A global supply chain issue in international business: Disruptive Technology

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Wed, Nov, 12 2014 @ 3:52 PM

Anthony Hardenburgh, Vice President of Global Trade ContentThe November issue of World Trade 100, “Technology Pushes Supply Chain Agility,” discusses the ever-present threat of technology disrupters in the businesses arena and how they are challenging supply chains to become more flexible. PwC surveyed 1,500 business and IT executives and concluded that while executives are aware they operate in a disruptive global business community, they are still concerned by inevitable technology disrupters. For this reason, global supply chains must be agile and ready to reconfigure themselves to operate to a new set of business initiatives with the click of a button. 

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Data Quality Management

Oil and Gas Compliance Complicated by Russian Sanctions

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Wed, Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:43 AM

On September 12, the United States imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia prohibiting U.S. companies from exporting goods, services, or technology to Russian defense and energy companies. Last year, the U.S. exported over $400 million worth of oilfield equipment to Russia. Consequently, the new round of sanctions has greatly affected the oil and gas compliance industry, including suspending a $20 billion joint venture between Exxon and Rosneft, Russia’s state-controlled oil company. 

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Topics: oil and gas industry, eBook, Amber Road News, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, Russian sanctions

Does Your International Supply Chain Measure Up?

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Mon, Nov, 10 2014 @ 9:52 AM

The increased complexity and multi-party nature of global supply chains has led to longer lead times, more in-transit and multi-channel inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility

[Upcoming Logistics Management Webinar] Domestic vs. International Supply Chain Performance Gap

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Fri, Nov, 7 2014 @ 8:59 AM

According to Aberdeen Research, international shipment costs twice as much, takes five times as long and has five times the lead time variability of a domestic shipment.  In light of these facts, a 1% improvement in international supply chain efficiency will obviously yield a far greater return than a 1% improvement in domestic supply chain efficiency.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Performance Management Reporting, Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Insights Survey: How Well is Global Trade Management Software Used?

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Wed, Nov, 5 2014 @ 11:40 AM

Supply Chain Insights is looking to get a better understanding of how well global trade management software is used. Please take this brief survey to share your views on:

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

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