discussions of the world container shipping industry at today's South
Carolina International Trade Conference, SC Ports announced the Supply
Chain Authority, an internal consulting service offering resources and
expertise to assist customers in improving their supply chains.
"South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) is already known for
the customized service we offer shippers and cargo owners, who have
extremely complex and constantly-changing global supply chains," said
Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. "Our announcement of the Supply
Chain Authority today is the formalization of this process, which often
occurs behind the scenes. We look forward to expanding the number of
cargo customers who partner with our internal experts to bring clarity
to various supply chain components. Our goal is to offer solutions and
insight that ultimately give customers one less thing to worry about."
The Supply Chain Authority represents an internal team
working across Port functions - operations and terminals, commercial and
economic development, information technology - to provide a
customer-centric process focused on understanding individual companies'
unique logistics challenges.
"Our Port plays a key role in the supply chain by offering
reliable, productive operations as well as flexibility to meet customer
needs," said Barbara Melvin, SCPA Senior Vice President of Operations
and Terminals. "Because of our unique position, we provide more than
seamless operations - we share insight, market information and
alternative possibilities that can improve an international supply
chain. The Supply Chain Authority goes beyond what the Port can do for
our customers to make the overall process of doing business easier."
The Supply Chain Authority can also work with partner
organizations and agencies in the state and region that customers may
find difficult to access on their own.
"The Supply Chain Authority is a new name, but this approach has benefited our customers for many years," said Paul McClintock, SCPA Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
"Our team of experts is adept at working with customers individually to
understand their business and identify real opportunities to improve
reliability and efficiencies within the supply chain. Whether a company
is considering South Carolina for a new or expanding operation, or just
seeking incremental improvement of its logistical challenges, our team
is a valuable resource." To learn more about the Supply Chain Authority, visit www.scspa.com/supplychainauthority.