Published: September 30, 2020

oem manufacturingIf you’ve been looking for ways to grow your TCM practice, you may have considered selling custom herbal formulas with your own name and branding. Launching a product line is an exciting time for you as a business owner, but it may also be a confusing one. Where do the best raw herbs come from? How are they processed to ensure their safety and quality? What tools are required? What certifications should an herbal product manufacturer have?

The simplest and most advantageous option is to work with an OEM partner who already has the expertise, experience, and infrastructure you need. By choosing KPC’s OEM services, you and your patients can enjoy the full benefits of our state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities and industry-leading quality control while simultaneously strengthening your own brand. The only aspect of the process you are responsible for is designing a label that reflects your practice.

As you contemplate how to find an OEM manufacturer, here are some things to keep in mind to ensure you and your patients receive the best herbal products available.

Understand the Benefits of Choosing OEM Services

OEM stands for ‘original equipment manufacturer.’ An OEM company manufactures or develops something that another company sells to its own customers under its own branding. This business model is frequently used in the automotive and tech industries. Some of the benefits of this approach include:

  • High-quality products produced by an industry expert
  • Low cost compared to starting your own manufacturing operation
  • Access to the most advanced technology and processes
  • Greater production capacities
  • Support from knowledgeable and experienced staff

KPC’s OEM and contract manufacturing services give practitioners the opportunity to create custom formulas using KPC’s carefully selected and tested herbs. Each formula is designed from scratch in the format you choose, so you can feel confident that you have the optimal products for your practice.

Seek Out a Partner With Complementary Expertise

A strong OEM partner has expertise that complements your own. You bring authoritative knowledge of your brand and your patients. Your OEM partner should have a comprehensive understanding of all steps of the herbal supplement production process — from ethical sourcing, to species identification, to contaminant screening, to pharmaceutical-grade manufacturing, to quality assurance using world-class testing protocols. You and your OEM manufacturer should both be experts in your respective fields.

When you choose KPC’s OEM services, you’re getting a partner with years of experience producing authentic, safe, ethical, and effective TCM products. Your formulas will be made to your specifications using the knowledge our family has assembled over five generations.

Assess the Company’s Capabilities

Creating herbal products demands specialty equipment and manufacturing facilities. Look for an OEM manufacturer that has a range of resources at their disposal to meet your needs. Your OEM partner should engage in ethical sourcing practices and have rigorous processes in place for authentication, testing, and quality control. They should also stay informed about the newest technologies, methodologies, and regulatory standards to provide consumers with the safest products possible.

KPC prides itself on providing the highest quality herbs from crop to bottle. We emphasize responsible sourcing and species authentication. All raw materials are subjected to stringent testing and inspection processes to establish their safety and purity. A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is produced with each batch of herbs to document their superior quality.

Look for Shared Values

Complementary expertise and capabilities are important in any successful partnership, but the best partnerships also involve key similarities. For instance, your OEM manufacturer should share your business values and your expectations regarding how the partnership should work. Your partner will ideally be in a long-term relationship. In order to make that happen, you’ll need to have compatible working styles and feel comfortable placing a high level of trust in their people and processes.

The KPC family shares your passion for bringing the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine to as many people as possible. We believe in consistency, transparency, integrity, innovation, and a commitment to quality in every facet of our business.

Strive for Balance Between Quotes and Quality

As you evaluate your options, remember that choosing an OEM partner should be more than a numbers decision. Focusing too much on lowering costs or shortening manufacturing times may not be worth it if your OEM supplier fails to measure up in other areas — particularly if it means creating a less reliable product for your patients. A strong OEM partner is transparent about pricing and lead times and balances these considerations with the unparalleled safety and quality your patients deserve.

Because we make each OEM order to the precise specifications of our clients, speaking to our representatives about your requirements is the best way to receive estimates of pricing, minimum order quantity and lead times. KPC can be reached online or by calling 949-398-8158.

Start the OEM Process With KPC Herbs Today

The right OEM partner for your TCM practice is one that you know can deliver quality products to the right place, at the right time, all the time. At KPC Herbs, we have a tried and true process and a long track record of success that allows us to meet and exceed expectations. We take pride in producing the finest Chinese herbal products and nurturing lasting relationships with our partners. To learn more about how KPC can help you create your custom products, contact us today.


*Please note: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This article is not intended to suggest specific treatments for patients or that any supplements mentioned prevent or cure diseases or problems. Before taking any herbs, all patients should discuss their options with a licensed practitioner, including any other medications the patient is currently taking, as there may be contraindications between pharmaceuticals and herbs.


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