Identifying an opportunity determines whether your business plan will succeed or not. As for Otto Kolschowsky, he was among the German immigrants who decided to settle in Chicago Illinois during the 20th century. After settling in Chicago Illinois, Otto saw it fit to launch a butcher shop. The butcher shop was serving the people of Chicago with quality meat. Due to the quality service, Otto was even able to expand his business, and he also opened another branch in Maryland, a neighboring city. The growth of Otto Kolschowsky’s business was gradual, and his business entity would later turn out to be one of the leading food service providers globally.
OSI Group started out as a butcher shop, and the organization came to be one of the leading food service providers currently. Nevertheless, the journey to success has also been quite murky. To start with, the butcher shop owned by Otto Kolschowsky later became a family business. As a family business, the business was rebranded to Otto & Sons in 1928. Due to quality service by the company, they later engaged in a symbiotic relationship with the McDonald’s restaurant. Otto & Sons were tasked with the provision of freshly ground meat in the various McDonald’s joints.
McDonald’s was growing fast, and Otto & Sons found themselves in a tough situation that involved maintaining the freshness of their products while transporting them over long distances. Luckily, a breakthrough came at the opportune moment. Liquid nitrogen became the answer to the problems. The liquid nitrogen would make sure that the meat products were in a frozen state thereby making sure that the meat products were fresh at all times.
It is good to note that quality leadership is a great contributor to the success of any organization. As for OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin joined the company during the 1970’s as a managing partner. Since Sheldon Lavin was well versed when it came to handling financial matters, Mr. Lavin’s presence at OSI Group would prove to be invaluable. Since Sheldon Lavin saw the bigger picture, he saw it fit to direct the company towards global expansion. By being a major contributor towards the global expansion of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin has showcased that he is passionate about what he does and he is dedicated to ensuring that OSI Group prospers accordingly.