International Logistics & Trade Compliance @ InterChez Logistics Systems, Inc.
MBA, In-progress @
Extensive knowledge and interface on trade regulations implemented and enforced by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) (Export Administration Regulations (EAR)), Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) (International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)), Bureau of Alcohol/Tobacco/Firearms and Explosives (ATFE), Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Department
Extensive knowledge and interface on trade regulations implemented and enforced by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) (Export Administration Regulations (EAR)), Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) (International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)), Bureau of Alcohol/Tobacco/Firearms and Explosives (ATFE), Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (Office of Diversion Control), Census Bureau (Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations), U.S. Customs & Border Protection Regulations and any other special trade programs/exporting regulatory agencies, including Automotive Regulations.
• High Level of Initiative and Able to Work Independently • Strong Experience with R&D and New Products based on Import and Export Regulations Compliance • Ability to Interact with Senior Management and Personnel at All Levels • Aptitude and Curiosity for Advanced Technology • Industrial Engineering • Efficiency Improvement • Project Planning & Management • Freight Forwarding Expert • Customs Brokerage Management • Transportation & Global Logistics Expert • Cross-Functional Team Leadership • Process Standardization • Executive Presentations • Statistical Analysis • Multi-Industry Experience • Database Administration • Record Keeping • Customs Duty Reduction • Spanish Bilingual
-Reducing expenses by $16,000,000 or 40% while increasing sales materials with service time improvement of 115% in logistics.
-Execution of 80 projects simultaneously while increasing sales 23.6% and reducing delivery operation 50% per customer.
-Led cross-functional team Increasing a Fortune 100 sales by $123,000,000 or 10% in 2005.
-Reducing inventory by $1,000,000 during 2003 through strict purchasing control and cyclic warehousing counts.
Trade Compliance Program Manager @ Responsible for all areas of Import / Export Global Trade Compliance. Developing the Trade Compliance Program and procedures. Advising the company on Transactions, Valuation, Origin, Marking, Classification of Products and Free Trade Agreements eligibility: UKFTA, CAFTA, NAFTA, US-Panama, US-Colombia, US-Singapore, US-Israel, US-Peru, US-Oman, US-Bahrain, US-Morocco, US-Chile, US-Jordan, and US-Australia. Leading the company in certification processes working with Global Government Agencies and Global Customs Brokers. Reviewing regional Customs import and export entries for accuracy and compliance with regards to Customs business, including recordkeeping. Annually reviewing Free Trade Programs/Special Trade Programs certification and determine eligibility status (NAFTA / Manufacturer's Affidavit solicitation - NAFTA / AALA products qualifications). Monitoring regional logistics management, assuring proper documentation, HTS / Schedule B codes, ECCN, Country of Origin, etc. Supporting cross-functional local teams to optimize duty margin. Advising senior management of Free Trade Agreements or other opportunities with third party countries and compliant methods to save in duty payments. Lean Six Sigma / Project management owner; defining scope of problems and to determine the best methods to measure its impact and benefits of the proposed solution. Using measurement skills to design solutions and implementation with clear outlined (Ex. Non-product line items exported). Developing long term plans to maintain and control gains (databases and technology). Execution of Internal Audits, Denied Party Screenings, American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA), Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Reporting, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Consents to Screen, SEC Conflict Minerals Reporting, AES / ITN supervision, Incoterms issues resolution and effective interactions with Customs Authorities when necessary From July 2013 to Present (2 years 6 months) Cleveland/Akron, Ohio AreaImport / Export Compliance Analyst @ Trade compliance for electronic products, software with encryption, and electrical components according to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), ITAR and CBP Regulations. Assigning to international shipments the classification of Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), Country of Origin and NAFTA qualification information. Saving duties with Free Trade Agreements for the US and overseas (Ex: NAFTA, etc). From August 2011 to July 2013 (2 years) International Logistics & Trade Compliance @ With Interchez Global Services Inc. a global freight forwarding and logistics company I had the focus on mid-market consumers of global transportation management and forwarding services. I used to provide services specifically tailored to the multi-mode global transportation market by using technology-driven solutions to integrate and simplify complex international logistics operations. I helped to bringing discipline and control to the customers’ transportation network by reducing costs and increasing shipment visibility. I used to handle Air freight and Sea freight rates and operation for Import and Export. From May 2010 to August 2011 (1 year 4 months) Supply Chain Co-op/Intern @ At Twinsburg Ohio's plant part of the material control team, I got to have several efficiency improvement projects: labor efficiency in the material control cycle counting through cycle count centers providing dead time reduction, resources optimization and process automation; cycle count reconciliations in SAP, generating SAP manufacturing instructions and material control reconciliation manuals; generation of VISIO flow charts for process redesign/reengineering and productivity improvement for material control and physical inventory; cross-functional team leader during physical inventory of work orders for electronic assembly; leading production output with the rework of aged work orders, having cycle time reduction and avoiding costs, smoothing the just-in-time (JIT) integration between manufacturing and supply chain. From June 2009 to September 2009 (4 months) Bilingual Sales Consultant @ High-impact individual and group presentations highlighting the benefits of members of Travel Advantage Network. Direct sales with american and spanish speaking market. From September 2008 to June 2009 (10 months) Merchandising Coordinator @ Coordination and management of merchandising materials to fill the needs of sales development for Mexico and Latin America. Cross-functional team leadership of design, purchasing, distribution of wire racks and point of purchase displays (POP) and materials.
Budget management of 40 million USD of sales development through tactical planning for Latin American market expansion considering revenue growth and return-on investment (ROI). Project planning and project management of the total 80 projects in the Annual Operating Plan (AOP). Product development cycle, product design and product life cycle management supporting marketing launches with merchandising materials and market tests. From January 2005 to January 2006 (1 year 1 month) Mexico City Area, MexicoSales Engineer @ New market development in the product introduction and launch of Layher Scaffolding to the mexican market with ANPASA. Expert, consultant, designer and Layher Scaffolding system support. Tactical market planning for field sales cold calling with high-impact presentations. Account development and account management for Layher industrial and entertainment customers. Government acquisitions fulfillment through key Layher Scaffolding specialization. Engineering management and supervision of technical system integration, as well as test engineering in refineries, utility substations (electric industry), entertainment and offshore oil drilling platforms. Safety training and development of new field sales engineers. From January 2004 to January 2005 (1 year 1 month) Mexico City Area, MexicoTrainee of Operations @ Plant rotation through quality, manufacturing, production, inventory control and distribution operations. Focusing in the supply of production planning and distribution. Truck trip routes elaboration through the materials replenishment ordering (MRO) with local carriers. Contract price negotiations, delivery priorization and cancelations of final products supply. Production planning and control of the material requirenment planning (MRP) with procedures elaboration for international trade suppliers. Manufacturing order transmition for production plans/schedules. Six sigma control graphs for raw material and components, as well as finished products. From July 2003 to January 2004 (7 months) Mexico City Area, MexicoSales & Operations Manager @ Retail sales management, government and through account representatives. Vendor's purchasing negotiations. Customer servise, outsourcing and benchmarking. Employee empowerment and employee relations. Inventory control and distribution management. From July 1999 to July 2003 (4 years 1 month) Mexico City Area, Mexico
Master of Engineering, Practice Oriented Engineering Management, Supply Chain and Logistics, 3.61 @ Case Western Reserve University From 2007 to 2009 MBA, In-progress @ Universidad Anáhuac From 2004 to 2005 Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering with Minor in Systems Engineering @ Tecnológico de Monterrey From 1999 to 2004 International Business/Trade/Commerce @ Fachhochschule Münster From 2002 to 2002 Miguel Duran-Castillo is skilled in: Freight Forwarding, Free Trade Agreements, International Logistics, NAFTA, Statistics, Supply Chain, Import, Logistics, Microsoft Excel, Simulations, Materials Management, Purchasing, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Transportation, Supply Chain Management