Lowering Costs with China Trade Management

Posted by Kelsey Price on Thu, Jun, 26 2014 @ 9:39 AM

by Kae-Por Chang, Managing Director, Amber Road China

The total costs to conduct business and supply chain operations in China for multi-national companies are greatly influenced by a company’s capabilities to manage its General Trade, Processing Trade, and Bonded Zone operations in China.

Processing Trade, for example, affects companies that import materials and components into China and use those materials and components to manufacture finished goods for export to foreign markets. When properly administered, Processing Trade transactions are exempt from import duties and value-added-taxes on export. Utilizing the Processing Trade program can reduce product costs and increase working capital efficiency by 25 percent or more.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, Duty Management, Foreign-Trade Zones

Ty Bordner Weighs in on the Benefits of GTM Software

Posted by Sam Scordato on Fri, Apr, 25 2014 @ 10:0 AM

In the quest to maintain a profitable global supply chain, technology is just as important as human know-how. Recently, Ty Bordner, Vice President of Product Management and Solutions Consulting at Amber Road, talked to Inbound Logistics about the benefits that GTM software can offer companies today.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

New Video: Amber Road Celebrates IPO Around the Globe!

Posted by Colleen Bush on Tue, Apr, 22 2014 @ 9:1 AM

Amber Road is now a publicly traded company! It listed as AMBR on the New York Stock Exchange on March 21, 2014. The video below captures the excitement of the company's initial public offering from the floor of the NYSE to its offices around the globe.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Amber Road News, Global Trade Management, Events

Q&A from the American Shipper GTM Webinar

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, Apr, 14 2014 @ 1:50 PM

Amber Road would like to thank all of those who attended American Shipper’s Bridging the Gap Between Existing Compliance Automation and True GTM Platforms webinar. The attendees asked some great questions, but unfortunately, we ran out of time and were unable to answer all of them. The presenters were kind enough to provide us with written responses to those questions. Here are a few:

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Webinars, Amber Road News, Global Trade Management

Free American Shipper Global Trade Management Webinar - Register Now!

Posted by Colleen Bush on Tue, Mar, 25 2014 @ 10:54 AM

A large number of shippers use manual or spreadsheet-based methods to handle their trade compliance processes, despite the clear advantages to be gained from automation.

Join American Shipper, BPE Global and Amber Road for a complimentary webinar broadcasting live on Tuesday, April 8 at 2:00pm EDT. During Bridging the Gap Between Existing Compliance Automation and True GTM Platforms, viewers will learn how to leverage trade compliance technology and other tools to increase documentation accuracy and reduce compliance risk.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Webinars, Amber Road News, Global Trade Management

Amber Road's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange

Posted by Kelsey Price on Mon, Mar, 24 2014 @ 3:17 PM

Amber Road completed its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday! Amber Road leadership and stakeholders were welcomed onto the trading floor to experience this very important day for our company and to ring the closing bell for AMBR’s first day on the market. 

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Amber Road News, Global Trade Management, Events

[GTM Infographic] Improve the Health of Your Global Trade Management Operations

Posted by Colleen Bush on Tue, Mar, 18 2014 @ 9:58 AM

As we all know, healthy global trade management starts with healthy trade compliance processes. And the key to a healthy trade compliance process is automation.

Check out this infographic based on American Shipper’s latest GTM Landscape Report to learn how you can automate the compliance process.

Also, don’t forget to download the Global Trade Management Landscape Report: Sharpening Trade Compliance through Improved Automation and Data Quality for actionable steps to transform a compliance process from manual to automated, and to underpin that process with accurate data.

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

2014 Global Trade Management Landscape Report

Posted by Sam Scordato on Fri, Mar, 14 2014 @ 1:31 PM

Healthy global trade management starts with healthy compliance processes. In the highly complex world of modern trade, that means automation. However a large proportion of shippers still don’t view the automation of trade compliance as an achievable priority. 

American Shipper’s 2014 Global Trade Management Landscape Report, “Sharpening Trade Compliance through Improved Automation and Data Quality,” takes a back-to-basics approach for how shippers can re-prioritize this crucial evolution.

The benefits are clear: more efficient trade compliance, better accuracy, lower risk, and the ability to migrate compliance staff away from paperwork toward problem-solving. The report provides actionable steps and practical examples to transform a compliance process from manual to automated, and to underpin that process with accurate data. 

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

Arcadia Streamlines International Expansion with Amber Road

Posted by Kelsey Price on Thu, Mar, 13 2014 @ 3:38 PM

Arcadia Group Ltd, the largest privately owned fashion retailer in the United Kingdom, has signed a worldwide contract with Amber Road for an integrated Global Trade Management (GTM) suite. With the Amber Road GTM suite, Arcadia plans to automate the company's key importexportsupply chain visibility, and trade planning activities.

The Amber Road GTM suite is part of a larger, group-wide Global Supply Chain initiative at Arcadia designed to improve how the company manages the sourcing, manufacturing and delivery of its products, worldwide.

With well-known brands including Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, TOPSHOP, TOPMAN and Wallis, the Arcadia Group has more than 2,500 outlets across the United Kingdom and concessions in major U.K. department stores, as well as an expanding on-line business across all brands. Internationally, The Arcadia Group is expanding rapidly; the brands are sold worldwide through franchise partners in 38 countries, and delivering on-line to more than 110 countries. In addition to its successful and growing partnership with Nordstrom both within stores and on-line, TOPSHOP and TOPMAN have recently announced further expansion in the U.S. with five new fully-owned stores scheduled, with the second largest flagship in the world opening on Fifth Avenue, New York this Autumn.

Learn more about how Arcadia plans to use the Amber Road GTM suite here.

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Topics: Press Releases, Global Trade Management Software, Amber Road News, Global Trade Management

Three Amber Road Executives Receive Supply & Demand Chain Executive's "Pros to Know" Award for 2014

Posted by Colleen Bush on Thu, Feb, 27 2014 @ 11:52 AM

We are excited to announce that three of our executives received Supply & Demand Chain Executive's "Pros to Know" Award for 2014! This is the eleventh year in a row an Amber Road visionary has been recognized by the publication for his or her commitment to helping customers transform their global supply chain.

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Topics: Press Releases, Global Trade Management Software, Amber Road News, Global Trade Management