Webinar Q&A: NCR Transforms its Global Supply Chain

Posted by Colleen Bush on Tue, Nov, 24 2015 @ 2:47 PM

Earlier this month, Logistics Management broadcasted a webinar on The Evolution to Total Landed Cost Visibility: NCR Transforms its Global Supply Chain. Josh Skeen, Director, Global Logistics Sourcing at NCR Corporation, alongside Stephanie Miles, SVP, Commercial Services at Amber Road, explained how NCR was able to develop a robust total landed cost analysis capability.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility

Customer Testimonial: VP International Trade Compliance, Tyco Security

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Mon, Nov, 23 2015 @ 10:11 AM

As companies continue to look to foreign markets for growth opportunities, shipping to more customers in a greater number of countries complicates export compliance and increases regulatory risks. Hear from Kevin Willis, VP International Trade Compliance, Tyco Security as he discusses how Amber Road’s Global Trade Management solutions enable their supply chain to stay optimized by ensuring the unimpeded flow of products, services and technology globally.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Global Trade Management

Upcoming Webinar - Country of Origin Determination and Marking

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Fri, Nov, 20 2015 @ 9:57 AM

Determining the country of origin of a good is an important consideration in international trade. The country of origin can affect the duty rate, the eligibility for special programs, admissibility and quota.  Also, the marking of products with country of origin information is not only a legal requirement, but also can be a significant factor in consumer purchasing decisions.

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Topics: Webinars, Import Management, Product Classification

Mercury Marine Revs Up St. Louis Foreign-Trade Zone With Amber Road FTZ Solution

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Thu, Nov, 19 2015 @ 9:46 AM

Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) and free trade agreements (FTA) offer the most direct and significant duty and tariff reduction opportunities for importers and exporters, according to an April 2014 Aberdeen Group study. In fact, 57 percent of companies surveyed in the report have, or will build, FTZ infrastructure into their business to support global transformation and reduce total landed costs. Automating FTZ operations is the best way to ensure compliance with government regulations and save costs.

That's why Mercury Marine, a leading marine engine manufacturer, is using Amber Road’s Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) software to manage its FTZ operations at its new distribution center in St. Louis.

“We needed an easy way to support our quick turnaround times, manage the FTZ process and provide inventory visibility and tracking,” said Melanie Rohde, FTZ manager at Mercury Marine. “Choosing software over a broker, an in-house solution or error-prone manual processes was an easy decision.”

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Topics: Landed Cost Calculation, Foreign-Trade Zones, Trade Agreements

Amber Road Extends Innovation Partnership with USFIA

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Nov, 18 2015 @ 10:59 AM

On November 4th, 2015 at the United States Fashion Industry Association’s (USFIA) 27th Annual Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference, Julia Hughes, President of USFIA, announced Amber Road‘s 2 year extension as USFIA’s exclusive Innovation Partner through 2017!

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Topics: Retail, Global Supply Chain

What Makes Amber Road the Best in Class

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Tue, Nov, 17 2015 @ 10:40 AM

In this era of globalization, many companies are looking to optimize their domestic and local networks into the international arena. However, many of these organizations are faced with the intricacies of distance, cultural and time-zone challenges, all of which makes up the complexities of international trade.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Amber Road News

Suzanne Richer to Present at IGTLC Conference

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Fri, Nov, 13 2015 @ 1:38 PM

Are you in the San Francisco Bay Area and looking to further your Global Trade, Logistics & Cybersecurity knowledge? Today through November 14th is the 1st Annual San Francisco Bay Area Center for International Trade Development (CITD) Integrating Global Trade & Logistics and Cybersecurity (IGTLC) Conference. Participants of the IGTLC conference will hear from U.S. Government, Academia and leaders on how academic models bridge skill gaps between education and training.

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Topics: Export Compliance, Events

Axalta Reduces Corporate Risk with Amber Road’s Export On-Demand Solution

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Thu, Nov, 12 2015 @ 9:46 AM

As companies grow and move into new global markets, their trade compliance risks expand alongside their growing customer base. Keeping up to date with import and export regulations and denied party screening can become manually intensive and inefficient. For those reasons, Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global coatings company, has started using Amber Road’s Export On-Demand solution.

Axalta develops, manufactures and sells a wide selection of performance and transportation coatings to more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries.  The company is enhancing its IT systems for ERP and other technology solutions to control costs and improve efficiency which included a search for a GTM solution deployed in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) module so they could implement very quickly and at minimal IT cost on a global basis.

“As our customer base continues to grow, we needed the ability to address compliance requirements globally and minimize risk without increasing headcount,” said Lisa Ross, director, global trade compliance at Axalta. “We found the solution in Amber Road’s platform. We look forward to reducing  risk and improving efficiencies as we expand.”

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

Upcoming Webinar: Classification of Tooling According to the HTS

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Tue, Nov, 10 2015 @ 3:56 PM

The classification of tooling continues to be a problem area because of the ever-changing environment and variety of products and commodities. Even the most experienced classifier can get lost.

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Topics: Webinars, Import Management, Import Compliance

Webinar Q&A: Significant Supply Chain Innovations

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:37 PM

In October, Amber Road broadcasted a webinar on Significant Supply Chain Innovations featuring Stanford’s Dr. Hau Lee. Dr. Lee discussed the three S's of innovation (substitution, scale and structure), and explored how GE and Abercrombie & Fitch used this principle to innovate their supply chains.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility