Video Series Chapter 3: Risk & Quality Management

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Sep, 7 2016 @ 1:35 PM

Continued from Chapter 2: Supply Chain Collaboration Solutions

A single supply chain disruption has the ability to negatively impact a company’s reputation. With global organizations operating in an environment of ever-changing regulatory constraints, brand manufacturers and retailers must take measures to help ensure accountability and full supply chain transparency.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management, Risk and Quality Management

Overcoming the Gaps Separating Sourcing from Logistics and Compliance

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Mon, Aug, 29 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Let’s put it bluntly: in most companies, sourcing teams are not well connected to their logistics and trade compliance teams. In fact, recent research from American Shipper shows that fewer than 5 percent of companies have a single platform linking key sourcing activities with freight transportation.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Sourcing, Sourcing Analysis, Global Trade Management

All the Right Moves: Importers Turn to Self-Filing

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Fri, Aug, 26 2016 @ 12:15 PM

Brokers have, and always will, play a key role in most import organizations, but new research from American Shipper shows importers taking more interest in self-filing amid an ever-changing import environment.
 
American Shipper’s
new Import Benchmark Study, produced in partnership with BPE Global, looks at how mandatory implementation this year of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), possible new sweeping free trade agreements, the new drawback law, and complex global regulatory regimes are influencing the decision to take import compliance functions in-house.
 

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Import Management, Global Trade Management, Import Compliance

Video Series Chapter 2: Supply Chain Collaboration Solutions

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Aug, 24 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Continued from Chapter 1: The Challenges of Global Trade

Companies that rely heavily on manually intensive processes struggle to get their products from concept to creation in an efficient manner. With multiple product lines and changing consumer demands, the sourcing and production phases within the product lifecycle require close collaboration between companies and their buyers and suppliers. A lack of communication can lead to bottlenecks and increased costs. It’s imperative for companies to find a way to effectively collaborate with their suppliers to ensure success.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Production Management, Production Tracking, Product Management

Amber Road Launches New Video Series!

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Aug, 10 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Supply chains encompass the evolution of products, from raw materials to finished goods. Various components form the context of this sequence of processes, including a complex and vibrant network of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources.

Amber Road’s new video series tells the tale of a product as it makes its way through the supply chain. From development to production, testing, and shipment, we explore what actually goes into getting the product into the hands of the consumer.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management

Food Safety Modernization Act - Are You Prepared?

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Thu, Jul, 28 2016 @ 9:00 AM

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, preventive-based controls across the supply chain. The Food Modernization Act (FSMA) requires enhanced oversight of suppliers, with greater auditing responsibilities for the USA-based importer.

Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy webinar entitled Food Safety Modernization Act – Are You Prepared?, broadcasted live on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 2PM EDT. During this webinar, Suzanne Richer, Director of Amber Road’s Trade Advisory Practice, provide an in-depth overview of FSMA, requirements for record-keeping, and how to leverage technology to optimize supply chain traceability. Subscribe to Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy’s eLearning platform to access a course covering this topic!

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Import Management, Import Compliance, Global Trade Academy

And the Survey Says…! Global Sourcing Shifts in 2016

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Tue, Jul, 26 2016 @ 9:00 AM

It’s no secret that puzzling shifts to the retail landscape have some companies on edge. Sourcing executives are under intense pressure to remain relevant and deliver exciting products to consumers while struggling with declining foot traffic, global competition, and even bankruptcy. Uncertainty also surrounds the U.S. presidential race, which could impact global trade, jobs, businesses, and consumer spending. 

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain

On-Demand Webinar - Connect the Sourcing Silo: How Technology Feeds Sourcing and Logistics Collaboration

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Jul, 13 2016 @ 3:00 PM

Product development and sourcing is inextricably linked to the downstream supply chain activities that follow, like trade compliance and logistics. But these functions have traditionally been siloed – sourcing teams going about their jobs independent of the impact on trade compliance and logistics teams, and vice versa. 

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Sourcing, Sourcing Analysis, Global Trade Management

[On-Demand Webinar] Strengthening Retail Supply Chains – Supplier Management

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Fri, Jul, 8 2016 @ 12:03 PM

This year, US retailers have been on a roller coaster ride of economic volatility. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released in May, imports of goods from February to March decreased by $7.9 billion. As a result, many brick-and-mortar stores closed due to cautionary consumer spending on goods such as toys, games, sporting goods, textile apparel and household items.

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Topics: Retail, Supplier Management, Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain

Duty Management: The Alphabet Soup

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Fri, Jul, 1 2016 @ 9:00 AM

NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP, FTZ... How do you spell “Trade?”

All the acronyms used to reference trade and duty programs can sound a lot like alphabet soup. But they represent a variety of opportunities for exporters to grow their business overseas by making their products more affordable in growing markets. Furthermore, FTAs and FTZs allow importers to dramatically lower the duties and taxes they pay. 

Savings from these programs can be significant, and are often measured in the millions to tens of millions of dollars annually. And yet, many shippers don’t participate because the complexity of each unique trade agreement and the difficulty navigating the regulatory intricacies. 

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Topics: Duty Management, Global Trade Management, Foreign-Trade Zones, Free Trade Agreements