Castings or Forgings? Part 1 of 3

A Realistic Evaluation An honest presentation of the advantages and limits of both steel component forms allows users to make informed choices when considering a forged or cast design. Malcolm Blair and Raymond W. Monroe, Steel Founders’ Society of America, Crystal Lake, Illinois Much has been said and written recently by the forging industry about […]

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Outsourcing 101 – Part 3 of 3

Continued from last weeks post 9. Shipping Documentation The following is a list of some of the main shipping forms that are necessary for international transportation of goods: Airway Bill Bank Draft / Transmittal Letter Canada Customs Invoice Commercial Invoice (English & Spanish) Dock Receipt Generic Certificate of Origin IMO Dangerous Goods Declaration Inland Bill […]

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Outsourcing 101 – Part 2 of 3

Continued from last weeks post 5. Translation & Interpretation Language can be a major impediment in international business. Some companies have English-speaking representatives to resolve this barrier. However, one finds that language fluency can vary widely. In addition, many technical concepts, material names and such are not easily translated The Federal Group employs experienced staff […]

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Outsourcing 101 – Part 1 of 3

1. A Word About International Sourcing Being competitive in the world markets requires a combination of quality, technology, price, marketing savvy and after-sale service. Purchasing has direct bearing on factors affecting the company’s competitive position in the marketplaces. “World Class” is our theme. We strive to be Global Leaders, able to assist our clients in […]

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