What Are the Biggest Challenges in the Supply Chain Execution Landscape? Here’s What the Experts Say

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Wed, Oct, 29 2014 @ 4:27 PM

In today’s growing economy, supply chain execution (SCE) initiatives are essential for companies to comply efficiently with shifting country and region-specific regulations. Companies are heavily investing in sustainability while consumers demand more when it comes to price, quality, and delivery. Achieving profitable growth while managing margins requires a strong focus on controlling supply chain costs.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility, Data Quality Management

Webinar Q&A: Cutting Complexity from China Trade - Using CTM Software to Navigate Local Regulations

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Tue, Oct, 28 2014 @ 10:38 AM

Earlier this month, Amber Road and The Journal of Commerce broadcasted a webinar on Cutting Complexity from China Trade: Using CTM Software to Navigate Local Regulations. Our presenters, Ty Bordner and Kae-Por Chang (both of Amber Road), received several questions throughout the webinar, but 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: China Trade Management, Webinars, Amber Road News, Duty Management

Amber Road Participates in Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause 8k!

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Tue, Oct, 21 2014 @ 4:19 PM

On October 19th, a bright-eyed and eager team from Amber Road participated in the Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause 8k. The race supported ten local charities and Amber Road ran in support of The Reading Connection (TRC), an Arlington-based nonprofit that improves the lives of at risk children and families by linking the magic of books to fun experiences that inspire a passion for learning.  TRC was selected to participate as one of the ten charities to benefit from the proceeds of the race.

Check out the the photos from race day on our Facebook page!

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Topics: Amber Road News, Events

NAFTA Fosters South America’s Place in the Global Economy

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Thu, Oct, 16 2014 @ 2:3 PM

With the enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), business relationships between North and South America have improved tremendously.

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Duty Management, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Foreign-Trade Zones, Trade Regulatory Content, Trade Agreements

China’s Trade Landscape: Why You Can’t Afford to Miss Out

Posted by Colleen Bush on Thu, Oct, 16 2014 @ 12:9 PM

Once a modest player in the international trading system, China has recently transformed into a trading superpower that global companies cannot afford to miss out on. From 2000 to 2012, China’s global merchandise exports grew by 703 percent, and its merchandise imports grew by 656 percent. Today, China ranks as the world’s largest merchandise exporter, and the second-largest importer, behind only the United States.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Duty Management, Global Trade Management

Apple Supply Chain Optimization: Then and Now

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Wed, Oct, 8 2014 @ 12:43 PM

There are many things that have attributed to Apple’s success. From its innovative product line to the company’s ecosystem, Apple is continuously a trendsetter. But a trend that many do not know is the intricacy of Apple’s iPhone supply chain.
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Topics: Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Carrier Booking, Order and Shipment Visibility

[Upcoming Webinar] The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Posted by Colleen Bush on Wed, Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Since November of 2009 the U.S. government has been negotiating the terms of its largest and most progressive trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Comprised of 12 countries, this comprehensive accord will create vast opportunities, as well as many compliance responsibilities, for a number of U.S. industries.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Duty Management, Certificate Management, Trade Agreements

[Upcoming Journal of Commerce Webinar] Cutting Complexity from China Trade

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Thu, Sep, 18 2014 @ 2:10 PM

With local agencies enforcing national regulations with their own emphasis and interpretations, China’s trade laws become extremely complex. In particular, many companies are turning to China Trade Management (CTM) software solutions to help them take advantage of China’s Processing Trade program, which can reduce product cost by 25 percent or more!

Join us for an upcoming webinar on Cutting Complexity from China Trade: Using CTM Software to Navigate Local Regulations, broadcasting live on Wednesday, October 8 at 2pm EDT. This webinar will review the results of a new Journal of Commerce study on China trade regulations, as well as review China’s trade landscape and address best practices for Chinese trade operations.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Webinars, Amber Road News, Duty Management

Who’s Winning Transportation’s Tug of War? Webinar Sept. 25

Posted by Kelsey Price on Wed, Sep, 17 2014 @ 4:22 PM

Results from Logistics Management's 23rd Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends suggest that carriers, driven by a need to maximize profitability, are at a polar opposite with shippers who are focused on reducing their costs.

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Topics: Webinars, Logistics Management, Amber Road News, Transportation Management

Amber Road Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Posted by Kelsey Price on Tue, Sep, 9 2014 @ 10:6 AM

Amber Road's Global Knowledge® update process has received ISO 9001:2008 certification, an internationally recognized set of standards for quality management systems developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The Global Knowledge® Update Process involves gathering, translating, interpreting and updating country-specific trade regulations for Amber Road's GTM solutions. These solutions enable companies to quickly and easily perform country-specific compliance checks for imported and exported goods, streamline and manage the selection of global carriers, and instantly book and manage international freight.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, Global Knowledge