Archive for John Wainwright

Can You Rely on Freight Forwarders for Trade Compliance?

Can you rely on freight forwarders for trade compliance? To answer that question ARC interviewed trade professionals from 12 shipping companies. All of them agreed that you cannot put your fate into the hands of freight forwarders when it comes to compliance. If goods are misclassified, or if shipments go to restricted parties, the shipper is considered the Importer of Record, not the freight forwarder. And it is the Importer of Record that pays the […]

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Leggett & Platt’s Approach to Global Trade Management

A report from American Shipper shows that trade policy is driven largely by either the supply chain or compliance group. I assumed when I read this that the supply chain folks mentioned would be mostly logistics personnel. However, I had a conversation with John Wainwright, Vice President of Customs Compliance at Leggett & Platt, a company that makes a variety of components used in various industrial and consumer finished products. At Leggett & Platt, trade […]

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Leggett & Platt: Trade Compliance Lifecycle Management

What would a Global Trade Management (GTM) solution that took a lifecycle approach to trade compliance look like? John Wainwright, the Vice President of Customs Compliance at Leggett & Platt, has an insightful answer to this question: Trade compliance processes should mirror a customs audit. Leggett & Platt (L&P) is a global, diversified manufacturer of engineered components made mostly from steel. Even if you are not familiar with L&P, chances are you are sleeping on […]

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