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Mercado Webinar Series
Webinar Catch Up: Global Trade Series
Watch and download the latest webinars, scripts, and summaries – right at your fingertips.
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Mercado Webinar Series
Webinar Catch Up: Global Trade Series
Watch and download the latest webinars, scripts, and summaries – right at your fingertips.
Webinar 01
Imports 101: Five Things That Every Company Should Know About Importing
While it is true that international trade has grown dramatically over the last forty years, both the strategic and tactical aspects of importing remain a complex undertaking. From demand planning to purchasing, financial considerations and shipping, success is driven by a clear understanding of the challenges and pitfalls that are found at every turn of the import process.
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Dan Gardner
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Webinar 02
Import Plan: The Role of Demand Planning in Import Supply Chains
From a tactical perspective, the import process begins with Demand Planning and the creation of a sales forecast that drives subsequent activities like materials planning, purchase order management, vendor coordination, inbound logistics and ultimately, inventory management. Unfortunately, most forecasts are incorrect and importers find themselves making constant adjustments to the planned vs. actual quantities, cost and timing of their imports.
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Dan Gardner
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Webinar 03
Import Buy: Essential Clauses to Include in Your International Purchase Agreement and Purchase Order
Long before goods are manufactured and shipped from overseas vendors, importers must have a clear understanding of the terms and clauses that govern these activities. Without prior agreement on mission-critical points like product engineering, quality, unit price, lead times and shipping terms, the importer is exposing themselves to issues that include defective merchandise, lost sales and astronomical costs.

In this webinar, Mercado Labs shares ways for importers to account for all facets of both an International Purchase Agreement and the subsequent issuance of purchase orders. With detailed explanations on clauses such as Bill of Material compliance, product safety standards, minimum order quantities and responsibility for risk of loss or damage to the goods, attendees will be able to immediately apply what they’ve learned to real-life vendor relationships.
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Dan Gardner
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Webinar 04
[Exclusive] Incoterms® 2020 Rules: Executing your import strategy with financial success
Company-wide knowledge of Incoterms® Rules is fundamental to the execution of an import strategy and its financial success. Because trade terms deal with the overseas vendor’s delivery responsibility under a Purchase Agreement, Incoterms impact areas that include shipping, risk transfer, landed costs controls, calculation of gross profit and payment for logistics services.

With an emphasis on the 2020 update to Incoterms, the content of this webinar covers the fundamentals of shipping terms specific to risk transfer, as well as the division of transportation and customs-related costs between the supplier and importer. Supported by numerous examples, this presentation is ideal for sourcing, purchasing, finance and logistics personnel.
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Dan Gardner
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Webinar 05
Import Move: The ABC's of International Shipping & Customs Compliance
Execution of the logistics component of an import strategy is essential to overall supply chain performance. Whether an importer 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.

This webinar will combine elements of international transportation with U.S. Customs & Border Protection regulations to create an end-to-end understanding of the entire inbound logistics function. With analysis of subjects that include how best to negotiate air/ocean transportation rates, and the proper classification of imported goods, this presentation is tailor made for sourcing, purchasing, I.T., cost accounting and logistics personnel.
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Dan Gardner
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Webinar 06
Import Buy & move: Five Ways to Reduce Import Costs (Supply Chain Finance for Non-Finance Professionals)
The objective of this module is to illustrate the causal relationship that exists between the execution of an import strategy and an importer’s financial results. In this, Mercado’s first webinar of 2020, we analyze the ties between product sales, landed cost controls, cumulative lead-times and inventory management, and the results found on an organization’s balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement.

By presenting five ways to reduce costs within the context of actual import scenarios, attendees will learn how to drive down expenses without risking extreme scenarios like inventory stock outs, late deliveries or cancelled customer orders. Perfect for non-financial supply chain professionals, Mercado’s approach employs a combination of easy-to-understand terminology and field-tested techniques to enhance an importer’s overall profitability.
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Dan Gardner
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Thank you for using Mercado. Our goal is to empower businesses to better navigate the complex world of importing. We know data security is of paramount importance, so we place high standards on ensuring it is safely and respectfully secured. We are committed to following and continuously evolving best practices to support this principle. Your data is yours, and we guard it closely. We do not sell any of your information, and we will always be fully transparent on how we collect and use your data. That's a promise.
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Terms of Service   |   Privacy Policy
From us to you...

Thank you for using Mercado. Our goal is to empower businesses to better navigate the complex world of importing. We know data security is of paramount importance, so we place high standards on ensuring it is safely and respectfully secured. We are committed to following and continuously evolving best practices to support this principle. Your data is yours, and we guard it closely. We do not sell any of your information, and we will always be fully transparent on how we collect and use your data. That's a promise.
Copyright © Mercado Labs
Made with    by studionine.agency