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TMI Article: WTDC evolves to serve Duty Free & Travel Retail from its FTZ

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 at 12:48 pm

WTDC evolves to better serve Free Trade Zone inventory management Lois Pasternak March 16, 2018 WTDC, a Foreign Trade Zone and Logistics company specializing in inventory management for the duty free and travel retail industry, now oversees FTZ inventory management for some of the largest portfolios in the Spirits industry. When WTDC president and CEO Sean P. Gazitua first visited the IAADFS Duty Free show in 2013, he was focused on meeting with his existing customers to review their Operations. "It seemed that everywhere we went, our current customers were introducing us to other suppliers," Gazitua said. "Almost all of them were having the same logistics obstacles that we were resolving on a day to day basis." The company began restructuring to better suit its spirits customers and their client base. WTDC developed spirits-specific standard procedures while considering distinct requirements for each customer. Technology and personnel would become the focus of WTDC's culture shift. Understanding the buying cycles of the duty free market and their need to consolidate orders was also critical. WTDC became a duty free marketplace of sorts, a location where buyers could purchase from multiple suppliers and consolidate under one roof. From COLA waivers and spirits samples to navigating intricate customs regulations for each country, it has been the challenges of its customers that have now become opportunities for the company. WTDC has evolved to provide complete global logistics solutions, elevating itself from a bonded warehouse to include Foreign Trade Zone, Air and Ocean Transportation, and Customs Brokerage services. A temperature control area was also built within the warehouse so customers could warehouse their liqueurs, cognacs, and champagnes alongside their other spirits inventory. Gazitua maintains a longstanding relationship with the developers of their warehouse management system. With his assistance, they built out new platforms and inventory control tools to manage spirits in a Foreign Trade Zone environment. Numerous EDI integrations added to his growing knowledge of systems and the importance of automated processes to facilitate orders and documentation. WTDC also invested in new servers, closed Wi-Fi networks, RFID scan guns, cloud server backups, and firewall technology. As WTDC maintains a robust Internship program with local universities, there were willing and able educated personnel ready to tackle new challenges. Among the processes introduced for the spirits market were KPIs and cargo verification, many of which were completed by the student Interns. Many of these interns that began with the company learning the ins and outs of cargo verification have now become valuable assets as part-time and later full-time employees. The company recently expanded its customer service department and continues to make efforts to streamline all logistics processes for its customers. "Last March we kicked off our 40th year in business and we've significantly grown our spirits customer base this year," WTDC president and CEO Sean P. Gazitua said. "We are excited about what the future holds for our company."

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April 17 Newsletter

Posted on April 17th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Recapping last week's IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas 
 
Duty Free and Travel Retail buyers and sellers filled the Duty Free Show of the Americas last week. The Show was an excellent incubator for business transactions and an opportunity to connect with current and future customers. 
 
WTDC was represented by Santiago Aragon, VP of Operations (pictured below, left) and Sean P. Gazitua, VP of Sales & Marketing (pictured below, right). For more information about the time and cost savings of Foreign Trade Zone Warehousing & Distribution for the Duty Free and Travel Retail industries, click here 
 
 
 
VP of Sales and Marketing Sean P. Gazitua (center) with the representatives from Jewel of Russia Vodka.
 
 
Congratulations to Ginger Diez, Customer Service, our April Employee of the Month! 
 
 
 
 
Florida Governor Rick Scott's trade mission to Santiago, Chile
 
Governor Rick Scott will headline a visit to Chile featuring 20 Florida businesses at the end of May. WTDC President & CEO Ralph L. Gazitua will attend to represent WTDC.
 
Chile ranks sixth among Florida’s top products export destinations, having amassed more than $3.9 billion in exports in 2011.  Florida exports to Chile increased by 24.3 percent from October 2011 to October 2012.   

Recapping last week's IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas 

Duty Free and Travel Retail buyers and sellers filled the Duty Free Show of the Americas last week. The Show was an excellent incubator for business transactions and an opportunity to connect with current and future customers. 

Sean Gazitua, VP of Sales and Marketing, Jewel of Russia Vodka

VP of Sales and Marketing Sean P. Gazitua (center) with the representatives from Jewel of Russia Vodka.

 

Congratulations to Ginger Diez, Customer Service, our April Employee of the Month! 

Ginger Diez, Customer Service, April Employee of the Month

 

Florida Governor Rick Scott's trade mission to Santiago, Chile

Governor Rick Scott will headline a visit to Chile featuring 20 Florida businesses at the end of May. WTDC President & CEO Ralph L. Gazitua will attend to represent WTDC.

 

Chile ranks sixth among Florida’s top products export destinations, having amassed more than $3.9 billion in exports in 2011.  Florida exports to Chile increased by 24.3 percent from October 2011 to October 2012.

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May 20 Newsletter

Posted on May 20th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Florida Governor Rick Scott's trade mission to Santiago, Chile
 
After he signs our state budget today, Florida Governor Rick Scott will travel to Chile on a trade mission. Over 100 executives, politicians, and trade related officials will make the trip including Bill Johnson, PortMiami Port Director, Steven Cernak, Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director, Alan Becker, Becker & Poliakoff Founding Shareholder, Joe Perez-Jones, Seaboard Marine Senior Vice President, and Manny Mencia, Enterprise Florida Senior Vice President, International Trade. Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO, will attend on behalf of our company.
 
Chile ranks sixth among Florida’s top products export destinations, having amassed more than $3.9 billion in exports in 2011.  Florida exports to Chile increased by 24.3 percent from October 2011 to October 2012.   
 
 
FCBF taps WTDC's Gary M. Goldfarb for FCBF Hall of Fame
 
Congratulations Gary! At their 2013 Annual Gala, the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association inducted Gary M. Goldfarb, WTDC Executive Vice President, into the FCBF Hall of Fame. In a logistics career spanning more than 35 years, Goldfarb has become a integral part of the South Florida logistics industry. Send a congratulatory note to Gary
 
FCBF Hall of Fame Honorees must be well established within the industry and committed to the continued advancement of the trade and logistics industry. An active member of the Beacon Council, Goldfarb currently serves as Co-Chair of Miami-Dade County's One Community One Goal-Trade and Logistics Committee.
 
 
FCBF is the collective voice of Florida's trade community, protecting and promoting its interests to the local, state, and federal agencies. Pictured above from from left to right: Joe Perez-Jones, Senior Vice President-Seaboard Marine, FCBF Hall of Fame Committee Chair; Hilda (Torres) Rodriguez CHB, Customer Service & EDI/AMS Manager-POMTOC, FCBF President; Gary M. Goldfarb, WTDC Executive Vice President and 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee, and Barbara Pimentel-Talleda, FCBF Executive Vice President and 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee.
 
 
FIU President's Council welcomes WTDC's Sean P. Gazitua
 
Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC Vice President of Sales & Marketing, has accepted his invitation to join the FIU President's Council. FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg (pictured below) works with these brand ambassadors to discuss and implement the strategic plan for the University.
 
 
Congratulations to Steve Weeks, Warehouse Operations, our May Employee of the Month! 
 

Florida Governor Rick Scott's trade mission to Santiago, Chile

After he signs our state budget today, Florida Governor Rick Scott will travel to Chile on a trade mission. Over 100 executives, politicians, and trade related officials will make the trip including Bill Johnson, PortMiami Port Director, Steven Cernak, Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director, Alan Becker, Becker & Poliakoff Founding Shareholder, Joe Perez-Jones, Seaboard Marine Senior Vice President, and Manny Mencia, Enterprise Florida Senior Vice President, International Trade. Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO, will attend on behalf of our company.

 

Chile ranks sixth among Florida’s top products export destinations, having amassed more than $3.9 billion in exports in 2011.  Florida exports to Chile increased by 24.3 percent from October 2011 to October 2012.   

 

FIU President's Council welcomes WTDC's Sean P. Gazitua

Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC Vice President of Sales & Marketing, has accepted his invitation to join the FIU President's Council. FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg (pictured below) works with these brand ambassadors to discuss and implement the strategic plan for the University.

FIU President's Council, Sean P. Gazitua, Mark B. Rosenberg 

 

Congratulations to Steve Weeks, Warehouse Operations, our May Employee of the Month!

Steve Weeks, Warehouse Operations, May Employee of the Month

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