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The Financial Implications of Global Supply Chain Management: The Relationship Between Tactical Execution, Profitability & Cash Flow

Whether one speaks of the supply chain costs tied to Personal Protective Equipment, consumer electronics, or home décor, the mantra of most companies in 2020 has been: “Just get it done”.

December 2, 2020

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Dan Gardner

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Supply Chain

Is Supply Chain Resiliency a Myth?

“Resiliency” - A supply chain buzzword that has enjoyed quite a renaissance since the outbreak of COVID-19.

November 2, 2020

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Dan Gardner

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Transportation

When Things Go Wrong at the Port, Is Your System Resilient?

What can the shipper/BCO do to reduce the impact of port congestion? For most companies, the best they can do is appeal to their customs broker and drayage operators to do more.

October 22, 2020

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Ned Blinick

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Trade Compliance
Transportation

Ocean Container Tracking & Port Terminal Operations: Maritime Supply Chains and the “Visibility Paradox”

As a non-technologist working in supply chain management, I live in awe of the human mind and its ability to develop applications that create visibility into the international movement of goods.

September 30, 2020

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Dan Gardner

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Trade Compliance

Type 86 Customs Entries & The Case for Using Foreign Trade Zones

As of 9/28/19, U.S. Customs & Border Protection implemented a new method for importing into the U.S. called the “Type 86 Entry”, also known as a “Section 321 Shipment”.

August 24, 2020

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Dan Gardner

4
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Trade Compliance

Are Customhouse Brokers Obsolete? Part 2.

I believe that the traditional Customhouse Broker is fundamentally obsolete - they and the industry just don’t know it, yet.

August 11, 2020

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Ned Blinick

4
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Trade Compliance

Are Customhouse Brokers Obsolete? Part 1.

There’s been some buzz recently about the future of the CHB. Some folks believe that the days of the Customs Broker are coming to an end.

July 27, 2020

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Dan Gardner

4
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Transportation
Trade Compliance

Importer/Exporters vs Freight Forwarders/3PL - Levelling the Playing Field

Too often, importers and exporters are dependent on their NVOCC, Freight Forwarder or 3PL to provide them with visibility into their global supply chains.

July 20, 2020

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Ned Blinick

4
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Transportation

Managing Ocean Transportation Costs in the “Age of Supply Chain Volatility”

If you’re looking to manage ocean freight in the “Age of Supply Chain Volatility”, an investment in a maritime-centric TMS is a good place to start.

July 13, 2020

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Dan Gardner

4
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