2015 Global Transportation Management Benchmark Study: Good Design is Good Business

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Thu, Jun, 4 2015 @ 10:50 AM

American Shipper in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the National Retail Federation (NFR), and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has published the 2015 Global Transportation Management Benchmark study after surveying 191 qualified global logistics practitioners from mid-March through late April. The focus of this seventh annual study is placed specifically on the stages involving planning through event management and the visibility into each leg of those processes. In particular, the trends that impact how shippers and logistics service providers manage their international freight transportation processes and the technology that helps support those processes.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Transportation Management

GE’s Global Customs Leader to Share Ambitious Customs Initiative at SCM World Leaders’ Forum

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Wed, Jun, 3 2015 @ 3:8 PM

Attendees at the SCM World Leaders’ Forum next week will have the opportunity to learn how GE is developing a Global Customs center of excellence with the help of Amber Road’s Trade Automation solutions.

GE imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. The creation of GE Enterprise Standards is transforming complexity into simplicity and making it easier for GE teams to focus on their customers. Designed to leverage scale and global expertise to create efficiencies, maximize compliance and reduce supply chain direct costs, the Global Customs initiative is one of the first Enterprise Standards to be rolled out across GE. This ambitious project, including software and managed services, has many moving parts and is being deployed in phases by global region. 

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Topics: Amber Road News, Global Supply Chain

Upcoming Webinar: Rating the Import Process Against a “Reasonable Care” Standard

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Wed, Jun, 3 2015 @ 1:4 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: Webinars, Amber Road News, Import Compliance

6 Key Attributes for a Successful Export Compliance and Audit Process

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Tue, Jun, 2 2015 @ 2:17 PM

In a recent article with Supply Chain Digest on Developing an Effective Export Compliance Audit Process, Suzanne Richer, Director, Trade Advisory Practices at Amber Road, remarked on the foundation and key attributes of an export compliance and audit process.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Export Compliance

[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