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OSI Group’s growth influenced by the McDonald’s

OSI Group is the biggest food processing company in the world. It is based in Aurora, Illinois. It is currently running its operations in the United States and 17 other countries. It has also built 65 plants across various parts of the globe in order to meet the high demand of its products. The company is being managed by CEO Sheldon Lavin who has been in the industry for the past four decades. He has seen every part of development in this company. His management skills have been vital for the development of OSI Group. Without his input, the company would have struggled to keep its business operations live. One century after it was created OSI Group.

OSI was started as a butcher shop in Chicago by a German immigrant known as Otto Kolschowsky. The company later developed into a family owned wholesale business, and in 1928 it was renamed, Otto & Sons. The company would see its growth gain momentum after the Second World War. The economy started to grow rapidly, and many businesses were established at the time. In 1955, the McDonald’s was launched in Illinois, and this came as good news to Otto & Sons who were contracted by the McDonalds to supply hamburgers and more

The partnership between these two businesses would give rise to the operations of OSI Group as it was riding on the growth of the McDonalds which was doing so rapidly. It was getting acceptance in many locations, and the branches kept on growing. OSI Group was placed under pressure to produce more in order to meet the demands of the McDonald’s. It got to point where OSI was only supplying to McDonald’s. Even as McDonald’s modified their business to have centralized supply network, they still incorporated OSI Food Company. McDonald’s would later become the most recognized brand in the business worldwide. As it moved international, OSI Group followed suit.

McDonald’s was running the business in such a manner that each of its suppliers was given a specific product that they would supply. OSI was supplying hamburgers. As McDonald’s expanded to other parts in the world, the pressure was on the food company to keep producing products that would meet the needs of the customers as well as ensure that their products could be moved for long distances without going bad. OSI Group was then placed under pressure to use technology that would ensure that their products would be delivered to far destinations.