Demurrage & Detention: The Cash Opportunity of Logistics

Posted by Chester Yavari on Fri, Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:02 AM

"Free time" is often viewed as a luxury that we as human beings look as a time of relaxation, however in the world of global trade it costs about $35 million dollars in demurrage and detention, which are completely avoidable and preventable fees. These fees result in delayed deliveries and payments, lost sales, and lack of product availability for organizations facing congested ports and poor data analytics to help avoid these fines.

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Topics: Rate Management, Contract Management, Transportation Management

Upcoming Webinar: Risk Mitigation

Posted by Joe Gabro on Thu, Mar, 23 2017 @ 10:45 AM

Supply chain risk comes in various forms - geopolitical, cyber security, and natural disasters (just to name a few). So, how can you prevent these risks from becoming major supply chain disruptions?

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Topics: Risk and Quality Management, Quality Control Inspection

How to Automate Export Compliance – Register for Five-Part Webinar Series

Posted by Chester Yavari on Wed, Mar, 22 2017 @ 10:05 AM

Let’s face it, export compliance is tedious and complicated work. Government rules and regulations are constantly changing and trying to tackle this problem manually can be an overwhelming nightmare. Do not let export compliance control your valuable time. Take back your work day with processes and technologies designed to maximize your efficiencies and reduce export compliance risks.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

Amber Road to Discuss Supply Chain Risk Mitigation at USFIA Seminar

Posted by Mollie Leon on Tue, Mar, 21 2017 @ 9:05 AM

Risk in the supply chain comes in a variety of forms, including inadequate or poor product quality testing and supplier management programs. Additionally, enhanced government regulatory requirements have created an environment where strong risk mitigation practices are an imperative for avoiding lost sales and negative publicity.

Next month, Jenny Roman, Solutions Manager, Amber Road, will speak at the USFIA Fashion Forward Seminar on April 5th in Columbus, Ohio. This seminar will address the  future of trade policy, compliance, and supply chain management for the fashion industry.
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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management

Kick Start Your eVOLVE Experience & Become an Expert

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Mon, Mar, 20 2017 @ 4:46 PM

Attention all Amber Road customers! Are you on the fence about registering for eVOLVE? Our Global Trade Academy pre-conference workshops might be your deciding factor. We are excited to offer four top-rated courses, handpicked with our customers in mind.

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Topics: Global Trade Academy

The Nimble Supply Chain: Visibility and Agility

Posted by Jim Preuninger on Mon, Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:00 AM

While the political arena is as contentious as ever, there is no debate about the volatility in global trade today. The only true constant is the state of upheaval: from growing protectionism and the rapidly changing regulatory environment to cargo theft and pressure from consumers, organizations must determine the best way to adapt. Two key factors are visibility and agility. Supply chain visibility is an oft-overlooked, yet critical, capability for today’s organizations. This complex feature requires maintaining sight of business goals and the benefits of various methods and solutions for maintaining visibility. While many companies are wrangling several different enterprise solutions to help provide a complete picture, there exist a few single solutions that keep the entire supply chain in the picture.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

Global Trade Academy Certification - Export Controls Specialist

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Fri, Mar, 17 2017 @ 1:45 PM

Are you ready to advance your career and help your organization become export compliant? 

Amber Road's Global Trade Academy's Export Controls Specialist™ course (EXCS™) provides the highest professional standards when it comes to the knowledge associated with the regulatory environment of United States export controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

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Topics: Global Trade Academy

Global Trade Academy: Your One Stop Resource for Global Trade Management

Posted by Julia Gorman on Thu, Mar, 16 2017 @ 2:20 PM

In the rapidly changing environment of global trade, it’s an ongoing challenge to stay on top of the current information and resources that are available. On top of that, the demanding schedule of an international trade professional makes it even more challenging to dedicate the time to ­­­refresh your global knowledge. However, at a point in time where global trade is on the brink of an evolution, it is critical to maintain a fluent understanding of all its complexities. That’s why Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy is your premier source for comprehensive compliance training and professional development.

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Topics: Global Trade Management

The Noodle Bowl of Bilateral Trade in Asia

Posted by Julia Gorman on Tue, Mar, 14 2017 @ 2:00 PM

In the early 2000’s, bilateral trade agreements started popping up in Asia at a feverish pace. As opposed to multilateral trade agreements, bilateral agreements are negotiated between two individual countries. Although the removal of additional parties alleviates the process of negotiating terms and conditions, this is merely a short-term benefit. The quick fix of bilateral agreements ultimately results in an increased amount of free trade agreements as a means of compensating for unaccounted parties.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Duty Management

Focus on Africa: The Dark Continent Brings New Light for Global Sourcing

Posted by Mollie Leon on Mon, Mar, 13 2017 @ 8:50 AM

In recent years, the apparel and footwear industry has shifted its global sourcing away from China to other emerging markets due to increased labor, transportation, tariffs, and other supply chain costs.

Africa has emerged as a particularly attractive manufacturing option because of the preferential treatment granted under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which provides duty-free access to the U.S. market for eligible countries.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Product Development