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Expert in International and Domestic Transportation and Logistics

Expert ID: 733560 Minnesota, USA

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He has key expertise in domestic and international transportation sourcing and coordination.

Expert has an extensive background in the international logistics and transportation world. He has a consistently proven track record of reducing sourcing inefficiencies and costs to organization and delivering solutions on time. He is highly effective in designing multiple ways to get the product in question to its intended location by finding the right partners, asking detailed questions, and understanding the full transportation cycle needed to complete the work.

Expert is able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing key tasks and projects. He has excellent problem-solving, conflict management, communication, negotiation, planning and cross-functional team leadership skills. He is highly able to take on new challenges and drive continuous improvements to the organization. His expertise includes:

Sourcing and Procurement, Logistics and Transportation, Project Management, Resource Allocation, Vendor Management, Continuous Improvement, Shipping and Receiving, Safety and Security.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: Bachelor Subject: Transportation and Logistics Institution: University of Genoa

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Capital Equipment Forwarder Department: CTL Responsibilities: Expert sourced Capex freight opportunities and coordinated all aspects of Capital Equipment Logistics globally. He served as the point of contact for all sourcing transportation modes, including routes, time and cost. He had to understand the needs of the requestor to determine best way to deliver. He acted as liaison between project managers, procurement and external vendors on significant opportunities. Expert also managed the relationship between Cargill B.U and freight forwarders. Through sourcing efforts, he saved the company $1.7 million over the course of 5 years.
Years: 1997 to 2009 Employer: McLaughlin Gormley King Company Title: Senior Export Specialist Department: Export Responsibilities: Expert sourced ocean and air freight opportunities. He also coordinated all aspects of the hazardous and/or no-hazardous products to be exported from the United States. He acted as the point of contact for both transportation modes, including routes, time and cost. He understood the requestor's needs to determine the best way to deliver. Expert served as the liaison between project managers, procurement and customers on significant opportunities. He managed the relationship with the freight forwarders and warehouse abroad.
Years: 1984 to 1989 Employer: A.Hartrodt Italiana Title: Freight Forwarder Export Manager Department: Export Responsibilities: Expert managed the container export to Australia.
Years: 1978 to 1984 Employer: Rebolino SRL Title: Freight Forwarding Agent Department: Export Responsibilities: He represented the firm in the industry.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1984 to 1990 Country / Region: Italy Summary: Freight Forwarder Export Manager
Years: 1978 to 1984 Country / Region: Italy Summary: Freight Forwarder Agent

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Cargill:
• Reduced global shipment costs for containers traveling from Far East to the US by $85,000 through research and sourcing with multiple vendors on the best solution.
• Proactively leveraged extensive knowledge of the key steps involved in International shipments to run no more than 5 hours of demurrages in 5 years and ultimately save hundreds of thousands of dollars.
• Developed a solution that allowed a vessel stuck in the middle of the Indian Ocean to be fitted with new and working equipment within three weeks resulting in minor delays to the project and limited extra costs to the company.

McLaughlin Gormley King Company:
• Saved approximately $1 million in transportation costs to the company
Licenses / Certifications
• Forklift Certification (Forklift of Minnesota, Bloomington, MN)
• Dangerous Goods Air (Federal Express, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
• Inco Terms 2000 (Minnesota World Trade Assoc., St. Paul, MN)
• Export Administration (Janavaras & Associates International, St. Paul, MN)

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Italian Mother Tongue

Fields of Expertise

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