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OIA Global specializes in the Athletic and Outdoor industry providing services and solutions for packaging, warehousing, and fulfillment, and transportation to meet this industry’s specific demands.

Athletic and Outdoor industry brands face unique and exacting supply chain challenges. Most brands have a moderate to strong seasonality, a broad supplier footprint, carry a considerable breadth of products, and are continuously introducing new products to the market, growing their SKUs.

Spot-AO-yellowUnlike other logistics providers, OIA offers a fully integrated optimization program. We develop industry-specific packaging with superior structural design in order to right-size your carton suite to your product. In turn we design and supply the appropriate shipping carton suite to maximize the number of SKUs per box, and develop load plans to optimize these cartons in an ocean or air container. OIA optimizes your supply chain starting with your product and eventually extending to new product introductions. And the result? More units per box, material reduction, product protection, more efficient loading, greater sustainability, and ultimately a lower cost per unit. We think “inside the box.”

Additionally, because broad supplier footprints require brands to shift capacity and capitalize on factory production availability, brands need a logistics partner that has the network, geographic footprint, and supplier relationships in the same territories as network partners. With OIA’s sweeping network of offices in Asia, North America, and Europe, we are where you are.

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  • A domestic managed transportation program that reduces costs and supports crictical supply chain flo

    A domestic managed transportation program that reduces costs and supports crictical supply chain flows and custom requirements

    Customer Challenge: Golf clubs are a highly seasonal and competitive product and clients retail and end user customers have exacting demands requiring country club deliveries, trade show management, and temporary inventor …

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    A domestic managed transportation program that reduces costs and supports crictical supply chain flows and custom requirements

    Customer Challenge:

    case study spot semiGolf clubs are a highly seasonal and competitive product and clients retail and end user customers have exacting demands requiring country club deliveries, trade show management, and temporary inventory support. Time-sensitive delivery windows and locations without unloading facilities pose additional challenges.

    Our Solution:

    • Carrier management and auditing
    • Management reporting
    • Online shipment visibility
    • Temporary inventory storage
    • Trade show services
    • Trailer supply and yard management

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    Customer Benefit:

    Our client was able to obtain dedicated customer service and a simplified transportation solution with a single point of contact. Transportation costs and damages were reduced, and the client achieved 99% on-time delivery performance.

    For a customized solution to meet your business needs, contact us at:
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  • A logistics program enables a new product without a hitch

    A logistics program enables a new product without a hitch

    Customer Challenge: Golf clubs and apparel are highly seasonal and competitive industries, and our customer, a major manufacturer and retailer, was in danger of missing retail deadlines for its newly designed products. Failure to have the product in stores would have cost the company mil …

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    A logistics program enables a new product without a hitch

    Customer Challenge:

    case study spot plane3Golf clubs and apparel are highly seasonal and competitive industries, and our customer, a major manufacturer and retailer, was in danger of missing retail deadlines for its newly designed products. Failure to have the product in stores would have cost the company millions in lost revenue.

    Our Solution:

    • Analysis and review of logistics options from Asia to Mexico
    • Supplier and carrier coordination
    • Air freight forwarding
    • Web tracking and shipment status
    • Cross-border services (USA-Mexico)
    • Management reporting

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    Customer Benefit:

    Our client successfully distributed its new products to retail and end user customers during the peak buying season for golf clubs, enabling the company to successfully build new revenues and market share while reducing its transit costs in excess of 20%. Transit times were also reduced by an average of 10 days.

    For a customized solution to meet your business needs, contact us at:
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  • An Asia-to-US import program enabling retail and direct-to-customer fulfillment

    An Asia-to-US import program enabling retail and direct-to-customer fulfillment

    Customer Challenge: Our customer, a global producer of hiking boots and outdoor footwear, was challenged with providing consistent and low-cost order fulfillment directly to North American retailers and customer sales channels. However, the company faced market forces …

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    An Asia-to-US import program enabling retail and direct-to-customer fulfillment

    case study spot warehouseCustomer Challenge:

    Our customer, a global producer of hiking boots and outdoor footwear, was challenged with providing consistent and low-cost order fulfillment directly to North American retailers and customer sales channels. However, the company faced market forces such as port labor issues, and transport capacity fluctuations.

    Our Solution:

    • Supplier management program
    • Air and ocean transportation (LCL & FCL)
    • 100,000sq. ft. cross-docking and distribution facility
    • Warehouse optimization program
    • Inventory management
    • Order fulfillment

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    Customer Benefit:

    OIA implemented a metrics and reporting system, managed over 30 Asia vendors, and optimized inbound transportation spending. Labor costs were reduced by 10% at import distribution facility, and created contingency plans for East Coast destinations. With these innovations in place, the company also required less warehouse space.

    For a customized solution to meet your business needs, contact us at:
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  • Brand standards and sustainability challenges solved through vendor management and packaging redesig

    Brand standards and sustainability challenges solved through vendor management and packaging redesign

    Customer Challenge: Our customer, a major importer of bicycles and apparel, was experiencing fast growth, challenging the company’s ability to position its brand and meet sustainability goals. Market expansion required an increased number of vend …

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    Brand standards and sustainability challenges solved through vendor management and packaging redesign

    case study spot helmetCustomer Challenge:

    Our customer, a major importer of bicycles and apparel, was experiencing fast growth, challenging the company’s ability to position its brand and meet sustainability goals. Market expansion required an increased number of vendors, more coordination, and costly quality checks. This meant the company needed to meet additional sustainability requirements while also maintaining brand standards.

    Our Solution:

    • Packaging Restricted Substance List (PRSL) management
    • Redesign of retail packaging
    • Global quality program
    • Sourcing of sustainable and compliant materials
    • Management reporting

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    Customer Benefit:

    Vendor management and a retail packaging redesign resulted in a 26% reduction in packaging costs, and implementation of a “one-size fits all” format achieved an additional 8% savings. Further quality management ensured PRSL compliance, as well as an overall improvement in brand consistency and carbon footprint reductions across the board.

    For a customized solution to meet your business needs, contact us at:
    1-855-SHIP OIA
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  • Packaging Optimization: Results in 21% savings in transportation costs, while reducing wasted space

    Packaging Optimization: Results in 21% savings in transportation costs, while reducing wasted space

    Customer Challenge: Our customer, a global producer of hiking boots and outdoor footwear, recognized that poor packaging processes were being utilized by their footwear factories, which caused their packaging and products to arrive damaged. They al …

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    Packaging Optimization: Results in 21% savings in transportation costs, while reducing wasted space

    case study spot color swatchesCustomer Challenge:

    Our customer, a global producer of hiking boots and outdoor footwear, recognized that poor packaging processes were being utilized by their footwear factories, which caused their packaging and products to arrive damaged. They also wanted to upgrade the look of their packaging and increase brand awareness with high-end graphics. In addition, increased environmental pressure was pushing them to implement a PRSL compliance program.

    Our Solution:

    • Retail & Transit Packaging
    • Packaging Optimization
    • Management Reporting
    • Warehousing Management
    • Air and Ocean Transportation (LCL & FCL)
    • Supplier Management Program

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    Customer Benefit:

    OIA and our customer improved their packaging supply chain, achieving a 21% reduction in transportation costs, while improving the retail performance of their packaging and generating greater perceived value for the brand. Further, OIA’s processes provided the brand with a level of supply chain transparency and control that they previously did not enjoy.

    For a customized solution to meet your business needs, contact us at:
    1-855-SHIP OIA
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