The Evolution of Supply Chain Visibility and Total Landed Cost in the Global Supply Chain

Posted by Colleen Bush on Fri, Nov, 6 2015 @ 9:35 AM

Global shippers are well aware of the number of new trade agreements being inked that will make it easier for U.S. organizations to not only source product from emerging markets, but also open the door to deliver goods into quickly growing consumer bases.

For example, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could go down as one of the biggest trade deals in history and would have an impact on an area that includes more than 40% of the global economy.

At the same time, smaller, yet similar agreements to TPP are opening up golden opportunities for global shippers in new regions. 

With that in mind, Logistics Management designed a special issue to help shippers overcome the mounting challenges facing global logistics operations. Key topics include:

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Topics: Landed Cost Calculation, Sourcing Optimization, Supply Chain Visibility

CSCO View Series on Prescriptive Optimization: Concluding Thoughts

Posted by Bob Heaney, Research Director Supply Chain Management, Aberdeen Group on Thu, Nov, 5 2015 @ 8:28 AM

Today’s Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) is beset by pressures on all fronts, not the least of which is how to address new B2B and B2C direct to consumer flows. Aberdeen recently introduced a Prescriptive Model for Optimization that both defines and describes what leading companies are doing to reengineer inventory and fulfillment flows from source to end consumer. This framework requires a move from current state descriptive analytics to analytical optimization that applies prescriptive and predictive intelligence during both planning and execution phases.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Sourcing Optimization, GTM Best Practices, Transportation Management

Reducing Total Landed Costs with FTZs and Eliminating Duties through FTAs

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Tue, Nov, 3 2015 @ 1:41 PM

Brands and retailers are expanding their international supply chains each day. As companies grow financially, the demand for production increases as well, resulting in the growth of manufacturing overseas. Currently, 48% of companies now do business in more than 50 countries and 32% do business in more than 100 countries.

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Topics: Import Management, Foreign-Trade Zones, Trade Agreements, Footwear, webinar

Missing the BIS Update and CBP Trade Symposium? We've Got You Covered

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Mon, Nov, 2 2015 @ 9:54 AM

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is hosting its 28th Annual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy in Washington, D.C. from November 2-4. At the same time, CBP is hosting its Annual Trade Symposium in Baltimore, MD on November 4-5.

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Topics: Webinars, Export Compliance

Amber Road Receives ISO 9001:2008 Recertification

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Oct, 30 2015 @ 10:41 AM

Amber Road's proprietary process for collecting, translating, interpreting and updating country-specific trade regulations has achieved ISO 9001:2008 recertification.

Amber Road commercialized trade content under the trade name Global Knowledge®. In 2014, Global Knowledge was updated with over 13 million new records, with trade content sourced from government agencies in over 145 countries. Global Knowledge provides the intelligence to power Amber Road's GTM solutions.

The ISO 9001:2008 is an internationally recognized set of standards for quality management systems developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Both the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in the United States and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) independently verified Amber Road's ISO 9001:2008 compliance.

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Topics: Global Trade Content, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, Trade Regulatory Content, Global Knowledge

[Upcoming American Shipper Webinar] Recovering After Disaster: Lessons Learned for Supply Chain Execs

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Fri, Oct, 30 2015 @ 9:30 AM

Today’s managers know that they need to protect their supply chains from serious and costly disruptions, however only a few have taken action to prepare for unforeseen disasters. The most significant factors impacting supply chain risks are environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological. Each factor has a probability of causing disruptions within global supply chains. Whether it’s dealing with quality and safety challenges, supply shortages, legal issues, regulatory and environmental compliance, or natural disasters, companies can take a proactive approach to risk management to ensure their global supply chains are insulated.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Supply Chain Risk Management, webinar

Upcoming Webinar: Navigating The World of Parcel Shipping

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Wed, Oct, 28 2015 @ 1:29 PM

Global eCommerce has revolutionized the retail and manufacturing industries, but companies face a whole host of challenges when shipping parcels internationally. Direct B2B/B2C eCommerce fulfillment involves many complicated steps, including trade compliance, consolidation from overseas manufacturers, ocean bookings, shipment visibility, and distribution fulfillment.

How do global enterprises consolidate and optimize these international parcel shipments?

Please join us for SupplyChainBrain's complimentary webinar, Navigating The World of Parcel Shipping: Integrating Visibility and Compliance into eCommerce, broadcasting live on Wednesday, November 11 at 2:00 PM EDT to learn more about how automating these steps can optimize your supply chain.

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Topics: Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Import Compliance

Webinar Q&A: What the TPP Agreement Means for U.S. Retail Companies

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Oct, 28 2015 @ 10:29 AM

On October 13th, Amber Road in conjunction with American Apparel & Footwear Association broadcasted a webinar entitled What the TPP Agreement Means for U.S. Retail Companies. Our presenters, Brian Collins from Amber Road and Dan Gardner from Trade Facilitators, Inc., received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately he did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled their answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Webinars, Duty Management, Global Trade Management, Foreign-Trade Zones, Trade Agreements, Footwear

Join Our New Amber Road's Global Trade Academy LinkedIn Group!

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Tue, Oct, 27 2015 @ 4:34 PM

Are you interested in furthering your GTM knowledge through educational and development training courses? Amber Road's Global Trade Academy has got you covered! Amber Road's Global Trade Academy is your premier source for comprehensive training and professional development in the areas of trade and customs compliance, import/export management, global logistics, risk assessment and international commerce. 

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Topics: Amber Road News, Global Knowledge

Today’s Supply Chain Reveals Signs of a Shackled Past

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Tue, Oct, 27 2015 @ 10:50 AM

Slavery in the 1800s was rampant and nearly inescapable – up until 1865. However, despite the 13th amendment and the various international treaties banning slavery’s existence; now 150 years later, a thing from our past appears to be becoming more of a reality. Modern slavery and human trafficking has developed into a greater concern for U.S. companies and their global supply chains.

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Topics: Retail, Manufacturing, Sourcing Optimization, Supplier Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management, Product