And Then There Were 11: the TPP Moves on Without the US

Posted by Gary M. Barraco

It was a busy Saturday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit as trade ministers from 11 countries announced an agreement to push ahead with a trade deal whose destiny was uncertain after President Donald Trump dropped out a few months ago. Despite the US decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact to pursue an ‘America First’ protectionist trade agenda, the remaining 11 countries came away with a blueprint to start trading more freely between themselves in a resurrected form of the TPP deal. 

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Topics: Duty Management, Global Trade Management, Free Trade Agreements

How Would Your Company's Supply Chain Solutions Benefit From Digitization?

Posted by Mandy Hyde

The dynamic nature of global trade has begun to make it impossible for organizations of any size to operate manually. The global trade industry is becoming increasingly aware of the fact that supply chain solutions need to consistently evolve in order to keep pace with ever-changing global trade policies and regulations. With so much change both in the supply chain and within our regulatory environment, is there a "magic pill"?

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

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

Missed the WTO Forum 2017? Go Behind the Headlines with Amber Road – Day 1 Recap

Posted by Arne Mielken

Amber Road, the leader of Global Trade Management software solutions, is proud to participate in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Public Forum this year, "Trade: Behind the Headlines." 

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management

Global Trade Updates Around the World

Posted by Nick Fabretti

Global trade and policies are changing quickly. Leaders of the world’s biggest economies are trying to have it both ways on trade – protectionism with a commitment to free trade. This leaves companies that move goods and services across borders between a rock and a hard place when it comes to sorting out their business.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Free Trade Agreements

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

Brexit, EU, and Trump - How to Prepare for Changes in Global Trade

Posted by Joe Gabro

Global trade management is challenging enough, given the complexity of managing and optimizing supply chains today. As global supply chains become increasingly more complex, the challenge of managing the growth while maintaining control increases along with it. Change is constant. However, with Brexit and new U.S. trade and tax policies soon to take effect, companies must be prepared before it's too late.

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

Keeping Pace with the eVOLUTION: Digitizing Your Supply Chain

Posted by Joe Gabro

The world of global trade is fast-paced, always moving, ever-changing, and always evolving. In order to keep pace, your supply chain processes and technology need to evolve too.

Amber Road's global trade management software helps companies transform their global supply chain to improve margins, enable agility, and reduce risk by increasing operational efficiency, reducing direct costs, and creating a faster, leaner, more agile supply chain.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade 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