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Global Supply Chains: Best Practices in Import Management

Recording Date: August 07, 2013
Price: Free

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Global sourcing and foreign purchasing has dominated the U.S. manufacturing and distribution base for over the last 20 years. Since 2001, managing imports has become a complicated process requiring enhanced skill sets.

As companies compete in managing their global supply chains, handling imports to the United States has become a very real challenge for executives responsible for sourcing, purchasing, freight, logistics and import supply chain personnel.

This webcast identifies key issues in 2013 and provides valuable tools and solutions for all personnel engaged in global supply chain management.

What You Will Learn

The webcast is designed and structured to provide a comprehensive overview that will help your company run a more effective inbound supply chain, with coverage of:
  • 2013 update on imports
  • Import regulations overview
  • Importers Security Filing (ISF)
  • Managing assists
  • Drawback 
  • C-TPAT choosing and validation
  • Technology on inbound supply chains and utilization of IT options
  • Managing Customhouse Brokers and service providers
  • Leveraging INCO terms
  • Reducing costs for the inbound global supply chain

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Rennie Alston is a licensed customhouse broker and COO of American River International, a 32-year-old company engaged in assisting corporations in managing their global supply chains. He has over 20 years of experience in import management and works closely with U.S. and foreign-based corporations in dealing with customs issues and helping companies compete in global trade.

He also owns and operates the World Academy, a training institution for global supply-chain skill sets. Alston and his team have dealt with more than 20% of the Fortune 1000. Considered a leader in import management, he's a very successful author and publisher of articles and books on global trade compliance and is considered one of the more prominent executives in this field.

Thomas A. Cook is managing director for NYC–based American River International, a premier international sales and business management consulting company. He has been involved in sales and global business for more than 28 years and has developed numerous sales management programs and initiatives in training corporate executives in domestic and international sales.

The author of more than 250 articles on international trade, business and sales, Cook has published three books: The Ultimate Guide in Export Management, Mastering Import/Export Management, and Post-911 Supply Chain Security, which have become top sellers in the field of global trade.


Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.5 or higher)

  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome


  • Ubuntu 10.04 or higher; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program.
  • Additional Technical specs can be found here.

Important tip—Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!