Amber Road Hosts its First Supply Chain Collaboration Customer Summit for Retail Companies

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Mon, May, 2 2016 @ 10:36 AM

March 2nd, 2016 marked the one-year anniversary of Amber Road’s acquisition of ecVision. In the last year, we have made significant strides integrating our new Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC) solutions, into Amber Road’s Global Trade Management (GTM) suite and are excited about all of advancements to come.  

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Events, Footwear

C-TPAT Validation Success - Tips from the Field on Changes in the Validation Process

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Mon, Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:25 AM

Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Supply Chain Security Specialists (SCSS) are focusing on new trends in C-TPAT validation meetings, and incorporating their training from CBP’s Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE) into the validation meeting. Are you prepared?

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Topics: Apparel, Import Management, GTM Best Practices, Export Compliance, Footwear, webinar

[Infographic] Managing Risk in the Supply Chain

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Mon, Nov, 30 2015 @ 9:16 AM

Risk is a fact of life for any supply chain. Did you know 90% of firms do not quantify risk when outsourcing production? There are a variety of risks that companies with global supply chains must be aware of to successfully manage their supply chain.

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

Reducing Total Landed Costs with FTZs and Eliminating Duties through FTAs

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Tue, Nov, 3 2015 @ 1:41 PM

Brands and retailers are expanding their international supply chains each day. As companies grow financially, the demand for production increases as well, resulting in the growth of manufacturing overseas. Currently, 48% of companies now do business in more than 50 countries and 32% do business in more than 100 countries.

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Topics: Import Management, Foreign-Trade Zones, Trade Agreements, Footwear, webinar

Webinar Q&A: What the TPP Agreement Means for U.S. Retail Companies

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Oct, 28 2015 @ 10:29 AM

On October 13th, Amber Road in conjunction with American Apparel & Footwear Association broadcasted a webinar entitled What the TPP Agreement Means for U.S. Retail Companies. Our presenters, Brian Collins from Amber Road and Dan Gardner from Trade Facilitators, Inc., received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately he 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: Retail, Apparel, Webinars, Duty Management, Global Trade Management, Foreign-Trade Zones, Trade Agreements, Footwear

[Upcoming Event] Amber Road to Discuss Free Trade Zones at Footwear Traffic and Distribution Conference

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, Oct, 15 2015 @ 10:01 AM

This month, Amber Road will be sponsoring the Footwear Traffic and Distribution Conference hosted by FDRA from October 25th-28th. This conference brings together the industry’s top footwear executives and distribution specialists to discuss innovations impacting the footwear industry as well as address current and future challenges within their operations.

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Topics: Retail, Import Management, Export Management, Events, Foreign-Trade Zones, Footwear

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations are Complete: What’s Next?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Tue, Oct, 13 2015 @ 3:30 PM

On October 5th, 2015 the United States, Japan and 10 Pacific Rim nations reached the largest trade pact in decades by finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The agreement, which comprises 12 nations that make up 40% of the world GDP, is expected to tear down trade barriers and establish new labor, environment and e-commerce standards.

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Topics: Retail, Import Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Export Compliance, Events, Foreign-Trade Zones, Footwear

Amber Road to Discuss HTS Footwear Classification at the AAFA Footwear Workshop

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Thu, Oct, 1 2015 @ 2:30 PM

On Thursday, October 8th, Amber Road will sponsor the AAFA Footwear Workshop: Product Safety & Responsible Manufacturing at the New Balance facility in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Designed specifically for footwear companies, this workshop will deliver updates on federal, state, and international regulations as well as discuss the business practices that will help prevent any regulatory issues from blindsiding your business.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Events, Footwear, Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management

How Apparel & Footwear Companies Can Save Big with Foreign Trade Zones

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Sep, 9 2015 @ 2:26 PM

In 1934, Congress passed the Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) Act to help importers, distributors, manufacturers and other shippers to defer, eliminate or reduce significant duties on imported goods.1 The government hoped to stimulate economic growth by allowing companies to operate in a specially designated duty-free area, outside U.S. Customs territory.

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Webinars, Duty Management, Foreign-Trade Zones, Footwear, Global Supply Chain

[Upcoming Event] Amber Road to Discuss Global Commerce and Trade Automation at the FDRA Footwear Forum

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Fri, Aug, 28 2015 @ 10:18 AM

Next month, Amber Road will be sponsoring the FDRA Footwear Forum in Boston on September 15th. This forum will bring together the industry’s top executives and leading service providers to discuss information and updates on footwear trade and sourcing, compliance, product safety and other issues.

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Topics: Retail, Global Sourcing, Global Trade Management, Footwear