The US and its Cuba Policy Changes

Heather Noggle   December 4, 2017   Comments Off on The US and its Cuba Policy Changes

And back go we again. Cuba. Sanctions. President Donald Trump’s issuance of a National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba on June 16 signaled a sweeping shift from the Obama-era Cuba policy that concentrated on ending the US’s longstanding sanctions program on Cuba and the… Read more »

Global Growth Resources

Heather Noggle   November 30, 2017   Comments Off on Global Growth Resources

As businesses, we all strive for growth, and with that I mean the right kind of growth.  We have to not be clunky in our efforts.  We must plan, and we must measure. Good resources on how to do that are invaluable. The move from domestic to domestic+international sales can… Read more »

The ACE Downtime Procedures

Heather Noggle   November 27, 2017   Comments Off on The ACE Downtime Procedures

Some link following for you! Customs Now put together a blog post stemming from the mid November ACE outage about said downtime procedures.  We recommend you review the post, found here. This is mostly helpful for its links to other places of interest. And, the statement itself. Finally, the official downtime policy… Read more »

Export Help

Heather Noggle   November 22, 2017   Comments Off on Export Help

The World Trade Association staffs offices in many major US cities and in 90 countries total. To learn more about how you can leverage this, visit https://www.wtca.org/ Here’s a list of locations.

NAFTA. The Trade Deficit(s).

Heather Noggle   November 2, 2017   Comments Off on NAFTA. The Trade Deficit(s).

NAFTA negotiation.  Will it?  Won’t it?  Tune in next week for completely differing information and an ominous tone. NAFTA talks will continue into 2018. The demise of Nafta, a deal that has knit together the North American economy over the last quarter century, would be a heavy blow to all… Read more »

Supply Chain 2017 and Beyond

Heather Noggle   November 1, 2017   Comments Off on Supply Chain 2017 and Beyond

It’s all connected, you see.  Physical goods and components cannot be teleported (yet), but visibility to your governing data can be real time. It’s technology that defines the 21st century supply chain. Other key people factors also mirror general business: constant improvement being central to that. Minimize your disconnect. Here… Read more »

Looking to Grow? Consider Exporting

Heather Noggle   October 30, 2017   Comments Off on Looking to Grow? Consider Exporting

Are you on the cusp of making the export leap?  Here are some good ways to know and reasons to embrace exporting. A sample: 1. You can generate greater revenue for less effort. Sure it takes a long time to seal a deal internationally, but once you do, the revenues are… Read more »

Logistics and Digital Transformation

Heather Noggle   October 27, 2017   Comments Off on Logistics and Digital Transformation

The 4PL – abstract logistics management. No fleet of vehicles, no warehouses, no transport equipment: 4PL providers manage supply chains without any of their own assets. A business model that, only a few years ago, still occupied a mere niche market in the shadow of the big logistics companies is… Read more »

Export Compliance Programs

Heather Noggle   October 25, 2017   Comments Off on Export Compliance Programs

That Export Compliance Program your company worked so hard to create – how do you maintain it?  How frequently?  Looking to update what content? Well, we’re nearing the end of the 3rd quarter of the 2017 calendar year, perhaps consider that the time is now! Quarterly might work for you. … Read more »

Blockchain? Logistics?

Heather Noggle   October 23, 2017   Comments Off on Blockchain? Logistics?

If you’ve undertaken any business reading during recent months, you’ve run into the term Blockchain and potentially its sister topic as being the platform of Bitcoin for money exchange. A local billboard near my martial arts school advertises a Bitcoin ATM. Why does this matter to you? Security. The best… Read more »