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COVID-19: Mitigating the Impact & Recommendations to your Supply Chain for Recovering Strong
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinar

COVID-19: Mitigating the Impact & Recommendations to your Supply Chain for Recovering Strong 

July 22, 2020 – 1:00 pm Eastern


Presented by:
Thomas Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International, New York

Join PIDA for a free webinar presentation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, ways to mitigate its impact and recommendations for recovery.  The webinar will provide up-to-date overview of the pandemic and meaningful suggestions and recommendations for the recovery process to help your global supply chain, specifically designed for Distributors and Pet Products Suppliers. 

Global logistics, import, export and supply chain issues will all be underscored, and current challenges will be a focus of discussion. The presentation will include recommendations, strategies and action-steps distributors can utilize to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in their business models.  Long-term management considerations for preventive measures and risk avoidance will also be included. Also, will be a review of creating a “Recovery Strategy”.

This 60-minute webinar will allow participant interface for comments and questions and include:

  • An Overview of the COVID-19 Pandemic & Impact on International Trade & Global Supply Chains: Focus on Distributors and Pet Products
  • Logistics and Transportation Infrastructures
  • Trade Compliance in a “COVID-19” Supply Chain
  • Procurement Management and Export Sales Development in the Face of the Pandemic
  • Managing the challenges of: Personnel working off-site
  • Trade Disruption Exposures and Potential Coverage Solutions
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Planning for a Recovery
  • Recommendations for a Recovery Process
  • Summary & Questions

About the Presenter: Thomas Cook is CEO, Managing Director of Blue Tiger International, (BTI) a premier international business and management consulting/training company on leadership, general management, supply chain, freight operations, port and terminal services, risk management, trade compliance, purchasing/sourcing, global trade, E-Commerce, logistics and business development/sales.  BTI owns the National Institute of World Trade (NIWT) a nonprofit, 30+ year, corporate training school on global trade and supply chain management, based on Long Island, Tom serves as Director.

Tom was former CEO of American River International in New York and Apex Global Logistics Supply Chain Operation in Los Angeles.  He has over 30 years’ experience in assisting companies all over the world manage their business models, supply chain risk and spend and import/export operations. 

Tom has authored over 19 books on business management, global trade and business development.  He has written an eight-book series, “The Global Warrior; Advancing on the Necessary Skill Sets to Compete Effectively in Global Trade”. Tom is also a veteran advisor, developer and instructor at AMA, American Management Association.  In 2017, Tom with his business partner, Kelly Raia, released the third edition of “Mastering Import and Export Management” and it is receiving great praise and accolade from the professional community.

Tom is a frequent lecturer and keynote speaker at various management, leadership, transportation, supply chain, insurance and business development conferences and symposiums here and abroad.  He is also a professor, teacher and course developer at State University of New York at Stony Brook on Long Island, Baruch College and the Fashion Institute of Technology both in New York City.


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