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New GTM technologies are increasingly important to automate global operations across procurement, logistics, and trade compliance business processes.

By integrating a supply chain visibility solution with your import compliance program, you will have the tools needed to collect, organize and report the key data elements to ensure optimal supply chain performance, and comply with regulations such as the Importer Security Filing (ISF).

Amber Road’s white paper, Key Strategies for Automating the Import Supply Chain, provides a framework for a global trade management (GTM) solution that can support the complete automation of the import process to:

  • Streamline the procure-to-pay to process
  • Track and automate dynamic preferential trade agreements
  • Increase regulatory compliance

Find out how you can streamline the import process at your company – download the white paper today!

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Is it time to audit your customs service provider? As a company dealing with international suppliers or customers, your business succeeds when your supply chain functions seamlessly. Given the demands of global business and the rapid evolution of customs policies and international regulations, your relationship with your customs brokerage partner can provide you with a strategic advantage – but only if your requirements are being met. Learn the questions you should ask to determine if your provider is helping you meet your business goals.  Download the report today!

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As organizations reap the benefits of going global, many are still making due with manual, outdated processes and technologies. In fact, only about 30% of companies have automated data and event monitoring or have optimized their global supply chain processes.

Amber Road’s eBook, Three Common Global Supply Chain Issues that Affect Your Bottom Line, highlights areas where companies may be losing money without the right global processes in place. Key themes include:

  • How to reduce expedited shipments with better planning and supply chain visibility
  • How to avoid detention and demurrage fines
  • How to communicate efficiently with trading partners

Learn how to recognize areas where you can improve operations and reduce costs in your supply chain – download the eBook today!

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In the wake of recent environmental disasters, many companies feel the need to have a “resilient supply chain”. A resilient supply chain can mitigate risks and reduce the effect of catastrophes.

AberdeenGroup’s newest report, CSCO View of Resilient Supply Chains, examines the concept of a resilient supply chain and identifies strategies for improving resiliency, including:

  • Gain visibility beyond the enterprise into supplier and partner networks
  • Right size inventories to buffer, sole source or regional risks
  • Establish a plan of record to compare against and provide exception management
  • Incorporate risk strategies into the sales and operations planning process

Find out how boosting your company’s resiliency can result in significant cost savings - download the report today!

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As organizations expand their global presence, many are implementing Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions for financial gain and risk mitigation.

To help improve GTM operations, Gartner designed a GTM Maturity Model outlining the defining characteristics of companies in each of the four stages of maturity:

  • Stage 1: Market-Focused
  • Stage 2: Cost-Focused
  • Stage 3: Demand-Driven
  • Stage 4: Value-Driven

A Model for Value Chain Transformation helps companies assess where they fall within the Gartner GTM Maturity Model, and charts a reasonable course for improvement.

Learn how you can drive value and advance to the next level of GTM maturity - download this new research today!

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This report brings to light the waning strength of China’s labor-intensive export manufacturing and its impact on manufacturing activity in other developing economies. Rising wages and labor shortages are prompting factory owners in China to relocate facilities where wages are lower or competitive and supply of unskilled and semi-skilled workers is abundant.

Get a better understanding of how these trends effect the global supply chain and download your FREE report today!

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This report was designed to give chemical manufacturers, distributors, end users, and those servicing the chemical supply chain, a high-level view of top markets based on aggregate data for U.S. chemical exports. The report provides a detailed analysis of top markets for U.S. chemical exports classified under chapters 28 & 29 of the harmonized tariif schedule.

Understand what commodities are traded in high volume in each of these markets and what chemicals are experiencing high growth or decline. Furthermore, we examine the applications for each of these chemicals and how market conditions in each of these countries are driving these trends.

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RidgePort Logistics Center is an 18 million square foot rail-served park located on more than 1,500 acres and located less than 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. RidgePort Logistics Center is eight miles from BNSF Railway’s Logistics Park Chicago, the largest inland container port in the United States. In 2006, Logistics Park Chicago handled 730,000 containers and is expected to grow to in excess of 1.2 million containers in the coming years. 

Download more information about RidgePort features, map and coverage here.

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CenterPoint Properties is focused on the development, ownership and intensive management of industrial real estate and related rail, road and port infrastructure. The company works on all aspects of the warehouse, distribution and shipping industry, providing logistics services to support the efficient manufacturing and movement of goods. 

Download an overview of CenterPoint Properties' network, including recent expansion into the nation's largest inland port, here.


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The latest PIERS report enables users to track import growth of NVOCCs in the U.S. and around the world. It includes both aggregate NVOCC industry and individual NVOCC company market share by major trade region, volume, value of trade and carrier (VOCC) association. These assessments offer a view of performance over time so the U.S. can compare NVOCC performance with overall market growth.

Click here to download your copy today and gain a deep understanding of the NVOCC market!