Steering Clear on the Wild Ride of Global Trade

Posted by Veronika Clough on July 26, 2019

It’s been a wild ride in global trade this July – bumpy roads full of regulation potholes; wind-whipping storms slowing movement of goods; and trade wars blocking the flow of global trade traffic. To help companies keep steady, safe, and visible on the global trade trails, Amber Road’s subject matter experts offer insight and solutions in the following articles, which appeared in industry publications this month.

Weathering the Trade Policy Storm: Trade Content is Key in Logistics Viewpoints

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

Global Supply Chain Solutions for Retailers

Posted by Kelsey Barker on June 3, 2019

Retailers, let’s face it: your job is only becoming more challenging.

While consumers expect you to deliver higher-quality products faster and at lower prices, the cost and complexity of your supply chain is increasing. Between tariff and duty fluctuations, labor hikes in key sourcing countries, and continuing visibility issues, staying afloat in today's retail market requires fast-acting strategy and the support of a comprehensive global trade management solution. 

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Topics: Supplier Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Product Testing, Risk and Quality Management, Supplier & Product Traceability, Product 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.

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

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

Surviving the March Madness of Global Supply Chains

Posted by Veronika Clough on March 29, 2019

Global trade today is making the world a smaller place and enabling more markets and regions to link together with less cost and risk. It’s also driving technology development by creating standards and removing economic barriers that inhibit the movement of goods, information, and people. Amber Road’s subject-matter experts provide some thought-provoking insights in a range of industry publications to help companies continue to streamline their global supply chains.

Is Technology the Solution to Supply Chain Complexity? in Inbound Logistics

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

5 Steps to Building an Agile, Resilient Supply Chain

Posted by Paris Riley on March 22, 2019

Conducting international trade can be chaotic. Fluctuating tariffs, duties, and free trade agreements, expanding multi-tier supply sources, new international trade rules, and much more, constantly trigger heavy ripple effects along the entire retail supply chain. The advancement of technology, specifically supply chain digitization, allows full visibility into your design, global sourcing, manufacturing, trade compliance and shipping functions, all united in one central location: The Control Tower. But many organizations are still needlessly hesitant to adopt these rewarding advancements.

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Topics: Apparel, Supply Chain Visibility

Make the Switch to a Digital Supply Chain at RILA's LINK Conference

Posted by Paris Riley on February 20, 2019

Between consumer demands, shrinking deadlines, getting goods to market, rising costs, and shifting trade policies – the job of a retailer is becoming increasingly challenging. But it doesn’t have to be an impossible task. If you haven’t done it yet, it’s time to make the switch to a digital supply chain technology solution that can help you move products to market faster, reduce operating costs, and improve profitability, all while lowering brand risk. 

The Retail Industry Leaders Association's LINK conference in Orlando, Florida next week is a great opportunity to learn more about the numerous benefits of supply chain digitization and its impact on logistics, in-transit visibility, and  free trade agreements. With sessions like The Shopping Revolution: How Successful Retailers Win Customers in an Era of Endless Disruption and Trade Wars: Retailers’ Strategies for Coping with Tariff Uncertainty, you can see what's top of mind for retailers today.

Our white paper, The Top 6 Global Supply Chain Expectations for 2019, also delves into some of these concerns and potential growth areas and outlines how a digital solution can combat volatility in both the market and with government regulations. Amber Road’s global trade management software solutions work to streamline your value chain and mitigate risks allowing your organization to focus on forward growth:

  • Gain real-time visibility, enabling you to respond proactively to disruptions
  • Enhance efficiencies by decreasing manually intensive compliance and supply chain processes
  • Reduce compliance risks and lower material costs
  • Collaborate with suppliers to improve product quality, production status and compliance
  • Reduce landed cost by producing products at cost-optimal locations to minimize tariffs and taxes
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Topics: Retail, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Events

Webinar: How Are Shippers Using Technology to Address Global Trade Woes?

Posted by Kelsey Barker on February 8, 2019

Global trade has never been as ubiquitous as it is today. Technology of all kinds – from transportation tech like containerization, cargo aircraft, and supermax vessels all the way to the digital global e-commerce marketplace – facilitates an unprecedented flow of products around the world. At the same time, tariff and sanction shifts have become the main enemy of the supply chain manager, who relies on consistency and certainty to plan and execute global trade.

Next week's webinar on February 14 seeks to answer the question: How can we leverage technology to overcome emerging and enduring global supply chain management risks? Amber Road and AAEI conducted a survey of supply chain professionals involved with global trade in order to gain a clearer picture of the primary challenges facing the community, and how their companies are using technology to address these challenges.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Trade Agreement Identification, Free Trade Agreements, Global Supply Chain, Sourcing Optimization

Bang! Supply Chains Kick Off 2019 in the News

Posted by Veronika Clough on January 31, 2019

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

Webinar - Fan the Flame: How IoT Data Fuels Global Supply Chain Business Intelligence

Posted by Laura Monroe on January 9, 2019

Across the globe, experts in all industries seem to agree on one assessment: The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is just beginning. Connecting the unconnected through software that cleans, standardizes and transmits huge amounts of data not only provides companies visibility into the truth about their business operations but is more accessible than ever!

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Topics: Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility, Data Quality Management

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