A Solid Base in Origination
As supply chain managers, we were engaged in the sourcing of various agricultural commodities from the producing countries which we provided to customers in the destination markets. This sourcing and supply involved primary processing, warehousing, transporting, shipping, distributing and marketing and managing the risks at each stage of the supply chain.
From our founding in 1989, we evolved from a single country, single product trader to a multi-country, multi-product supply chain manager. In that process of evolution and development, the Olam business model has grown both in depth as well as breadth, pursuing selected value chain adjacencies which both complement and enhance our core supply chain model. The key to our strong core business is a repeatable and scalable formula that has allowed us to reinforce and expand in different ways.