Supply Chain Optimization Program
The VEDP's Supply Chain Optimization Program (opens new window) is designed to help Virginia companies evaluate and streamline their supply chain management and import processes. This program provides counseling, strategy development, and resources to improve performance and reduce costs.
Optimize your supply chain process with this year-long program.
- Access up to $10,000 in reimbursements for supply chain-related expenses
- Access consulting services to develop a strategy for improving supply chains
- Connect with experts on supply chain mapping, transportation, import compliance, and more
- Participate in four training sessions on subjects such as foreign trade zones, blockchain, shipping solutions, emerging technologies, and other leading supply chain topics
Companies interested in participating in the Supply Chain Optimization Program must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Must have at least five full-time employees in Virginia
- Must operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Preferably imports components for future exporting initiatives
Webinar: Supply Chain Disruption in Virginia - Access to the September 14th webinar recording of the virtual panel discussion to hear how industry experts address these challenges and learn some creative solutions to global supply chain management is available below along with the presentation about Virginia’s new Supply Chain Optimization Program in PDF.
To view webinar recording follow > here. (opens new window)
Below is the presentation of the 09.14.21 webinar in PDF
International Trade Resources and Updates - courtesy of VEDP
Is Your Company Ready to Pursue International Sales? – VEDP’s new online export readiness assessment helps Virginia businesses determine whether they are ready to begin exporting or expand into additional markets. The questions assist companies in systematically thinking through various components of export readiness. Visit > VEDP's website (opens new window) to take the complimentary assessment and see your results.
Meeting Global Demand for Health IT Services – Harris Healthcare (Herndon, VA) sells a range of software tools to help hospitals, doctors, and nurses deliver medical services to patients safely and effectively. To grow its international sales, Harris Healthcare is developing partnerships with local technology companies or software resellers in each international market. To learn more, > read VEDP's case study (opens new window).
Exporting 101 Guide: Determining HS Codes – Harmonized System (HS) codes are a standardized numerical method of classifying traded products. Businesses need to know their product’s HS codes to determine tariff rates and complete shipping documents. Our Exporting 101 guide has the steps and resources to determine HS codes. To access the guide click > here (opens new window).
Exporter Profile: ExploreLearning – ExploreLearning, based in Charlottesville, develops online solutions to improve student learning in math and science. To see how ExploreLearning increased its international sales by 25% using VEDP services, click > here (opens new window).
International Trade Partners - Did you know that VEDP has a network of professional service providers to support Virginia exporters? These companies have been screened and selected by VEDP due to their international expertise in the following areas: accounting, marketing, corporate strategy, insurance, shipping, legal services, and translation. Reach out to VEDP for a referral to one of our partners, contact: Monica Sadie, VEDP Supply Chain Program Manager, (804) 545-5763 email@example.com
New Industry Report: Saudi Vision 2030 - Saudi Arabia offers a promising market for Virginia companies looking to take advantage of the country’s shift away from its traditional dependence on oil. To learn more about Saudi Arabia’s initiative and opportunities for Virginia companies, check out > VEDP’s latest industry report (opens new window).
Upcoming Webinars and Events
SHOT Show 2022 – Jan. 18 – 21, 2022; The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting, and law enforcement industries. At the 2020 SHOT Show, more than 58,000 industry professionals packed the aisles over four days to view new and innovative products. Join VEDP’s booth to exhibit your company’s products and services at SHOT Show 2022 in Las Vegas. Register > here. (opens new window)
Winter Germany 2022 – Feb. 14 – 17, 2022; Defense-related businesses can attend on-site events at four U.S. military bases in Germany to exhibit and demonstrate their products and services. These bases are home to major units including USEUCOM, NATO, and USAFE. To learn more about this event, click > here (opens new window).
Trade Mission to Chile & Peru – May 11 – 18, 2022; Chile is a strong export market for U.S. companies and Peru has been one of the fastest-growing Latin American economies. As one Virginia business said, “the trade mission event has the potential to positively impact our company. We met with quality companies in our sector, and we are currently following up. In terms of dollars, I suspect $5M-$10M in orders could occur with the follow-up.” To learn more about this event, click > here (opens new window).
To view the full list of upcoming international trade missions and trade shows, please visit: https://exportvirginia.org/ (opens new window)
Interested in More Information?
Visit VEDP's website > here (opens new window), or contact:
Monica Sadie, VEDP Supply Chain Program Manager
(804) 545-5763 firstname.lastname@example.org