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2020 Virtual Conference Session: Selecting the Best Logistics Partners in Global Trade

May 11 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Selecting the Best Logistics Partners in Global Trade” presented by Kellie Greene, Innovative Global Logistics Strategies, LLC

Choosing the right logistics partners in global trade is not a one size fits all answer. With so many providers to choose from, what should companies that engage in international trade be looking for in determining the right partners for their business? International trade has many complexities, but the right partner can help companies navigate through the tangled web of international regulations, ever changing tariffs/trade wars, routing and rates for freight. Is the right choice to go with a large company with offices in many countries or the smaller freight forwarder that is local and more personal? Does the smaller company have the same abilities as the larger company? We will look at the advantages and disadvantages of these options and discuss the key criteria that companies should use in selecting the right partner. It isn’t just about price but about value, partnership, and making the international trade process as smooth as possible. Strategies for achieving both the least total cost in international logistics as well as the best service will be discussed.

Kellie Greene is the President and CEO of Innovative Global Logistics Strategies, LLC, offering global logistics consulting services. She also serves as the Global Logistics Manager for Gutchess Lumber Company. With over 25 years of experience in both domestic and international logistics and supply chain management, Ms. Greene brings a wealth of knowledge for advancing global business and operations. Her previous employment includes roles as the Director of Global Logistics for the Oneida Group, overseeing global operations in 60 counties for both Oneida LTD and Anchor Hocking divisions, as well as consulting for over 15 years, servicing various clients around the globe. Her experience spans multiple industries to include medical devices, electrical components, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and beverage and many others. She is passionate about helping companies “go global” and has worked with several small and medium sized enterprises in assisting them with gaining entry in overseas markets and expanding their operations. Ms. Greene holds a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Syracuse University and an MBA in International Business from Rochester Institute of Technology. Additionally, Ms. Greene holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) with NASBITE.

TRACK: Trade Skills




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