Cloud-Based Global Trade Solutions Replace the Firewall

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Wed, Jan, 28 2015 @ 2:41 PM

For years companies have confined global trade systems to operate behind the corporate firewall using a manual process. However, with today’s growing technology, companies are now able to embed balanced metrics at the executive level and foster organizational intelligence with the use of secure, automated cloud-based global trade management solutions. According to Aberdeen Group, organizational intelligence is defined as the intellectual capacity of an entire organization to act effectively and proactively. It nurtures cross-functional alignment between executive management, departments, teams, and individuals to create an organizational culture and workflow.

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Topics: automation, Amber Road News, Document Management, Global Trade Management, Product Classification, organizational intelligence, Cloud-Based Global Trade Solutions, cloud-based solutions

Global Sourcing Optimization: Factories Are Taking it to the Cloud

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Mon, Jan, 26 2015 @ 10:11 AM

From personal information to data produced by million dollar corporations, it is no surprise that more and more information can be found on the cloud. This reliance is vital when it comes to global sourcing optimization through cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP).

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Topics: Sourcing Optimization, Global Trade Management

Navigating the #1 Growth Market: New SCM World China Trade Management Report

Posted by Colleen Bush on Fri, Jan, 23 2015 @ 12:49 PM

According to SCM World research, supply chain leaders view China as the indisputable premier growth opportunity. At the same time, it was fifth on executives' list of countries considered too risky to do business in. So how do you capitalize on these growth opportunities while minimizing risk? The answer lies in a China Trade Management solution.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Duty Management

4 Preferential Trade Agreements to Have on Your Radar in 2015

Posted by Colleen Bush on Wed, Jan, 21 2015 @ 1:1 PM

Could 2015 be the year of preferential trade agreements? We are only a few weeks in, but both President Obama and Congress have made it clear that ratifying preferential trade agreements is a top priority. With a new Republican majority in Congress and Obama hoping to solidify his legacy of expanding free trade, action on a number of trade issues is sure to be a major legislative theme this year.

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Topics: Duty Management, Trade Agreement Identification, Trade Agreements

U.S. Loosens Export Compliance Policies Against Cuba

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Fri, Jan, 16 2015 @ 3:25 PM

Last month President Obama announced he was going to normalize relations with Cuba and on Friday, January 16, 2015 the U.S. trade and travel restrictions on Cuba will come to an end. The Treasury and Commerce Departments issued a package of new rules that will allow U.S. exports of telecommunications, agricultural and construction equipment, as well as permit travel to Cuba. This news has U.S. businesses eager to gain export opportunities in the Cuban market.

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Topics: export documentation, Amber Road News, Export Management, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening

Upcoming Webinar: Where Are Your Freight Transportation Rates Headed in 2015?

Posted by Colleen on Fri, Jan, 16 2015 @ 11:44 AM

According to a Logistics Management panel of top economic and transportation market analysts, freight transportation rates will most certainly see incremental gains across the board in 2015. And to keep even the smallest increases in check, the panel adds that it’s now imperative for the savviest shippers to control total landed costs by using a variety of modes—and to use that mix to its fullest advantage.

Are you prepared with the modal mix that will keep freight increases in check?

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Rate Management, Carrier Selection, Transportation Management

Webinar Q&A: Trade & Compliance Ramifications of U.S. Sanctions Against Russia

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Wed, Jan, 7 2015 @ 4:36 PM

A few weeks ago, Amber Road in conjunction with Trade Facilitators Inc., broadcasted a webinar on The Ukraine Crisis: Trade & Compliance Ramifications of U.S. Sanctions Against Russia. Our presenters, Kristine Bols of Amber Road and Dan Gardner of Trade Facilitators Inc., received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled their answers into a Q&A document – here is a preview:

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Topics: Webinars, Export Management, Global Trade Content

U.S. Imposes Sanctions Against North Korea in Response to Cyber-Attack

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Mon, Jan, 5 2015 @ 4:14 PM

On January 2, 2015, President Obama signed a new Executive Order imposing additional sanctions against North Korea. This came in response to North Korea’s numerous provocations, in particular the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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Topics: Amber Road News, Export Management, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, Export Violations

North Pole Industries Goes Live with Amber Road’s GTM Solutions

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Dec, 19 2014 @ 11:33 AM

 

NORTH POLE, December 19, 2014 – North Pole Industries, a leading global provider of toys for good little girls and boys, has implemented Amber Road’s Global Trade Management suite for its worldwide distribution network.

Before signing with Amber Road, NPI had been using a combination of spreadsheets, wish lists, and a whole team of research elves to plan its supply chain.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility, Restricted Party Screening

Amber Road Around Town: Massachusetts Export Expo

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Thu, Dec, 18 2014 @ 3:54 PM

We were excited to sponsor the Massachusetts Export Center's Annual Export Expo in Boston last week! The one-day event provides a forum for exporters to connect with the wide variety of export resources available in Massachusetts while learning about issues that impact their day-to-day export operations. The Expo’s workshops addressed current issues of concern to exporters, such as recent sanctions developments, export control trends, global intellectual property protection, and more.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Export Management, Export Compliance