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.

Read More

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

Disruptions, Adjustments, and Norms, Oh My!

Posted by Veronika Clough on May 31, 2019

As uncertainty, complexity, disagreements, and disruptions continue to plague global trade, companies must be even more diligent and use every tool they can to keep their supply chains running smoothly. One of the most important factors is visibility – full visibility with the capability to see and control every critical aspect of the supply chain. In the articles below which appeared in industry publications, Amber Road’s subject matter experts offer some best practices to gain better visibility and control across the supply chain.

Read More

Topics: Manufacturing, Supply Chain Visibility, Trade Regulatory Content, Global Supply Chain

US Manufacturers Are Not Reshoring

Posted by Veronika Clough on July 17, 2018

Even with all of the rhetoric around moving manufacturing back to the United States, the numbers are crystal clear that US manufacturing is moving away from any significant reshoring shift. In Forbes magazine last week, Steve Banker wrote about the July release of A.T. Kearney’s 4th annual Reshoring Index, which shows the relative growth of imports from distant, low-cost country trading partners has now outpaced the relative growth of US manufacturing gross output.

Read More

Topics: Manufacturing, Supply Chain Visibility

Will we see true reform from TSCA?

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on June 15, 2016

Last week, the US Congress passed the biggest chemical safety legislation since the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted 40 years ago to regulate the manufacture, import, and processing of chemicals. Now it awaits President Obama’s approval, considered a sure thing after the White House’s endorsement of the measure in May.  But will the passage of this bill really mean the US finally has a unified and comprehensive chemical safety program that works?

Read More

Topics: Manufacturing, Global Trade Management, Import Compliance, Product Testing, Risk and Quality Management

Today’s Supply Chain Reveals Signs of a Shackled Past

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on October 27, 2015

Slavery in the 1800s was rampant and nearly inescapable – up until 1865. However, despite the 13th amendment and the various international treaties banning slavery’s existence; now 150 years later, a thing from our past appears to be becoming more of a reality. Modern slavery and human trafficking has developed into a greater concern for U.S. companies and their global supply chains.

Read More

Topics: Retail, Manufacturing, Global Sourcing, Global Supply Chain, Risk and Quality Management

Amber Road to Discuss HTS Footwear Classification at the AAFA Footwear Workshop

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on October 1, 2015

On Thursday, October 8th, Amber Road will sponsor the AAFA Footwear Workshop: Product Safety & Responsible Manufacturing at the New Balance facility in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Designed specifically for footwear companies, this workshop will deliver updates on federal, state, and international regulations as well as discuss the business practices that will help prevent any regulatory issues from blindsiding your business.

Read More

Topics: Manufacturing, Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Events, Footwear, Global Supply Chain, Risk and Quality Management

Fiesta Gas Grills Keeps on Cooking with Supply Chain Visibility

Posted by Caroline Brown on January 13, 2010

Leading Manufacturer Streamlines Inbound Supply Chain to Efficiently Manage Growth

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, January 13, 2010 --

Management Dynamics, a leading provider of global trade management solutions, today announced that Fiesta Gas Grills, one of the largest North American grill manufacturers, has implemented its Supply Chain Visibility solution to support its expanded global procurement operations.

Integrating its sourcing which is primarily from China to its operations in the United States and Canada, the global multi-mode solution has enabled Fiesta to improve customer service, reduce cycle times, better manage suppliers and proactively identify in-transit delivery issues.

Read More

Topics: Manufacturing, Supply Chain Visibility

Manufacturing Industry Expected to Pick Up in 2010, But Not Without Challenges

Posted by Emily Thornton on October 20, 2009

A 3% increase in manufacturing production is expected in 2010, according to Stan Gwizdak from the consulting firm, Celerant. According to an article in Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Mr. Gwizdak gives a few main factors that will contribute to this upturn:

Read More

Topics: Manufacturing, Supply Chain Visibility

Cookie Settings