OSI Food Solutions: The Growth of an Enterprise

OSI Food Solutions is fast-growing into the world’s largest food producer. They are slowly taking over continents like Europe Asia and South America, and their expansion started around the 1970’s when they elected Lavin to be the president of the company. This was due to his influence as a former banker, and his contacts around the business world. Now they are in a position to make changes wherever they have business. Their transition to Asia has been a very stable and profitable one, but it wasn’t all rosy. In fact they found it hard to adapt at the beginning, adapting in Asia brought about understanding the cultures of different people.

The patience it takes to get into a negotiation and what they need as a community, are ideals vital to thrive in any region. Government regulations and rules could also hamper the activities of business, but having the right ways to effect change is why OSI Food Solutions is so profitable. They started off when Otto came to Chicago from Germany. He started a meat selling store and that was a successful company. Unlike other immigrants who developed farm, he decided to go on the more business route that later served him and his family. It all started in 1909, and a couple of years later after the first World War, he was able to expand into a wholesale business.

The business was very good and it allowed OSI Food Solutions to be more popular around Chicago, and a prominent feature as well. After the Second World War, the economic boom fostered ductility around the country. During this time, a franchise owner at California was able to strike a deal with Otto’s sons. OSI Food Solutions were the designated suppliers of ground beef to his food franchise around the United States. Once he bought McDonalds, McDonald’s became one of the fast-growing and biggest corporations in the United States. OSI Food Solutions grew with them, riding the bandwagon and growing into a highly successful enterprise. They are currently one of the world’s leading food suppliers and have acquired companies in different continents around the world. They have also established three state-of-the-art environmentally friendly plants in Japan and China.