Supply Source was formed in December of 1999 as a Greenfield ‘start-up’, when four key sales executives and managers from Western Paper joined together to begin this endeavor.
Supply Source was originally formed to service the industrial packaging, building maintenance and shipping supplies needs of the manufacturing segment. Supply Source experienced rapid growth as a result of its relationship with a major electronics company. Supply Source was one of the top 50 Oregon companies with the greatest growth for the years 2003 – 2005. The company’s customer base then grew and expanded internationally to include customers in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Korea, the UK and Mexico. As a result of these customer relationships, Supply Source formed a company in China to support this business and is registered in China as Supply Source International (SSI). SSI now has three locations in China: corporate office/warehouse in Shanghai and sales offices and warehouses in Shenzhen and Chongqing. During this growth period, Supply Source developed a strong alliance and partnership with a packaging distribution company in Scotland, Pitreavie Group, which now represents Supply Source in Europe.
As a US company, we focus on being able to do the “unusual” with a wide breadth of experience in many areas. We believe we truly add value to the partnership when we do what others are unable and/or unwilling to do. This breadth of services and products is uncommon to many distributors, logistic supply chains, and trading companies. We are doing this and can do this on an International basis with local support in those cities and countries. We look forward to the challenge, the climb that appears to be impossible.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”