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Amber Road Launches New Multi-Country Customs Warehousing Platform with Enhanced Support for European Customs Filing

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, Apr, 9 2019 @ 12:05 PM

Amber Road has expanded its support for customs filing in Europe in conjunction with the launch of a new multi-country customs warehousing platform. These solutions address the need for companies to rapidly configure their supply chain given changes in trade regulations or business strategy and to fully digitize trade processes with direct self-filing to customs agencies.

The Amber Road GTM solution integrates Global Knowledge® trade content from over 170 countries with order-to-cash processes to ensure compliant cross-border trade.  The new multi-country customs warehousing solution delivers a single platform from which to take advantage of the cost savings and supply chain efficiencies when moving bonded and non-bonded inventory in and out of Europe.   

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Topics: Duty Management, Free Trade Agreements, Import Customs Filing

Webinar: How Are Shippers Using Technology to Address Global Trade Woes?

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Feb, 8 2019 @ 1:40 PM

Global trade has never been as ubiquitous as it is today. Technology of all kinds – from transportation tech like containerization, cargo aircraft, and supermax vessels all the way to the digital global e-commerce marketplace – facilitates an unprecedented flow of products around the world. At the same time, tariff and sanction shifts have become the main enemy of the supply chain manager, who relies on consistency and certainty to plan and execute global trade.

Next week's webinar on February 14 seeks to answer the question: How can we leverage technology to overcome emerging and enduring global supply chain management risks? Amber Road and AAEI conducted a survey of supply chain professionals involved with global trade in order to gain a clearer picture of the primary challenges facing the community, and how their companies are using technology to address these challenges.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Trade Agreement Identification, Free Trade Agreements, Global Supply Chain, Sourcing Optimization

Cintas Selects Amber Road’s On-Demand Global Trade Management Platform

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Mon, Feb, 4 2019 @ 10:41 AM

Cintas Corporation, a leader in their industry, has launched Amber Road’s GTM solution suite. Once fully implemented, the solution will streamline Cintas’ import and export operations, by creating  real-time, collaborative and fully standardized digital trade activities. 

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Topics: Import Management, Duty Management, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Trade Agreement Identification, Free Trade Agreements

IoT Enhances Multi-Mode Logistics Tracking

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, Nov, 20 2018 @ 11:05 AM

Internet of Things (IoT) applications can bring the disparate parts of your supply chain together to create an information ecosystem that benefits all of its participants. Visibility into milestones like current status, location, transit times, costs, POD documentation, and more, has allowed shippers to improve operations, capture data for historical analytics, and improve the future movement of goods.

Companies that leverage technology solutions that provide comprehensive, multi-modal data in a consolidated platform will be leading the pack.

Amber Road's new eBook, IoT Enhances Multi-Mode Logistics Tracking, explores how you can benefit from this new level of end-to-end shipment visibility.

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Topics: Transportation Management, Order and Shipment Visibility, Data Quality Management

It's Time to Digitize Your Supply Chain - Here's How to Make Your Case

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Mon, Oct, 29 2018 @ 4:01 PM

As global supply chains become more and more complex - and as international shipping costs continue to rise - you know that digitizing the data and collaboration tools in your supply chain is more crucial than ever. The companies that are truly thriving these days have something significant in common: a digitized supply chain. Leveraging structured data can help ease external pressures while also providing high levels of visibility, improved efficiency and minimized risk. 

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Topics: Order and Shipment Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Order Collaboration

Webinar: How the Digital Model of Your Supply Chain is Like a Planning a Potluck

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Oct, 19 2018 @ 10:09 AM

Imagine you're planning a potluck. Each friend is assigned to bring their specialty - a tasty homemade dish, the centerpiece honeybaked ham, their secret-recipe apple pie - and you, the host, need to coordinate it all. Thing is, one of your friends is in Vietnam. The other is on a cargo ship in the North Pacific. And the only tools you have at your disposal are a fax machine and an Excel spreadsheet that no one else can see. How is your potluck going to be a success?

Of course, that's not how anyone plans a party these days. Individuals can easily communicate and collaborate across borders to share plans and ideas instantly. But creating a digital model for your company's global supply chain is a lot more complex than simply downloading Venmo. You'll need to transform your entire ecosystem and technology stack - no simple task.

Who should be included in your new digital model of your supply chain, what will they contribute and how will that be shared and consumed? What are the benefits?

It's just like a potluck, only a lot bigger. And more complex. 

Join ARC Advisory Group and Amber Road for a webinar to discover how you can begin to build a truly digital supply chain.

Webinar: Building a Digital Supply Chain is Like Hosting a Potluck:  What You Need to Know

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2PM EDT

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Topics: Supplier Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Supplier & Product Traceability, Order Collaboration

Lessons Learned at the CSCMP EDGE Conference: Amber Road's Recap!

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Oct, 12 2018 @ 3:51 PM

Last week, international shippers and supply chain experts gathered in Nashville for the CSCMP EDGE Conference to share cutting-edge supply chain solutions and best practices. Top talent from Nike, IBM and Amazon started off the event by exploring what the future of supply chain may look like - and how top brands are approaching their own value chains.

So, what does the future hold for your international supply chain? 

An overarching theme this year was the need for true, real-time supply chain visibility, and how to achieve that visibility through some truly transformational technologies like Internet of Things/ IoT, blockchain, and the move to digital platforms. Shippers know they need to adjust to the complexity of today's global trade landscape and are finding innovative ways to automate and digitize their supply chains. 

So what are the top strategies to keep in mind?

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility

Duty Drawback Simplification: Your Questions Answered!

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Sep, 28 2018 @ 3:49 PM

Drawback Simplification regulations are finally here, and they’re a game-changer for importers and exporters looking to recover duties and fees. Companies can now go back five years for duty drawback claims, but you need a plan. Earlier this month, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy hosted a webinar with Drawback Specialist Brenda Sweetman to cover these important updates.

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Topics: Import Management, Duty Management, Export Management, Product Classification

Game-Changing Duty Drawback Simplification is Here – Are You Ready?

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Mon, Sep, 10 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Duty Drawback Simplification regulations are finally here, and they’re a game-changer for importers and exporters looking to recover duties and fees. Companies can now go back five years for duty drawback claims, but you need a plan.

Join Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy for a complimentary webinar this Thursday, September 13, at 2PM EST, with Drawback Specialist Brenda Sweetman.

Brenda, along with Global Trade Academy’s Suzanne Richer, will walk you through the key points in the proposed regulations:

  • The items the CBP has settled – and what they still have to negotiate
  • A timeline: how and when to apply
  • The eligibility of brand new tariffs for drawback

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Topics: Duty Management, Import Compliance, Export Compliance

Webinar: Trade Updates for NAFTA, ACE, and Anti-Dumping Investigations

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Mon, Aug, 13 2018 @ 12:47 PM

Summer is ending, and it’s time to study up! Between CBP’s ACE updates, NAFTA re-negotiations, and anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations – a lot of updates are expected in August.

So sharpen your pencils, organize a new binder, and tune in to Global Trade Academy’s webinar next week with international trade lawyer Robin Grover.

 

Trade Updates for NAFTA, ACE, and Anti-Dumping Investigations

Tuesday, August 21, at 2PM EST

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Topics: Free Trade Agreements, Import Customs Filing, Export Customs Filing

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