Alumna Creates Product to Help Underserved Chinese Manufacturers

Taryn Sullivan

Taryn (Schaberg) Sullivan, ESIA BA ’05, is the founder and CEO of Efficiency Exchange, a leading developer of modern cost management tools for Chinese manufacturers. The company recently launched EEx Charge, the first tool designed for the millions of underserved Chinese manufacturers looking to reduce costs and improve factory operations.

This is the company’s first major product. Charge is designed to help reduce costs, and increase operational efficiencies by analyzing data from utility bills

By using Charge, customers have experienced an average 10 to 25 percent in costs savings and optimized everyday operations, further enabling them to become leaders in shaping the future of global supply chains.

Efficiency Exchange was founded in 2010 with the mission of helping underserved Chinese manufacturers to reduce everyday costs with customized insights and recommendations based on real facility data.

Sullivan previously worked for Improvements Catalog to build and oversee a brand new, multi-million dollar product development process. She is a long-time Mandarin speaker, with a degree in Chinese and Asian Studies from GW’s Elliot School of International Affairs.

Sullivan has spoken around the world — from Yale’s U.S.-China Forum, to the Sustainable Brands Conference — on the importance of supply chains, the limitations of audits and compliance strategies, and the challenges of getting accurate data in the real world.

Read the full press release about EEx Charge by PRnewsire, and learn more about the product and Efficiency Exchange in articles by Bloomberg Businessweek and Greentech Media.

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