Webinar Q&A: From GTM to CTM

Posted by Kelsey Price on Thu, Sep, 4 2014 @ 4:33 PM

Last month, American Shipper and Amber Road broadcast a great webinar, "From GTM to CTM: A Closer Look at China's Processing Trade Program and Cross-Border Supply Chain." Our speakers, Amber Road's Kae-Por Chang and Ty Bornder and Delphi's Thomas Luo, got a lot of questions at the end of the webinar, and they weren't able to answer them all during the webcast. Luckily, they've answered them here!

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Acteon Group Standardizes Restricted Party Screening with Amber Road

Posted by Kelsey Price on Wed, Aug, 27 2014 @ 9:52 AM

The Acteon Group, a leading global integrated subsea services provider, has chosen Amber Road to automate and standardize restricted party screening across all of its worldwide branded services.

Headquartered in Norwich, UK, the Acteon Group brings together a broad range of companies, mainly in the oil, gas and renewables industries. One of the biggest firms in the subsea services industry, Acteon has over 35 different company sites. It offers worldwide services with and has thousands of trading partners.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Global Trade Content, Restricted Party Screening, Global Knowledge

[Now Available!] American Shipper’s 2014 Export Operations & Compliance Benchmark Study: Navigating a Post-AES World

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, Aug, 25 2014 @ 4:15 PM

Despite attempts by the U.S. government to streamline export regulation and stoke growth of exported goods, it remains a tricky and evolving process. This year’s American Shipper report takes a deeper look at how exporters are managing their export documentation in the wake of the latest AES deadlines last year. 

This report, co-produced with BPE Global and AAEI, also examines the level of involvement export practitioners have in strategic areas like new markets and mergers and acquisitions, as well as their path to invest in technology solutions designed to make the export compliance process more efficient.

Key themes include:

  • The role of compliance and operations personnel in strategic export decisions
  • Organizational structures and responsibilities
  • How shippers file their EEIs
  • Whether investment is available to invest in export technology
  • How system delivery model choices are changing
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Topics: Export Management, AES Filing, Export Compliance

[Upcoming Webinar] The Changing World of Procurement

Posted by Colleen Bush on Thu, Aug, 21 2014 @ 10:36 AM

Over the next decade, the way procurement is executed will change. Organizations must identify all of their business entities, buying habits, cost information, benchmarking and more to obtain real-time data in a predictive form. Without it, there will be knowledge loss as experienced supply management professionals leave the business; customer loss; being viewed as a less favorable supplier; less financial investment from shareholders; reduced market share; and a non-sustainable business model.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Supplier Management, Purchase Order Management

Potomac River Cruise at BIS Update: Photo Gallery!

Posted by Kelsey Price on Thu, Aug, 14 2014 @ 11:10 AM

We had a blast cruising on the Potomac with our guests at BIS Update! Amber Road, Sandler, Travis, & Rosenburg, P.A., and Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Associates would like to thank everyone for joining us and making it such a memorable event.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Export Compliance

[Webinar Tomorrow] Navigating China's Processing Trade Regime

Posted by Kelsey Price on Wed, Aug, 13 2014 @ 4:19 PM

China’s trade regulations can be particularly daunting, which is why understanding China’s trade framework is crucial to support a compliant and efficient supply chain.

That's why you can't miss tomorrow's webinar with American Shipper, From GTM to CTM: A Closer Look at China’s Processing Trade Program and Cross-Border Supply Chain TOMORROW, August 14, at 10AM EDT.

This one-hour session will examine China’s trade landscape and discuss best practices for Chinese trade operations, including a case study from a major automotive technology manufacturer with operations across China on how they were able to reduce duties with automation.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Duty Management, Import Compliance, Foreign-Trade Zones

[Video] Ty Bordner Discusses Today's Global Trade Challenges

Posted by Kelsey Price on Wed, Aug, 13 2014 @ 1:37 PM

As more and more emerging markets develop sophisticated trade regulation programs, trading internationally becomes more complex. In this video, Ty Bordner, Vice President of Solutions Consulting, speaks at the SCM Logistics and Manufacturing World Conference about the biggest challenges facing international companies today: keeping up with trade regulations, developing a flexible compliance strategy, and moving goods quickly and efficiently. Amber Road’s Global Trade Management solutions and Global Knowledge body of trade information can help companies face all these challenges head-on.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility, Import Compliance, Export Compliance, Global Knowledge

Missed Import Compliance Opportunities

Posted by Kelsey Price on Tue, Aug, 12 2014 @ 5:55 PM

Trade related controls must be a part of any relationship between a company and its supply chain partners. Importers must collaborate with extended trading partners (suppliers, customs brokers, carriers, etc.) to ensure complete and accurate information accompanies inbound shipments and documents, and that other information is readily available to the parties that need it. Companies must also stay abreast of dynamic country-specific import regulations to avoid regulatory violations and penalties. Poor planning and execution leads to delays at Customs and increased costs.

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Topics: Landed Cost Calculation, Supplier Management, Import Management, Document Management, Import Compliance, Product Classification, Trade Regulatory Content

Don't Miss Next Week's Webinar: Best Practices for China Trade Operations

Posted by Kelsey Price on Fri, Aug, 8 2014 @ 12:4 PM

China’s trade regulations can be particularly daunting, a major concern considering the sheer number of companies with operations in the world’s top exporting nation. Understanding China’s trade framework is crucial to support a compliant and efficient supply chain.

Companies are starting to turn to China Trade Management (CTM) software solutions to help them take advantage of China’s Processing Trade program, in particular – no surprise, since the program can help shippers reduce product cost by 25 percent or more.

Discover best practices in China trade operations during American Shipper's webinar, From GTM to CTM: A Closer Look at China’s Processing Trade Program and Cross-Border Supply Chain on Thursday, August 14, at 10AM EDT.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Webinars, Amber Road News, Sourcing Optimization, Import Management, GTM Best Practices, Duty Management, Import Compliance, Foreign-Trade Zones

[On-Demand Webinar] The Financial Implications of Global Supply Chain Management

Posted by Colleen Bush on Fri, Aug, 8 2014 @ 10:6 AM

Did you miss our webinar on The Financial Implications of Global Supply Chain Management? Don’t worry - it is now available on-demand!

This webinar explores the causal relationship between the execution of global supply chain strategies and a company’s financial results. Operational examples highlight how companies have leveraged global trade management solutions to optimize landed costs, lead times, and inventory.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility