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An overvew of Thompson Ahern & Co. Ltd.'s international trade and logistics services for the education sector

An overvew of Thompson Ahern & Co. Ltd.'s international trade and logistics services for the education sector

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  • 1.  
  • 2. A HIGH VALUE SOLUTION THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP Personal Service:
    • We strive to deliver a “best of both worlds” solution that combines leading-edge technology and a full range of capabilities along with highly personalized service.
    • As a mid-sized company in the brokerage your organization would be a “high-priority” account to the staff and management of Thompson Ahern.
    • You can be assured of dealing with dedicated, qualified individuals who understand your service needs.
    Benefits:
  • 3. A HIGH VALUE SOLUTION THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP Expertise:
    • Thompson Ahern provides you with access to a strong team of highly qualified customs and logistics industry professionals.
    • Ongoing training programs ensure our staff are current with the latest customs procedures and regulatory requirements.
    • Senior management is proactive in various industry groups related to customs and transportation, helping to influence the dialog shaping government policy development.
    Benefits:
  • 4. A HIGH VALUE SOLUTION THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP Stability:
    • In business for over a century, Thompson Ahern is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected customs brokerage firms.
    • We are a long-term provider of comprehensive customs brokerage and transportation services to a wide range of clients spanning all sectors of the Canadian economy.
    • While we take pride in our long history, we are nonetheless always looking to the future…
    Benefits:
  • 5. A HIGH VALUE SOLUTION THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP Continuous Improvement:
    • Thompson Ahern is committed to earning your business each and every day!
    • We want to help keep you at the leading edge of the Customs & Compliance environment, along with the latest technology.
    Thompson Ahern is dedicated to assembling and maintaining “The Perfect Partnership” with your organization. Benefits
  • 6. EXPERTISE & CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
    • Thompson Ahern management team active in industry associations, committees and panels involved in consultative dialogue shaping changes with CBSA.
    • Monitor and advise regarding changes at CBSA (new/proposed programs and regulation changes) affecting your organization
    • Provide training and information sessions to your organization’s personnel groups as required.
    • Work with vendors on a proactive basis to streamline shipment information flow and speed release.
    • Work with carriers to streamline process of pre-advice and document transmittal.
    THE THOMPSON AHERN & CO. SOLUTION
  • 7. BROKER ENGAGEMENT …AT WHAT POINT
    • Not Engaged
    • Not Engaged
    ENGAGED THE THOMPSON AHERN & CO. SOLUTION
    • NAFTA
    • Database
        • H.S.
        • NAFTA
    • Purchase Order
    • Classification
    • Release Process
    • Accounting Process
    • Duty/Tax Advisory
    • Obtain Rulings
    • Verification
        • Info Match Verification
        • Broker & Vendor Docs
    • Post Audit
        • P.O.
        • Invoice
    • Inventory
  • 8.
    • Database Reviewed
    • Data Elements Added by T/A
      • H.S./Annex
      • Valuation
      • GST Rate/Exemptions
    • DB uploaded into Op. System
    • Copy sent to client *
    • Client Provides Monthly New Product/New Vendor Info*
    • Files with non DB items sent to Consulting for DB update*
        • *ONGOING Processes
    • Hard Copy reviewed
    • All data elements manually entered
    • Client Provides Monthly New Product/New Vendor Info*
    • Files with non DB items sent to Consulting for DB update*
        • *ONGOING Processes
    DATABASE – HOW WE BUILD Electronically Hard Copy THE THOMPSON AHERN & CO. SOLUTION
  • 9. NAFTA – HOW WE MANAGE
    • Client provides TA with NAFTA (Hard Copy or Electronically)
    • Reviewed by TA (entered manually if hard copy and uploaded into system if electronic)
    • NAFTA input into DB as received (Ongoing)
    • TA contacts all vendors for NAFTA
    • Vendors provide NAFTA (Hard copy or Electronically)
    • Reviewed by TA (entered manually if hard copy and uploaded into system if electronic)
    • NAFTA input into DB as received (Ongoing)
    Client Obtains Thompson Ahern Obtains THE THOMPSON AHERN & CO. SOLUTION
  • 10. EDI PROCESS
    • Vendor provides Thompson Ahern with Data Base information (I.e. Part#, description, Origin, H.S. code)
    • Thompson Ahern uploads info into system adding other required elements (I.e. CFIA, Valuation codes, Tariff Codes)
    • Vendor sends EDI transmission (810/820) to Thompson Ahern
    THE THOMPSON AHERN & CO. SOLUTION
  • 11. EDI PROCESS THE THOMPSON AHERN & CO. SOLUTION
  • 12. THE THOMPSON AHERN & CO. SOLUTION LVS PROCESS
  • 13. INCREASED USE OF EDI THE THOMPSON AHERN & CO. SOLUTION
    • Effective October 15, 2007 – no paper PARS or RMD will not be accepted by CBSA.
    • CBSA has ‘phased in’ approach to mandatory EDI – working with industry to address any issues. i.e. multi line invoices
    • Several exceptions to using EDI and they include – OGD goods, more than 999 lines, B3B’s.
    • Exception Lead Sheet – this is available as fillable form on line and within Thompson Ahern’s core system.
    FIRST option eliminated January 2008. What does the future hold… CSA or ACI ?
  • 14. REPORTING CAPABILITIES
    • Thomson Ahern is able to mine any piece of information from any field in any document.
    • An example of report types available:
      • Monthly Shipment Summary
      • P.O. Reports
      • Duty Reports
    THE THOMPSON AHERN & CO. SOLUTION Customized & Standard Reports
  • 15. STREAMLINING ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
    • All documents can be assembled on CD and forwarded to you on set schedule. This includes invoice along with NAFTA, commercial invoices, CCI and CFIA back up. Available on both CD and online via secure web access.
    • This information is easily accessible without the ‘bulk’ of paperwork. You can print wanted items without having to print everything.
    Sound good? Consider it done! THE THOMPSON AHERN & CO. SOLUTION Fewer filing cabinets, less paperwork, less long-time storage costs, easier access for payables…
  • 16.
    • Thompson Ahern would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to highlight what we think would make a great partnership and successful broker/client relationship.
    THANK YOU THE THOMPSON AHERN & CO. SOLUTION