Tariff Shift: Trade War Sourcing Tactics for Automotive Companies


GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Tariff Shift: Trade War Sourcing Tactics for Automotive Companies” features Les Brand and John Stewart. Mr. Brand is the CEO of Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), a global supply chain and transportation management solutions company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Mr. Stewart is a supply chain consultant based in West Michigan. Since 2004, he has helped client teams to design and implement supply chain process improvements in manufacturing, third-party logistics and other industries.

Audio Interview Guests:
Mr. Les Brand, CEO
Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. (SCS)

Mr. John Stewart, Supply Chain Consultant

In the 10-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Brand and Mr. Stewart discusses these questions:
• What is tariff shift?
• Can you provide a real world example?
• How do you evaluate this? Is tariff shift applicable?
• Once you have confirmation, what are the steps to follow?
• Any final thoughts?

About Mr. Les Brand:
Les Brand is the Chief Executive Officer of Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. (SCS), a global supply chain and transportation management solutions company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also serves on SCS’s board of directors.

Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. has established a leadership position in the area of supply chain integration, collaboration and lean supply management. Both national and local business and trade publications including Inbound Logistics, Global Logistics, the Grand Rapids Press, MI Biz, and Business Update and have featured articles sharing the innovative approach and client success that has been achieved in partnership with the Supply Chain Solutions team.

Les currently serves on the State of Michigan Logistics and Supply Chain Commission, The West Michigan District Export Council, Grand Valley State’s business advisory board, The University of Illinois International Business board and has been an active member and president of the of the West Michigan Chapter of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

About Mr. John Stewart:
John Stewart is a supply chain consultant based in West Michigan. Since 2004, he has helped client teams to design and implement supply chain process improvements in manufacturing, food, retail, publishing, distribution, agriculture, and third-party logistics.

Prior to consulting, John spent 18 years as a practitioner, where he honed his skills as a line manager and project manager in both international and domestic supply chain. He managed trade and logistics in manufacturing and retail, and began his career as an import entry-writer for a customshouse broker in Chicago.

John earned a master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois.

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