We often get calls from companies that have existing compliance programs but decide they need additional resources to complete a compliance initiative. Using CTP gives them the exact skills and experience they need without having to hire new employees. Presented below are CTP case studies from such “surge” projects in the past:
- An aerospace equipment re-seller acquired a spare parts supply firm, along with a huge unclassified inventory, from a major airplane manufacturer. With urgent overseas orders pending but zero on-staff engineering expertise, they asked CTP engineers to plan and manage a large scale classification project involving 45,000 parts in 52 categories.
- A mid-size electronics company was planning its IPO (Initial Public Offering) and wanted to ensure that it wouldn’t have a public relations fiasco stemming from a potential export control violation. Their compliance officer researched five companies and selected CTP to perform a complete compliance audit. CTP worked on-site at all locations and provided a comprehensive assessment of both their methods (various experts, policies & procedures) and their results (vis a vis government compliance requirements.) Our extensive report provided a numerical rating on both the methods and results, along with accompanying risk factors. It also contained prioritized recommendations for improvement in each department and category.
- A large oil tools company needed immediate technical training so that its engineers could self-classify a huge number of new parts, products, components and technologies. CTP experts were asked to customize and deliver on-site training workshops at two domestic locations, eliminating the cost and disruption of extensive employee travel and promoting discussion of real-time technical/compliance challenges by attending engineers.
- After a small microprocessor company developed two new chips with specific technical capabilities, they engaged CTP with a small, specific task to write technical arguments for the least restrictive commodity jurisdiction/classification ruling.