Latin America (LATAM) is a region with great diversity and needs that differ by country.
Leading markets such as Brazil and Argentina have some of the most complicated and complex trading and customs requirements, making it challenging and expensive to trade in these countries. Repairing parts out of the country creates another set of even more complicated rules and regulations. In other countries, especially in Central America and the Caribbean, the volumes are often low; this creates an even greater need for an experienced service supply chain partner.
No other supply chain services provider offers the predictability, reliability, consistency and flexible IT solutions of Flash for LATAM.
Flash offers rapid deliveries throughout LATAM with distribution centers in major markets such as Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. Flash is incorporated in São Paulo, which deepens our capabilities and allows us to deliver where and when most other providers fail. Flash has experienced regional leaders and staff who are multilingual (Portuguese, Spanish and English) and have the expertise to deal with highly complex logistics and international trade requirements.
Flash offers the only bundled service in the region: transportation to and from Latin American countries, in-country, same-day delivery, reverse logistics and IOR/EOR service – all facilitated through its FlashTrac global IT system. We are rapidly expanding that service suite to include in-country configure-to-order, repair, warranty management and demo/eval management.
The market demands predictable transit times that are as short as possible. Customs clearance and a successful IOR/EOR process starts in the USA before a part is shipped to a LATAM country. Flash uses several preparation points in the USA, yet most of the volume is shipped through our Miami Distribution Center. Clients use the Miami DC as a cross dock operation to ensure proper document preparation, and this DC is used for Distribution throughout LATAM.