The Ever-Changing World of Global Trade Management

Posted by Lacey Pierce on July 31, 2019

The world of global trade management is constantly changing course, responding to even the lightest geopolitical winds and leaving companies to redirect their global trade strategies with the unsettled landscape. In The Ever-Changing World of Global Trade Management, SupplyChainBrain’s most recent podcast, Bob Bowman invites Gary Barraco to explore the past, present, and future of Global Trade Management and delve into how it impacts importers and exporters in today’s market.

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

Improving Cost, Quality and Speed in the Fashion Industry: Part 3

Posted by Clarissa Willis on July 29, 2019

The only thing that is certain in the fashion industry, is change itself. Although the volatility and challenges plaguing the footwear and apparel industry may make the outlook look rather bleak, CEO’s that are able to embrace this as a catalyst for change will come out stronger and more resilient longer-term.

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Topics: Apparel, Global Sourcing, Global Trade Management, Sourcing Optimization

Global Supply Chain Solutions: Manufacturers Edition

Posted by Lacey Pierce on July 19, 2019

Global manufacturers face unique challenges within their supply chains that are further complicated by a turbulent trade environment, geopolitical factors, and their competitors. In today’s market, manufacturers are being pressured from all sides to lower costs and bring products to market faster while delivering goods at the right price, place, and time. This requires executives to pay close attention to their supply chain execution strategies so they can be prepared for any hurdles their supply chain may face.  With numerous siloed systems and departments, this can be difficult even for the most experienced executive. It’s a lot to manage, but you don’t have to manage it alone.

By utilizing current technology that is built specifically for them, manufacturers can lighten the load and create agility within their supply chains. Amber Road’s brochure, Global Supply Chain Solutions for Manufacturers, is designed with manufacturers in mind. It explores the challenges that manufacturers face and solutions that they can use to help ease the burden of dated supply chain management strategies.

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

Supply Chain Pressures Heating Up This Summer

Posted by Veronika Clough on June 28, 2019

Blistering heatwaves aren’t only rolling through Europe. Global trade is heating up with looming trade wars, demanding and cumbersome regulations and brewing disruptions with stormy summer weather. To keep cool and in control, companies must have clear visibility across their supply chains and the right tools to keep everything running smoothly. Amber Road’s subject matter experts offer insight and solutions in the following articles, which appeared in industry publications.

CBP Updates Supply Chain Cybersecurity Guidelines in Sourcing Journal

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Topics: Apparel, Transportation Management, Global Trade Management, Footwear, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance, Risk and Quality Management, C-TPAT, Import Customs Filing, Export Customs Filing

Global Supply Chain Solutions for Life Sciences

Posted by Clarissa Willis on June 10, 2019

The Life Sciences industry faces unique pressures not seen by any other industry, because of the direct impact it has on the life and death of human lives. Hiccups and mistakes in the global trade management of life sciences products can be catastrophic for not only the patients who didn’t receive the medicine or device they needed in time, but also for the company that was responsible for producing the product. Gaps in quality and speed-to-market can easily create a bad reputation for your brand and leave you with hefty legal liabilities.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management, Life Sciences

From Purchase Order to the Last Customs Mile: Streamlining and Automating the Global Supply Chain

Posted by Lacey Pierce on May 30, 2019

As supply chain executives look towards the future, they are faced with a turbulent sea of geopolitical and environmental complications. With current events such as Brexit and USMCA creating uncertainty in global supply chain strategies, executives need to evaluate every opportunity to improve their long term supply chain strategies.

 

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management

Improving Cost, Quality and Speed in the Fashion Industry: Part 1

Posted by Clarissa Willis on May 22, 2019

Fashion is a tricky business, and gaining cost, quality and speed advantages can be difficult to do in an already complicated and competitive market. There are seasonal changes where products must be designed, developed, sourced, tested and imported and exported in a limited amount of time. Of course, this increased pressure to move quicker in getting products to market can make it more difficult to maintain a quality. If this wasn't enough to deal with, there are also the chaos customers create by not following trends, often making demand unpredictable. The list of challenges goes on and on. However, amid these ongoing struggles, and fluctuations in the global economy over the last few years, the footwear and apparel industry still has a chance to successfully adapt and thrive.

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

The Long Arm of OFAC – How US Sanctions Impact Pretty Much Everyone

Posted by Daniel Smith on May 21, 2019

When you think sanctions, there are a few things that probably come to mind: Iran, North Korea, possibly Russia. You may envision munitions being smuggled in Cold War-era trucks by rogue factions of defunct military groups.  You may think only bad actors such as known terrorists are direct targets of US sanctions, and only companies that operate within the US are subject to sanctions rules. If you think this, you’d be wrong.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Import Management, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Global Knowledge

Fashioning Better Supply Chains – The AAFA Annual Conference

Posted by Daniel Smith on May 15, 2019

Earlier this month, I joined representatives from dozens of footwear and apparel brands in Washington, D.C for a pulse-check on market trends and regulatory changes that affect the industry. The conference, hosted by the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), provides a space every year for industry advocates to meet with people actually in the industry to discuss global trade and supply chain issues. Amber Road has been a sponsor of the event for many years, and this year in particular presented an opportunity for a lively discussion. Fittingly, the theme of the event was "Solutions to Challenging Times."

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Global Trade Management

Global Supply Chains Spring Into Action

Posted by Veronika Clough on April 30, 2019

Global trade is exploding; supply chains in every industry continue to ramp-up movement of goods, maintain pace with trade regulations, and gain the competitive advantage by being the fastest, top-quality, and least expensive. Staying on top of your game means you have to focus on improving supply chain visibility while tightening costs and keeping up with consumer demand. To help companies, Amber Road’s subject matter experts provide best practices across the supply chain in a range of published articles from industry publications.

All is Not Quiet on the Western Front: Trade is Happening in Logistics Viewpoints

While most of the world is tuned-into the ongoing tariff battles between the US and China, European nations are using the opportunity to strengthen their relationship with China. Moreover, China President Xi’s orchestrated visits to EU leaders is putting pressure on US trade negotiators.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Free Trade Agreements, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance

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