1) inbound logistic of the company
2)outbound logistics of the company
3)warehousing and/or inventory control
4)environment policy on supply chain aspect
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In an increasingly global economy, more U.S. firms are learning to navigate the shoals of import regulations. Bringing goods into the United States wasn't simple to begin with, and today those shoals are more treacherous than ever. Since the terrorist attacks last September, U.S. Customs has been operating on Alert Level 1, its highest state of watchfulness. The agency hasn't changed the requirements for bringing goods into the country, but it more stringently enforces the existing rules. Inspectors check more cargo, and they especially target imports where the accompanying paperwork isn't completely in order. For importers with good systems in place—those skilled at dotting every i and crossing every t—today's customs clearance process isn't business as usual, but it hasn't set off a crisis either. "I'd characterize the disruption to our supply chain as fairly minimal," says Sam Ruda, director of global transportation at Nike in Beaverton, Ore. Importers and their service providers are calling upon everything from collaborative international trade execution systems to old-fashioned proofreading to make sure they comply with the rules and thus avoid delay. They're also planning for possible future disasters.