Boosting Real Value in the Supply Chain with SRM Initiatives

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Jan, 6 2016 @ 10:27 AM

In today’s competitive sourcing environment, collaborative and strong supplier relationships deliver substantial benefits for manufacturers and suppliers alike. Supplier relationship management (SRM) initiatives are on the rise, and companies who successfully implement these programs can realize a significant return on their technology investments.

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Topics: Retail, Sourcing Optimization, Supplier Management, Global Supply Chain

Join Us for Key Updates to the United States’ Embargo on Cuba

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Mon, Dec, 21 2015 @ 3:4 PM

Last year, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro met to restore ties and ease the U.S. embargo against Cuba. This meeting has fast-tracked the potential for removing Cuba from the list of embargoed countries and of creating economic opportunities for both countries.

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Topics: Webinars, Export Compliance

North Pole Industries Goes Live with Amber Road’s GTM Solutions

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:17 AM

North Pole Industries (NPI), a leading global provider of toys for good little girls and boys, has implemented Amber Road’s Trade Automation suite for its worldwide distribution network.

NPI needed to establish transparency, reliability, and control in its global supply chain, and turned to Amber Road’s entire workshop of solutions to help with these challenges. With the Global Sourcing product, NPI determines the most cost-efficient way to import the raw materials required to make this year’s most requested toys. Amber Road’s Supply Chain Collaboration solutions help the elves speed up product development and ensure product quality. The Supply Chain Visibility solution provides real-time visibility into the status of wish lists, chimney accessibility, and the the delivery status of the final products.

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New Research Supports Need for Technology in Globalization 3.0 Era

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Dec, 18 2015 @ 9:21 AM

Supply Chain Digest, the industry’s premier supply chain management and logistics publication, released a benchmark report based on the results of a recent industry survey on global sourcing and trade management practices, processes and technologies. They found the majority (68 percent) of respondents felt they had underinvested in technology necessary to meet the challenges of modern supply chains. 

The survey of 200 supply chain and sourcing professionals from a wide range of companies provides a number of interesting insights into global sourcing practices and technology as well as broader GTM issues.  Most notably, the research uncovered that challenges faced by supply chain executives today are driving the dawn of a new era of globalization, known as “Globalization 3.0.” Companies that excel in global execution – strategies, processes, agility and visibility – have a substantial competitive advantage over rivals.

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Topics: Sourcing Optimization, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain Excellence

Webinar Q&A: Country of Origin Determination and Marking

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Thu, Dec, 17 2015 @ 2:2 PM

Earlier this month, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar on the Country of Origin Determination and Marking. Our presenter, Ted Galantowicz, Executive Director at T-Comp LLC., received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately he did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled his answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Webinars, Import Compliance

Slavery Crops Up in the Global Supply Chain

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Thu, Dec, 17 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Pervasive human trafficking has turned Thailand’s shrimp processing business into a $7 billion dollar industry. But now that human rights watchdogs have exposed the poor ethical practices in this country, grocers and restaurateurs worldwide are denying knowledge of the intolerable conditions workers must endure to produce the tasty morsels we have come to enjoy at a great price.

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Topics: Retail, Import Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Restricted Party Screening, Supply Chain Risk Management

Amber Road Around Town: 2015 Massachusetts Export Expo

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Wed, Dec, 16 2015 @ 9:11 AM

We had a fantastic time sponsoring the Massachusetts Export Center’s Annual Export Expo in Boston last week! This one-day event provided a forum for logistics providers, importers, exporters, financial institutions, small startups, and well-established publicly traded companies to connect with a wide variety of export resources available in Massachusetts while learning about issues that impact their day-to-day export operations, including:

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Topics: Amber Road News, Export Management, Export Compliance

Webinar Q&A: Key Takeaways from BIS Update and CBP Trade Symposium

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Mon, Dec, 14 2015 @ 11:47 AM

Last month, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar on the Key Takeaways from BIS Update and CBP Trade Symposium. Our presenter, Suzanne Richer, Director of Amber Road’s Trade Advisory Practice, received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately she did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled her answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Webinars, Import Compliance, Product Classification

Customer Testimonial: Ocean Procurement Manager, SDV

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Thu, Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:8 AM

According to Aberdeen’s 2014 Research, international shipments cost twice as much, take five times as long and have five times more variability than domestic shipments. With the growing number of international shipments, many companies are discovering the disparity between managing their international logistics spend and responding to their customers in a timely manner.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Transportation Management

The Evolution of Supply Chains and Global Trade Management

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Dec, 9 2015 @ 4:4 PM

Supply chains, and the tools for managing them, have come a long way over the course of 100 years, with an increased focus on improving the relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes. Today, supply chain engineering through technology and processes allows manufacturers to manage extraordinarily complex international networks.

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain