The Import Supply Chain

Purchasing, Operations, Documentation, and Compliance Management

Imports are a significant source of low-cost goods and represent over 70 percent of the global supply chain. The United States imports over $220 billion a month. Almost all exporters import and almost all exporters have returned merchandise.

Understanding regulations and how they apply to inbound supply chain operations is both an art and a science reviewed in granular detail on the following pages.


Import management engages several key areas:

imageQuality global sourcing

Creating a distribution system that follows and integrates well with the ...

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