WTC Denver Membership

Global Supply Chain Management

Global Supply Chain Management

Thursday, March 21, 2024 10:00 AM - Friday, March 22, 2024 2:00 PM (MDT)


This two-day in-person training for new and seasoned supply chain managers covers global supply chain from A-Z.  We will discuss challenges and specific management strategies in dealing with operations, technology, compliance, risk and spending in global trade. Hot topics such as supply chain disruptions, forced labor, tariff mitigation, and landed cost modeling will be covered.  

Each attendee will receive the book, Mastering Import & Export Management; Authors: Thomas A. Cook, Kelly Raia, Published: AMACOM Books 2016 ($105 value).  

Key Topics Covered:

  •      Understanding the Challenges of Global Trade and Supply Chain Operations
  •      Working with Foreign Business Development: Imports and Exports
  •      Foreign Sourcing, Purchasing and Vendor Management
  •      Freight and Logistics
  •      Managing Freight Forwarders, Customhouse Brokers and 3PL’s
  •      Managing Carriers Direct
  •      Managing Freight RFP’s
  •      Leveraging INCO Terms 
  •      Navigating Risk and Spend
  •      Tariff Mitigation Strategies
  •      International Insurance Issues
  •      Understanding Geopolitical, Economic and Cultural Issues in Global Supply Chain Trade Compliance Management
  •      Warehousing, Fulfillment and Distribution
  •      Best Practices in International Business and Global Supply Chain Operations

***This in-person training is limited to a maximum of 16 persons and takes place at the WTC Denver.***

This Training is Recommended for:
New and seasoned supply chain managers, personnel involved in logistics, procurement. 

Thursday, March 21st 10:00am- 4:00pm
Friday, March 22nd 10:00am- 2:00pm

Thomas Cook, Blue Tiger International                                             
Tom is Managing Director of Blue Tiger International, ( a premier international business consulting company on supply chain management, trade compliance, purchasing, global trade and logistics. Tom was former CEO of American River International in NY and Apex Global Logistics Supply Chain Operation in LA. Tom has over 30 years’ experience in assisting companies all over the world manage their import and export operations.  He is a member of the NY District Export Council, sits on the board of numerous corporations and is considered a leader in the business verticals he works in.
He has now authored over 19 books on Global Trade and is in the middle of an 8 Book Series, titled … The Global Warrior … Advancing on the Necessary Skill Sets to Compete Effectively in Global Trade. Tom is also the Director of the National Institute of world trade ( a 30-year-old educational and training organization, based here on Long Island.
Tom is an Honorably Discharged United States Naval Officer, and Merchant Marine Deck Officer.

Kelly Raia, Blue Tiger International    
Kelly is a licensed customhouse broker and trade compliance specialist working for numerous companies assisting them in managing their import and export trade activities.  Kelly was formerly a Vice President at American River International and is now the VP of Trade Compliance for Blue Tiger International in NY. She is also involved with numerous companies as their “outsourced” Trade Compliance Manager.
Kelly is a specialist in both import and export compliance, logistics, supply chain & FTZ Management. Many companies depend upon her expertise in facilitating their export sales or import purchasing. Kelly is a frequent lecturer on compliance and logistics and is a published author.
Training is a major component of Kelly’s services in supply chain management operations.

WTC Denver Members:
If you are interested in attending this event using one of your membership's free training credits, please contact your account executive or email

**The registration fee is nonrefundable within 7 days prior to the training.  Participant substitutions can take place at any time.**


$400 Nonmembers

$250 Members

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Training is in-person.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024 10:00 AM - Friday, March 22, 2024 2:00 PM (MDT)
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