Digitization Creates a Strong Value Chain: Generating Cost Reductions

Posted by David Hamilton

Most business decisions are determined by money, whether its revenue generated or potential savings. Due to increasing globalization in today’s markets, coupled with an unstable regulatory environment, global supply chains are becoming more complex than ever before. This has increased the difficulty of simple day-to-day operations, let alone optimizing costs. The current influx of multiple transportation routes and carriers, updated government regulations, and several other factors will continue to bring hardship unless a strong value chain is obtained.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Knowledge, Global Supply Chain

Talking Logistics Interview with Gary Barraco - Digitization: Where Can You See Value?

Posted by David Hamilton

Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing at Amber Road, speaks with Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics about several aspects of digitizing the global supply chain and the benefits it provides. Digitizing your supply chain empowers global trade professionals with a competitive edge by providing visibility across shipments, into costs, and ahead of potential risks – all netting significant cost savings. Gary and Adrian address several questions that culminate in building a business case to prove the value of a digital supply chain to your C-Suite.

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility

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

Navigating Your Way Through Global Trade Uncertainties

Posted by David Hamilton

Today’s global trade market, subject to volatility and constant changes, presents several challenges to international companies and their supply chains. Risks to supply chains are normally categorized into issues such as production errors, unanticipated weather events, labor disputes, and qualms with supplier reliability. While these are all legitimate fears that any sensible company should monitor, special attention should also be paid to addressing global trade uncertainties—modifications in economic and political trade policies that precede shifts in regulatory compliance standards.

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Topics: Duty Management, Global Trade Management, Import Compliance, Export Compliance, Trade Compliance

Controlling Shipping Costs via Multi-Modal Freight Rate Visibility

Posted by David Hamilton

In a 2017 American Shipper Report on global sourcing, 58% of shippers indicated that their biggest concern today is rising transportation costs. Shipping rates are climbing much faster than in the past, mostly due to heightened consumer expectations of fast home deliveries. An expanding network of inventory distribution points adds further strain on supply chain professionals.

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Topics: Contract & Rate Management, Carrier Selection & Booking, Transportation Management

Digitizing The Global Supply Chain: Talking Logistics Interview

Posted by David Hamilton

 
Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing and Business Development at Amber Road, speaks with Adrian Gonzalez, President of Adelante SCM and Founder of Talking Logistics, about the key elements of digitizing the supply chain. Adrian and Ty take a deep dive into the following questions:  
  • What does digitizing the supply chain mean?
  • How can companies get started? Where does the journey begin?
  • What value and benefits can organizations derive from it?
  • What new technologies and opportunities are shifting the landscape? What actions should companies take to keep up with future advancements?
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Topics: Global Trade Management

Allied Electronics Automates Trade Compliance as Global Sales Grow

Posted by David Hamilton

In today’s competitive retail environment, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers face heightened expectations for product quality and delivery time from customers and suppliers. Beyond growing expectations, companies also contend with increasing regulatory complexity and enforcement, changing embargoes and trade agreements, and competitors rapidly expanding product lines.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, ITAR Compliance

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