Global supply chains are extremely complex networks that require involvement by various professionals who must execute different tasks. Two of the most important parties involved in an international shipment are the freight forwarder and the customs broker.
Centralizing the management of logistics activities can produce a number of benefits for shippers. With a dedicated team to manage logistics activities, shippers will save time and money due to the increased control, improved transparency and streamlined processes.
Supply chain and logistics professionals must be able to quickly adapt, innovate and solve problems in order to keep pace with the industry. So how can supply chain and logistics managers prepare themselves for the future?
Is your company importing goods into the United States or considering importing in the future? To import successfully, the importer must have a customs bond on file with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Freight audit and payment programs can help companies of all sizes improve accuracy when reviewing and paying carrier invoices. Whether the freight is Parcel, Less-than-Truckload, Truckload, Volume, Intermodal or International, freight audit automation can have enormous benefits.
At Ascent, we are a team of logistics professionals that has a singular focus on building trust with our clients. Our approach to logistics is simple – uncomplicate logistics to deliver unmatched value to our clients through our Domestic, International and On-Demand solutions.
Regardless of how much industry experience you have, determining freight classification and staying in line with the National Motor Freight Traffic Association’s (NMFTA) rules, can be frustrating, especially if you get it wrong.
A final rule was recently published in the Federal Register, impacting all ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and all BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) controlled exports. Effective November 15, 2016, all ITAR or BIS controlled exports will be required to list a revised Destination Control Statement (DCS) on the commercial invoice.
Incoterms are standardized terms used within international trade to outline the exact delivery terms between a buyer and a seller. Incoterms summarize who is responsible for loading and unloading, delivery, payment and insurance.