Amber Road Transforms Fashion at PI Apparel

Posted by Julia Gorman on Tue, Jun, 13 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Consumers want speed - fashion brands need to deliver or fall behind. The need for speed trickles all the way down to product design. To stay in the game, brands need to fully transform their supply chains in order to streamline operations without sacrificing quality. From product life cycle management to supply chain visibility, brands have turned to technology to ensure flexibility, agility and visibility from conception to delivery.

Amber Road is excited to attend the 2017 Product Innovation Apparel Workshop in New York City from June 22 to 23. PI Apparel serves as a platform for technology and software providers to share the solutions that are disrupting the fashion, apparel and footwear industry.

Amber Road will kick off Day 2 of the conference with a Think Tank session: ‘Maintaining Raw Material Quality Standards During New Product Launches.’ Amber Road’s Cheryl Layne, Customer Success Champion, will lead the session alongside Vera Bradley’s Megan Coale, Business Solution Lead, at 8:30AM in the Seward Room (on the 3rd floor mezzanine).

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Topics: Apparel, Events

Renault-Nissan Alliance Selects Amber Road to Maximize Preferential Trade Benefits

Posted by Julia Gorman on Wed, Jun, 7 2017 @ 12:08 PM

Throughout its 18 years of partnership, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has harnessed its unique business model to increase the value of both companies. Together, Renault-Nissan’s value has expanded on a global level—collectively operating in 122 manufacturing plants around the world with Renault headquartered in Paris, France and Nissan in Yokohama, Japan. As one of the largest global automakers, the Alliance began to recognize missed opportunities with preferential duties and struggled to ensure free trade agreement compliance.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance turned to Amber Road to help optimize its European preferential trade processes. The Alliance will use Amber Road’s Trade Automation solution to ensure compliance with free trade agreements and maximize its utilization of preferential duties. The solution will support import/export processes from European, Turkish and Moroccan sites, taking into account over 40 Free Trade Agreements.

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Topics: Press Releases, Amber Road News

AAFA Sourcing Conference: How Amber Road is Innovating the Supply Chain

Posted by Julia Gorman on Mon, Jun, 5 2017 @ 2:40 PM

The apparel and footwear industry is fueled by consumers who expect instant gratification. On top of these high demands, the new administration, dramatic changes to shipping and logistics, and shifts in sourcing practices have thrown the industry a curve ball. Although it goes without being said, the apparel and footwear industry has evolved into a complex and rapidly changing environment.

Luckily, technology has been simultaneously evolving to meet and serve the needs of the industry in all its complexities. Those who are looking ahead, understand that collaboration is a critical component to minimize risk and ensure a smooth operating supply chain. They have chosen to harness global trade management solutions to alleviate the stress of their supply chains and optimize their sourcing operations in order to meet their customer’s demands through rapid speed to market and therefore secure loyalty.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Events, Global Supply Chain

Gartner Supply Chain Conference: ACTing On A Digital Future

Posted by Julia Gorman on Wed, May, 17 2017 @ 9:26 AM

In the face of a disruptive world, companies are ever-more empowered to transform their global supply chains. In the multi-faceted climate of global trade, organizational survival relies on the ability to effectively anticipate, adjust, and alter supply chains to maintain a reputation of reliability and high performance. This expectation makes flexibility, agility, coordination, and speed vital components to the life blood of any global organization.

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Topics: Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management

Your Supply Chain From The Outside In

Posted by Julia Gorman on Tue, Apr, 25 2017 @ 9:01 AM

In today’s global marketplace, internal data can no longer sustain enterprise operations. With the universal complexity of trade laws and regulations, external content has transformed from a supplement to a vital component of global trade management (GTM).

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Content, Global Knowledge

Webinar: How Will the U.S. Border Adjustment Tax Affect Importers?

Posted by Julia Gorman on Mon, Apr, 10 2017 @ 2:55 PM

Nothing dominates the importing and exporting scenario in the United States more readily today than the discussion around a border tax. With a long-standing trade deficit, the U.S. imports far more than it exports and the proposed border adjustment tax (BAT) would hit imports for an additional 20%. There are supporters and detractors on both sides. 

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance

Think Like a Futurist at the Rider Supply Chain Symposium

Posted by Julia Gorman on Tue, Mar, 28 2017 @ 2:23 PM

Uncertainty is perhaps the greatest industry trend of 2017. Rooted in the changes to our political climate, inevitable supply chain risks, and drastic shifts in customs and trade patterns, global transactions are riddled with challenges. As a trade compliance professional, you know that operating in a volatile environment requires overcoming the uncertainty that complicates even the most mundane of tasks.

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Topics: Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management, Trade Compliance

Global Trade Academy: Your One Stop Resource for Global Trade Management

Posted by Julia Gorman on Thu, Mar, 16 2017 @ 2:20 PM

In the rapidly changing environment of global trade, it’s an ongoing challenge to stay on top of the current information and resources that are available. On top of that, the demanding schedule of an international trade professional makes it even more challenging to dedicate the time to ­­­refresh your global knowledge. However, at a point in time where global trade is on the brink of an evolution, it is critical to maintain a fluent understanding of all its complexities. That’s why Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy is your premier source for comprehensive compliance training and professional development.

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Topics: Global Trade Management

The Noodle Bowl of Bilateral Trade in Asia

Posted by Julia Gorman on Tue, Mar, 14 2017 @ 2:00 PM

In the early 2000’s, bilateral trade agreements started popping up in Asia at a feverish pace. As opposed to multilateral trade agreements, bilateral agreements are negotiated between two individual countries. Although the removal of additional parties alleviates the process of negotiating terms and conditions, this is merely a short-term benefit. The quick fix of bilateral agreements ultimately results in an increased amount of free trade agreements as a means of compensating for unaccounted parties.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Duty Management

Customers: Catch Our eVOLVE 2017 User Conference Early Bird Special!

Posted by Julia Gorman on Tue, Jan, 24 2017 @ 4:38 PM

Don’t miss Amber Road’s highly anticipated eVOLVE 2017 User Conference! eVOLVE will take place May 10-12, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center just outside of Washington, DC. Amber Road customers can look forward to user-driven case studies, product updates, training courses and thought leadership from industry leaders.

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Topics: Events