Mastering Import & Export Management / Edition 2

Mastering Import & Export Management / Edition 2

by Thomas A. Cook, Rennie Alston, Kelly Raia
     
 

As a supply chain professional, it’s your job to keep up with new and changing laws, stay abreast of late-breaking regulations, keep costs in balance, and identify opportunities that will help your company survive and pros­per. Packed with hundreds of cost-effective strategies, ready-to-use forms, and valuable

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Overview

As a supply chain professional, it’s your job to keep up with new and changing laws, stay abreast of late-breaking regulations, keep costs in balance, and identify opportunities that will help your company survive and pros­per. Packed with hundreds of cost-effective strategies, ready-to-use forms, and valuable check­lists, the second edition of Mastering Import & Export Management gives you all the tools and guid­ance you need to efficiently and legally navigate the complex world of international trade.

Much has transpired affecting the business of exporting and importing since the initial publication of this trusted resource. Fully revised and up to date, the second edition of Mastering Import & Export Management lets you in on how to handle the consequences of everything from the economic downturn, to recent crises like the earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan, to political instability in countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, and Libya. The book covers new compliance and security regulations, as well as information on evolving best practices, including:

• C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) guidelines and validation process

• Incoterms®

• In-house compliance programs

• Freight cost-reduction tips

• Beefed-up TSA regulations

• Improved technology options in Global Supply Chain Management

• Data transfer on new TSA (Transportation Security Administration) regulations for Cargo Security and Screening

• Title transfer and revenue recognition protocols

• President Obama’s new export initiatives

• And more

Comprehensive and easy to understand, the book reviews the fundamentals of import/export management, showing you how to:

• Assess all of your options

• Train and educate your staff

• Understand and integrate the latest requirements into your global supply chain

• Create standard operating procedures that work

• Obtain buy-in from senior management

• Manage costs more effectively

• Achieve high levels of compliance and security

• Assign responsibility and accountability

• Proactively plan, prepare, and budget to help assure competitive landed costs and open trade lanes

• Develop new resources

With billions of dollars generated annually, im­port­ing and exporting is a potentially lucrative arena for growth—and a bewildering tangle of rules and regulations. To stay com­petitive, you have to understand the changes, anticipate new directions, and keep the costs of compliance and security in balance. An indispensable resource for today’s complex and changing global market place, Mastering Import & Export Management gives you the timely and practical information necessary to help you and your organization stay ahead of the curve and keep profits high, every step of the way.

Thomas A. Cook has over three decades of experience in global logistics and international business, and two decades teaching with the American Management Association, Global Training Centers, and the District Export Councils. He lives in the hamptons, New York.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814420263
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
03/21/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
687,099
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

THOMAS A. COOK has over three decades of experience in global logistics and international business, and two decades teaching with the American Management Association, Global Training Centers, and the District Export Councils.

Table of Contents

Contents

1 Major Issues in Global Supply Chain Management

Today

Section One: The Global Supply Chain

2 Purchasing Management Skill Sets in Foreign Markets

3 Freight, Logistics, and Specialized Transportation Issues

for Import/Export Managers

4 Risk Management in International Business

5 Technology in Global Trade

6 Global Personnel Deployment and Structure

7 Developing Resources in the Import/Export Supply

Chain Management

8 Essential Overview of Import/Export Compliance and

Security Management: Post 9/11

Section Two: Export Operations

9 Export Issues0 Export Management: Incoterms, Documentation,

Compliance, Operations, and Export Supply Chain Skill

Sets

Section Three: Import Operations

11 Future Import Issues

12 The Import Supply Chain: Purchasing, Operations,

Documentation, and Compliance Management

13 Import Strategies in Maintaining a ‘‘Compliant and

Secure’’ Inbound Supply Chain

14 Bureau of Customs and Border Protection: Compliance

and Security Expectations: Post 9/11

15 Getting on Top of the Regulatory Challenges of the

Future

16 Concluding Remark

Appendix

Index

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