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ModusLink Global Solutions™ Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) announced it has received Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) security certifications for its Solution Centers in Kildare, Ireland; Apeldoorn, The Netherlands and Brno, Czech Republic. The World Customs Organization, which oversees AEO guidelines, currently represents 178 member countries in developing global standards for customs procedures and enforcement, supply chain security, and many other trade-related initiatives. Additionally, ModusLink is an active and certified participant in the U.S-based C-TPAT initiative, a voluntary program administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection aimed at improving the security of supply chains operating throughout North America.
Both AEO and C-TPAT certified statuses ensure the recipient has met strict guidelines for its customs and port-related operations in the areas of security standards, safety and record keeping and allows the recipient to streamline customs and shipping activities. For ModusLink’s clients, this means peace of mind that their shipments are safe and secure and it means a quicker time to market for their products.
“Managing the security of international shipments is a growing concern and can be an exceptionally difficult undertaking, especially with differing standards and procedures among various ports and countries,” said Tom Nightingale, president, sales and marketing, ModusLink. “AEO and C-TPAT certifications let our clients know their shipments are safe and secure from loading at the origination point to final delivery at their customer’s location. We feel it’s important to promote these integrated, multi-national standards as more widespread adoption only increases overall security in the industry.”
“When it comes to high-value tech products, selecting a third-party logistics provider with tier-one security capabilities and procedures is a significant requirement,” said Evan Armstrong, president of the research firm
Armstrong and Associates. “We have had the opportunity to review many of ModusLink’s global operations and its operational competence and security procedures are second to none.”
About ModusLink Global Solutions
ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. designs and executes global supply chain strategies to solve clients' cost, time-to-market, customer satisfaction and revenue objectives. Our supply chain, aftermarket, e-Business and entitlement management solutions support the end-to-end product lifecycles of the world's leading companies. ModusLink has more than 25 years of experience executing complex supply chain processes such as sourcing, configuration and fulfillment. We can manage these critical functions seamlessly with a client's global e-Business initiative or an integrated aftermarket program, including alternative channel recovery for at-risk inventory. Backed by a footprint of more than 30 Solution Centers in 15 countries, ModusLink clients can react quickly to shifting market dynamics impacting value chain performance and revenues. For more information about ModusLink's flexible, scalable and sustainable solutions, visit
www.valueunchained.com, the blog for value chain professionals.
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