Go to the source. It sounds simple enough, but with culture, language, and currency differences, as well as endless regulations, customs, and compliance issues, material sourcing on a global scale can be exceedingly complicated.
That’s where OIA’s knowledge, experience, and global network provide great value to brands. Whether you are already working with a supplier or need OIA to help landscape new sources, OIA will provide greater control and transparency to business relationships between supplier sources and finished goods manufacturers.
Once the materials you need are identified for manufacturing, we determine the best source-fit of that material, trying to optimize your order volume, and order scheduling, managing the supply and demand for that commodity. Additional value can occur when we work to optimize materials across multiple clients, creating leverage opportunities where possible.