Amber Road, a provider of global trade management solutions, says its proprietary process for collecting, translating, interpreting and updating country-specific trade regulations has achieved ISO 9001:2008 recertification.
Almost every U.S. company large or small annually conducts the essential financial audit. But many executives may not be aware that an audit of another kind may be just as critical to their organizations' financial stability plus providing optimum customer service and, literally, protecting the well-being of the public.
That audit? An evaluation of a firm's compliance and operational practices in the shipment of dangerous goods by air, land and sea.
Analyst Insight: In a recent supply chain survey conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights, consumer products manufacturers consider themselves stewards of product quality more frequently than of either cost or service. Interestingly, the gap between companies that consider themselves primarily stewards of product quality versus cost is narrowest for the large enterprise manufacturers, suggesting that for the smaller players, it is the product itself that drives competitive success in the marketplace.
- Simon Ellis, Director, Supply Chain Strategies Practice, IDC Manufacturing Insights