Third-party warehouses (3PLs) have historically provided companies with an invaluable service: the ability to store inventory and ship it out to customers around the globe. These warehouses are experts at packaging products to maximize order fulfillment.
In this second installment of our Lost in Translation series, we explore the different elements you can use to characterize the culture within your organization.
In today’s global business landscape, understanding cultural dimensions is crucial for successful international interactions. In this inSite, we will explore some key cultural dimensions that shed light on the unique aspects of the United States.
When considering entry into the U.S. market, it is imperative to remember how vast the U.S. is. While the water in most areas of another country with a small geographic footprint might be similar to one another, that is not the case here.
To be successful in the U.S., it is imperative to have proven example projects at scale. Your firm will need to convince a large government entity to take a chance on you. Without the right resources and team to open the right doors, this can be downright impossible.
When it comes time to ship inventory to the United States, many foreign companies are unaware of the standards surrounding palletizing their shipments. While it is possible to ship a container oversees without pallets, it might not be the most cost-effective solution, especially when using an established warehouse or 3PL.
Management inSites knows that establishing a U.S. subsidiary is an exciting and transformative step for any company. However, it also presents a unique challenge: how do you maintain your company’s core values, culture, and traditions while blending them with American expectations from both an employee and customer perspective?
MI’s consultants optimized our U.S. entry strategy by directing us to form a joint venture with a complementary product offering to achieve the economy of scale needed to support our U.S. operations.
From helping with business plan writing to hiring personnel and looking for a showroom, MI’s IBI service has taken the burden off us so we can focus on sales and really penetrate the U.S. market.
With Management inSites, we knew we were in great hands. Their internationally-minded consultants and professional team supported us at every step along the way. MI gave us the start we needed.
As a family-owned and operated business, it was important that the team we worked within the U.S. understood our needs and worked for our company as if it was their own. Management inSites has been that and more.
The support we’ve had from MI during our first year in the U.S. has been invaluable…[It] ensured that we were able to hit the ground running and focus on building revenues as quickly as possible.
We regularly refer our clients to Management inSites for assistance with setting up their U.S. business, and we work with MI to provide visa support for foreign-owned U.S. companies. They have a wealth of expertise and knowledge of multiple industries, business best practices, and practical experience that makes working with them easy, and sets companies up for success.