The key to truly developing customized and personalized supplements is simple – use high quality ingredients and refrain from cutting corners.
In Part II of our blog Series on High Quality Ingredients, we discussed in detail how personalized and compounded Nutrients ensure that any healthcare practitioner can make a smart choice both for their patients as well as their practice through 5 key aspects.
Let’s traverse further ahead in this series and talk a little about the process of procurement of high quality ingredients from best-rated suppliers and manufacturing custom / personalized nutritional supplements.
In this blog, we talk about how we –
- Identify reliable and quality suppliers.
- Reach out to potential suppliers and get them on-boarded
- Procure ingredients and maintain synergy with the manufacturing unit.
- Ensure a healthy and long-term relationship with the ingredient supplier.
Let’s dive into each of them.
Identifying Reliable, top-rated quality ingredients supplier
As we are one of the best and leading custom supplement manufacturers based out of Sisters, Oregon, we respect that accolade significantly.
Ensuring that we identify the best and top-rated suppliers for manufacturing one of the best quality custom nutritional supplement products is at the top of our priorities.
So, we follow a simple yet highly effective 3 step process to shortlist the best and reputable suppliers for all our raw materials –
STEP 1 – We ensure that the potential supplier has trusted expertise built over the past couple of years.
Not only that, but we also look out for the know-how possessed by the supplier pertaining to their raw materials.
A quality raw material supplier takes a huge burden off the shoulders of the supplement manufacturer by ensuring their ingredients match our requirements for creating custom and personalized supplement products.
STEP 2 – Checking that the raw material supplier has a premium product quality.
Through this, we ensure that our products manufactured will be high-quality by default, as superior quality raw materials and ingredients are the end results of a proven manufacturing process, ongoing R&D, maintaining regulatory compliance, and a patent on their ingredients.
STEP 3 – Last but not least, we lookout for previous customer reviews.
We only move ahead to shortlist the ingredient supplier for manufacturing our custom supplement products once we reach a conclusion that they are genuinely a top-rated supplier and have multiple reviews that prove their value.
Reaching out to Quality Ingredients Suppliers & getting then Onboarded
In this next phase, we start reaching out to the shortlisted raw material suppliers and look out for three key aspects before we sign a deal with them –
- With each of our potential supplier partners, we do detailed conversations on multiple aspects. Once we are convinced that they have answered all our queries sufficiently and have displayed their true value, we move ahead to the next steps.
- We ask for multiple client references from them and verify their expertise through their past clients. This helps us to build credibility in them and lays the foundation of long-term association.
- Lastly, when we feel that everything is in line according to our criteria, we sign the deal and get them onboarded.
Procuring ingredients and aligning the supplier with our team
This is another crucial step in the process of manufacturing customized nutrition supplements that are high quality and at par with industry standards.
Once the supplier is onboarded, we begin the process of procuring the ingredients and align our manufacturing team with the supplies so that they can manage the inventory accordingly, and initiate the manufacturing process.
Before the manufacturing process begins, we do proper quarantining and testing of the ingredients at our NSF GMP Certified Facility.
Once the ingredients are tested and a green signal is received, we move it to the manufacturing unit where our team develops custom formulation supplements are per the requirements of the end client.
Throughout this entire process, our team is in touch with the supplier team to ensure that any significant issue encountered can be notified immediately.
Ensuring a healthy & long-term relationship with the supplier
All our raw material suppliers are extremely special to us and we strive to maintain a long-term relationship with them through sticking to one single agenda – procuring top quality ingredients and developing the best personalized nutritional supplements.
Our suppliers help us in achieving this goal and they understand the value we provide to our end customers.
Also, we do understand their business values and help them better their deliverables through a continuous feedback mechanism that works both ways.
Through this feedback system, we ensure regular touch-base on crucial aspects and queries so that they get resolved at the earliest.
Also, this feedback mechanism act as the major pillar of strengthening our relationship with the ingredient supplier and we always stick to this.
To wrap it up,
Finding quality ingredient suppliers that can help a supplement manufacturer deliver high quality products to their end customers is quite challenging.
But once you find one that is genuinely bringing in immense value through its high quality ingredients, everything is set to go in the right direction.