Amber Road launches Global Trade Academy

JOC Staff | May 12, 2015, 3:09 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, May 12, 2015Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR), a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, announced today that it has launched a comprehensive global trade management training practice known as the Global Trade Academy™.
The Global Trade Academy provides rich training and professional development to industry professionals in the areas of customs and trade compliance, import and export management, global logistics, risk assessment and international commerce. At launch, it offers over 60 courses, spanning instructor led in-classroom and web-based training, as well as computer-based training designed for the U.S., European and Chinese markets.
Representative training courses offered by the Global Trade Academy include:
· Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS)™
· C-TPAT: Application to Validation
· Duty Drawback Specialist (DBS)™
· Export Control Certification Specialist (EXCS)™
In the Chief Supply Chain Officer Report of 2014, Supply Chain World outlined ten key topics of supply chain management practices and perceptions, with input from over 1,000 executives. Developing the professional skills required to deliver on strategic programs was cited as both a key success factor and challenge. In fact, 43 percent of supply chain executives — almost double the figure from 2011 — noted that talent acquisition and development has become much harder.
It takes years to develop global trade professionals, and talent is in very short supply. Organizations are constantly searching for ways to develop in-house talent. By addressing this need, the Global Trade Academy helps Amber Road deliver on its mission of being a full service partner to its customers in all things related to global trade.
“Global trade management is a complex and dynamic field,” said Jim Preuninger, CEO of Amber Road. “Organizations require knowledgeable in-house trade professionals to understand trade regulations and implement global supply chain strategies, particularly as it relates to their specific products, processes and geographies. Our best software customers are also those who invest in talent development. By adding the Global Trade Academy to our portfolio, we can meet this need and simultaneously be a one-stop-shop for our customers.”
“We help companies to grow in-house global trade management talent through world class training,” said Suzanne Richer, director, trade advisory practice at Amber Road. “While Amber Road’s GTM software and Global Knowledge® content is designed to automate trade compliance checks and optimize global logistics decisions, organizations still require knowledgeable people who understand the complexities of global trade to best implement and utilize Amber Road’s solutions. That’s the need we fulfill. I am very excited to join Amber Road to lead the launch of the Global Trade Academy at this firm.”
About Amber Road
Amber Road’s (NYSE: AMBR) mission is to dramatically change the way companies conduct global trade. As a leading provider of cloud based global trade management (GTM) solutions, we automate import and export processes to enable goods to flow across international borders in the most efficient, compliant and profitable way. Our solution combines enterprise-class software, trade content sourced from government agencies and transportation providers in 145 countries, and a global supply chain network connecting our customers with their trading partners, including suppliers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and transportation carriers. We deliver our GTM solution using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and leverage a highly flexible technology framework to quickly and efficiently meet our customers’ unique requirements around the world.