Logistics Brief

  September/October 2015

Record-Setting Aerospace Mergers Point to High Production Activity in the Sector

   September 29, 2015

“Global mergers and acquisitions are on pace this year to hit the highest level on record, thanks to a buying spree from companies on the hunt for growth,” claims an August 10, 2015 Wall Street Journal article by Dana Mattioli and Dan Strumpf. The aerospace industry is a driver of this M&A trend.

Aggressive State Tax Enforcement Tactics “Seize” Opportunity to Catch Non-Filers

   September 29, 2015

States have become increasingly aggressive in enforcing their tax codes as they seek to increase revenue and close budget shortfalls. As competition across sectors increases, it is more crucial than ever to consider the importance of multi-state nexus issues in order to protect narrowing profit margins, prevent noncompliance and be fully prepared for your business’s tax burden.

Equity Based Compensation: Balancing Finances and Talent

   September 29, 2015

Many C-suite executives at early-stage companies with limited financial resources face the difficult decision of how to adequately compensate their top employees.

Sourcing Products and the Benefits of First Sale Customs Valuation

   September 29, 2015

Each year companies create new and exciting fashion designs which must be transformed into product that can be shipped and sold to customers throughout the world. Going from drawing board to tangible product can be a difficult path, but with a well-structured supply chain, that path is manageable.

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The Food Safety Modernization Act – The Future is Now

   September 29, 2015

When Congress passed the Food & Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) a little over four years ago, we all knew it was going to be a big deal. After years of import safety problems and market disruptions that shook consumer confidence, Congress established a modern system of food safety protection based on preventing such failures from happening in the first place, rather than simply reacting to problems.

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Enterprise Risk Management – Critical for the Water Industry

   September 29, 2015

In today’s dynamic business environment, management must precisely navigate a plethora of obstacles in controlling a company’s exposure to risk so as to develop a clear path for success. The water industry is particularly burdened by risk from a variety of sources including regulatory changes, supply sourcing, and personnel changes.