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ABCs of International Shipping - Live Zoom (Spring 2021)

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Looking to expand your export sales? This class will cover the key steps in getting your goods into your customer’s hands overseas.

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New to international trade or looking to expand your export sales? This class will cover the key steps in getting your goods into your customer’s hands overseas. The class will provide a high-level overview of the global supply chain, how it differs from domestic shipping, and ways to reduce costs and risk in international shipping.

What you will learn:

  • Selecting the right freight forwarder for you
  • Questions to ask your customer
  • Understanding transportation rates and calculating costs
  • Protecting your business from losses
  • Tips to save money - without impacting service quality
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

About your instructor:

Lauren Pittelli is the founder and Principal of Baker Logistics Consulting, a consultancy providing clients with cost-effective international transportation, logistics and customs compliance services. Lauren’s practice areas include transportation rate negotiations and procurement, transport optimization, 3PL selection, and export and import trade compliance. In addition to consulting, Baker provides logistics project management services and training throughout the Chicagoland area.

Prior to starting Baker, Lauren held national and regional roles at leading freight forwarding firms where she managed international freight, customs and contract logistics activities.

Lauren is a graduate of Harvard College and a licensed U.S. Customs House Broker. An adjunct Professor, she teaches Global Logistics at the college and graduate level, speaks at industry events and frequently contributes to trade publications such as IndustryWeek.

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