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:
Quality global sourcing
Creating a distribution system that follows and integrates well with the ...