Every single transport container of goods has a starting point; way before an order is placed, before a product is made, and before it is packed and shipped across borders. It starts when a company makes the strategic decision about where to source those goods. This multi-dimensional decision encompasses everything from product quality, labor costs, and political stability, to more straightforward logistics and trade compliance factors.
This white paper evaluates the findings of a survey conducted on sourcing operations from the EU, including:
The obstacles faced when sourcing overseas
Concerns and considerations within the supply network
Trade agreements utilized
A way forward to overcoming the identified challenges