Happily Ever After with Better Supplier Engagement
Continuing from our first blog in this series “Time to Take Control” now we will focus on the importance and value of Supplier Engagement.
Having to look up tariff codes, product by product, is time consuming and often impractical.
The invoice description rarely details all the essential characteristics and late changes in fabric or material composition can further complicate the process.
Subsequently, raising queries on suppliers to provide key product information is flawed when there are manual processes, inter-departmental communication and data silos to contend with.
Why not get your suppliers involved in the classification process, logging on to their own dashboards and helping you to classify products before they are shipped, reducing import clearance delays?
TariffTel Enterprise engages with your suppliers to obtain information on products to ensure the correct classification, including variations by product size, net weight, fabric composition, product images and other supporting documentation.
In addition, TariffTel captures unit costs including those at product set item level, country of origin, country of manufacture and country of origin of fibres.
By engaging suppliers directly via online portals, queries, questions and validation, TariffTel can obtain the essential characteristics systematically.
Adopting our principles ensures accurate classification and compliance (look out for our next blog on this).