Subsistence Prime Vendor (SPV)

Award-Winning Processes & Service


For nearly two decades TWI has consistently delivered high-quality food support to U.S. military customers, during which time economic globalization has become the defining trend in Supply Chain Management (SCM). Our customers are more sophisticated now, demanding efficiency, quality, and speed with products and services.

TWI offers solutions to meet the highest standards of international Supply Chain Management, with the very best in distribution infrastructure and local expertise. Our unique business model ensures that our customers get the best quality for the best price, which has actually won us a few awards. We trust the locals to know the latest info, including the insider’s scoop on where the true quality goods and services can be found.

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has recognized TWI more than once for our insourced operations which minimize customer costs. These Subsistence Prime Vendor (SPV) programs are complex, which is why we identify the best partners for sourcing, warehousing, and transport, while retiring the overall management of the supply chain in-house.

Our collaborative partnership approach has been honed over several years. We trust our vendors to do their best for us, and our vendors trust us to take the best care of them. Our clients reap the benefits of that trust for the utmost quality experience.

Our Subsistence Prime Vendor Approach:

  • US-owned; accountable, transparent, & strong business ethics
  • Financial strength & visibility backed by an existing $138.75 million line of credit
  • Innovative program management solutions by a DLA distinguished “Superior Supplier” and experienced overseas Prime Vendor, specifically in Europe
  • SPV-qualified staff and partners with extensive subsistence supply and logistics capabilities in CONUS and throughout Europe
  • Existing assets, facilities, & a warehouse in Germany to offer customers all products from the first day of operations

After 170 years of international food distribution experience, we know what success looks like. Our SPV leaders, our years of research, and our solid partnerships in Europe combine to make us the experts in the delivery of semi-perishable and perishable food to U.S. soldiers. We’ve invested in advanced inventory management systems, food safety, and customer care measures, to tailor our approach and ensure it remains modern and efficient.