White Papers | QAD Precision
Research aimed at helping you navigate the challenges of global trade and transportation.
3PLS & FTZs: CREATING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES
Companies wishing to leverage the Foreign-Trade Zone program have to weigh the decision of becoming an FTZ operator or using a 3PL. In this white paper, we look at how logistics providers can create a competitive advantage for their customers through FTZ operations.
MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR AUTOMATING GLOBAL TRADE MANAGEMENT
For many years, enterprises treated trade compliance as a back-office function. However, global trade management and trade compliance are often untapped sources of competitive advantage. In this white paper, we outline the business case for automating GTM.
WHY INTEGRATE ORACLE TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT WITH QAD PRECISION
A long standing partner of Oracle Transportation Management, QAD Precision offers OTM users access to a multi-carrier parcel shipping network of configurable and certified carriers across all regions of the world.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES
A Foreign-Trade Zone enables companies to lower importing costs and enhance inventory control as well as improve supply chain velocity and flexibility. In this white paper we outline the benefits of FTZs, how they work and who can apply.
FIVE CHALLENGES FOR US IMPORTERS IN ENSURING COMPLIANCE
In this interview with Supply Chain Brain, Adrienne Braumiller, founding partner at Braumiller Law Group, along with QAD Precision experts Jerry Peck and Olivier Joncas discuss import compliance challenges.
THE GLOBAL TRADE PLAYBOOK: A 7 POINT CHECKLIST FOR MANUFACTURERS
Within the global trade space, the only constant is change. In this Playbook we outline a seven-point checklist for manufacturers to navigate dynamic trading environments.
FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS INCREASE YOUR BOTTOM LINE
Free trade agreements give global shippers a competitive advantage, but compliance with FTAs is complex and time-consuming. In this white paper we look at the return on investment of automating FTA compliance.
E-COMMERCE FULFILLMENT STRATEGIES
A crucial part of growing your e-commerce vertical is determining which fulfillment option best fits within your B2C strategy. In this white paper, Bryan Ringrose discusses a number of different strategies e-commerce merchants can consider to best meet their operational needs.
WHERE COMPANIES STRUGGLE WITH PRODUCT CLASSIFICATION
With more than 35 years of experience as a global trade professional, Jerry Peck describes why companies struggle with product classification, as well as common misperceptions and industry best practices.
COMMODITY CODES: THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT CLASSIFICATION
Classifying goods correctly is the first vital step in the import process. Customs authorities around the world use commodity codes to determine what products are being imported into a particular country, if these goods are eligible for entry, and the amount of duties — if any — apply. Get the classification wrong, and a world of headache awaits, including delayed shipments and fines.
THE VALUE OF INTEGRATING TRADE COMPLIANCE WITH GLOBAL TRADE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Trade compliance is not only a source of competitive advantage as a stand-alone function; its alignment with other disciplines will enhance execution across the entire supply chain ecosystem. Based on the fundamental premise that a multi-functional, holistic approach to compliance is simply good business, this paper is dedicated to explaining precisely how that can be done.
THE BENEFITS OF CONTROLLING INBOUND LOGISTICS
Transporting goods from one country to another, from one city to another or from a distribution center to a final customer can be an expensive business. Managing the costs of inbound shipments can be even more of a challenge. In this white paper, we look at the benefits of managing inbound logistics.
TRADE COMPLIANCE IN A BRAVE NEW WORLD
Any company that trades globally knows the importance of compliance. However not all companies are equal when it comes to mitigating risks. In this white paper, we discuss the importance of due diligence and how to avoid compliance pitfalls in a world of increasingly complex trade regulations.
GLOBAL TRADE AND TRANSPORTATION: BEST PRACTICES FOR MANUFACTURERS
Enterprises may not be able to do much about geopolitical changes and global trade uncertainties. What they can do is ensure their own operations are optimized to navigate dynamic trading environments. In this white paper, we outline best practices for global trade and transportation for manufacturers with multinational operations.
INTEGRATED SHIPPING SOLUTIONS FOR UNIVERSITIES
Heightened security concerns around sensitive technology and research makes trade compliance crucial for universities. However, export compliance alone is not enough. They also need to standardize shipping procedures, control costs, audit and reconcile their shipping invoices, and drive efficiencies across research chains and the institution as a whole.
HOW 3PLS CAN WIN NEW BUSINESS WITH VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Logistics is no longer just about warehouses and shipping capabilities, but equally about technology, service and expertise. 3PLs are responding by providing a whole array of value-added services that ease the burden on shippers.
THE ADVANTAGES OF MULTI CARRIER SHIPPING SOLUTIONS
Learn how a multi carrier shipping solution can allow you to standardize your shipping processes and control costs, while benefiting from flexibility and choice.
THE BENEFITS OF DESKTOP SHIPPING FOR ENTERPRISES
Desktop shipping, also known as non-production shipping, is the biggest source of “maverick” spending associated with transportation. In this white paper we examine the benefits of standardizing desktop shipping.
BUILD vs BUY: WHICH TRANSPORTATION SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
When companies need software solutions to assist, streamline or improve operations, the build versus buy proposition is one that is looked at often. This is true for global shippers considering a transportation execution solution too. You may have the capability to build a solution in-house – the question is, should you?
LIFE SCIENCES SHIPPING: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Life sciences organizations are sending more frequent, and smaller shipments. Parcels are replacing pallets, and life sciences shipping has begun to move away from traditional distribution methods. This means life sciences companies need new capabilities to manage their shipping process. In this white paper, we will look at the challenges facing life sciences companies and how integrated shipping solutions can help.
SIMPLIFYING TRADE COMPLIANCE FOR HIGH TECH MANUFACTURERS
Global trade is the cornerstone of the contemporary economy. Despite this, the global trade landscape is not open to the unfettered movement of goods. Many, many goods are subject to export controls and customs regulations. Adhering to compliance regulations is crucial for any high tech manufacturer. In this white paper we look at how high tech companies can simplify their compliance processes.
WHICH METHOD OF CARRIER ONBOARDING IS RIGHT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION?
In this white paper we look at the process of carrier onboarding. We will discuss the available options for adding new carriers, new services and new origin locations.
DESKTOP SHIPPING FOR UNIVERSITIES
Many universities ship parcels on an ad hoc basis and have a poor understanding of their parcel spend. Different schools and administrative units may have their own procedures, shipping data is fragmented, and many universities do not track shipping costs. In this white paper we look at desktop shipping for universities and how standardizing shipping procedures can reduce costs and increase efficiencies.
SHIPPING & LOGISTICS: HIDDEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY
Shipping and logistics represent a significant overhead for enterprises, including banks and financial houses. Getting this part of the business right not only offers significant savings, but improved efficiencies that result in better customer service and operational speed as well as ease of regulatory compliance.
E-COMMERCE FOR RETAILERS
The growth of online shopping presents considerable challenges for retailers. Here we offer an in-depth examination of retail e-commerce, including global trends, strategies for cutting costs and the importance of reverse logistics.
BEST PRACTICES IN TRANSPORTATION EXECUTION
In this leadership white paper for the global manufacturing industry, we look at the strategies employed by visionary enterprises to manage their global supply chains profitably and responsibly.
COULD BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTIONIZE PARCEL SHIPPING?
Could blockchain revolutionize parcel shipping? Although more commonly associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, in the last 18 months or so, blockchain’s potential for trade and transportation has been much discussed. In this white paper we examine how global companies like QAD Precision and FedEx might leverage blockchain in the future.
TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT & THE CLOUD
In this white paper, we examine the cloud from the perspective of transportation execution and logistics, and discuss the benefits of cloud deployment for growth-minded enterprises.
WHY GLOBAL SHIPPERS SHOULD INTEGRATE SAP WITH QAD PRECISION
As a certified partner of the SAP Application Centre, QAD Precision offers access to one of the leading multi-carrier parcel shipping solutions with a global network of configurable and certified carriers.
STRATEGIES TO MITIGATE LIFE SCIENCES TRADE COMPLIANCE RISKS
Trade compliance is a necessity for any company that ships globally. For the heavily regulated life sciences industry, it is critical. In this white paper we look at how life sciences companies can mitigate compliance risks.