The Situation

A fast-growing telecom network client wanted to expand its supplier base in fibre optics. The aim was to complement existing European suppliers with new, Asian companies, to optimize cost and quantity. The client identified and selected a supplier in China, but wanted to gain assurances around quality, reliability and adherence to time deadlines. The client decided to entrust a WIL Group partner in China to audit the supplier.

The Solution

WIL Group’s French office shared the precise objectives and audit parameters with the China office, which identified a highly experienced fibre optics expert from its local talent pool. He was pleased to accept the project.

The Result

The executive interim was ideal for the assignment, thanks to his technical expertise and cultural alignment with the supplier. He was rapidly able to:


• Explore and confirm the supplier’s standard processes and organizational structure


• Assess the various technical and operational risks that needed to be mitigated


• Ensure smooth cooperation with the supplier

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