In the operation of a business there are a lot of factors to consider especially when the business is spread across many countries. The business in Europe is different from the one in US or the one in Asia owing to various factors such as: culture, government regulations, professionals and the customer preference among other factors. McDonald says that OSI industries have both the global and the regional human resource to meet the customer’s needs.
OSI Group is a leader in the supply of value added protein goodies like beef patties. The company also deals in pizza, sausage links and sandwiches. OSI has close to 50 facilities spread over 17 countries in the world. Today, efforts by this privately held corporation to expand deeper into China are underway.
Even as the organization continues to expand in China, suffices to say it has been there for close to 20 years. China continues to grow economically owing to the economics that have come with OSI. The eight factories that are operated by OSI are soon going to be increased seeing as the company is working on introducing two more facilities. It was last year in September that construction of a new plant started in the province of Henan. Indeed, in the same month a joint venture agreement was made between OSI and DOYOO Group creating DaOSI: a poultry operation. This poultry venture is in fact OSI’s third venture. Clients such as McDonald’s, Saizeriya, Burger King, Subway, Starbucks, Papa John and Yum all buy their poultry from OSI.
OSI is keen on the safety of the foods that it sells to clients. It is for this reason that it continues to challenge manufacturers to build better machines like X-ray equipment built into cookers and kitchen ware to help detect foreign particles.
Education and Other Pursuits
David McDonalds went to Iowa State University where he graduated with a degree in Animal Science. He has a variety of skill sets: product development, food safety, business strategy, strategic planning, process improvement and manufacturing among others. Apart from his work as President of OSI, he is also the chairman of the North American Meat Institute. David McDonald OSI Group has worked, since December 2008, for Marfrig Global Foods S.A as its independent director.
Learn more about David McDonald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVg1u76ilKs