Yakima Chief is a 100% grower-owned network of family hops farms based in the US, Belgium, and Hong Kong. Their aim is to connect family farms with the world’s finest brewers, providing the highest quality hops products along with resources for brewer success.
Yakima Chief’s vision of being the global hops supplier of choice is contingent upon fluid and efficient customs operations to consistently supply hops to their customers. Yakima Chief was using agents and customs brokers to lodge declarations on their behalf. To maintain their commitment to customer service, Yakima Chief felt it was time to move on to the digital era and, with the assistance of KPMG, set out to find a solution that fits their needs now and in the future. They were looking for a quick, low-effort transition away from spreadsheet management.
After just a few meetings and a demo session, Yakima Chief was convinced that CAS is a technology that will introduce immediate customs efficiencies and grow with them to support other functionalities and procedures in the future. As a pilot project, they opted to first implement the Declarations module in Belgium. KPMG and C4T joined forces to onboard Yakima Chief in less than two months, with KPMG managing data gathering and review of authorisations, valuation, etc. while C4T worked in parallel, configuring CAS, testing flows, and training Yakima Chief users.
As a result of Yakima Chief’s commitment to innovation, quality, and customer service, they have now implemented a fully automated declarations system in Belgium using CAS.
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