Transportation Insight Shares Compliance Best Practices with Chicagoland APICS Members

Experts Focus on International, Domestic Transportation for Highlands Chapter of APICS

Rick-Brumett-2017-apicsHICKORY, NC (May 18, 2016) – Transportation Insight, a global, multi-modal Enterprise Logistics Provider and end-to-end supply chain consultant, shares transportation compliance best practices for companies utilizing  small package, less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload (TL) and international shipping lanes during the May Professional Development Meeting of the APICS Highlands Chapter in Algonquin, IL.

Transportation Insight Vice President of Client Solutions Rick Brumett leads the presentation’s focus on emerging trends in international trade compliance following the enactment of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA).

“With TFTEA enacted last year, Congress has authorized U.S. Customs and Border Protection to aggressively pursue fines and penalties against importers and exporters with the goal of increased revenue collection,” Brumett says. “Transportation Insight is dedicated to helping mitigate this emerging layer of risk for manufacturers, retailers and distributors that import raw materials and/or finished goods into the U.S. and who export their products to foreign markets. We hope to share best practices of importers and exporters in reaction to Customs and Border Protection’s aggressive stance regarding trade compliance.”

Certified in international import/export trade compliance, Brumett has more than 35 years of logistics and retail supply chain experience. He is an expert in global trade, multi-modal transportation solutions and efficient warehouse design. Brumett is a Supply and Demand Chain Executive 2017 Pro to Know and has deep industry experience working with clients in retail, e-commerce, electronics, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, food and grocery to reduce cycle times and achieve significant cost savings.

As U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to assess importers’ capabilities to meet rules and regulations and aggressively pursue violators, companies face heightened risk for significant six-figure fines or retroactive duty imposition for failure to uphold trade compliance processes. Trade compliance practices that were acceptable prior to TFTEA are no longer sufficient, Brumett says, adding that CBP’s use of enhanced automated technology grants the agency greater visibility into trade lanes than ever before. Compounding the urgency, all importers not involved in Trusted Trader programs are subject to compliance audits performed by CBP, which aims to complete a focused assessment audit for all non-exempt importers by 2020.

Transportation Insight Enterprise Account Manager William Claesen partners with Brumett, presenting information on trending topics in domestic transportation, including practices to protect speed to market, landed cost, customer satisfaction and profitability.

About Transportation Insight, LLC

Transportation Insight is a multi-modal, lead logistics provider with more than $1.7 billion in gross annual revenue. For nearly 20 years, the Enterprise Logistics Solutions Provider has partnered with hundreds of retailers, manufacturers and distributors to achieve significant cost savings, reduce cycle times and improve customer satisfaction rates by providing customized parcel and supply chain solutions. Transportation Insight offers a Co-managed Logistics® form of 3PL, carrier sourcing, freight bill audit and payment services, state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) applications, parcel technology platform (audit, engineering, advanced analytics) and business intelligence. Its logistics services include domestic transportation, e-commerce solutions, supply chain analytics, international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials. Headquartered in Hickory, NC, Transportation Insight has secondary operating centers in Atlanta, GA, Bentonville, AR, Boston, MA, Charlotte, NC, Omaha, NE and Salt Lake City, UT, as well as more than 50 client support offices across North America. For more about Transportation Insight, visit, email or call 877-226-9950.