Amber Road, a leading provider in cloud-based global trade management (GTM) solutions, has this month launched a comprehensive training practice known as the Global Trade Academy to address the increasingly challenging need of internationally active organizations searching for effective ways to develop in-house supply chain talent.
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% of supply chain executives – almost double the figure from 2011 – noted that talent acquisition and development has become much harder.
Amber Road seeks to fill this void by offering globally active companies an extensive slate of 60 courses ranging from Customs and trade compliance, to import and export management, global logistics, risk assessment and international commerce.
“Global trade management is a complex and dynamic field,” says 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.”
With the impending supply-chain talent crunch, the Academy provides a platform for students to learn, think critically and problem solve in the world of global trade and international business. Global Trade Academy training and development programs include, instructor led in-classroom and web-based training, as well as computer-based training designed for international trade professionals located around the world.