Global Trade Management: The Past, Present, and Future

Posted by Joseph Gabro

Global Trade Management (GTM) has evolved from a collection of standalone supply chain and enterprise applications into an integrated, robust solution that ties them all together on a common platform. Just as supply chains have changed dramatically in the past decade to adapt to new global sourcing and production trends, companies that seek to stay on the forefront of GTM and supply chain management are embracing advances that give them an edge over the competition. But where should you start? And what does the future hold in store?

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices

A CFO's Guide to Transforming the Global Supply Chain

Posted by Joseph Gabro

As CFOs move beyond traditional accounting responsibilities to take on strategic roles in their organizations, many realize that they must do more to optimize their global supply chains. The solution? Implementing a digital model of the global supply chain to better share, process, and analyze information.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices

Captain Compliance to the Rescue: Simplifying Export Compliance!

Posted by Joseph Gabro

As companies continue to grow, so too do the total shipments and countries in their global supply chain, further complicating existing export compliance processes. Whether it be restricted party lists, export controls, license requirements, or the various regulatory risks exporters face on a daily basis, an automated and configurable solution is needed to make things easier - that's where Captain Compliance comes in!

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Deemed Exports, Restricted Party Screening

Customer Story: China Trade Made Easier

Posted by Joseph Gabro

Tariffs...protectionism...trade wars?! While trading internationally with China has always been a difficult task, recent headlines make it seem like an impossible endeavor! But that is far from the truth. It is important for companies engaging in import and export activities in China to take into account all components of the supply chain and be proactive in an ever-changing environment. This global apparel leader did just that and enhanced their global supply chain capabilities as a result!

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Topics: Duty Management, China Trade Management, Free Trade Agreements

Brexit Resources: Are Your Import and Export Compliance Teams Ready?

Posted by Joseph Gabro

We are officially one year away (well, 367 days if you want to be exact): On March 29, 2019, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. While Britain is still searching for an independent customs bill that could legislate trade relations outside customs union membership, global trade professionals must prepare for the various scenarios at hand. Although we have known about this impending Brexit since June of 2016, many questions are left unanswered - are your import compliance and export compliance teams ready for the challenges ahead?

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

What is Global Sourcing?

Posted by Joseph Gabro

An entire article answering a simple question – how preposterous, right? While this question could usually be answered in a sentence or two, the current global trade landscape makes it a bit more difficult for everyone to understand. Sourcing executives are now, more than ever, struggling to balance quality and speed with the ever-changing trade regulations, global competition, and general uncertainty in trade.

Business Dictionary defines global sourcing as, “A procurement strategy in which a business seeks to find the most cost-efficient location for manufacturing a product, even if the location is in a foreign country.” But is it really that simple? And how can you master it in 2018 and beyond?

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Sourcing Optimization, Supplier Management, Product Management, Sample & Costing Management

Amber Road CEO Talks Digitizing the Global Supply Chain on Fox Business News – Watch Here!

Posted by Joseph Gabro

Yes, that's right - if you were watching Fox Business News this past Saturday, our newest video aired around 12:00pm EST!

Every company is affected by global trade and in today's enviornment, trade is ever-changing and increasingly complex! So how can your company prepare for the inevitable challenges ahead?

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices

Perfect Products Require a Perfect Order Management System

Posted by Joseph Gabro

In today's global trade landscape, retailers and manufacturers need to ensure their products reach their customers in a timely manner with little to no production delays. Automation and visibility is key - but how exactly can you enable a seamless process from design to delivery?

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Topics: Production Management, Order Collaboration, Material Order Visibility

Could NAFTA Change Global Sourcing Forever?

Posted by Joseph Gabro

I hope you got your holiday shopping done early this year, because prices could be rising soon! With the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) going through rounds of negotiations, global trade professionals can only watch and wait to see what happens. The threat of a NAFTA withdrawal is real and could have revolutionary consequences - disrupting supply chains that link their domestic imports and manufacturing operations with suppliers in Canada and Mexico. Are we going back in time to the days where we strictly manufactured and sourced goods locally? What exactly would the consequences be? Could the new NAFTA change global sourcing forever?

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Sourcing Optimization, Supplier Management, Product Management

Communication is Key: Material Management Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!

Posted by Joseph Gabro

In today's growing fashion industry, companies must meet their customers' demands as efficiently as possible while containing costs and reducing risk. But where should you start?

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Topics: Production Management, Material Order Visibility, Global Sourcing

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