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

The Morning After-Shock: USFIA 28th Apparel Importers Trade and Transportation Conference

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Mon, Nov, 14 2016 @ 10:17 AM

The world, our nation and especially the apparel industry was stymied by the results of the Presidential election, and now are starting to realize the changes that might come with the Trump Administration. But the opening speakers at the US Fashion Industry Association’s Annual Conference in New York City on November 9th, didn’t dwell on the negative. As a trade association, and body of people and organizations that represent the industry there was a lot of optimistic discussion and positive outlook. 

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Topics: Apparel, Transportation Management, Events

The Morning After: What the Future Holds for Trade Policy & the Global Fashion Industry

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Fri, Oct, 28 2016 @ 1:30 PM

Across the United States, most Americans are getting ready to cast their votes in one of the strangest elections in our country’s history.

With Election Day less than 2 weeks away, supply chain executives are beginning to analyze what the future will hold for trade policies, agreements and regulations. The largest piece of trade legislation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is still in play, but importers and exporters are wondering not solely if, but how the result of the election will affect their supply chain operations.

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Topics: Apparel, Transportation Management, Events

Amber Road Goes to Washington: USFIA’s “Trade is Fashionable” Symposium

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Tue, Jun, 28 2016 @ 3:43 PM

"I'm just a bill. Yes I’m only a bill. And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill."

Over 40 years ago, a Saturday morning TV show called Schoolhouse Rock uniquely taught children (and adults) how the US government passes new laws and legislation in a lyrical cartoon with a catchy tune. Even in this animated lesson, the tremendous complexity of laws, regulations and directives is obvious.  Yet most of us are challenged daily to negotiate mountains of legalese in order to conduct business.

In a new benchmark report produced by USFIA and Dr. Sheng Lu of the University of Delaware, executives ranked  compliance with trade regulations among their top three concerns as they finish out 2016 and prepare for next year - an increase from the 2015 survey. 

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Topics: Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Events, Global Knowledge, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance

Connect the Supply Chain Dots: Collaborate from Design to Delivery

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, May, 13 2016 @ 3:16 PM

What are your supply chain partners doing right now? What will they be up to six months from now? On the other hand, do your partners know what you’re doing right now?

Today’s global supply chains face pressures on all fronts: numerous trading partners add to the existing challenges of longer lead times, fluctuating trade regulations, and international logistics.

That makes internal communication, collaboration, and centralized data absolutely critical.

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Topics: Supplier Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Events, Global Supply Chain

Amber Road Hosts its First Supply Chain Collaboration Customer Summit for Retail Companies

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Mon, May, 2 2016 @ 10:36 AM

March 2nd, 2016 marked the one-year anniversary of Amber Road’s acquisition of ecVision. In the last year, we have made significant strides integrating our new Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC) solutions, into Amber Road’s Global Trade Management (GTM) suite and are excited about all of advancements to come.  

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Events, Footwear

Trade Compliance: The Missing Link in the Oil & Gas Supply Chain

Posted by Suzanne Richer on Wed, Apr, 20 2016 @ 1:28 PM

As the price of oil drops, companies need to reconsider their cost-saving strategies and how to manage global supply chains for bottom line impact. Typically, companies focus their efforts only on how they can drive costs down within their supply chain, without considering how their import/export compliance team can improve value.

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Topics: Import Compliance, Export Compliance, Events, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

Supply Chain Matters: Takeaways from the 2016 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Thu, Mar, 24 2016 @ 4:51 PM

Last month, Amber Road set up shop in the bustling exhibit hall and attended some great retail presentations at the RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference in Dallas, TX. At this year’s conference, retail supply chain professionals from all over the country came together to exchange ideas and discuss what the future holds for this industry.

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Events, Global Supply Chain

Annual Seminar in Hong Kong Continues to Deliver Educational Value and Networking Opportunities

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Mon, Mar, 14 2016 @ 11:21 AM

For the last three years, sourcing and supply chain executives have met for a full-day seminar in Hong Kong, listening to panels of experts discuss the most current trends in apparel and footwear sourcing. This year the event, originally facilitated by ecVision, the supply chain software provider acquired by Amber Road in 2015, was held on March 1st with support from the US Fashion Industry Association along with other sponsors. 

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Topics: Retail, Events, Risk and Quality Management

Heightened Supply Chain Security: Is There a New Paradigm?

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Wed, Jan, 20 2016 @ 4:01 PM

Today, securing the global supply chain is integral to preserving both the lives of people around the world, and maintaining the stability of the global economy. For that reason, solutions and processes need to become part of the supply chain organization in order to protect against disruption.

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Topics: Retail, GTM Best Practices, Events, Global Supply Chain, Risk and Quality Management