Market Expertise


Global trading is best defined as the process of identifying, evaluating, negotiating and
configuring supply across multiple geographies in order to reduce costs, maximize performance
and mitigate risks of the supply chain. Key factors that must be understood and balanced can
be segmented into six categories:

  • Material costs
  • Transportation costs
  • Inventory carrying costs
  • Cross-border taxes, tariffs, and duty costs
  • Supply and operational performance
  • Supply and operational risks

    Such variables and uncertainties give global trading attributes that are similar to
    financial management requiring companies to determine near- and long-term goals
    and to develop a balanced supply portfolio that includes the appropriate and
    comfortable mix of cost, risk and performance. In this scenario, we function much
    like portfolio managers for the supply chain, identifting and evaluating new supply
    opportunities and constantly adjusting the competitive advantage in an effort to
    derive optimal performance in a dynamic fashion.
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