June 2017 Luncheon – Forwarding Networks: Are they for everyone? – Featuring Allan Zarach

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  • June IACAC Luncheon
    June 13, 2017
    11:15 am - 2:00 pm

Everywhere logistics companies turn there are forwarder networks. But are they right for everyone?

You're here in Chicago, and maybe you have a few more offices around the United States. Heck, maybe you've got offices elsewhere in world. But what about where you don't? How do you find the right company to represent the interests if your customer half a country or half a world away? In many cases, the easiest solution is, "Well, I'll join a forwarder network and my problems are solved."

But not all networks are created equal. Some have voluntary or mandatory components that aren't for everyone. Some are volunteer managed, others have paid staff. Which one makes the most sense for your company? Hear from someone who has experience with several networks and can offer insights on the pros and cons of network membership.


Meet Allan Zarach

Allan is Senior Vice President at Edward J. Zarach & Associates, a freight forwarder and Customs broker who were started in Chicago over thirty years ago. Since then, the company has expanded to include offices in Boston, Minneapolis, New York and Reno. Among Allan's responsibilities he is the primary point of contact who attends and represents his company at forwarding meetings around the globe. Allan has a great deal of first-hand experience about what a forwarder should contribute to a network and in exchange, what that network should offer a forwarder.

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