US Manufacturers Are Not Reshoring

Posted by Veronika Clough

Even with all of the rhetoric around moving manufacturing back to the United States, the numbers are crystal clear that US manufacturing is moving away from any significant reshoring shift. In Forbes magazine last week, Steve Banker wrote about the July release of A.T. Kearney’s 4th annual Reshoring Index, which shows the relative growth of imports from distant, low-cost country trading partners has now outpaced the relative growth of US manufacturing gross output.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Supply Chain Visibility

Tackle Trade Compliance with Global Trade Academy's 5-Day Import Boot Camp

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Understanding constantly evolving U.S. customs regulations and its complex requirements is a challenging task.

Whether you are looking for a refresher course or are new to the industry and want to get up to speed fast, our hands-on 5-day Import Boot Camp will provide you with a solid understanding of U.S. Customs regulations, requirements, and best practices needed to tackle a multitude of trade compliance issues with authority.

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance, Global Trade Academy, Import Customs Filing

Webinar Q&A: US Trade Policy Is Changing Rapidly - and So May Your Job!

Posted by Kelsey Barker

After laying dormant for almost thirty years, US trade policy has been swept up in a whirlwind of change. Last month’s Global Trade Academy webinar explored the pitfalls associated with these trade policy changes and recommended best practices to protect you and your company. You can find this webinar, US Trade Policy Is Changing Rapidly - and So May Your Job! on-demand here.

Global Trade Academy is hosting a second webinar in this regulatory update series tomorrow, July 12, at 2PM: Como está? Zěnmeliǎo? What’s happening? Trade Legislation Changes Around the World – Translated! Tune in to discover how US policy changes are affecting trade legislation around the world.

Viewers came armed with several questions about product classification, Drawback, the exclusion process, and more, and while our presenter Robin Grover answered many of your questions, we ran out of time to address them all. Luckily, Robin has compiled all his answers in this post.  

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Export Violations

Webinar: Trade Legislation Changes Around the World – Translated!

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Como está?

Zěnmeliǎo?

Translated: what's happening?

It may seem like you need a translator to understand the scope of rapid policy shifts in international trade, especially as countries like Canada, Brazil, and China respond to increased US tariffs and restrictions. 

Instead of turning to Google Translate, tune in to our upcoming webinar, where Suzanne Richer, Director of Trade Advisory Practices at Amber Road, will expand on how US trade changes have impacted legislation in other countries. 

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Topics: Trade Regulatory Content, Free Trade Agreements, Trade Compliance

World-Class Supply Chain Collaboration Redefined at SCM World Leaders Forum

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Global supply chain leaders from around the world will convene in London next month for the Leaders Forum, hosted by SCM World, a Gartner community. At this exclusive event, the world’s most influential business and operations executives will share their insights and experiences in a closed-door setting like no other.

This year's Leaders Forum will focus on The Power of the Profession, identifying strategies to grow through digital transformation, lead with purpose, and inspire teams. 

One of the supply chain leaders addresses this theme is Mark Baxa, President & CEO of Fernia Creek, and former Head of Global Procurement at Monsanto, who will present "World-Class Supply Chain Collaboration, Redefined."

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk

Posted by David Hamilton

Supply chains have become increasingly multifaceted in recent years with more inbound and outbound borders, an increase in transportation routes and carriers, and seemingly endless changes to government regulations. At the same time, supply chain executives are challenged with confronting the accompanying risk and uncertainty with suppliers, products, cross-border regulations, and brand reputation. Potential disruptions in these areas create vulnerabilities in your supply chain, making it imperative to implement the best risk management tools and strategies.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Risk and Quality Management

Breaking Supply Chain News in June 2018

Posted by Veronika Clough

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! From blocking Russian oligarchs to being good ambassadors for the hungry, Amber Road is hitting the news with supply chain best practices and solutions in this month’s press coverage. 

Amber Road's industry leaders have a lot to say, and this month features pieces written by Gary Barraco (Director, Global Product Marketing) and an interview with Ty Bordner (Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development).

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Topics: Amber Road News

Your To-Do List For Getting Brexit-Ready

Posted by Julia Gorman

The votes are in and the United Kingdom has chosen to leave the European Union. Brexit arose on June 23, 2016, when British citizens decided to cut ties with over 40 years of treaties and agreements that covered thousands of different subjects. Now, Brexit is scheduled to fully officiate by Friday 29 March, 2019, which means the countdown has already begun.

Amber Road’s new eBook, Getting Brexit-Ready in 2018, is your go-to guide for preparing for the major changes that Brexit will bring. In this case, 'major' means that all aspects of cross-border movement in Great Britain will be impacted. 

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Free Trade Agreements

Upcoming Webinar: Blockchain-Enabled Purchase Orders

Posted by Julia Gorman

The Key to Frictionless Global Supply Chain Execution

Whether you subscribe to the notion that blockchain-enabled supply chain solutions will see meaningful adoption this year, this decade, or never, it is impossible to deny the tsunami of investments moving the industry from concepts to enterprise-wide deployments.

Join American Shipper and Amber Road on June 28 at 2pm EDT for an upcoming webinar, Blockchain-Enabled Purchase Orders: The Key to Frictionless Global Supply Chain Execution. The hour-long broadcast will explore how blockchain at its core is a tool for systems integration and how the humble purchase order may hold the key to frictionless global trade management and supply chain execution. 

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Topics: Webinars, Purchase Order Management, Global Supply Chain

Troubled by Rising Transportation Costs?

Posted by Paris Riley

Transportation costs continue to creep into a product’s profit margin. A recent study found that 58% of shippers cite transportation costs as their highest concern. Today, this concern has only grown.
 
Please join Amber Road and Supply Chain Quarterly for our upcoming webinar,  Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs , broadcasting live tomorrow,  Wednesday, June 20 at 2pm EDT .
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Topics: Webinars, Transportation Management

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