I was debarred from being a U.S. government contractor, and based on my conduct and offense, it was an appropriate and fair decision. The process by which I was suspended and ultimately debarred was also fair and appropriate. While the debarment tactic is rarely enforced, Canada’s leading the way to compliance by offering rehabilitation.
While the traditional bottom line will always remain a crucial part of business, some companies are expanding their view and building their business to focus on the Triple bottom line (3BL/TPL): Profit, People and Planet.
For all the talk about Canada being a trading nation, we aren’t when it comes to small and medium sized enterprises. While SME’s account for roughly 95 percent of all companies in Canada, and create 65 percent of all jobs, Canadian SME export rates are at less than 2 percent.
Damien Violante is a Product Purchaser and Team Leader with over 10 years of experience in the industrial field.
Over the duration of his career, he has worked in all areas of supply chain management in an industrial setting, developing expertise in sourcing, purchasing, supplier relationship management and negotiation in North America and Europe.
There is no doubt that the continent of Africa is a land rich in opportunities for international businesses. With an abundance of natural resources, some of the world’s fastest growing economies, and booming demand for technological growth, it’s not hard to see why businesses look to succeed in Africa.
Sonia Mancuso Root, CITP®|FIBP®, is Vice President of Business Development at Agrisource Food Products Inc., a world-class broker and distributor, where she helps companies manage their offshore arrangements and keep their supply chains running smoothly.
She has over twenty-five years of experience in international business and has been a CITP®|FIBP® since 2009. She credits the practical skills gained through her education and her linguistic abilities with her success in the industry.
However, most foreign direct investment is still made by large companies investing in the construction of facilities abroad.
Without an efficient supply chain strategy in place, customers cannot be serviced properly and maximum profits cannot be achieved.
You’ve decided to start selling your product in a market outside your own borders. Maybe it’s an emerging market, or perhaps you’ve gone with a market that’s a bit more established; but either way you’re going to need a system to get your product to market. You’re going to need to develop an international value chain.
The Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®) designation has been around for more than 15 years. It was the first professional designation in the world created…