U.S. & China Trade Tensions Touch Global Electronics Supply Chain

While the shifting political landscape and subsequent tension between America and China is no secret, the ripple effect is harder for the average citizen to perceive—especially when those ripples aren’t yet affecting their wallets. With the current administration’s implementation of tariffs on certain Chinese imports, however, the corresponding tension could very well impact the average…

California Sets New Standard for Data Privacy with CCPA

Late last year, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) was passed into law, and with it, high-tech electronics organizations are grappling with yet another complex and demanding set of data privacy regulations. Although aimed at protecting consumer privacy,  by necessity, these regulations will change the way that electronics OEMs manage their data. When Governor Jerry Brown…

Trump Tariffs: 3 Things Manufacturers Need to Know

Manufacturers around the globe have been keeping a close eye on the Trump presidency since even before Inauguration Day. However, the industry’s attention reached a new level recently with the announcements of a series of tariffs on imported products from a variety of countries ranging from China to Canada. Yet, while a large emphasis has…

Sustainability Clauses: CSR in Contracts Yields Mixed But Promising Results

Adding corporate social responsibility (CSR) language into supplier contracts is becoming increasingly common for high-tech and electronics OEMs. It remains to be seen, though, if these sustainability clauses actually shift supplier behavior. A recent study from EcoVadis, which rates global supply chains for business sustainability, found that CSR clauses have the potential to improve supply…

Pilot Freight Services Implements Amber Road’s On-Demand Export Compliance Solution

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ  – Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR), a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, announced today that Pilot Freight Services, (Pilot), a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, has gone live with Amber Road’s Export On-Demand solution to automate the restricted party screening (RPS) process.  In an era of heightened security, determining whether individuals,…