The smooth running of global corporations can be hindered by government regulations and culture of a particular country. The food industry is not left behind by these challenges. In order overcome these hurdles, companies involve the locals who understand their country better. For OSI Group, engaging the services of individuals who are conversant with the cultures and tastes of each country they operate. This approach is the global efficiency and local solution strategy.
OSI Group has expanded from its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois to over 17 countries globally. It owns more than 50 facilities in these countries. It has cut a niche as a global supplier of value-added foods such as beef patties, sausages, pizza, and sandwiches. The company’s clientele base includes the food services entities and retail food stores. The firm has been using the above strategy to expand its presence in China.
OSI Group has been in the country for more than 20 years. It stands as the leading poultry supplier in the country with ten facilities in operation. It has also collaborated with the country’s key players in the industry, including DOYOO Group. Together they created DaOSI, which is a fully integrated poultry supplier. The clients in China include the Mcdonalds, Starbucks, Saizeriya, and Yum among others. According to David McDonald OSI Group, increasing China’s operations is a strategic move to serve the growing number of customers satisfactorily.
According to David McDonald President and COO, growth and expansion have been part of OSI Group’s DNA. The company has over the years steered growth in different locations across the globe. The firm has always endeavored to give more to the customers.
Giving more doesn’t only mean increasing productions but also the development of the company’s products. The company has always been dedicated to improving its products according to its customers continually changing tastes. According to David McDonald, they have been able to record this achievement by discussing the client’s needs upfront.
More on David McDonald
David McDonald is a distinguished graduate of Iowa State University where he graduated with a Degree in Animal Science. He has served as the President for OSI Group since 1987. He also works at OSI International Foods (Australia) Pty Limited as a Director. David is also the chair of North American Meat Institute.
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