How Does JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS Reduce Risk for its Worldwide Coffee & Tea Business?

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, Sep, 1 2015 @ 1:0 PM

Trade regulations and restricted party lists are constantly changing, and many global companies now realize that automated, reliable restricted party screening is an essential part of any comprehensive compliance program. With this insight in mind, global coffee and tea company JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS has signed a worldwide contract for an automated restricted party screening (RPS) solution.

JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS is in the process of developing a global corporate compliance strategy and has targeted restricted party screening as the first step towards comprehensive protection.

As one of the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea companies, Netherlands-headquartered JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS is the center of an extensive global supply chain. It holds market-leading positions in 18 countries globally as well as a strong emerging market presence. This adds up to hundreds of thousands trading partner entities, all of which will be screened by the Amber Road Restricted Party Screening solution.

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Topics: Import Compliance, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening

Webinar Q&A: Procurement and Your Suppliers

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Tue, Sep, 1 2015 @ 9:40 AM

Last month, Amber Road in conjunction with Supply & Demand Chain Executive, broadcasted a webinar on Procurement II - Procurement and Your Suppliers. Our presenter, Gary Barraco from Amber Road received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately he did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled his answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility

Webinar Series Q&A: Total Supply Chain Risk Management

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, Aug, 31 2015 @ 10:10 AM

Over the past few months, Amber Road broadcasted a webinar series on Total Supply Chain Risk Management. Our presenters received many questions throughout the series, but unfortunately they did not have time to address them all during the live broadcasts. We have compiled their answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Import Management, Export Management, Supply Chain Visibility

[Upcoming Event] Amber Road to Discuss Global Commerce and Trade Automation at the FDRA Footwear Forum

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Fri, Aug, 28 2015 @ 10:18 AM

Next month, Amber Road will be sponsoring the FDRA Footwear Forum in Boston on September 15th. This forum will bring together the industry’s top executives and leading service providers to discuss information and updates on footwear trade and sourcing, compliance, product safety and other issues.

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Topics: Retail, Sourcing Optimization, Global Trade Management, Footwear

Best Practice: Connecting Costs and Events to Improve Global P&L

Posted by Bob Heaney, Research Director Supply Chain Management, Aberdeen Group on Thu, Aug, 27 2015 @ 10:32 AM

Today’s Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) faces pressures on all fronts, not the least of which is how to address new B2B and B2C direct-to-consumer flows in a profitable manner. Aberdeen recently introduced a Prescriptive Model for Optimization that both defines and describes what leading companies are doing to reengineer inventory and fulfillment flows from source to end consumer. This framework requires a move from current state descriptive analytics to analytical optimization that applies prescriptive and predictive intelligence during both planning and execution phases.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Global Trade Content

CPSC to Launch Electronic Filing System Pilot Program for Imported Products in 2016

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Tue, Aug, 25 2015 @ 2:20 PM

Earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a pilot program to test an electronic filing system that will require importers to submit data electronically for imported consumer products. The test program is due to begin in July 2016 and will run for approximately six months. The goal of the new interface is to improve the system US Customs and Border Protection uses to collect and analyze product testing compliance data. 

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management Software, Import Compliance, Supply Chain Risk Management

Six Elements Required for Establishing a Strong Cargo Security Program

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Mon, Aug, 24 2015 @ 11:34 AM

Risk is a fact of life for any supply chain, especially for companies that stretch across geographies and involve many players. In order to mitigate that risk and establish a strong cargo security program, it’s essential for companies to consider a holistic approach that covers areas such as commercial risks, natural disasters, and political upheavals.

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Topics: Webinars, Import Management, Export Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Risk Management

Best Practices in International Logistics

Posted by Colleen Bush on Thu, Aug, 20 2015 @ 1:47 PM

In this era of globalization, it’s no surprise that companies are moving their operations to low cost suppliers. However, many of these organizations are finding that higher than expected transportation expenses end up outweighing the benefits. In fact, according to Aberdeen Group research, international shipments cost twice as much, take five times as long and have five times more variability than domestic shipments.

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Topics: Freight Audit, Rate Management, Contract Management, Transportation Management

Amway Improves Supply Chain Visibility with Amber Road

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Thu, Aug, 20 2015 @ 9:43 AM

Increased globalization of the supply chain is causing shipments to spend more time in the transport and logistics pipeline, particularly the ocean. Many companies have identified the link between costs and intercontinental shipping event performance and are striving for proactive supply chain data and efficient collaboration with trade partners.

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Topics: Rate Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility, Data Quality Management

[Webinar Tomorrow] Procurement and Your Suppliers

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Tue, Aug, 18 2015 @ 8:28 AM

Have you registered to attend Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s and Amber Road’s complimentary webinar, Procurement II - Procurement and Your Suppliers, broadcasting live on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 1:00pm EDT? This hour-long broadcast will explain how to treat your important suppliers like real partners.

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Topics: Amber Road News