SOURCE: Integration Point
CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) - Integration Point®, a leading provider of global trade management and trade compliance solutions, automates the process of applying for and maintaining certification in trusted trader programs (C-TPAT, PIP, AEO, NEEC, etc.). When using Integration Point Supply Chain Compliance Software to manage supply chain risk assessments, companies are able to issue corrective actions to mitigate or eliminate vulnerability gaps, strengthening their overall global supply chain operations.
US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) defines an international supply chain security risk assessment as the "process of identifying the security threats, vulnerabilities, and weaknesses throughout the international supply chain and prescribing corrective actions with follow-up procedures to ensure weaknesses have been mitigated." CBP has also developed a 5-Step Risk Assessment Process for the US Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), which can be adapted and used for other trusted trader programs. As part of this 5-Step process, CBP recommends an action plan that includes the "establishment of a corrective action plan to address gaps or vulnerabilities found in a business partner's security program."
Companies using Integration Point Supply Chain Compliance Software to manage corrective actions within their trusted trader programs such as C-TPAT, Canada's Partners-in-Protection (PIP), Mexico's Nuevo Esquema De Empresas Certificadas (NEEC), or other Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) benefit from:
- Reduced time spent managing and tracking assessments
- Easier tracking of all the processes to ensure supplier compliance
- Increased awareness and control of global supply chain
- Improved communication with supplier/business partners
- Automatic generation of supplier specific corrective action plans
- Better overall compliance program
About Integration Point
A leading provider of global trade management solutions, Integration Point provides import and export capabilities, up-to-date regulatory information for 150+ countries and connectivity to supply chain partners and government agencies across the world. Built on a single, web-based platform, Integration Point allows organizations to manage trade programs and comply with global regulatory requirements while improving visibility and realizing savings. Integration Point provides solutions for: import/export management, supply chain security, entry validation, denied party screening, product classification, free trade agreement qualification, foreign-trade zones, and global duty deferral program management.
Contact Integration Point at http://www.IntegrationPoint.com or 704-576-3678.