• TPM25
  • March 2-5, 2025 | Long Beach Convention Center

Grant Sernick


Sales Director

Grant is responsible for Business Development, Sales, and Marketing for 3rdwave, a leading GTM platform focused on controlling global supply chain data specifically from a BCO’s perspective.

A thought leader and writer, Grant is also an expert at helping BCOs organize their data and processes to automate and control operational tasks while making the data available to the broader organization’s business processes, analysis, and reporting.

Grant has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University in London, Ontario.  

Sessions With Grant Sernick

Wednesday, 6 March

  • 09:05am - 09:50am (PST) / 06/mar/2024 05:05 pm - 06/mar/2024 05:50 pm

    Case Study: From Automating Manual Processes to ERP Integration — How Technology Helped Make Two Shippers More Efficient

    Founded in 2012, Toronto-based 3rdwave provides SaaS solutions that support the importing, exporting, trade compliance, and logistics functions for shippers. For Standard Textile, the mission was complex: Converting a largely manual trade management and compliance process managed via a home-grown “database” composed of physical folders to a centralized database on the 3rdwave platform. The result was fewer misplaced files, better organizational structure, and clearer visibility into the company’s import processes. Wine importer and wholesaler Plume Ridge faced an entirely different conundrum: as the company grew, it implemented an ERP system to support its operations, especially regarding customs entries. But even with the ERP, visibility into the supply chain was lacking, and the regulatory burden was costly. Because 3rdwave is built to work alongside ERPs and support import operations and trade compliance, it was able to deliver automated functionality including self-filing of Import Security Filings, customs entries, and Partner Government Agency (PGA) filings regulating commodity imports. This Case Study will explore the Standard Textile and Plum Ridge challenges, how 3rdwave addressed them, and the benefits the two companies have experienced since.