The New GTM: Connecting Upstream Decisions to Improve Downstream Execution

Posted by Joe Gabro on Mon, Jul, 25 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Although many companies are engaged in global trade, that doesn’t mean they are getting the most out of their processes or technology systems designed to streamline international business. The new GTM recognizes the increasing complexity involved in global trade, and the need to encompass design, production, and global sourcing decisions as part of the end-to-end scope.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management

Webinar - Connect the Sourcing Silo: How Technology Feeds Sourcing and Logistics Collaboration

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Jul, 13 2016 @ 3:00 PM

Product development and sourcing is inextricably linked to the downstream supply chain activities that follow, like trade compliance and logistics. But these functions have traditionally been siloed – sourcing teams going about their jobs independent of the impact on trade compliance and logistics teams, and vice versa. 

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Sourcing Optimization, Sourcing Analysis, Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Digest Article: ACE-ing PGA Data for Success

Posted by Nathan Pieri on Tue, Apr, 26 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Customs organizations around the world are modernizing systems to eliminate manual processes, improving visibility to trade flows, and helping companies comply with applicable laws and regulations.  The WCO (World Customs Organization) labels this type of system as a “Single Window” where Customs effectively centralizes the collection of data and distributes it to all required agencies to realize a coordinated and more efficient border control.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Import Management, GTM Best Practices

Key Trends in Global Trade Management

Posted by Colleen Bush on Thu, Apr, 21 2016 @ 1:12 PM

Over the last few decades, globalization has simply become the way we do business. In fact, we are now entering what Supply Chain Digest calls the "Globalization 3.0" era, putting new demands on both sourcing and export processes, with excellence in global trade management now a key determinant of overall company success. Is your organization positioned to compete in this new era?

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

[Upcoming Webinar] Direct-to-Consumer Selling: What Are the Implications?

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Fri, Apr, 15 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Lured by the promise of bigger sales, better access to consumers, and even their ultimate survival, wholesale brands are seeking new strategies to circumvent retailers and reach their customers directly. Over the past few months, some prominent apparel and footwear brands have announced plans to expand their own retail stores in the United States and other major global markets. 

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management Software, Webinars, Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain

[Aberdeen Group Report] Leveraging Global Trade Management for Frictionless eCommerce

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Tue, Apr, 12 2016 @ 9:00 AM

As globalization continues to cause the world to "shrink" and eCommerce rapidly spreads into every retail category, the requirements to source and manage a global supply chain also increase. Whether as part of its strategic direction or in order to keep up with the competition, there are few companies that do not have some type of eCommerce presence.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Landed Cost Calculation, Global Trade Content, Transportation Management, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Restricted Party Screening, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance

Webinar Q&A - ACE-ing Technology: What You Need to Know to Meet CBP’s 2016 Single Window Mandate

Posted by Ty Bordner on Mon, Apr, 11 2016 @ 9:00 AM

On March 23rd, Amber Road in conjunction with American Shipper broadcasted a webinar entitled, ACE- ing Technology: What you need to know to meet CBP’s 2016 single window mandate. Our presenters, Ty Bordner and Suzanne Richer from Amber Road, received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately we 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, Import Management, Global Trade Management

Amber Road Named USFIA Innovation Partner Through 2017

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Mon, Jan, 18 2016 @ 1:48 PM

Amber Road is excited to announce the extension of the United States Fashion Industry Association’s (USFIA) Innovation Partnership into 2017. The USFIA and Amber Road partnership will help members understand the 21st century’s challenges to global trade management, as well as develop innovative ways to educate and train the industry and grow future global leaders.

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management Software, Global Supply Chain

What Will Global Trade Management Look Like in 2016?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Mon, Jan, 11 2016 @ 9:27 AM

The scope and capabilities of Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions have evolved significantly over the past two decades, from simple desktop applications focused on generating and printing export documents, to -based, enterprise-class solutions focused on a broad spectrum of import and export processes.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management

The Evolution of Supply Chains and Global Trade Management

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Dec, 9 2015 @ 4:04 PM

Supply chains, and the tools for managing them, have come a long way over the course of 100 years, with an increased focus on improving the relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes. Today, supply chain engineering through technology and processes allows manufacturers to manage extraordinarily complex international networks.

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain