February 2013

Jennifer Diaz Speaks After Dominic Veneziano at Global Clinical Sourcing & Supply Summit

 

I’m thrilled to be included as a speaker in the upcoming Global Clinical Sourcing and Supply Summit in Philadelphia.  I’ve included all the pertinent details about the summit and even a discount for you, my loyal readers!

WHAT: Global Clinical Sourcing and Supply Summit.  Includes a FDA Address by Domenic Veneziano, Director of FDA’s Division of Import Operations and Policy, and Industry Perspectives by speakers from Merck, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, AstraZeneca, and much more. The full agenda may be seen here.

WHEN: March 4-5, 2013

WHERE: Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

WHO: You will benefit by attending if you are a Vice President, Director, Manager, or other Senior Executive from a pharmaceutical or biotech company with responsibilities in: Clinical Supplies, Supply Chain Planning and Forecasting, Clinical Labeling, Clinical Sourcing, Procurement, Investigational Materials, Global Logistics, Clinical Contracting, Clinical Packaging

WHY: My portion of the Summit will cover an update on current import and export control, discussion of free trade agreements in place and top trading partners, top tips to utilize when importing or exporting to assure compliance with federal government laws and regulations, and how to effectively resolve issues from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when importing.

To give you EVEN MORE of an incentive, email me for the Promo Code to save $500 off the registration fee!  Offer expires on March 4, 2013 – so don’t delay!

If that’s not enough for you, I leave you with an additional TOP 10 Reasons to Attend:

  1. Hear directly from the FDA on Import processes and requirements
  2. Optimize your communication strategies […]

Be Bold – Women in Transportation Recap

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Pictured above from left to right: Natalie Putman, Michelle Livingstone, Jennifer Diaz, Monica Wooden, Andy Funk

Bold is the operative word of the day. 250 people gathered at Miami Dade College today to hear about educational and career opportunities for women and minorities in the transportation/supply chain industry. The event was put on in collaboration with the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-South Florida), and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The audience was composed of high school and college students as well as industry professionals. The message was incredibly positive, after all, trade is booming. Jennifer Diaz, Partner & Chair of Becker & Poliakoff’s Customs and International Trade Department, cited U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics from its recent import trade trends, stating CBP processed 2.38 trillion worth of imported goods in 2012, up 5% from 2011. The top trading 5 partners, in order, include China, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Germany.

The audience heard from an all-star lineup composed of: Michelle Livingstone, Vice President of Supply Chain/Transportation at the Home Depot, Natalie Putnam, Vice President of Marketing at Ryder System, Inc., Monica Wooden, CEO & Founder of MercuryGate International, Inc., Andy Funk, CEO & Treasurer of Cambridge-Lee Industries, and was moderated by Jennifer Diaz.
The educational opportunities in Supply Chain at Miami Dade are extremely promising. Miami Dade announced two new degree programs it plans to offer, an Associate of Science in Transportation and Logistics, […]

CBP Brings Seizure & Forfeiture Notices to the 21st Century

Co Authored by Michael DeBiase

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has published a final rule (the “Rule”) providing CBP with the ability to publish seizure and forfeiture notices on the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) forfeiture website. CBP believes that such notices will reach a broader range of the public, at less cost, than the current local print publications or customhouse postings.

You know what? CBP is right, and kudos to them for this added efficiency that goes into effect on February 28 of this year.

Pursuant to the Rule, CBP will post all seizure and forfeiture notices for thirty (30) consecutive days on the DOJ’s site. Thereafter, CBP may still publish notice in print form when it deems such additional outreach appropriate.

The beauty of the Rule is that it provides a vehicle by which both the government and the party interested in the seized goods to share in the greater efficiency, streamlined procedures, and reduction in costs offered by giving electronic notice. This will also make it easier for the interested parties to assert claims for the seized property.

This is a change that needed to happen, and although the process and site will surely experience “growing pains”, the efficiency and cost savings should prove well worth it.

If you do receive a seizure notice, remember, you must file a Petition within 30 days of the seizure notice or, if seeking judicial review of the seizure, file a claim and cost bond equal to […]

Significant New Food Safety Rules are Coming

The FDA has proposed two new rules issued under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that is part of a broader effort to prevent food borne illness and ensure the safety of imported and domestically produced foods. If you want your voice heard, you have until May 16, 2013 to submit your comments to the FDA on the proposed rule. The FDA does take comments seriously, we’re here to help if you want assistance in drafting your comments. This rule is expected to be published shortly following the conclusion of the comment period on May 16, 2013.

 The proposed rules would apply to facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold human food. The rules focus on commonly identified routes of microbial contamination of produce, including:

(1) agricultural water

(2) farm worker hygiene

(3) manure and other additions to the soil

(4) animals in growing areas, and

(5) equipment, tools and buildings.

In general the facilities that are required to register include manufacturers, processors, warehouses, storage tanks, and grain elevators. However, there are a number of exemptions and modified requirements. We would be pleased to assist you in determining whether or not your facility may be exempt from these requirements.

Below is a recap of the proposed rules.

Rule #1 – Preventative Controls for Human Food. The rule proposes firms have written plans in place to identify potential hazards, put in place steps to address them, verify that the steps are working, and outline […]

Careers for Women in Transportation

“Be Bold! Women in Transportation” will feature prominent women in the transportation, logistics and supply chain management industry. The purpose of the event is to inform about career opportunities and attract women and minorities to the transportation industry.

I’m thrilled to moderate this event where you’ll hear from top notch keynote speakers, Michelle Livingstone, VP of Supply Chain/Transportation at The Home Depot and Natalie Putnam, VP of Marketing at Ryder.

Join us to learn answers to the following questions (and MUCH more): 

  1. Why aren’t more women choosing Supply Chain/Transportation as a career?
  2. How will jobs in Supply Chain/Transportation evolve over the next few years?
  3. What does the logistics function look like within a manufacturing/distribution business?
  4. How have energy prices affected the Transportation Industry?
  5. What impact does the changing demographics of the US have on opportunities for women in the supply chain field?
  6. What is the role of sales and marketing in supply chain, logistics and transportation?
  7. What is changing in business culture and what do companies need to do to acquire talent?
  8. What are the skills needed to be successful in the field of logistics today?
  9. Why is a career in supply chain a good choice?

  The cost of luncheon is $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Click HERE to register.

For more information contact Jorge Guerra.

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