Automating Imports at Emerson: Key Learnings to Unlock the Value in Your Global Supply Chain



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Start Date:11/3/2016

Start Time:2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT

Duration:75 minutes


Automating Imports at Emerson: Key Learnings to Unlock the Value in Your Global Supply Chain

Companies are digitizing their global supply chain to streamline the end-to-end import process and establish strong internal controls to stay in compliance and qualify for benefits under the Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) program. This webinar will explore how Emerson Automation Solutions has automated their import compliance operations, and strategies for measuring and communicating the value of automation.

Key topics will include:
•    Emerson’s master data management (MDM) best practices to establish a strong foundation for automation
•    The benefits of attaining ISA status
•    A summary of the benefits realized by automating the import process
•    The important digital technologies used to achieve these automation benefits

Presenters will include:
•    Phyllis Van Gilst, Senior Manager of Trade Compliance at Emerson Automation Solutions 
•    Nathan Pieri, Chief Product Officer at Amber Road


Phyllis Van Gilst

Senior Manager of Trade Compliance at Emerson Automation Solutions

Phyllis Van Gilst is a Senior Manager of Trade Compliance for Emerson’s Automation Solutions group. She leads her team with global responsibility for implementing standards and automation for the company’s Trade Compliance Program. With offices around the world, her responsibility spans over 260 locations. Phyllis is a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker with over 25 years in international business with a focus on trade compliance. Her background in the import/export process coupled with lean concepts helps reduce cost and complexity in the supply chain by integrating global standards and harmonized business practices through automated process while responsibly managing trade compliance risk.

Nathan Pieri

Chief Product Officer, Amber Road

Nathan Pieri is responsible for Amber Road's product development and delivery capability, leading the product management, engineering and trade content teams as well as the global professional services organization. Nathan has over 20 years of experience in enterprise software, designing and delivering solutions for large, complex supply chains.


Prior to rejoining Amber Road, Nathan was Senior Vice President Product Management at Triple Point Technology, a leading provider of commodity management solutions, where he led product management and engineering teams for six product lines. Previously, Nathan has also held senior marketing and product management roles at Amber Road for ten years, and other enterprise software companies such as Celarix and Baan (Infor). Earlier in his career, Mr. Pieri was a strategy and supply chain management consultant at Coopers & Lybrand and held various operating roles at General Electric, where he started his career in the manufacturing management program.

Alessandra Barrett

Senior Content Editor, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

A JOC editor since 2007, Alessandra Barrett produces print and online content ranging from magazine specials and custom publications to video interviews, webcasts and podcasts. Overseeing all special projects, Alessandra provides editorial direction, working closely with the design team and clients on content, look and overall vision. Before joining The Journal of Commerce, she worked in marketing and public relations for a broad range of industries, including broadcast and recording, performing arts center design and construction, and health and sustainability education.

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