Global Logistics - It's A Wonderful Life

Posted by Stephanie Miles on Tue, Dec, 20 2016 @ 11:37 AM

Logistics and supply chain managers are partly responsible for the unfairly low profile that their operations have in the overall corporate structure. 

We need to talk about supply chain management - and, more specifically, the role of logistics within the supply chain - in a way that honors the far-reaching effect of those activities throughout a company's operations. On the one hand, there is still a lack of awareness in the boardroom; not surprising when you consider how rare it is, even now, to find a C-level logistics or supply chain exec there. But global logistics and supply chain managers, also, are partly responsible for the unfairly low profile their operations maintain within the corporate structure. In short, they fail to recognize their roles in the broader context.

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Topics: Transportation Management, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility, Global Supply Chain

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

Nine Supply Chain Investments to Make in 2017

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Tue, Dec, 13 2016 @ 9:56 AM

What just happened? The global trade landscape changed dramatically when the enervating U.S. Presidential election ended. While the results shocked many around the world, the potential shifts in trade policies under President-Elect Trump are obvious.  Even in the first few days following his win, direct and unmistakable anti-trade sentiments have resounded from the incoming leader. The change in administration is sure to bring the dismantling of existing trade agreements, scrapping of pending agreements and a lack of focus on easing cross-border trade overall.

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Topics: 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

2017: Bracing for Instability in Global Trade

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Thu, Nov, 17 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Global supply chains have been pulled tight, contracted, and at times broken during 2016. As we move into 2017, global trade management executives need to brace against disrupters that have the potential to send your supply chain into a tailspin: What will US trade policy look like? How can my supply chain handle new security risks? What, if anything, will happen to the TPP?

Join Amber Road's Global Trade Academy for our webinar, 2017: Bracing for Instability in Global Trade, on Wednesday, December 7, at 2PM EST to hear thought leaders answer a few of these questions.

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Trade Agreements, Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management

Video Series Chapter 8: Training and Advisory Services

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Nov, 16 2016 @ 1:30 PM

Continued from Chapter 7: Global Knowledge®

An ever-increasing demand to do more with less means companies are directly turning to automation to streamline their operations and to ensure greater efficiency. However, the best content and practices in the world are only useful if you have people in place who understand it and can put it to use.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Academy

The Impact of Changing Technology on Supply Chain Management

Posted by Colleen Bush on Thu, Nov, 3 2016 @ 12:05 PM

From distribution centers to global trade, supply chain management relies heavily on an ever evolving suite of technologies that help increase efficiency and productivity. Bridget McCrea in her recent article for SupplyChain 247, Supply Chain Execution Software, took a deep dive into the various types of technology being employed and the driving market forces behind the critical role supply chain execution (SCE) software plays in supply chain processes.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

American Shipper's 2016 Supply Chain Visibility Benchmark Report

Posted by Mollie Leon on Tue, Oct, 25 2016 @ 9:15 AM

For years, American Shipper has gauged how the shipping industry views supply chain visibility. But never before have they benchmarked this discipline in its own right; that time has come.

In their brand new report, A Clear View of Supply Chain: Visibility Benchmark Study, American Shipper examines how shippers get their visibility, what they do with it, its biggest benefits, and where it falls short. The report also includes perspective from logistics providers on the value of providing and consuming visibility. Highlights include:
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Topics: Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility, Data Quality Management

Improve Your Trade Compliance Training Program

Posted by Mollie Leon on Fri, Oct, 7 2016 @ 8:50 AM

Multinational companies are not investing in trade compliance training for their employees. Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy conducted a survey to better understand the trade compliance programs and training needs of companies.

Close to 70% of companies stated they had on-going compliance training for employees. Yet only 48% have an annual employee training budget. This discrepancy may be due to using internal resources instead of external training resources.

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Global Trade Academy, Risk and Quality Management

B2C E-Commerce Growth Fuels Need for Improved Postal Services

Posted by Nathan Pieri on Wed, Sep, 28 2016 @ 10:18 AM

Global business-to-consumer e-commerce is growing leaps and bounds. According to strategy and consulting firm, Accenture, global B2C cross-border e-commerce will balloon in size from $230 billion in 2014 to $1 trillion in 2020.The primary reasons for the booming growth include emerging markets where consumers often find it hard to access coveted products locally and are seeking the convenience of online shopping over brick-and mortar.

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Topics: Transportation Management, Global Trade Management