Beating Stormy Weather: Supply Chain Resiliency

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Fri, Sep, 15 2017 @ 2:00 PM

Hurricane season is upon the Western Hemisphere, and 2017 looks to be a record-breaking year. Before Hurricane Irma barreled through Florida, where businesses, government agencies and residents were braced for the deluge, it leveled small islands in the Caribbean with high winds, leaving chaos in its wake. A few states over, the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey may be receding but the price tag is rising to a multi-billion-dollar record. Unfortunately, ongoing disasters are not just attributable to hurricanes. In the western U.S. and Canada, wild fires continue to encroach upon civilization, spelling destruction for homes and businesses in their path. Mexico’s strongest earthquake in a century left dozens dead and buildings destroyed. 

The west isn’t alone in facing life-threatening weather conditions. Heavy monsoon rains paralyzed Mumbai, India's financial hub, flooding streets and disrupting land, air and road traffic. In the Pacific, Macau is suffering an economic loss of US$1.42 billion in the wake of Typhoon Hato, and the Hong Kong Observatory expects three more typhoons to sweep in over the coming weeks.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Supplier Management, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Production Management

Going Digital: What Does it Mean for Global Trade Management?

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Wed, Aug, 16 2017 @ 12:00 PM

The industry is buzzing about the concept of digitizing the supply chain. Stories flood the media about how companies must digitize, but the process is still in its early years. Only one third of 490 top supply chain executives recently surveyed by Cognizant and Forbes Insights believe their companies have achieved high maturity of digitization of their supply chain in strategy, planning or execution.

...But what does that mean anyway?

                                            

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

Brexit, EU, and Trump - How to Prepare for Changes in Global Trade

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Jun, 21 2017 @ 10:45 AM

Global trade management is challenging enough, given the complexity of managing and optimizing supply chains today. As global supply chains become increasingly more complex, the challenge of managing the growth while maintaining control increases along with it. Change is constant. However, with Brexit and new U.S. trade and tax policies soon to take effect, companies must be prepared before it's too late.

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

Keeping Pace with the eVOLUTION: Digitizing Your Supply Chain

Posted by Joe Gabro on Tue, Jun, 6 2017 @ 11:00 AM

The world of global trade is fast-paced, always moving, ever-changing, and always evolving. In order to keep pace, your supply chain processes and technology need to evolve too.

Amber Road's global trade management software helps companies transform their global supply chain to improve margins, enable agility, and reduce risk by increasing operational efficiency, reducing direct costs, and creating a faster, leaner, more agile supply chain.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

Your Supply Chain From The Outside In

Posted by Julia Gorman on Tue, Apr, 25 2017 @ 9:01 AM

In today’s global marketplace, internal data can no longer sustain enterprise operations. With the universal complexity of trade laws and regulations, external content has transformed from a supplement to a vital component of global trade management (GTM).

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Content, Global Knowledge

UK Files Divorce Papers with the European Union: What Global Traders Need to Know Now

Posted by Arne Mielken on Wed, Mar, 29 2017 @ 8:42 AM

The official government website of the United Kingdom (www.page.gov.uk) cites three main steps to obtain a divorce in the United Kingdom. These steps provide a  very formal process and detail the lengthy list of official documents to be obtained.  Basically here is the procedure:

  • Step 1: Apply for divorce and give reasons why you want the marriage to end.
  • Step 2: Obtain a formal “no objection” document from the court.
  • Step 3: After waiting at least 6 weeks, get a legal document that ends your marriage.
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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge Advance Notification Twitter Roll-Out

Posted by Anthony Hardenburgh on Thu, Mar, 9 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Amber Road maintains the most comprehensive and robust database of global trade content, government regulations, and international business rules available today. We cover over 145 countries, roughly 95% of world trade making our trade content and content management process the best in the industry. This is the secret to our success and it's what makes us the world leader in global trade management software solutions and services.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices, Trade Regulatory Content, Global Knowledge

Video Series Chapter 10: Why Amber Road?

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Dec, 14 2016 @ 10:15 AM

Continued from Chapter 9: Validating the Return on Investment

Global trade has become increasingly complex over the past decade. In order to remain competitive and continue to grow, organizations must take full advantage of the global economy. Unfortunately, many global trade executives admit they have serious difficulty managing their international supply chain.

Fortunately, real help is available!

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

Video Series Chapter 9: Validating the Return on Investment

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Nov, 30 2016 @ 12:45 PM

Continued from Chapter 8: Training and Advisory Services


Trade compliance is critical to ensuring that an organization’s international orders and imported goods comply with the trade regulations of both the country of export and the country of import. Yet only a small percentage of global companies have implemented a formal trade compliance program for their global shipments.

The ninth video in our series explores how companies can lower cost and increase efficiency to achieve a sustainable competitive edge.

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

Amber Road's 4th Annual Dinner Cruise at BIS Update: Photo Gallery!

Posted by Mollie Leon on Tue, Nov, 8 2016 @ 9:13 AM

We had a blast cruising on the Potomac with our guests at BIS Update! Amber Road would like to thank everyone for joining us and making it such a memorable event.

With perfect November weather, exciting casino games, delicious food and drinks, and a fantastic DJ, it was a night to remember. Congrats to our raffle winners and our casino games champion! We were able to document the whole night as well – click here to see the full gallery.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices