Supply Chain Visibility: Know Sooner, Act Now

Posted by Joe Gabro on Tue, Dec, 6 2016 @ 10:15 AM

Experiencing supply chain disruptions these days is like watching the butterfly effect at Mach speed. One delicate wing flap in any part of the process and the whole supply chain erupts into chaos across the globe. This year alone, supply chains are riddled with unexpected disruptions. In January 2016, analysts predicted big trade upticks but the forecasts fell short all year because global trade has been hit with multiple, unforeseen interruptions, sending importers and exporters scrambling to stay on course. 

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

American Shipper's 2016 Supply Chain Visibility Benchmark Report

Posted by Mollie Leon on Tue, Oct, 25 2016 @ 9:15 AM

For years, American Shipper has gauged how the shipping industry views supply chain visibility. But never before have they benchmarked this discipline in its own right; that time has come.

In their brand new report, A Clear View of Supply Chain: Visibility Benchmark Study, American Shipper examines how shippers get their visibility, what they do with it, its biggest benefits, and where it falls short. The report also includes perspective from logistics providers on the value of providing and consuming visibility. Highlights include:
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Topics: Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility, Data Quality Management

Direct to Consumer Enablement for Retail Success

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) selling is not a new concept. Lured by the promise of bigger sales and better access to consumers — and driven by ultimate survival — wholesale brands are increasingly looking to circumvent traditional retailers to reach their customers directly.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Data Quality Management

Amway Improves Supply Chain Visibility with Amber Road

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Thu, Aug, 20 2015 @ 9:43 AM

Increased globalization of the supply chain is causing shipments to spend more time in the transport and logistics pipeline, particularly the ocean. Many companies have identified the link between costs and intercontinental shipping event performance and are striving for proactive supply chain data and efficient collaboration with trade partners.

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

2015 Apparel Magazine Exclusive Report: The State of Global Compliance

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Mon, Jul, 13 2015 @ 11:56 AM

Today’s supply chains are increasingly complex. Apparel companies must be proactive in managing the complexities of testing and compliance to avoid the risk of losing far more time and money on the back end when reacting to problems.

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Data Quality Management, Footwear, Global Supply Chain, Product Testing, Risk and Quality Management

How Can Software Help Secure Your Supply Chain?

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Wed, Jun, 24 2015 @ 1:20 PM

Supply chain security can take a number of forms, and the challenge can seem daunting: cyber-crime, terrorism and even regulatory compliance audits are constant, complicated threats. Software can help secure your supply chain and assist with government compliance and internal risk assessment.

Recently, governments have instituted security-related shipment regulations to keep on top of supply chain crime, which helps to protect the supply chain, but also requires an extensive compliance program on the part of the shipper. Global trade management software can assist with programs like the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements (commonly known as “10+2”) in the U.S., and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). Additionally, the World Customs Organization has adopted a new framework for security filing programs, meaning that many other countries will adopt similar regimes.

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance, Supplier Compliance Questionnaires, Data Quality Management, Importer Security Filing

Are Your Spreadsheets Limiting Big Data Analytics?

Posted by Colleen Bush on Wed, Mar, 25 2015 @ 2:24 PM

According to a recent study from Accenture, 97% of executives reported having an understanding of how big data analytics can benefit their supply chain, yet only 17% reported utilizing big data in one or more supply chain functions.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Data Quality Management

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

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

Upcoming Webinar: Global Risk Management and Supplier Visibility

Posted by Colleen Bush on Tue, Feb, 18 2014 @ 3:21 PM

How do you watch over and communicate with your global suppliers? Are you prepared for the known (shipping delays, missed deadlines, seasonal swings), as well as the unknown (weather, political unrest, events like the apparel facility collapse in Bangladesh)? Who is responsible? Who is accountable? What are the lessons to be learned and how can you apply them? What about regulatory issues and such things as conflict minerals?

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility, Data Quality Management