Source Management

We don’t just manage suppliers, we micro-manage them.

We analyze the objective performance metrics between factory and suppliers, tracking and reporting on quality and on-time delivery. And depending on the material type, OIA Quality Managers pre-inspect raw materials before they leave the supplier, ensuring materials are production-ready upon arrival at the factory.

When you partner with OIA to manage procurement, you get the advantage of extended production planning. This allows OIA to anticipate demand and source raw materials accordingly, often in greater quantities and at a lower cost.

Although OIA also has a balance of regional and local suppliers, we try to localize the purchase of raw materials whenever possible. This enables us to reduce shipping costs, improve sustainability, and avoid potential transportation delays.