Retailers Threatened by Potential East Coast Port Strike

Posted by Emily Thornton on December 13, 2012

While West Coast port workers are back on the job after an 8 day strike, retailers now face the potential of an even more severe East Coast strike. This strike could be much larger, spanning from Maine to Texas and stopping container traffic at 14 ports. If an agreement is not reached, the strike could begin in early 2013, impacting inventory for the upcoming spring and summer seasons.

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Topics: Retail, GTM Best Practices, Transportation Management, Global Trade Management

Tomorrow’s Webinar: Building a Segmented Supply Chain Model

Posted by Emily Thornton on December 10, 2012

Join Amber Road and Logistics Management tomorrow, December 11 at 2pm EST for a webinar to hear how organizations are embracing a supply chain segmentation approach to better manage resources and understand customers' buying behaviors. During Building a Segmented Supply Chain Model, Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director at Peerless Research, and Stephanie Miles, SVP Commercial Services at Amber Road, will discuss key findings and best practices from recent market research, including:

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Performance Management Reporting, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility

Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath Proves Detrimental to Retailers

Posted by Emily Thornton on November 28, 2012

The economic effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt across the United States as businesses are struggling to keep up with holiday shipments due to port closures, warehouse damages and congestion. The supply chain is backing up at the most pivotal time for retailers – the holiday season.

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Topics: Retail, Transportation Management, Global Trade Management

New AberdeenGroup Report – “CSCO View of Resilient Supply Chains”

Posted by Emily Thornton on November 5, 2012

The fear of a catastrophic event affecting their business can keep any executive awake at night. The quality and timeliness of the response can make or break a company’s reputation in the market. It is imperative to have a “resilient supply chain” in place to mitigate these risks and dampen the effects of such catastrophic events.

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

Super-Storm Sandy Halts Transportation in the Northeast

Posted by Emily Thornton on November 2, 2012

Transportation was halted across the northeast portion of the United States on Monday in the wake of super-storm Sandy. The devastation following the storm is impacting both domestic and international transportation providers and could cause supply chain delays to drag out for days. Hurricane Katrina is the only other U.S. storm that has had such an immediate impact on logistics and freight volumes.

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Topics: Transportation Management, Global Trade Management

Drug Dealers Target Walgreens Supply Chain, DEA Investigates

Posted by Emily Thornton on October 22, 2012

In mid-September, the Drug Enforcement Agency stopped shipments of oxycodone at a Walgreens facility located in Florida due to suspiciously high sales of the pain killer. The DEA has been cracking down on pharmacy chains such as Walgreens due to the indication that these drugs are being diverted to drug addicts.

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

Upcoming Webcast: Global Logistics Today and 3PLs

Posted by Emily Thornton on September 17, 2012

What: Webcast: Global Logistics Today and 3PLs

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Contract & Rate Management, Carrier Selection & Booking, Transportation Management

How Could the Potential ILA Port Strike Affect You?

Posted by Emily Thornton on September 7, 2012

After talks broke down between the International Longshoremen's Association and United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) on August 22, industry analysts worry that ILA workers may go on strike once the contract expires on September 30. The ILA represents dock workers all down the East Coast, the Gulf, and the Great Lakes, and World Trade 100 estimates that a strike by the organization could cost over $200 billion this peak shipping season.

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Topics: Carrier Selection & Booking, Transportation Management, Global Trade Management

Gartner Supply Chain Conference Recap

Posted by Emily Thornton on June 13, 2012

Scott Byrnes, Vice President of Marketing, Amber Road

In mid-May a host of senior level supply chain executives gathered at the Gartner Supply Chain Summit in Palm Desert, California, to learn about evolving supply chain trends and technologies.

After sitting through many of the conference sessions, a few consistent, and related, themes struck me. First, supply chains today, for better or for worse are irrevocably global. Second, resiliency and flexibility through command and control is top of mind for everyone.

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Topics: Amber Road News, GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management, Events

Seven of Top Ten Companies Ranked in Leading Industry Analyst Firm's 2012 Supply Chain Top 25 Use Amber Road

Posted by Emily Thornton on June 5, 2012

Seven of Top Ten Companies Ranked in Leading Industry Analyst Firm's 2012 Supply Chain Top 25 Use Amber Road

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, June 5, 2012 -- Amber Road, a leading provider of Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions, announced today that seven of the top ten companies listed in the Gartner 2012 Supply Chain Top 25 use its solutions. This is an increase from 2011, when six of the top ten were Amber Road customers.

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Topics: Press Releases, Global Trade Management Software, Amber Road News, Global Trade Management

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