Webinar: Gear Up: Key Strategies Outdoor Brands Need for Mitigating the Impact of Covid-19 on the Global Supply Chain

September 17, 2020

Speaker: Tom Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International

The spotlight is on supply chain: volatile demand, uncertain supply, exploding transportation costs, 301 tariffs. Supply chain management has never had such an impact on profitability, and it’s never been more important for supply chain managers to know their options.

This webinar dissects the key issues that global supply chain managers face in light of the pandemic and presents options and time-proven recommendations for mitigating these challenges:

  • Reducing risk and spend in foreign purchasing and international sales
  • Tariff mitigation options: 12 considerations
  • Current state of global logistics: ocean, air, rail and truck
  • Working with 3PLs, forwarders and brokers


About the speaker: Tom Cook has over 30 years’ experience in helping companies all over the world manage their business models, supply chain risk and spend and import/export operations. Under Tom’s leadership, in May of 2019, Blue Tiger International won the president’s “E” Award for Export Service, the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Tom serves as director of the National Institute of World Trade (NIWT), a nonprofit, 30+ year, corporate training school on global trade and supply chain management, and has authored 19 books on business management, global trade and business development.