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

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

Going Digital: What Does it Mean for Global Trade Management?

Posted by Gary M. Barraco

The industry is buzzing about the concept of digitizing the supply chain. Stories flood the media about how companies must digitize, but the process is still in its early years. Only one third of 490 top supply chain executives recently surveyed by Cognizant and Forbes Insights believe their companies have achieved high maturity of digitization of their supply chain in strategy, planning or execution.

...But what does that mean anyway?

                                            

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

The Digital Global Supply Chain

Posted by Julia Gorman

As companies expand global operations to take advantage of cost savings in other regions, they are put under pressure to deliver the right product at the lowest price into the waiting hands of customers. From sourcing to shipment execution, your global operations require collaboration with various parties, the exchange of documents, and the ability to quickly adapt to interruptions, all the while remaining compliant with global security initiatives. Without digitization, important and cost-saving details are bound to get lost in the shuffle.

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

Creating a Digital Supply Chain at SCM World Leaders Forum

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Supply chains are changing fast. While there has been little change in the physical movement of goods, customer expectations have risen alongside the Internet of Things, data analysis, the cloud, sustainability, and other competitive pressures. B2C trends are driving B2B; ease, reliability and transparency are now standard requirements. Business needs to reflect on this strategy and focus on growing in a digital world.

Next month, executives at the SCM World Leaders Forum - the annual retreat for the world's supply chain and operations elite in London - will discuss "Mastering the Matrix" of the digital supply chain. Joining the discussion will be Charlie Jenkinson, former vice president of operational excellence at Electrocomponents, as he presents on "Creating a Digital Supply Chain."

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain

AAFA Sourcing Conference: How Amber Road is Innovating the Supply Chain

Posted by Julia Gorman

The apparel and footwear industry is fueled by consumers who expect instant gratification. On top of these high demands, the new administration, dramatic changes to shipping and logistics, and shifts in sourcing practices have thrown the industry a curve ball. Although it goes without being said, the apparel and footwear industry has evolved into a complex and rapidly changing environment.

Luckily, technology has been simultaneously evolving to meet and serve the needs of the industry in all its complexities. Those who are looking ahead, understand that collaboration is a critical component to minimize risk and ensure a smooth operating supply chain. They have chosen to harness global trade management solutions to alleviate the stress of their supply chains and optimize their sourcing operations in order to meet their customer’s demands through rapid speed to market and therefore secure loyalty.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Events, Global Supply Chain

Gartner Supply Chain Conference: ACTing On A Digital Future

Posted by Julia Gorman

In the face of a disruptive world, companies are ever-more empowered to transform their global supply chains. In the multi-faceted climate of global trade, organizational survival relies on the ability to effectively anticipate, adjust, and alter supply chains to maintain a reputation of reliability and high performance. This expectation makes flexibility, agility, coordination, and speed vital components to the life blood of any global organization.

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Topics: Global Supply Chain, Risk and Quality Management

Think Like a Futurist at the Rider Supply Chain Symposium

Posted by Julia Gorman

Uncertainty is perhaps the greatest industry trend of 2017. Rooted in the changes to our political climate, inevitable supply chain risks, and drastic shifts in customs and trade patterns, global transactions are riddled with challenges. As a trade compliance professional, you know that operating in a volatile environment requires overcoming the uncertainty that complicates even the most mundane of tasks.

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Topics: Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance, Risk and Quality Management

Amber Road to Discuss Supply Chain Risk Mitigation at USFIA Seminar

Posted by Mollie Leon

Risk in the supply chain comes in a variety of forms, including inadequate or poor product quality testing and supplier management programs. Additionally, enhanced government regulatory requirements have created an environment where strong risk mitigation practices are an imperative for avoiding lost sales and negative publicity.

Next month, Jenny Roman, Solutions Manager, Amber Road, will speak at the USFIA Fashion Forward Seminar on April 5th in Columbus, Ohio. This seminar will address the  future of trade policy, compliance, and supply chain management for the fashion industry.
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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain, Risk and Quality Management

Polaris Conquers Future Challenges in Digitization, Globalization, and Scalability

Posted by Kelsey Barker

Looking to 2017 and beyond, the stakes for supply chain leaders continue to rise. Executives at the SCM World Live Americas conference next week will learn how Polaris is automating its global supply chain activity to address current and future challenges in digitization, globalization, and scalability:

  • Eliminated or mitigated trade flow gaps
  • Ensured quality trade procedures
  • Optimized internal and third-party resource utilization

Using digital supply chain touch points and a new resource structure, Polaris has successfully created a strong foundation built for scale and flexibility. 

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Topics: Import Management, Free Trade Agreements, Global Supply Chain