Export Management

Case Study

A chemical products manufacturer experiences lower freight costs and increased efficiency after turning to JMR.

Client

A manufacturer of chemical products selling worldwide.

Challenge

The customer was producing products at eight separate factories in the United States, much of which was marketed for export. The factories were spread across the country, complicating their freight management among several carriers, locations, and providers. These complications often led to an underutilization of contracts and shipment delays, as there was no central way for the shipment teams at all the factories to manage their freight concurrently.

    Solution

    J.M. Rodgers created a single unified platform for all the customer’s plants in one custom-built website, allowing all locations to create, view, and track shipments. The customer relied on several direct contracts with carriers, the terms of which were programmed into the website and then linked with an ordering system. This allowed for a single interface where employees could log into the website and book a shipment for their specific site. This order would trigger a pickup from the trucker and space made available from the carrier. Once booked, the containers could be tracked directly from this website. The data feeds for live updates from the carriers were implemented directly into the tracking site as updates were available. Reports of shipments and confirmations on deliveries for payment purposes could be easily pulled from the sites.

      Results

      The customer could save considerably on their freight costs because they could maximize their direct contracts with carriers, avoiding the more costly freight forwarder market. They could also save time by having only one platform to manage all their shipments across the country and had increased visibility and ease of shipments due to the consolidation.

      Repairs & Returns

      Repairs & Returns

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      Parts Dictionary Improves Efficiency & Compliance

      Parts Dictionary Improves Efficiency & Compliance

      Client An importer of products related to the retail industry.Challenge  The client worked with a Customs broker for many years who, due to institutional knowledge, had familiarity with their products. However, a year of exceptionally high turnover caused a loss of...

      Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

      Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

      Client Vacuum cleaner and floor care product manufacturing company.Challenge  In 2018, the US imposed additional tariffs on certain imports from China, known as Section 301 tariffs. The US Trade Representative's office implemented a tariff exclusion process to exempt...

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      J.M. Rodgers Co., Inc. is a family-owned and operated business with a rich tradition of serving and providing unparalleled support to our valued customers. In operation since 1952, J.M. Rodgers Co., Inc. is a recognized leader in global logistics specializing in Customs Brokerage, Freight Forwarding, and Duty Drawback.

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      Find Out If You Qualify For Duty Drawback

       If you or your business imports and export goods to and from the United States, it’s possible that  you may qualify for duty drawback, which is a 99% refund on goods imported into the United States that are subsequently exported. Even if you don’t do both, you may still be able to qualify as long as importing and exporting happen along your supply chain.