[On-Demand Webinar] The Financial Implications of Global Supply Chain Management

Posted by Colleen Bush on Fri, Aug, 8 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Did you miss our webinar on The Financial Implications of Global Supply Chain Management? Don’t worry - it is now available on-demand!

This webinar explores the causal relationship between the execution of global supply chain strategies and a company’s financial results. Operational examples highlight how companies have leveraged global trade management solutions to optimize landed costs, lead times, and inventory.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

[Upcoming Webinar] The Financial Implications of Global Supply Chain Management

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, Jul, 7 2014 @ 1:46 PM

Please join Amber Road for a complimentary webinar on The Financial Implications of Global Supply Chain Management, broadcasting live on Tuesday, July 24 at 2pm EDT.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

New Infographic: The Business Case for Visibility with a Global TMS

Posted by Sam Scordato on Tue, Jun, 3 2014 @ 3:47 PM

American Shipper, in partnership with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), surveyed more than 200 shippers and third party logistics providers about their global transportation management processes, visibility, and technology. The resulting 2014 Global Transportation Management Benchmark Study examines how shippers and 3PLs view the bottom line benefits of visibility, the roadblocks in managing visibility and global transportation management systems, and whether funding is available to invest in new technology.

This infographic contains statistics from the report and makes the business case for investing in a Global Transportation Management system. Dont forget to download the report to get the full results of the study and learn more about the ROI that a global TMS can provide!

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Topics: Contract & Rate Management, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

NRF 2014 Interview by WhichPLM

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Tue, Feb, 25 2014 @ 11:00 AM

In the first of our exclusive vendor interviews from last month’s NRF show in New York City, our Editor talks with Gary Barraco of ecVision about supply chain transparency, sustainability, and the future of collaborative materials management.

Ben Hanson: Firstly, how has the show been for you, and do you think the trends you see here are indicative of trade shows in general?

Gary Barraco (pictured far right):

I like to tell everyone that these kinds of shows really mirror the industry as a whole. So here on the expo floor, we’re a supply chain solution provider, and the focus is not really on us. The focus for the attendees this year is on retailing, and all of the aspects of customer experience, including how to deliver the right products into the hands of the consumer.

Our role, instead, lies in getting those products from design to receipt into the warehouse and the store. So although we do play an important role in the process of getting things to retail, we haven’t seen the traffic for supply chain buyers like we did last year.

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Topics: Retail, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

Stephanie Miles' 2014 Global Trade Executive Outlook

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, Feb, 18 2014 @ 11:05 AM

As the global trade space begins to rev up for 2014, many industry leaders are looking ahead to the trends, challenges and strategies they see playing the biggest role in the year to come. In our Executive Outlook series, we asked some of Amber Road's top thought leaders about their perspective of the supply chain, compliance, and beyond, and we will post their answers every week. Our final interview is with Stephanie Miles, Senior Vice President of Commercial Services at Amber Road.

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Topics: Landed Cost Calculation, Import Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

SCM World Reports on Supply Chain and the Cloud

Posted by Sam Scordato on Tue, Nov, 19 2013 @ 11:00 AM

Supply chains are by their very nature connected, information-dependent, and undergoing constant change. Most senior supply chain leaders have become accustomed to developing and deploying operational strategies on the back of software applications that are generally legacy systems underpinning specialty bolt-on tools. The result is sometimes clunky and rarely flexible in the face of changing business conditions. In “Supply Chain and the Future of Applications” SCM World reports on how the idea of “cloud” based software promises to change this.

Supply chain leaders depend on a whole range of software applications to manage their operations and to support initiatives for new growth. Many of these systems have taken years and cost many millions of dollars to install and use. Changes in information technology, particularly cloud computing, are likely to have a significant impact on the way these systems are developed and deployed going forward. According to the report, this new model already appears ready to apply to supply chains and is bringing new considerations to the table both in terms of technology and use cases.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

Air Freight Sees Declines Despite Overall International Freight Growth

Posted by Colleen Bush on Fri, Nov, 15 2013 @ 9:47 AM

Surprisingly, while overall international freight forwarding grew by 3.2% to $63.2 billion in 2012, ocean freight saw large growth (11.5%) while air freight experienced significant decline (4.2%). This disparity can largely be attributed to companies increasing visibility into their supply chain and no longer needing to rely on air transport, which was traditionally the more reliable yet costly method.

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Topics: Contract & Rate Management, Carrier Selection & Booking, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

New! AberdeenGroup Supply Chain Visibility Report

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Mon, Jul, 1 2013 @ 12:00 PM

Supply chain execution and responsiveness require the tight synchronization of supply and demand, as well as the orchestration of the three flows of commerce - the movement of goods, information, and funds - across an increasingly large number of logistics and trading partners spanning wide geographic areas.

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Topics: Performance Management Reporting, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

Brown-Forman Finds Wine Export Solutions with Amber Road

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Wed, Apr, 24 2013 @ 1:54 PM

It may be hard to believe that one of the world’s largest producers of wines and spirits once lacked visibility of its ocean shipments and carrier performance levels. But back in 2004, Brown-Forman had to rely on the tracking systems of individual carriers to keep tabs on product in transit, with no single platform to monitor the movement of popular brands like Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, and Korbel.

Brown-Forman began looking for a software suite that could provide a central repository while navigating the highly regulated alcoholic beverage industry, where strict records are essential. The company picked Amber Road (then Management Dynamics).

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility, Data Quality Management

Recent Trends in Adoption of Supply Chain Software Solutions

Posted by Jim Preuninger on Thu, Nov, 8 2012 @ 3:52 PM

If the Supply Chain can’t be Simplified, New Strategies are Needed to Account for the Complexity

Recently, attendees at the Amber Road user conference had the opportunity to hear William McNeill, Senior Research Analyst at Gartner, speak about global trade trends and priorities. In particular, Mr. McNeill cited a survey of “Supply Chain Digest” readers conducted by Gartner that focused on the adoption of supply chain software. (For more observations on this study, see Dan Gilmore’s comments here.)

The survey of 259 senior supply chain executives found that nearly 35% of respondents identified supply chain visibility and event management (SCVEM) as the most important supply chain management (SCM) and execution (SCE) application for acquisition in 2014.

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility