In the latest episode of “Talking Trade,” Orbis Corporation Senior Director of Global Logistics Mike Heindselman says trade compliance efforts need to be company-wide to be effective.
“There’s no compliance without teamwork,” he said. “This can’t be one faction, or one department, or one functional area of a company that’s leading the charge on that. It has to be multiple areas that understand the goal, how it impacts them and why we are doing this.”
To ensure that broad understanding, he underlines the importance of senior management buy-in as well as coordinated education.
Heindselman also shares his perspective on the status of international tariffs and how they’ve influenced compliance efforts.
“One challenge that we found was sourcing from different markets,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of people that were entrenched in certain markets that now had to learn the nuances or the ins and outs or specifics of a different market where they’re getting product overseas.”