In 2024, brands and retailers will face several challenges such as supply chain disruptions and new regulations. These challenges will arise due to political instability in Asia, attacks against commercial vessels in the Red Sea, and new legislation on due diligence directives (CSDDD). To succeed in such an environment, businesses must be well-prepared with actionable insights.
QIMA, a global provider of testing, inspection, certification, and compliance solutions, and Freightos.com, an online freight marketplace, will share exclusive survey findings from 800+ supply chain professionals regarding worldwide sourcing and shipping trends in 2024.
During the webinar, Michael Bland, Senior Director at QIMA and Judah Levine, Head of Research at Freightos will discuss the current state of global trade, the challenges businesses are facing, and how to ensure product quality and compliance in this context.
Join the conversation and learn how to prevent potential problems in your supply chain, from sourcing to delivery and everything in between.
Michael has spent the last 29 years of his career working with the Asia Pacific region and the last 15 years in supply chain quality control, CSR, and regulatory compliance. Currently, he serves as Senior Director of Strategic Sales at QIMA, a leading provider of quality control and social and regulatory compliance services for businesses importing from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America with 60+ global offices operating in 103 countries and over 32,000 active clients made up of brands, retailers, and importers to secure and manage their global supply chain by providing product inspections, supplier audits, laboratory testing, shipment and product certifications, and QC and CSR software services. His career has given Michael a broad view of the quality control process and social compliance and regulatory issues in the global supply chain. Michael is a US Citizen and has lived/worked in the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Mexico and has language fluency in English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.
Judah is an experienced market research manager, using data-driven analytics to deliver market-based insights. Judah produces the Freightos Group's FBX Weekly Freight Update and other research on what's happening in the industry, from shipper behaviors to the latest in logistics technology and digitization.
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