"International Freight Optimization: Balancing Effectiveness and Efficiency"
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The largest and fastest growing markets for many industries are now found outside North America. The world's middle class population, estimated to include 430 million people in 2000, is projected to grow to include 1.2 billion people in the next 15 years. Fully two-thirds of that unprecedented expansion in purchasing power is occurring in China and India, with strong growth throughout the world's emerging economies. This trend is creating exceptional business growth opportunity for companies that can effectively export into these rising consumer markets.
At the same time an increasing number of industries are leveraging foreign sourcing strategies to improve profitability, enhance their product portfolios, and create competitive advantage. For exporters and importers, and for the growing cadre of businesses that operate as both, international business success requires companies to:
- Prepare product effectively
- Route shipments strategically
- Optimize the modal mix
- Maximize economies of scale
- Actively manage trade information
- Streamline cross-border compliance
The challenge of achieving these objectives is compounded by variability in the global transportation marketplace. It is important that exporters and importers understand shifting capacity and demand trends, to contain and reduce transportation expense while avoiding disruption and ensuring business continuity.
This New Equipment Digest-hosted webinar will provide actionable insight on the prevalent conditions and notable changes occurring in international air and ocean freight, and prescriptive recommendations for optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of your global transportation program. Please join us for a timely discussion that will help you navigate a rapidly shifting market.
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Editorial Director, Material Handling & Logistics
Contributing Editor, IndustryWeek
During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Penton Media's best-known brands, including the company's flagship title, IndustryWeek, as well as Logistics Today (now Material Handling & Logistics), Supply Chain Technology News and Business Finance. With over 25 years of experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2010), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its second edition. He is also the supply chain subject matter expert for Penton's Supply Chain & Manufacturing Group. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.
Scott Szwast is a 23-year veteran in the global logistics industry and currently serves as a marketing director for the healthcare segment.
Szwast directs a team responsible for marketing UPS' portfolio of best-in-class healthcare logistics and transportation solutions to serve the unique needs of customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and clinical care segments. He is focused on leveraging UPS networks, facilities, technology, and expertise in regulatory compliance to enable healthcare customer growth.
Since joining UPS in 2000 as an e-commerce product manager, Szwast has shifted to industry-specific marketing emphasis for retail and consumer goods, high-tech, industrial manufacturing and automotive and government segments. His knowledge and differentiation of sector needs has contributed to UPS strategy for configured solutions that leverage UPS package and freight transportation expertise with value-added services and distribution facility infrastructure.
Most recently Szwast worked to position UPS international freight forwarding portfolio of services, directing a team aligning global enterprise resources for ocean freight, brokerage and a suite of global Supplier Management services for end-to-end alignment of order management through production scheduling, consolidation, export, transportation and expedited Customs clearance for delivery.
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