Webinar Q&A: Classification of Parts of General Use, Parts and Accessories

Posted by Suzanne Richer on Wed, Mar, 9 2016 @ 9:26 AM

Last month, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar, Classification of Parts of General Use, Parts and Accessories. I received several questions throughout the webinar, but unfortunately, I did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. Since the influx of questions was so high, I will be posting subsuquent blogs to answer some of the more advanced classification questions. I have compiled some of my answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Product Classification, webinar, Global Trade Academy

[USFIA Webinar] Dialing into the Supplier Network

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, Dec, 3 2015 @ 9:58 AM

Suppliers are the most valuable asset a manufacturer has, but it isn’t always a simple task to manage and maintain a supplier base when there are external pressures making it difficult. For instance, the rising cost of China labor is the most common reason brands are seeking to move part of their production from the mainland to other ASEAN countries. Since 2011 when the current Five-Year Plan came into effect, wages have risen in 16 of 31 provinces in China. Average wages are expected to increase by around 10 percent this year.1

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Supplier Management, webinar

C-TPAT Validation Success - Tips from the Field on Changes in the Validation Process

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Mon, Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:25 AM

Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Supply Chain Security Specialists (SCSS) are focusing on new trends in C-TPAT validation meetings, and incorporating their training from CBP’s Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE) into the validation meeting. Are you prepared?

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Topics: Apparel, Import Management, GTM Best Practices, Export Compliance, Footwear, webinar

Reducing Total Landed Costs with FTZs and Eliminating Duties through FTAs

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Tue, Nov, 3 2015 @ 1:41 PM

Brands and retailers are expanding their international supply chains each day. As companies grow financially, the demand for production increases as well, resulting in the growth of manufacturing overseas. Currently, 48% of companies now do business in more than 50 countries and 32% do business in more than 100 countries.

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Topics: Import Management, Foreign-Trade Zones, Trade Agreements, Footwear, webinar

[Upcoming American Shipper Webinar] Recovering After Disaster: Lessons Learned for Supply Chain Execs

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot on Fri, Oct, 30 2015 @ 9:30 AM

Today’s managers know that they need to protect their supply chains from serious and costly disruptions, however only a few have taken action to prepare for unforeseen disasters. The most significant factors impacting supply chain risks are environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological. Each factor has a probability of causing disruptions within global supply chains. Whether it’s dealing with quality and safety challenges, supply shortages, legal issues, regulatory and environmental compliance, or natural disasters, companies can take a proactive approach to risk management to ensure their global supply chains are insulated.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Supply Chain Risk Management, webinar

Risk in the Supply Chain: Recovering From Disaster

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Tue, Sep, 15 2015 @ 1:22 PM

Traditional methods for managing supply chain risk rely on knowing the likelihood of occurrence and the magnitude of impact for every potential event that could materially disrupt a company’s operations. This becomes much more difficult when high-impact, mega disasters occur. The reality of catastrophes, whether environmental or self-inflicted, is that there isn’t much time for preparation within your supply chain, if any.

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Supplier Management, webinar, Risk and Quality Management

[Upcoming Webinar] C-TPAT Validation Success

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Thu, Sep, 3 2015 @ 12:03 PM

Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Supply Chain Security Specialists (SCSS) are focusing on new trends in C-TPAT validation meetings, and incorporating their training from CBP’s Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE) into the validation meeting. Are you prepared?  

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Import Compliance, webinar