April 28th - 30th, 2022 is when the crucial and important annual Border Legislative Conference will be held. This conference presents an incredible opportunity for businesses in any industry who are impacted by US and Mexico border challenges to vocalize their concerns, make their challenges heard, and push for a solution.
ITC Diligence International Inc. - the 4PL partner that importers, exporters, and business owners have relied on for more than 30 years- will be there sponsoring the event and identifying all the ways they can solve the hurdles and obstacles the supply chain is faced with today.
There are 10 states that make up the US-Mexico border and all of them will have representation, concerns, initiatives and goals. Business owners bring their own representation and the value they see is significant.
Costs are outlined as follows:
- State Legislator | No Charge
- Invited Speaker | No Charge
- Guest/Staff | $200
- Other Government/Non-Profit/Academic | $500
- Non-Sponsor Corporate/Private Sector | $1500
If there was a way to have an opinion or voice heard about any supply chain problems or anticipated issues that the US-Mexico border presents to a business, this is it.
Do NOT miss this opportunity. Registration closes on April 15th, 2022.
ITC Diligence International, Inc. wants to invite you and your business to attend the XXXIII Border Legislative Conference to meet the owners, discuss your business, and learn more about how supply chain function challenges can be solved with a 4PL partnership.
What Does A 4PL Operator Do?
There are several levels of supply chain management that a business can find beneficial. They rank anywhere from 1PL to 5PL.
- 1PL | First Party Logistics
The simplest logistic function, a 1PL involves 2 parties and has the goal of getting goods or supplies from one place to another, typically a manufacturer to a distributor.
- 2PL | Second Party Logistics
The 2PL functions very much like a forwarder. They are typically what allows transportation of goods over long distances, by truck, train, or plane.
- 3PL | Third Party Logistics
The first level of critical supply chain management. 3PL operators offer a number of services in addition to outsourcing transportation logistics. They also have Foreign Trade Zones which hold goods that are used for a huge number of business tasks ranging anywhere from assembly to destruction.
- 4PL | Fourth Party Logistics
A 4PL can do everything that a 3PL can do, but with even more added benefits. Logistic strategy, whiteglove single point of contact, objective advice, and project management are just a few of the added benefits of a 4PL operator.
- 5PL | Fifth Party Logistics
Fifth Party Logistics is an area that is being developed to this day. They manage every function on the supply chain from manufacturing and distribution, to last mile and doorstep delivery.
It is rare to see a true 5PL, but they will become more and more common as businesses continue to look for ways to navigate Customs Border Patrol (CBP) fees, unpredictable tariffs, and challenging global conflicts.
How Does ITC Diligence International Inc. Support The Supply Chain?
ITC Diligence International, Inc. has provided critical inventory management and supply chain support to importers and exporters for over 30 years. Over those 3 decades, the supply chain has seen numerous hurdles, obstacles, and downright attacks. ITC Diligence International, Inc. has been there every step of the way for its clients providing truly unbiased advice, invaluable savings on tariffs and fees, and lightning fast support when goods in transport get held up.
With access to Foreign Trade Zones located at all major points of entry in the US, ITC Diligence International, Inc. offers a single point of contact that businesses, importers and exporters need when moving goods into and out of the US.
In addition to supply chain management, ITC Diligence International, Inc. forms strategic partnerships with companies that offer cargo insurance to clients who require it. Most vessel transportation these days is required to carry some level of insurance to safeguard against piracy, natural disasters, and negligence. Cargo insurance gives importers and exporters peace of mind knowing their goods will get to their destination, typically a Foreign Trade Zone, or they will be properly compensated for loss.
Supply chain function is complex and always changing. It requires expert knowledge and proven experience to provide the level of support and management that businesses need today. Contact ITC Diligence International, Inc. to learn more about the 4PL program, cargo insurance, and foreign trade zone inventory management.