Velody Trade Services
Are you eager to streamline your operations and increase profits? We’ll show you how.
Are you too busy to effectively manage your freight and brokerage partners? We’ll do it for you.
Are you operating without a solid trade compliance plan? We’ll create one.
Are you missing out on eligible duty refunds? We’ll recapture them for you.
What We Do
Velody Trade’s team of global trade management professionals has comprehensive experience in sourcing, logistics, supply chain management, tariff engineering, customs compliance and trade finance. We’ve worked with some of the world’s most successful apparel, footwear and manufacturing businesses to help them streamline operations, increase profits and reduce risk.
Whether it involves optimizing all aspects of your supply chain, determining customs compliance risks or helping you recapture eligible duty refunds, our industry experts can help you identify issues before they become critical problems. In short, we help you translate global import and export challenges into opportunities.
No matter the size or duration of the project, you’ll work with senior-level international trade experts on a variable cost basis. You’ll feel as if our team members are part of your organization, and you’ll understand why we truly believe your success is our success.
How We Do It
Velody Trade starts by analyzing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of small- to mid-size companies’ business processes, supply chain and compliance programs in order to identify opportunities for cost savings and risk reductions.
Then, we determine and prioritize the changes that need to occur, re-engineer existing business processes and implement best practices in collaboration with our industry-leading strategic partners. As an extension of your internal team, we develop and educate your staff so they can then integrate the new, optimized business processes on their own.
Velody Trade offers a unique managed service program that ensures the plan we’ve developed gets full traction and the best possible bottom-line benefit. This means our team is available to manage trade partner relationships for you while we help you determine the best long-term solution. For some clients, the best long-term solution might mean helping develop your internal knowledge base. For others, it may involve defining the resources necessary for you to handle these responsibilities in-house.
Either way, Velody Trade’s managed service program enables companies to utilize senior-level expertise to more effectively manage global trade partners on a variable-cost, month-to-month basis.
1. Business Process Analysis
2. Operational Trade Compliance Review
3. Optimized Business Process Report
4. Implementation of the Optimized Business Process Report and option of retaining Velody Trade for a managed service engagement
Through Velody Trade’s proprietary Business Process Analysis, we’ll analyze specific areas within your supply chain to identify time and cost savings, operational inefficiencies and potential risk areas.
This analysis will include a comprehensive Trade Compliance Review. Having a solid compliance program in place is vital in reducing your company’s risk and protecting your invaluable import privileges. The procedural framework that accompanies this part of this review will also identify additional operational efficiencies.
After the Business Process Analysis and Trade Compliance Audit have been completed, we will present our findings in the Optimized Business Process Report. This report will identify areas for cost savings and determine risk vulnerabilities.
Velody Trade is not a forwarder. The freight forwarders we recommend meet our expectations of competitive rates and exceptional service to meet the needs of our clients. Through the Velody Trade Business Process Analysis we will compare the rates and service of your existing forwarder to those of our partners. This process keeps us current with rates and our partners competitive.
Whether you use our partner or continue to use your existing forwarder, we consistently find our involvement offers substantial savings on rates, as well as an end to confusing and unexplained charges that make invoices difficult to audit. We validate all charges and audit every invoice. This further streamlines your accounting functions.
We draft and enforce your international shipping procedures in close cooperation with all supply chain partners. We ensure your cargo Importer Security Filing of 10+2 information is accurately and timely filed.
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We engineer an operationally compliant framework between you and your Customs broker to ensure expedited Customs clearance to meet your delivery needs. We educate them on your business and products and create a team that supports a solid compliance program that looks out for not only risk, but also opportunity.
We ensure the broker follows your policies and procedures set out in a compliance manual that we customize to your operations. The broker relationship will be set up and managed to provide you exceptional representation to U.S. Customs.
Velody Trade helps you to manage this critical relationship and provides you with additional audit and compliance oversight.
Our respected lab partner has the expertise, equipment and experience to run lab tests on all types of imported footwear, handbags, jackets and anoraks, coated or laminated textile fabrics, etc. You receive a written lab report that describes the sample, the analysis methods used and presents the test results clearly and concisely in the proper format for Customs. We offer this service to clients, brokers and other consultants.