[Register Now!] Total Supply Chain Risk Management Webinar Series Pt. 1: Product Testing

Posted by Colleen Bush on Thu, May, 14 2015 @ 10:12 AM

Risk is a fact of life for any supply chain, whether it’s dealing with quality and safety challenges, supply shortages, legal issues, regulatory and environmental compliance, or natural disasters. Luckily, companies can take a proactive approach to risk management to ensure their global supply chains are insulated.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility

Upcoming Webinar: Create a Compliance Training Program with Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Wed, May, 13 2015 @ 2:59 PM

Building internal expertise in your global customs and trade compliance programs requires a clear and focused goal for multiple departments, from imports and exports to purchasing, accounting and beyond. A well-planned approach to compliance can provide ROI through higher productivity and increased profits…something your organization cannot resist!

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Global Trade Content

Amber Road Launches Global Trade Academy

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, May, 12 2015 @ 12:59 PM

We are very pleased to announce that Amber Road is launching a comprehensive global trade management training practice known as Global Trade Academy™.

The Global Trade Academy provides rich training and professional development to industry professionals in the areas of customs and trade compliance, import and export management, global logistics, risk assessment and international commerce. At launch, it offers over 60 courses, spanning instructor led in-classroom and web-based training, as well as computer-based training designed for the U.S., European and Chinese markets.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Global Knowledge

[Infographic] Imports & Exports Made Easier with Global Trade Management Software

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, May, 11 2015 @ 11:46 AM

How well are companies using Global Trade Management (GTM) software? Supply Chain Insights recently conducted a study to answer this question. They found that GTM software makes it easier to become a global shipper and ensure regulatory compliance, but success with GTM requires the careful selection and use of both the software and trade compliance content.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

Amber Road Honored with “Pros to Know” Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Fri, May, 8 2015 @ 10:50 AM

Amber Road, a leading provider of global management solutions, today announced that two of its executives received Supply & Demand Chain Executive's "Pros to Know" Award for 2015. This is the twelfth year in a row an Amber Road visionary has been recognized by the publication for his or her commitment to helping customers transform their global supply chains.
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Topics: Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility

Factory Concerns Still Remain Two Years after the Collapse of Rana Plaza

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, May, 7 2015 @ 2:3 PM

Bangladesh, which houses over 5,000 garment factories that make up 80% of the country’s $24 billion in annual exports, has faced countless tragedies over the last decade resulting in major concerns over unsafe working environments. Unfortunately, questions regarding safety issues and factory compliance still remain for Bangladesh, the second largest garment exporter behind China.

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Topics: Supplier Management, Supply Chain Visibility

Tüpraş Optimizes Restricted Party Screening with Amber Road

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Wed, May, 6 2015 @ 3:6 PM

Tüpraş A.S. (Turkish Petroleum Refineries Co.), Turkey's largest industrial enterprise, is now using Amber Road's automated restricted party screening solution, following a six week implementation.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Export Management, Restricted Party Screening

Polishing up Brown Shoe Company’s Design to Delivery Strategy

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, May, 5 2015 @ 2:47 PM

For top footwear and apparel brands, getting your suppliers, testers, manufacturers and shippers on the same page is no easy task. Attendees at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit next week will learn how Brown Shoe Company achieved true supplier collaboration with solutions from Amber Road in a presentation on Tuesday.

Brown Shoe Company, which manages Famous Footwear, Sam Edelman, Via Spiga, and many other footwear brands, was confronted with rising costs stemming from its dependency on Chinese suppliers. Additionally, the company was experiencing speed-to-market issues from antiquated systems and processes. Brown Shoe Company devised a multi-year strategy to diversify its source mix and improve factory execution and on-time delivery. Central to its strategy was the need to improve supplier and extended partner collaboration across all phases of the design to delivery process.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Supplier Management

How to Build a Business Case for GTM: Identifying Key Stakeholders

Posted by Colleen Bush on Tue, May, 5 2015 @ 8:24 AM

Last week, we blogged about developing a convincing business case for Global Trade Management (GTM). In case you missed it, you can check out the post here. While this four-step process provides a clear path for creating the business case, you might still be wondering, how do I identify the key stakeholders and their priorities?

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

Compliance Issues in the Footwear Industry Uncover the Need for Risk Management Solutions

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Mon, May, 4 2015 @ 1:14 PM

Supply chains are becoming highly sophisticated and vital to attaining a competitive advantage for many companies. But as manufacturers look to expand across borders, the global nature also makes them increasingly vulnerable to a variety of risks.

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Topics: Retail, Sourcing Optimization, Supply Chain Visibility, Footwear