[Last Chance!] Register for Pt. 1 of the Total Supply Chain Risk Management Webinar Series

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Tue, May, 26 2015 @ 2:0 PM

Have you registered yet to attend the kickoff of the Total Supply Chain Risk Management Webinar Series? In tomorrow’s free webinar, Amber Road will further explore product testing – one of four areas in the supply chain where risk management is crucial. During the presentation, attendees will learn how to ensure compliance with:

  • Stringent regulatory requirements for testing
  • Supply chain accountability
  • Traceability and record-keeping
  • Standards defined for product safety and quality that reflect the integrity of their brand
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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management, Product Testing

Suzanne Richer to Discuss Hot Topics in Import Compliance at #AAEIAC15

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, May, 22 2015 @ 3:59 PM

Are you new to import issues? Do you simply need a refresher of current import hot topics and challenges?

If you plan to attend the AAEI Annual Conference & Expo this year, you’re in luck. Suzanne Richer, trade advisory practice director at Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy, will speak on a breakout panel Monday, titled “Back to Basics: Import 101.”

Joined by John Sega of Northrop Grumman and moderator Bruce Leeds of Braumiller Law Group, Suzanne will discuss recent changes at Customs and how they influence the entry process, particularly the creation of Customs and Border Protection’s CEE program and how partnering with the CBP improves your clearance process. The panel will also cover reasonable care standards, key areas of risk, and supplier management, among other topics.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Import Management

[Register Now!] Create a Compliance Training Program with Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Fri, May, 22 2015 @ 2:29 PM

Before heading to the beach for Memorial Day Weekend fun, don’t forget to register for Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy upcoming complimentary webinar, How to Create a Trade Compliance Training Program for Global Professionals, on Tuesday, May 26 at 2:00pm EDT.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Global Trade Management

NCR Corporation Nominates Amber Road for Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top 100 Award

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Fri, May, 22 2015 @ 11:25 AM

Amber Road has received Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Top 100 Award for 2015, nominated by its customer NCR Corporation. This is the tenth year that Amber Road has been recognized by the publication for its dedication to providing customers with superior global supply chain solutions.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility

The Footwear Industry Awaits Final Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, May, 21 2015 @ 12:48 PM

Last week, by a vote of 65 to 33, the U.S. Senate agreed to consider legislation to give President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Following a debate amongst individual senators, a vote on final passage of the TPA bill is expected this week.

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Topics: Footwear

How Can You Address Major Supplier Risks in Your Global Supply Chain?

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, May, 20 2015 @ 2:47 PM

Supply chains can be very complex to manage, especially when they reach across borders. Global versus domestic supply chains have a more diverse range of tier suppliers, disparate geographies, and other acting middlemen; all of which can expose companies to additional challenges and/or risk.

Gary Barraco, senior director of supply chain solutions at Amber Road, recently discussed the significant supply chain risks that companies face today in a Sourcing Journal guest editorial entitled, Using a Holistic Approach to Address Global Supplier Risk.

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Topics: Retail, Supply Chain Visibility

Marine Harvest Ramps-up Restricted Party Screening with Amber Road

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Wed, May, 20 2015 @ 11:1 AM

Marine Harvest ASA, one of the largest seafood companies in the world, and the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon, has selected Amber Road's automated Restricted Party Screening Solution to monitor its worldwide trading partners.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Restricted Party Screening

[Infographic] Is Your Global Supply Chain at Risk?

Posted by Colleen Bush on Tue, May, 19 2015 @ 11:49 AM

Risk is a fact of life for any supply chain, whether it’s dealing with quality and safety challenges, supply shortages, regulatory and environmental compliance, or natural disasters. Companies with global supply chains face additional risks, including, but not limited to, longer lead times, supply disruptions caused by global customs, foreign regulations and port congestion, political and/or economic instability in a source country, and changes in economics such as exchange rates.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility

Brief Survey: Please Tell Us How You Rank Your Compliance Program!

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Mon, May, 18 2015 @ 1:38 PM

According to the Customs Modernization Act of 1993, all entities of the U.S. importing community are required to use “reasonable care” to report accurate and complete information to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) at the time of entry.  

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance

[Infographic] Reduce Total Landed Costs with Foreign Trade Zones

Posted by Colleen Bush on Fri, May, 15 2015 @ 9:50 AM

Companies are increasingly turning to Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) as a way to significantly reduce duties and tariffs. In fact, the value of 2013 shipments into FTZs exceeded $835 billion, compared to $732 billion in 2012. With over 177 FTZs active in the U.S., isn’t it time you took advantage of FTZs?

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Topics: Duty Management, Foreign-Trade Zones