Research & Development
Our Product Development is the basis of OI’s state of the art supply chain. In all areas of R&D, we combine trend and material information from external sources with the know-how of our customers’ target groups.
Featuring Limited is our Virtual Development Competence Centre supporting this process. Here, we are focusing on 3D design to reduce sample lead time, save resources and reduce negative environmental impact.
Quality Development & Assurance
Quality starts with product development, sampling, and material. In every OI office, experienced technicians respond to the fitting requirements of our customers’ styles.
We help our customers to improve fabric, trims and accessories, initiate physical and chemical testing with laboratories and work constantly with our vendors and factories on maintaining and improving standards of workmanship. Your product is in expert hands!
SOurcing & Supply Chain Services
Otto International offers service innovations that no one else can. From Audit Services to Sourcing, we deliver reliable and transparent sourcing to the highest CR standards. Devised, and in some cases developed together with our clients for real market needs, these unique tools give your business a significant competitive advantage.
We recognise and support the growing importance of social responsibility in the industry. This is why we have established an independently managed audit company moving the social and quality auditors team to: ASTRA Supply Chain Services Ltd.
Otto International supports the production process with order management and tracking. We offer high flexibility for our customers with low minimum order quantities, Quick Response and fast delivery suitable for multi-channel business.
To assure all products conform to the required quality standards, a global network of professional inspectors assesses the merchandise. We aim to identify potential problems early, to take action to ensure improvement, and to deliver excellent quality. Our qualified and trained Quality Control staff is present in every sourcing country.
Logistics & Warehousing
One of the most important requirements of modern sourcing is the transparent flow of goods and documents, which gives us the option to take corrective action if need be. This is exactly what the IT platform Hermes SCM provides. It covers order and supplier management, freight management, online documents and performance control, to name but a few.
Within the scope of Logistics & Warehousing, we also offer unique Vendor Payment Services. Here we are the middle-man by pre-financing suppliers and providing late payment options to our customers.
IT Services & Digitalisation
The rapid progress of technology in all areas of the supply chain leads to numerous opportunities for optimisation. Otto International provides IT-based solutions to ensure efficiency and transparency across the whole supply chain. We also provide the OI Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform for collaborative product & quality development.
In addition to our high-performance IT-solutions, our teams in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dongguan, and Hamburg provide our customer with a comprehensive consulting and support service. This service covers all sourcing-related processes and activities including OI PLM and Hermes SCM.