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Global Supply Chain-Finding the Right Logistic Partners

Global Supply Chain-Finding the Right Logistic Partners

Monday, 27 January, 2020

Location: College of DuPage Business Development Center

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Export and import present great business opportunities for many U.S. companies while the procedures can be very complex and time-consuming. The process, the documentation, and the regulation… etc. the little bolts and nuts involved in an international transaction can be very intimidating, that is the reason why many companies rely on working with a good forwarder/custom broker. A reliable freight forwarder/custom broker is not only accountable for freight arrangement, but it also can serve in many areas to support your operation.

Freight Forwarding Brokerages is a $153.8 billion industry with more than 108,000 service providers. Now the question is, how do you find the right one to work with? This 90-minute workshop will cover, the role for Freight Forwarder/ Broker; key differentiators between forwarders and brokers; how to identify the service needs of your company; different ways of selecting your forwarder/broker; and how to launch a request for qualifications.

About your speaker: Lauren Pittelli, Principal, Baker Logistic Consulting Services Lauren has built a 30-year career helping logistics companies and shippers navigate the unique challenges of international shipping and compliance. Her consulting services focus on 3PL selection and management, international air and sea transportation and customs and trade compliance.

Prior to starting Baker, Lauren held senior roles at leading freight forwarding firms where she managed in excess of $450 million in international freight, customs, and contract logistics activity per year.

Her skill set includes strategic planning, acquisition operational due diligence, customs and trade compliance, contract logistics, warehousing, and cross-docking, transport planning and carrier selection, facility planning, pricing, and contract negotiations.

Lauren is a graduate of Harvard College and a licensed U.S. Customs House Broker.

Register now: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/32027




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