We conducted unscheduled on-site visits to gain mutual understanding, cooperation, and trust with the suppliers. In 2019, we had a total of 234 food-related product suppliers, and 39 on-site visits (16.67%) were carried out. The evaluations were based on how the suppliers conduct their inspection of incoming raw material, manufacturing management, quality control, and warehouse management. All the suppliers that we performed the on-site visits scored 60 or above (in a scale of 1 to 100 with 60 as
passing) with no material finding.
In 2019, we accompanied with the US Soybean Export Council to visit Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the soybean suppliers, NW Grains International and CHS, to understand the soybean cultivation process, storage methods, distributions, crop quality inspection, and all related issues.
at North Dakota Soybean Council
at NW Grains
at Mike Langseth farm in North Dakota
at Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Accompanied with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Beef and Agricultural Products Procurement Team, we visited Paraguay and met with the Paraguay President, Congress members (both Senate and Chamber of Deputies), and local farmer associations to strengthen our ally relations. We visited SARCOM, a soybean company, to gain understanding of the storage methods used by Paraguayan for the harvested soybean crop. Also, we visited Dulsan and KASBA, sesame suppliers, as potential suppliers for the following year’s sourcing needs.
Visited Palacio de los Lopez of Paraguay
At Paraguay Senate
Meeting with Paraguay Farmers Association
Visited Dulsan, sesame supplier
Attended PIPOC 2019
Along with Taiwan Vegetable Oil Manufacturers Association, we attended PIPOC 2019 to learn about the cultivation of the oil palm plantations and the operation of palm oil market to facilitate with the selling of oil products.
At the PIPOC 2019
At a Palm Tree Plantation
Attended 2019 Trade Expo Indonesia
Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei extended an invitation to our company to participate in the 2019 Trade Expo Indonesia. We signed a procurement and sale MOU with the Indonesian PPI to enhance the business relations with Indonesia.
Signed procurement & sale MOU with Indonesian PPI
Group photo with the representative of Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei & suppliers