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World Trade 100’s blog space allows visitors can read opinions and comments about industry topics of the day. Visitors are encouraged to respond by making their comments known as well. In this space, you will read blog posts from the Editor in Chief, Perry Trunick, our Associate Editor, Josh Foster, and we have a special space for our industry partners to make blog posts as well. To learn more about submitting blog content, visit our Partners Blog page! Read More

Are You Able to Act On Your Data?

A surprising number of distributors are unable to take prompt action based on their data, putting them at a disadvantage.
April 22, 2014
Agile companies that can use their data to fine-tune their operations can stay ahead of the competition.
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Survey: End-to-End Supply Chain Orchestration Unsupported by ERP Software

March 20, 2014
Companies relying on ERP for supply chain visibility suffer misalignment between IT and business executives, resulting in a 50 percent gap in inter-enterprise visibility capabilities.
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Cloud-Based Technology for the Customer

As a non-asset based company, the biggest challenge is how to best use technology to the fullest to help customers grow more profitably.
March 4, 2014
As a non-asset based company, the biggest challenge is how to best use technology to the fullest to help customers grow more profitably.
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Eliminating Complexity in Increasingly Complex Supply Chains

The Case for Standardization
February 25, 2014
My previous blogs described the need for data that is not only accurate, timely and consistent, but also delivered in an automated fashion via an e-commerce platform;which is essential when considering your supply chain visibility strategy.
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The Doc Prescribes Warehouse Outsourcing

February 10, 2014
In this WT100 Partner Blog exclusive, ICAT Logistics lays out the argument for outsourcing warehousing for medical tech manufacturers.
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Compliance Blog

Short commentaries and discussions of compliance issues and trends in global trade management as they relate to extended supply chains. Read More

Easing of Iran Sanctions and its Repercussion for Industry

A deal is aimed at preventing nuclear weaponization or breakout capability by Iran in return for unfreezing assets and ending select sanctions.
February 18, 2014

 A deal is aimed at preventing nuclear weaponization or breakout capability by Iran in return for unfreezing assets and ending select sanctions. 

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The Latest Export Control Reform Updates

February 14, 2014

 We know that keeping up with Export Control Reform (ECR) changes can be tough, so we’re breaking down the latest updates for you right here! 

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Anthony Hardenburgh’s 2014 Global Trade Executive Outlook

February 12, 2014

As the global trade space begins to rev up for 2014, many industry leaders are looking ahead to the trends, challenges and strategies they see playing the biggest role in the year to come. In our Executive Outlook series, we asked some of Amber Road's top thought leaders about their perspective of the supply chain, compliance, and beyond, and we will post their answers every week. Our first interview is with Anthony Hardenburgh, Vice President of Global Trade Content at Amber Road.

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Brazil Cracks Down on Corruption

Compliance Program Show Reasonable Care
December 1, 2013

New Anti-corruption Law Take Effect in February. With a new anti-corruption law scheduled to take effect January 28, 2014, Brazil is increasing the legal exposure of companies operating within its borders, while simultaneously moving to honor the “Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions” promulgated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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NSA Spying Tarnishes Brand USA

Data Privacy to Figure in TTIPS Negotiations
November 1, 2013

Calls for EU Cloud Strengthen. Revelations about data gathering by the National Security Administration (NSA) may actually damage the ability of American companies to conduct business abroad. 

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Cloud Blog

Short commentaries and discussions of cloud technology and issues surrounding its enterprise-wide use and application in extended supply chains. Read More

Securing the Cloud

Cutting through the fog surrounding data security.
August 26, 2013
In this exclusive Cloud Supply Chain InfoCenter blog, WT100's EIC breaks down what's truly important in cloud security.
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What Your Supply Chain Can Learn from Nate Silver

June 3, 2013

In the days following the US Election, the reputation and stock of a great many well-respected political pundits fell, some precipitously. Nate Silver was not one of them.

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Apparel Retailers Reeling from Bangladesh Factory Fire

June 3, 2013

The Savar garment factory fire that on Saturday took the lives of 112 workers is being cited as one the worst industrial tragedies in Bangladesh history.

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Intermodal Blog

Short commentaries and discussions of intermodal issues and trends in global trade management as they relate to extended supply chains.

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A New Era for Intermodal

March 3, 2014

  When the Staggers Act became law and railroads were economically deregulated, I interviewed a CEO of one of the Class 1 railroads about rail contracts and other changes brought about by the new law.

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Maritime Blog

Interesting commentary and discussion focused on critical issues and trends in global ocean shipping.

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Protecting Maritime Trade

March 31, 2014

Bob Foster, mayor of Long Beach, points out one in eight jobs in Long Beach is linked to world trade.

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