At the 2014 ICPA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL this week, Amber Road hosted a networking party at Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Downtown Disney. For those of you who joined us, we hope you had fun. We sure did, and look forward to seeing you all at the next compliance event! Here are a few photos we snapped at the event!
Company executives may often perceive the compliance team as a cost center, but as you know the opposite is actually true – compliance can yield a significant return on investment (ROI) and a competitive advantage.
Join Amber Road, Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc., and SupplyChainBrain for a FREE webinar on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2PM ET, addressing Financial Returns in Global Trade: ROI of Compliance. We will discuss the duty refund mechanism of duty drawback, as well as identify the ROI drivers for a trade compliance solution. Learn how to qualify and quantify projected business savings to create a compelling business case that will drive real value within your organization.
SCM World has released a new report, Managing Global Trade: Rising Importance but Lagging Execution, which details the results of a 2013 study conducted on 114 senior supply chain leaders. The findings suggest that global trade management has begun to outgrow most companies' largely manual processes.
What: Live Seminar: Deciphering Financial Returns & Complexities of Global Trade
Please join American Shipper's upcoming webinar, Two Worlds Collide: The Challenges and Benefits of Blending Import Operations and Compliance. This hour long broadcast will review the findings from the fourth annual Import Operations & Compliance Benchmark Study published by American Shipper and BPE Global. The panelists will relate these findings to industry trends, challenges and actionable business practices.
A recent report released by FreightWatch International, a global logistics security firm, identifies Brazil, Mexico and South Africa as the three countries exhibiting the highest risk for cargo theft. The “2013 Global Cargo Theft Assessment” places Brazil at the top of the list, with more than 10,000 cargo thefts reported in the past decade – 6,800 of which occurred in Sau Paulo in 2012. Mexico reported 6,000 incidents last year, 83% of which could be attributed to truck hijackings.
Now more than ever companies are seeking a single global trade management (GTM) solution that will allow them to be able to not only execute their domestic transportation, but also their entire global transportation operations as well.
Earlier in September we discussed the potential strike between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX). Negotiations have been taking place ever since and a tentative agreement on the main point of contention, the issue of container royalty payments, has been reached.