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Eric Hargraves


Senior Manager
Greenville, SC
Professional Overview

Eric has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain, procurement and logistics and serves as the project lead and advisor guiding our customers in strategic decision-making to address supply chain disruptions and risks. He specializes in global trade advisory, offering solutions such as cost containment, end-to-end optimization, and risk assessment for trade compliance. Eric's extensive international experience, cultivated through partnerships across North America, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region, underscores his leadership in enhancing supply-side functions to deliver value to both consumers and executive stakeholders.

Samples of Eric’s work include:

  • Led C-suite executives through innovative global strategies such as Tariff Engineering, First Sale, Network Optimization, and Demand Aggregation to create resilience for the brand, team members, and operators throughout the global value chain.
  • Created a cross-functional team to develop mobile technology strategies for revenue growth through process automation, streamlining supply chain cycle times to enhance the customer experience.
  • Reduced international freight spend by nearly 50% per unit by onboarding best-in-class brokers and forwarders with AI-driven, digital visibility tools, outperforming the Ocean Timeliness Index by nearly 3-days across Transpacific Eastbound & Far East Westbound trade lanes.
  • Reduced cost & exposure to Section 301 Tariffs & UFLPA Forced Labor Risks by X-shoring several product categories, mitigating the reliance on China from 48% to 22%.
  • Additional highlights include reducing SLOB & bloated inventory exposure by 18%, reducing annual COGS & improving margin by more than 22%, and managing production WIPs to meet all onboard dates at a rate of ~99%.
Education, Credentials and Special Training
  • Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT for Importers)
  • B.S., Marketing Management, Bob Jones University

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