in terms of ingredient
innovation," Rodriguez notes. "We
are a state-of-the-art company that
provides top-notch products to
the customers because innovation
is what we're all about."

Raising the Bar
Currently, dr. brandt skincare has
partnered with nine third-party
manufacturers in the United
States and one in France. The
company works closely with each

dr. brandt skincare is a state-ofthe-art company that provides
top-notch products to customers
because innovation is what the
company is all about.

manufacturer and Rodriguez says
they aligned them all under the
same standard operating procedures so all products are developed and manufactured according
to dr. brandt skincare's standards
and requirements.
Last year, a supply chain team
member became Six Sigma Black
Belt certified after leading a complex improvement project. "His
certification demanded a specific
project that brought savings to
the company," Rodriguez explains. "We focused that project
on our inventory-management
activities and because we work
with third-party manufacturers,
it changed the way we do things,
including how the waste of compa-



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