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Core Knowledge Area 3

Global Supply Chain Management

Evaluate all supply chain options which result in the best overall solutions to support the international business plan while complying with al rules, regulations, and security issues from sourcing to final distribution. 

Task 3/1:

Optimize supply chain solutions to meet the requirements of the international business plan including evaluation of all modes of transportation, inventory, time to market, landed costs and customer requirements. 

Knowledge of: 

  • All transportation modes and costs
  • Trade agreements, free trade zones, and ues of regional value context
  • Duties and how to read HTS duty rate table, duty drawback, taxes and quotas
  • Product classification regimes
  • Security issues
  • Insurance and transportation liability regimes

Task 3/2:

Evaluate and select the potential intermediaries (e.g., carriers - all modes,3PL's, forwarders, brokers, contract carriers)necessary to support the international business plan (including evaluation of outsourcing alternatives and/or partners).

Knowledge of: 

  • Major transportation modes and methods
  • Third party logistics providers
  • Forwarder's role in the transaction
  • Customs broker and other service providers
  • Usage of Power of Attorney
  • Resources available in support of intermediary selection

Task 3/3:

Complete the documents rquired for international movement of product and services.

Knowledge of: 

  • Standard export and import documents for goods and services
  • U.S. export regulations for involved countrise and seller/buyer document requirements
  • U.S. legal and regulatory documentation requirements for godos and services
  • Technology available for document completion
  • Offshore legal and regulatory requirements regarding documentation for goods and services: certificate of origin, import/export control regulations

Task 3/4:

Coordinate with other departments to calculate the true cost, benefits, and risks of proposed transactions in order to implement risk management policies. 

Knowledge of: 

  • Marine insurance
  • Transportation options and documents
  • International conversions adn conditions of contracts
  • Packaging for cargo protection and loss prevention
  • Insurance companies and brokers, consultants, freight forwarders

Task 3/5:

Facilitate the offshore procurement process.

Knowledge of: 
  • Advantages of global sourcing
  • Cultural considerations affecting supplier/buyer relationships
  • Impact of Trade agreements
  • Terms and conditions  of purchase or sale
  • Quality considerations
  • Calculation of landed costs
  • US Customs regulatory compliance
  • Import documents
  • Customs broker and customs management tools
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