Why All the Angst Over Brexit?

Posted by Daniel Smith on Mon, Apr, 15 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Last Friday was the date set for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. What might ultimately have happened on this day has been salivated over by some and agonized over by others ever since the UK voted nearly three years ago to withdraw, an event quickly dubbed “Brexit”—Britain Exiting the EU.  After the Brexit referendum, British Prime Minister Theresa May had over two years to negotiate an exit strategy that would gain Parliament's support. This proved more difficult than most anticipated, and the deadline was pushed back to April 12, 2019. But with the next deadline looming and nothing concrete in the works, the PM Theresa May and EU leaders agreed to extend this date for another six months; so, for now, the UK remains in the EU. But those not living in the UK may be wondering, why all the angst? Why can’t the UK just withdraw? The short answer is, they could. The long answer is much, much more complicated.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Import Management, Duty Management, Export Management, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management

6 Steps to a Great Technology Stack

Posted by Devon Miller on Wed, Apr, 3 2019 @ 2:15 PM

As global trade continues to grow in complexity, the demands on supply chains are only becoming greater. With the emergence of new transportation technologies in tandem with regulatory and geopolitical shifts, developing a comprehensive global supply chain strategy becomes increasingly more difficult. In the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is critical for organizations to stay ahead of the global trade challenges stacked against them.

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

Get Your Reality Check – A Supply Chain Technology Innovation Benchmark Study

Posted by Lacey Pierce on Thu, Mar, 14 2019 @ 1:15 PM

As technology evolves and disrupts our industry, it is important to take a step back and get a “reality check” on the usefulness of these technologies, especially as leaders are looking for new innovative technologies to give their companies a competitive advantage in the market. It can be difficult to separate out the hype surrounding these new technologies from the reality. This industry report, Reality Check: Supply Chain Technology Innovation Benchmark Study, works to help you do just that.

American Shipper’s Ben Meyer surveyed 296 supply chain stakeholders to more closely examine the trends around investment in both current and futuristic supply chain technologies. By doing this, he hopes to determine not only how the industry feels about new technologies, but how serious they are about implementing them in their own company.

Some key statistics that you can find in the report include:

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

Speed is the Need in Supply Chains

Posted by Veronika Clough on Thu, Feb, 28 2019 @ 11:29 AM

New supply chain technology, changing trade regulations, and increased competition is driving the trade world at record-breaking speed. The pace means forward-thinking companies must take thoughtful steps to harness the power of the latest solutions to streamline global supply chains. In a range of industry publications, Amber Road’s subject matter experts provide thought leadership to help companies win the race.

Navigating Challenging Global Trade Currents in Supply Chain Brain

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Topics: China Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Content, Global Supply Chain, Sourcing Optimization, Supplier & Product Traceability

Globalization and Supply Chainmail

Posted by Daniel Smith on Tue, Feb, 26 2019 @ 10:05 AM

There was a time when the world was flat. The world had not yet been explored and global trade only accounted for a small portion of supply to most regions. Goods were mainly produced locally, or within a reasonable distance for them to be transported, at least before the 18th century. This was especially true for perishable goods.  Supply chains linked consumers and suppliers to what they needed—as long as it was close, or they had the resources to bring it from far away. And it used to be that this link was just physical—moving a product from source to consumption.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Sourcing, Global Trade Management, Free Trade Agreements

New White Paper - How Are Companies Using Technology to Address Global Trade Woes?

Posted by Lacey Pierce on Tue, Feb, 19 2019 @ 10:00 AM

2019 was filled with turbulence, both in the geopolitical sphere and the technological one. This created waves throughout the supply chain and trade industry. AAEI and Amber Road worked together on their 3rd Annual Trade Trends Report to determine how companies in the industry are using supply chain technology. Are companies focused on automating previously manual processes? Are they simply using technology to collect data? By interviewing over 100 supply chain professionals, we hope to answer these questions and allow other professionals in the industry to use this data as a benchmark or as a source of data to make informed decisions for their company.

Supply Chain 4.0, otherwise known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, has been at the forefront of the industry’s mind. With companies experiencing the backlash of the “Amazon Effect,” they are looking to technology to help them meet the 6 “Rs” of supply chain execution. The “Rs” are the right partner, with the right product, at the right price, in the right place, and right time with the right compliance. This is what companies who want to compete in evolving markets are focused on.

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

Customer Testimonial: Amie Anderson, Monsanto

Posted by Joseph Gabro on Tue, Feb, 12 2019 @ 8:53 AM

Monsanto is an agricultural company that provides sustainable solutions for farmers to help them produce food more efficiently. They export from over 40 countries into over 120 countries, with about 30,000 export transactions between those countries.

Amie Anderson, Global Export Manager for Monsanto, discusses how Amber Road’s Global Trade Management solutions have equipped Monsanto with end-to-end visibility into their entire supply chain with consistent and standardized data.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Export Compliance

Bang! Supply Chains Kick Off 2019 in the News

Posted by Veronika Clough on Thu, Jan, 31 2019 @ 10:30 AM

Supply chains are running at full steam in 2019 as some economies boom, while others take hits from obstacles to open commerce and trade. From protectionist trade policies to ever-increasing costs to product recall challenges, Amber Road’s subject-matter experts provide some revolutionary best practices in a range of industry publications to help companies keep the wheels of trade moving.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Sourcing, Supply Chain Visibility, Free Trade Agreements, Global Supply Chain, Sourcing Optimization, Supplier & Product Traceability

The ‘Rights’ and ‘Mores’ of Supply Chain Execution

Posted by Lacey Pierce on Fri, Dec, 21 2018 @ 8:50 AM

Do you know how Supply Chain 4.0 will affect your business? Are you familiar with the supply chain guiding principle about the ‘rights’ of supply chain execution? If you answered No to any of these questions, you should check out Talking Logistics recent video interview between Amber Road’s Director of Global Product Marketing, Gary Barraco, and Talking Logistics’ founder, Adrian Gonzalez. Adrian and Gary delve into the guiding principles that executives should use to help keep them a float and ahead in today’s evolving market. Gary not only delves into the reasons why the ‘Rights’ and ‘Mores’ are important, but he discusses how companies can overcome barriers to evolving their supply chain. Watch the video below to find out more about how your company can stay in the lead:

 

 

 

 

 

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

Webinar: The Top 6 Global Supply Chain Expectations of 2019

Posted by Laura Monroe on Mon, Dec, 17 2018 @ 2:26 PM

2018 is fading fast. Even though global trade and commerce has been lively all year, not all regions and industries are seeing a comparable benefit. US consumer spending continued to rise which inspired hope for companies in some industries, while the on-going tariff battles are causing other companies to make dramatic shifts in production and sourcing. As we look ahead to 2019, companies with global supply chains must remain vigilant with this unexpected mix of improvement and disruption.

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

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