The Logistics & Law of Importing – Webinar

August 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Live Webinar
$185 includes all materials

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Program Overview:
Execution of an import strategy is the lynchpin of any company's overall supply chain effectiveness. Whether an organization works with its own off-shore manufacturing facilities, utilizes contract manufacturers or foreign suppliers, customer satisfaction and strong profits all begin with the inbound logistics and customs clearance process.

The content found in The Logistics & Law of Importing Into the U.S. combines sections on international logistics with a thorough analysis of all Customs & Border Protection regulations to create an end-to-end understanding of the entire import process. Essential for personnel that work in sourcing, purchasing, logistics or cost accounting, this class takes a multi-functional approach to establishing enterprise-wide knowledge of the import discipline. Technical by definition, this module also emphasizes the calculation of landed costs, risk management and regulatory compliance.

Highlights of this course include:
- Inbound logistics
- Classification & Valuation
- Derivation of landed costs
- The Customs entry process
- The Harmonized Tariff System of the U.S.
- Documentation requirements
- U.S. Customs Regulations
- The Automated Commercial Environment

Who Should Attend?
Anyone involved or concerned with international shipments:
Operations Managers of Traffic and Transportation          Purchasing Managers        Accounts Payable Managers       Warehousing       Supply Chain Engineers and Analysts       Industrial Engineers and Systems Analysts       Supply Chain and Logistics Consultants       Sourcing        Import/Export Analysts, Supervisors and Managers       Sales Managers       Compliance Analysts, Supervisors and Managers       Human Resources       Legal Department        Risk Management       Customer Service Managers      Manufacturing


Presenter Dan Gardner is the founder and president of Trade Facilitators, Inc., a Los Angeles based supply chain consulting firm.

Prior to founding TFI, Mr. Gardner spent 23 years in the Third Party Logistics business where he held senior management positions with entities that include Exel Global Logistics and DHL Global Forwarding. Highlights of Dan's career include SVP USA with DHL Global Forwarding where he oversaw the integration of all operations, sales, finance, systems and customer-facing aspects of the Deutsche Post acquisition of Exel Global Logistics.

In addition to his professional experience, Dan spent six years as an adjunct faculty member of both The University of Miami and Florida International University Graduate Business Schools where he taught Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management. In 2002, Mr. Gardner was selected as the Professor of the Year in the Masters of International Business Program at Florida International University. An active instructor at institutions that include Georgia Tech, Lehigh and California State University Long Beach, Dan was also voted the Top Instructor in 2014 at CSULB's Center for International Trade & Transportation.

A native of Lynn, Massachusetts, Mr. Gardner holds an MBA from the University of Miami and has been a licensed Customs Broker in the U.S. since 1989. Dan has also been certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) by The American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS), holds a Black Belt in Six Sigma and earned a certification by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) as a Physical Security Professional.

As an author and journalist, Dan's work has appeared in The Journal of Commerce, APICS Magazine, CSCMP Global Perspectives and Inbound Logistics magazine. His first book, Supply Chain Vector: Methods for Linking the Execution of Global Business Models with Financial Performance was selected by Inbound Logistics Magazine in 2008 as part of its "Must Read List" for supply chain professionals.

During his career, Mr. Gardner has traveled to over forty countries, having lived in Colombia and Mexico for a total of five years.


Have questions or concerns about the webinar format or the technical requirements to attend via webinar? Please contact:
Rock Nelson, International Marketing Director of the Sioux Falls Development Foundation and Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Director of South Dakota's International Trade Center
SBA Certified in Export and Trade Counseling
Certified Global Business Professional
#1 West Weather Lane, Suite #400
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57104
Telephone/Fax: (605).338.3424
Cell Phone: (605).941.6696


This course has been pre-approved by NASBITE International as a CGBP recertification program. Attendees will receive 6 CEUs towards annual recertification.