A Step-By-Step Process for Selecting a Global Trade Management Vendor

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Fri, Jul, 10 2015 @ 11:59 AM

In a recent article with Supply Chain Digest, “Choosing a GTM Vendor,” Ty Bordner, Vice President of Solutions Consulting, discusses the keys to successfully maneuvering the process of selecting a Global Trade Management (GTM) vendor.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

One Small Step for Footwear, One Giant Leap for the Global Economy

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Thu, Jul, 2 2015 @ 10:14 AM

On June 29th, President Obama signed the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA-2015) bill into law. This bill is a ground-breaking step in removing trade barriers that hinder a truly free and open global economy.

The passage of TPA was vital in order to further progress towards free trade giving the executive branch the ability to negotiate free trade agreements for the U.S. while providing a strong backing for the President to lower tariffs between Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries. This progression could save nearly $400 million a year in duties for the footwear industry alone!

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Topics: Supplier Management, Global Trade Management, Trade Agreements, Footwear

[Upcoming Event] Gary Barraco to Discuss Sourcing and Global Trade Automation at the FDRA Footwear Forum

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, Jun, 25 2015 @ 11:54 AM

On July 7th, Amber Road will sponsor the FDRA Footwear Forum in Los Angeles, California. This forum will bring together the industry’s top executives and leading service providers to discuss the technologies companies are utilizing today and the business practices to prevent any regulatory issues from blindsiding your business.

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Topics: Sourcing Optimization, Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Digest Survey on Global Sourcing - Please Participate!

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Tue, Jun, 16 2015 @ 9:59 AM

As globalization continues to evolve, companies need to become more agile and automated in global sourcing and logistics processes.

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Topics: Sourcing Optimization, Global Trade Management

[Register Now!] Create a Compliance Training Program with Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Fri, May, 22 2015 @ 2:29 PM

Before heading to the beach for Memorial Day Weekend fun, don’t forget to register for Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy upcoming complimentary webinar, How to Create a Trade Compliance Training Program for Global Professionals, on Tuesday, May 26 at 2:00pm EDT.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Global Trade Management

[Infographic] Imports & Exports Made Easier with Global Trade Management Software

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, May, 11 2015 @ 11:46 AM

How well are companies using Global Trade Management (GTM) software? Supply Chain Insights recently conducted a study to answer this question. They found that GTM software makes it easier to become a global shipper and ensure regulatory compliance, but success with GTM requires the careful selection and use of both the software and trade compliance content.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

How to Build a Business Case for GTM: Identifying Key Stakeholders

Posted by Colleen Bush on Tue, May, 5 2015 @ 8:24 AM

Last week, we blogged about developing a convincing business case for Global Trade Management (GTM). In case you missed it, you can check out the post here. While this four-step process provides a clear path for creating the business case, you might still be wondering, how do I identify the key stakeholders and their priorities?

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

Manufacturers, Retailers and Importers Prepare for Amendment of the CPSC’s 1110 Rule

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, Apr, 30 2015 @ 4:27 PM

On September 18, 2014, dozens of business associations traveled to the headquarters of the Consumer Product Safety Commission in Bethesda, MD to get answers to their concerns over a new regulation requiring electronic filing of Certificates of Compliance. The new rule requires that regulated consumer products must be certified as compliant with the CPSC regulations by the manufacturer, importer, and the private labeler of the product. A certificate of conformity must also accompany the product or shipment of products.

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Import Compliance, Export Compliance

Webinar Q&A: What You Should Know About Selecting a GTM Vendor

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Wed, Apr, 22 2015 @ 3:24 PM

Last month, Amber Road in conjunction with American Shipper, broadcasted a webinar on What You Should Know About Selecting a GTM Vendor. Our presenters, Ty Bordner of Amber Road, Mike Dupaix of Tricon Energy and Beth Peterson of BPE Global received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately they 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: Global Trade Management Software, Webinars, Amber Road News, Global Trade Management

How to Build a Business Case for GTM: A Step-by-Step Guide

Posted by Colleen Bush on Tue, Apr, 21 2015 @ 10:7 AM

There’s no doubt that Global Trade Management (GTM) software offers a wide range of benefits to global organizations, from improved process efficiencies, to lower supply chain costs, to reduced corporate risks. But how do you develop a convincing business case to bring a world class GTM program into your organization?

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management