Reinventing the Retail Supply Chain: Amber Road at RILA 2018

Posted by Julia Gorman

Every year, the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference gathers leading retail executives for an opportunity to network and discover developments in retail supply chain management. This one of a kind event is based on the theme of ‘Reinventing the Retail Supply Chain: Accelerating What’s Possible.’ As a global trade management software provider, Amber Road’s products take a strong focus on reinventing the retail supply chain.

Amber Road is excited to attend at this year’s conference in Phoenix, AZ from February 25-28 at exhibit booth 219. Our industry experts will be available to chat & educate global retailers of how Amber Road’s global trade management solutions can serve their organization.

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Topics: Retail, Events, Global Supply Chain

Go Digital & Tackle the Complexities of Global Trade

Posted by Julia Gorman

80% of supply chain executives expect the digital supply chain to become the predominant model within 5 years. That's why best in-class companies align global trade management with business objectives and challenge it as a "cost of doing business." These organizations recognize that a digital supply chain results in both qualitative and quantifiable value.

Unfortunately, the trail leading to where the value of digitization can be derived is riddled with complexities. Amber Road and Journal of Commerce partnered up to create an infographic titled ‘Navigating the Complexities of Global Trade Management.’

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain

Welcome to 2018: A Year of Continued Global Supply Chain Challenges

Posted by Julia Gorman

In 2017, global trade made a major comeback across global economies, inspiring hope that the climate is ready to improve. Simultaneously, the complexity of conducting global trade and complying effectively with numerous and growing regulatory and licensing requirements has also boomed. As we flip the calendar to 2018, companies with global supply chains must remain vigil within this peculiar mix of improvement and distress.

Today, every business is a digital business and the impact of digital strategies on supply chain management are of particular importance. For businesses around the globe, 2018 will be shaped by the success rate of digital transformation efforts. Amber Road’s white paper, 6 Global Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018, outlines the top issues that your 2018 digital strategy should address.

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management

1 in 4 Shippers Connects Sourcing & Logistics on a Single Platform

Posted by Julia Gorman

Traditionally, sourcing and logistics/trade compliance operations have been disparate and distinct. But believe it or not, times have changed. Today, there’s a straight line linking sourcing to global trade, yet many companies continue to treat these operations in traditional ways.

Although commonly overlooked, leveraging the connection between sourcing and trade is critical for optimal performance in today’s global climate. In order to manage supply chains in the current environment, a harmonization of data and functions needs to happen.

Amber Road is proud to sponsor American Shipper’s research report, Bridging the Sourcing-Global Trade Divide. Whether you leverage a single digital platform or not, the findings are sure to shock you.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Import Management, Duty Management, Export Management, Transportation Management

The Impact of Technology on Supply Chain Management: Why Go Digital?

Posted by Julia Gorman

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Many global supply chains are still paper-based, reactionary, and error-prone. Even if companies have adopted some digital processes, they are essentially re-keying data in across their suppliers, forwarders, customs brokers, ect. Beyond the large amount of unnecessary work, the resulting errors are inevitable.

Bob Bowman, Editor at SupplyChainBrain, and Ty Bordner, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Amber Road, discuss how establishing one central repository of transactional and master data can transform a company’s supply chain and create tremendous value. The video interview, ‘Why Global Supply Chains Must Go Digital’ explores everything from a definition of ‘global supply chains’ to what the future has in store.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility

Planning Your Global Supply Chain for 2020 and Beyond

Posted by Julia Gorman

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As AI and advanced robotics become a tangible reality, the future of supply chains is put into question. Technology is on the cusp of dramatic changes that will transform the way we conduct global trade.

Amber Road addresses digitization as a critical first step to a future oriented global supply chain. The old way of doing business by fax, email and phone are no longer adequate in today’s fast-moving world. Although we’re operating in present-day, it’s important to prepare and adjust your supply chain and global operations for the future.

Amber Road is thrilled to be sponsoring and speaking at the APICS Professional Development Series in St. Louis on Thursday, January 18th. Suzanne Richer, Director of Trade Advisory Practice at Amber Road, is the event’s featured speaker. Richer will explore, ‘Trends in Global Supply Chains: Planning for 2020 and Beyond.’ 

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Topics: Events, Global Supply Chain

Webinar: Achieve Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Status

Posted by Julia Gorman

Is your organization prepared for the upcoming changes as the implementation of Brexit approaches? Once 29 March 2019 rolls around, your company must have the proper trade compliance processes in place to navigate in the post-Brexit landscape.

Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy is here to support your organization through this trying process. Join our upcoming webinar, Navigate the Post-Brexit Landscape: Achieve Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Status on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:00AM EST.

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Topics: Webinars, Export Management, Export Compliance

Agility: Conquering Supply Chain Disruption

Posted by Julia Gorman

supply chain disruptionThe concept of agility has emerged as sustainable source of competitive advantage in face of the current global supply chain challenges. Preceding agility, is the need for a digitized supply chain—making a ‘digital transformation’ the first step to drive further value. Research has revealed that agility is the primary value derived from digitizing.

Digital transformation enables companies to realize the competitive advantage of agility, alongside reduced costs, minimized risks and enhanced visibility. Amber Road’s new eBook, Digitization Creates a Strong Value Chain: Enabling Supply Chain Agility, is the first issue of a four-part series. It explores why supply chain agility has emerged as a dominant competitive vehicle for organizations operating in such an uncertain and ever-changing business environment.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain

Duty Drawback Simplification – All of Your Questions Answered

Posted by Julia Gorman

Last month, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy hosted the webinar, Duty Drawback Simplification – Earn More ROI on Your 2018 Supply Chain! The new duty drawback law (HR 644) is set to become effective on February 24, 2018. These simplifying changes will provide extensive opportunities for US-based companies to receive refunds on imported goods that are then exported.

Brenda Sweetman, President of Sweetman Drawback Services LLC (SDS), is a veteran duty drawback specialist who shared her expertise as the webinar presenter. Sweetman teaches Global Trade Academy’s Certified Drawback Specialist Course and she is also a Licensed Customs Broker (LCB) and a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS).

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Topics: Duty Management

Millions in Duty Savings with Amber Road’s Trade Agreement Solution

Posted by Julia Gorman

If your organization doesn’t leverage free trade agreements (FTAs), you’re likely missing out on significant cost savings. Or maybe your organization does leverage FTAs, but your manual processes are extremely complex and time consuming. With hundreds of available FTAs, each being unique in its qualification requirements, there are many benefits to be sought.

That's why global organizations implement duty management software to combat the complexities of free trade agreement qualifications. The new case study, Premium American Brand Saves Millions in NAFTA Duties with Amber Road, tells the story of an American born company known for creating and selling home maintenance products.

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Topics: Duty Management, Free Trade Agreements