Starting Up Your Supply Chaincase
Scaling up and implementation are some of the most exciting and challenging times for start ups. To be successful at this stage, one of the things that you have to begin to build and streamline is your supply chain. Expeditors’ Start Ups Team is experienced in building supply chains for all industries and products to help set up you and your company for long-term success.
Get stuff, make stuff, then move it. Seems straightforward. But what about distribution, mode of transportation, documentation, cargo insurance, customs and compliance? Not to mention each country has their own rules, regulations, and trade agreements.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a partner to help you answer those questions? A partner big enough and experienced enough to help you navigate this transition, with dedicated people who specialize in start up strategies. Well, Expeditors is that partner.
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In a global environment, the level of complexity, regulation, and potential cost can make or break the growth of a company from a start up into an established player.
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As a start up company, can I get a line of credit to use Expeditors' services?
Yes, while certain requirements do apply, we can extend credit through an application process designed specifically for start up companies. Please contact your Expeditors representative for details.
I don't have systems in place to keep track of shipments, customs information, do performance reporting, etc. Can Expeditors provide those tools?
Yes, we have a robust systems platform with customer-facing applications that include order management, shipment booking, tracking & tracing, reporting, and analytics. We also have applications to maintain master item-level compliance information, perform supply chain modeling (aka digital twin), and other vital functions. We have technology solutions to meet your needs in any stage of growth.
Will I have a dedicated account manager who can address my needs?
Yes, as a member of our start up shippers program, you will have a single point of contact available to you, in your area, for all of your needs. From booking a shipment, locating a container, answering a billing question, or anything else, you and your colleagues will have one person to call.
Does the program include access to education opportunities and information to increase my knowledge of logistics?
As a member of the program, you will have access to all of the information and news that we provide to our entire customer base. In addition, you will have access to educational opportunities, like classes and seminars, held at our offices or yours. If you purchase the Logistics Start Up Kit, you will also receive exclusive complimentary access to seminars on special topics such as INCOTERMS, import compliance, classification, export controls, risk management, etc. Start Up Kit customers will also have access to support and coaching to review your processes and recommend the right combination of logistics consulting services.
Can Expeditors help me develop and launch new products?
Yes. Through our compliance consulting subsidiary, Tradewin, we can help you review products under development for issues like materials, classification, packing, source, country of origin, etc. to help you understand the import, export, and transportation implications, as well as your landed cost. Tradewin’s services are included in the Logistics Start Up Kit and can also be engaged separately.
Supply Chain Solutions: The Digital Twin
Digital Twin technology is making its way into the logistics space, and with it are new ways for organizations to experiment, prototype, and implement new strategies to keep their supply chains strong. Vice President Ian Mallison and Senior Manager Jarrett Hendricks from Supply Chain Solutions discuss the history of Digital Twins, their impact on other industries, and how they are improving the way freight forwarders can service their customers.