B2C E-Commerce Growth Fuels Need for Improved Postal Services

Posted by Nathan Pieri on September 28, 2016

Global business-to-consumer e-commerce is growing leaps and bounds. According to strategy and consulting firm, Accenture, global B2C cross-border e-commerce will balloon in size from $230 billion in 2014 to $1 trillion in 2020.The primary reasons for the booming growth include emerging markets where consumers often find it hard to access coveted products locally and are seeking the convenience of online shopping over brick-and mortar.

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Topics: Transportation Management, Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Digest Article: ACE-ing PGA Data for Success

Posted by Nathan Pieri on April 26, 2016

Customs organizations around the world are modernizing systems to eliminate manual processes, improving visibility to trade flows, and helping companies comply with applicable laws and regulations.  The WCO (World Customs Organization) labels this type of system as a “Single Window” where Customs effectively centralizes the collection of data and distributes it to all required agencies to realize a coordinated and more efficient border control.

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

Taking Compliance Seriously for Supply Chain Optimization

Posted by Nathan Pieri on July 11, 2011

A recent article in Supply Chain Digest (June 23, 2011) discussed results from a Gartner study that are interesting from the perspective of global trade management. According to Dan Gilmore, SC Digest editor, of the 300 respondents “34% say they consider supply chain the leading source of their company's competitive advantage, 40% identify SCM as one of several sources, and 26% see it as largely a commodity function.”

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Free Trade Agreements

NAFTA Management Best Practices

Posted by Nathan Pieri on November 11, 2010

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), implemented in 1994, created the world’s largest free trade area, stimulating exports between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico by eliminating tariffs and creating international rights for business investors. NAFTA ultimately produced sales of $17 trillion, establishing a model that was adopted globally. For new members, however, managing the red tape can be daunting and potentially risky.

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Topics: Duty Management, Free Trade Agreements

Four Key Trends Impacting Global Trade in 2011

Posted by Nathan Pieri on October 21, 2010

Look for these key trends to impact your global trade strategy in 2011

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An Update on NEI and the Control Angle from BIS

Posted by Nathan Pieri on October 1, 2010

Was recently at BIS Update and wanted to share what is new on the National Export Initiative.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

Optimizing Your Global Supply Strategy

Posted by Nathan Pieri on September 18, 2010

Emerging economies are increasingly contributing to the ranks of manufacturing and logistics services suppliers that are already well established along the Pacific Rim. This trend not only heightens the ever-shifting economic activity between and within regions, but also the numbers of global trade end-points and transportation management complexity. For global traders, increasing logistics complexity increases levels of risk.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Transportation Management

Doubling Exports Needs Redoubling of Effort

Posted by Nathan Pieri on August 12, 2010

Remember the Obama Administration plan to double exports as a way to rebuild the US economy? Well it looks like the one part vision and a pinch of desire to change is not enough. The New York Times has analyzed the progress so far, with mixed results, and highlights the many barriers to achieving the goals of the National Export Initiative (NEI).

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Topics: Export Management

Interested to Benchmark Your Export Operations?

Posted by Nathan Pieri on August 1, 2010

I ran across this report from Management Dynamics. Check it out.

Benchmark Report: Export Compliance Management

This report profiles export compliance programs of large, small, & medium-sized enterprises in many industries to reveal challenges companies face in managing export compliance. Receive a copy of the Export Compliance Benchmark!

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Topics: Export Compliance

5 Ways to Prepare for Global Supply Chain Disruptions

Posted by Nathan Pieri on June 29, 2010

Managing logistics issues and supply and demand fluctuations is rarely routine, but the current hyper-reactive global economy as well as unforeseen weather anomalies can magnify the suddenness and breadth of disruptions throughout the supply chain. Any number of factors can potentially wreak havoc:

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility

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