Apparel Importers Stay in Vogue with Trade & Transportation at USFIA's Conference

Posted by Julia Gorman

For the past 29 years, United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and the American Import Shippers Association (AISA) host the Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference. As the premier annual event for the fashion industry’s trade and transportation community, the conference gathers over 200 industry executives. 

Amber Road is excited to attend and sponsor this year’s 29th Annual Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference on November 15, 2017 in New York City. As the Mobile App Sponsor, Amber Road will introduce the event app where attendees can plan their agenda, network, and access exclusive conference resources.

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Topics: Duty Management

Webinar: Supply Chain Agility – What Does It Really Mean?

Posted by Julia Gorman

Supply chain agility (noun): the ability to react to unplanned or non-standard requirements in an efficient, timely, and capable manner.

Not only has ‘supply chain agility’ emerged as a buzzword in global trade, it is also the dominant competitive vehicle for organizations operating in such an uncertain and ever-changing business environment. But what does it really mean?

Join SupplyChainBrain’s webinar, ‘Supply Chain Agility – What Does It Really Mean?’ on November 16, 2017 at 2PM EDT, to find out.

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Topics: Global Supply Chain

Weapons Manufacturer AirTronic USA Keeps Hypervigilant with Restricted Party Screening

Posted by Julia Gorman

Manufacturers across all industries run a deep risk with ensuring their exports remain compliant with government regulations. These risks increase exponentially when dealing with highly restricted products.

As companies become increasingly global, the examples of those who break sanctions continues to grow at an alarming rate. A recent and large-scale example is the Chinese international technology company, ZTE, that plead guilty to selling electronics to Iran. In the settlement, ZTE agreed to pay $1.19 billion in fines, making it the largest criminal fine in a United States sanctions case.

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Topics: Export Compliance

Webinar: Building Trade Compliance Expertise with e-Learning

Posted by Julia Gorman

With the complexity of today’s global environment, organizations struggle to establish and maintain cohesive trade and compliance procedures across functions and geographic locations. Regulation shifts and requirement changes are some of the many external forces that increase this challenge in ways that are out of our control. This heightens the importance of implementing a trade compliance training program that can monitor, test, and certify participants.

Take a well-planned approach to team training and reduced risk of non-compliance. Global Trade Academy’s new e-Learning program provides ongoing training with a reasonable care approach, testing your key personnel who are critical to safeguarding your firm’s global risk.

Join Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:00PM EDT for our webinar, Building Trade Compliance Expertise with e-Learning

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Topics: Global Trade Academy

Amber Road Brings the EDGE to Digitization at CSCMP

Posted by Julia Gorman

CSCMP's EDGE Supply Chain Conference this year explored cutting-edge supply chain solutions with top industry leaders. Amber Road sent several of our own supply chain thought leaders, who have shared their most transformative takeaways from the conference.

Check out their reflections from the event:

Stephanie Miles, Senior Vice President of Commercial Services at Amber Road, spoke on the panel ‘Women at Work.’ The session was sponsored by Penn State Executive Programs and as a Penn State alumnus, and Senior Vice President, Stephanie had a lot to contribute:

“I enjoyed being a panelist on the 'Women at Work' series and making new connections with women who are rising stars or already shining stars in their supply chain careers. Always great to be a part of a session sponsored by Penn State. We Are!! I was also super impressed by the musical talent of the CSCMP staff and members. What a fun welcome reception with the live band and ‘everyday’ CSCMP people as rock stars. Hope to see more of that in the future!"

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

Amber Road Navigates the Footwear Industry at FTDC

Posted by Julia Gorman

The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) represents over 80% of the entire footwear industry making it the top business & trade association for the industry. Whether you are a manufacturer, brand, retailer or importer operating in the global footwear industry, FDRA is the voice behind advocating for government regulations, trade and tax policy around the world.

FDRA's Footwear Trade Distribution and Customs Conference (FTDC) is the longest running footwear conference in the United States. The conference will be held in sunny Long Beach, CA from October 22nd to 25th. As a sponsor, Amber Road is excited to exhibit and speak at FTDC alongside 200 of the industry’s top footwear executives, traffic and distribution specialists, customs experts, and service providers.

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Topics: Global Sourcing

Amber Road at the ICPA Fall Conference

Posted by Julia Gorman

Is your team up to date on shifting trade regulations, penalties, training, and enforcement trends? Attendees at next week's ICPA Fall Conference in Grapevine, TX can expect to hear from experts on top issues in global trade compliance and network with other ICPA members. Amber Road is excited to sponsor and speak at this year's event. Be sure to stop by booth 3 for fun giveaways, industry literature, and the chance to win a GoPro Sessions Hero5!

Building internal expertise in your global customs and trade compliance programs requires a clear and focused goal for multiple departments, from imports and exports to purchasing, accounting, and beyond. A well-planned approach to trade compliance can provide a return on investment through higher productivity and increased profits.

Jean-Pierre Geronimi, Director of Global Trade Academy at Amber Road, will present on ‘Trade Compliance Training: How to Create a Successful Program' on Tuesday, October 24th at 2:15PM. 

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Topics: Global Trade Academy

Webinar: Straight to the Source of Your Global Trade Problems

Posted by Julia Gorman

Although there is a straight link between sourcing and global trade, many companies fail to make that connection. American Shipper and Amber Road explore this puzzling fact in a special report, Bridging the Sourcing-Global Trade Divide. Shocked by their findings, American Shipper and Amber Road will unravel the facts in an upcoming webinar.

On October, 19th at 2PM EDT, Eric Johnson, Research Director at American Shipper, and Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing at Amber Road, will expose the disconnect between where a product is made and how that product arrives at its final destination in an hour-long broadcast.

The webinar, Straight to the Source: Why Shippers Struggle to Link Sourcing and Global Trade, hosted by American Shipper, will investigate the following:

  • Why global sourcing decisions tend to be handled in isolation from compliance and logistics
  • How companies decide on where they source and how many suppliers they use
  • Ways to better leverage free trade agreements through informed sourcing strategies
  • How technology can bring siloed decision-makers together

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Topics: Global Sourcing

How DICK’s Sporting Goods Handles Responsible Sourcing

Posted by Julia Gorman

DICK's Sporting Goods is an omni-channel powerhouse that operates in over 645 locations in the U.S. As a producer and retailer of high-quality products, DICK’s is committed to working with trustworthy parties to ensure compliance across all product safety laws.

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Topics: Webinars

Gain an EDGE with Digitization at CSCMP 2017

Posted by Julia Gorman

Many supply chains are on the cusp of a digital transformation. To remain afloat in the competitive and challenging environment, companies must optimize efficiency across all points of their supply chains all the while improving margins and reducing direct costs. Next week's CSCMP 2017 EDGE Supply Chain Conference is where cutting-edge supply chain solutions are shared, discovered, and explored by supply chain executives of the world’s top organizations.

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Topics: Events