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How To Select A Company To Move Your International Freight

How To Select A Company To Move Your International Freight FIRST RULE OF THUMB: BE PREPARED. The Boy Scout motto provides bottom-line relevance when it’s your job to select a company to ship freight all over the world. Much can go wrong on the way to getting the right product to the right place at the right time at the right cost. Preparation is key as you begin your search for a partner with the logistics skills and experience necessary to navigate the increasingly complex workings of custom international shipping. Your “prep work” before asking for a quote will clarify the process and help deliver a successful outcome. Ever painted a house? If so, you know that cleaning and scraping the walls, ceilings and trim — before taking a paint brush in hand — is essential to a job well done. As you begin the process of global shipping, it’s best to take time to ask yourself some important questions, determine what you need from a shipping partner, and understand the basic terms essential for freight forwarding. To…

Understanding Your Responsibility in Export Transactions

Understanding Your Responsibility in Export Transactions If you or your company benefit from an export transaction, the Foreign Trade division of the U.S. Census Bureau defines you as U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI) — a role that comes with a number of significant responsibilities. A USPPI’s duties help ensure government regulators and your freight forwarding partner that you are being transparent and properly identifying and handling the goods you are selling outside of the country. To read this whitepaper and learn more about how you meet your USPPI responsibilities, fill in the form below to download the PDF.

Using Lean Principles to Improve Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Using Lean Principles to Improve Logistics and Supply Chain Management Introduction What is the measure of a company’s competitive strength? Simply put, it is the value of its products or services as perceived by its customers. And value creation is the focus of the lean philosophy, first adopted from Toyota’s famed Production System in the late 1980s. An organization applying the lean approach pursues greater value for customers while using fewer resources. Whether lean is embraced completely and embedded into the culture of an organization, or used as a tool to improve specific aspects of a company’s operations, it has the potential to knit together the parts of a supply chain so that it becomes more than a sub-optimized collection of siloed technologies and processes. In lean’s early days, only large volume manufacturers, particularly automakers, found application for their production processes, especially where those processes were repetitive. The target of lean was seen mainly as the elimination of waste in manufacturing.If a…

Using Proper INCOTERMS for International Freight Shipping

Using Proper INCOTERMS for International Freight Shipping Incoterms are three-letter designations that are key in International Freight Shipping. They are codes used around the world for sales documents so they can be clearly understood in business shipping no matter where a shipment is being sent. This whitepaper discusses the benefits from knowing and using these terms for your international freight shipping, including clarity of communication, risk reduction, and standardization of business practices. It will also examine the potential issues that could arise from misusing or misunderstanding these Incoterms in your business-to-business shipping, To read this whitepaper and learn more about how to best use Incoterms in your international business shipping, fill in the form below to download the PDF.


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