Webinar Q&A: How Abercrombie Deployed a Transloading Model

Posted by Joe Gabro on Tue, Oct, 4 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Last month, Supply & Demand Chain Executive broadcasted a webinar entitled, How Abercrombie Deployed a Transloading Model. Presenters included:

  • Chris Andrews, Director of International Logistics at Abercrombie
  • Sarah Jane Chapman, Manager of International Logistics at Abercrombie
  • Stephanie Miles, Senior Vice President of Commercial Services at Amber Road
  • Kevin Snelling, Senior Transportation Analyst at Abercrombie

Our presenters received several questions throughout the webinar and unfortunately did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled their answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Supply Chain Visibility, Shipment Preparation

Video Series Chapter 4: Logistics

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Sep, 21 2016 @ 10:15 AM

Continued from Chapter 3: Risk & Quality Management

Transporting goods internationally requires a carefully coordinated approach. Multiple hand-offs and responsibilities across borders and trading partners add both cost and complexity. If you don’t have the right processes in place (and the tools to support them), your bottom line will suffer.

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Topics: Rate Management, Contract Management, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility

Webinar Q&A: Dick's Sporting Goods Goes to the Source

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Sep, 2 2016 @ 10:00 AM

During our webinar with SupplyChainBrain last month, Ryan Miller of Dick's Sporting Goods discussed how the company has adopted new technology to automate and simplify the supplier relationship management process, making it easy for sourcing executives to make quick, informed decisions about their suppliers. Several viewers asked questions during the webinar, and while our speakers were unable to answer them all live, Ryan Miller and Gary Barraco have answered the additional questions here.

Q: Does your implementation of Amber Road integrate with other systems?

Ryan:  Yes, absolutely.  We are integrated today with Flex PLM from PTC.  That’s our main development system where we are doing all our tech packs, and that’s where our product information starts.  Amber Road comes at the beginning.  So as we are onboarding a vendor, all that vendor data is fed from Amber Road into PTC.  And then later on after development is through, we feed the data back from PTC back over to Amber Road for product testing and materials testing.  It’s one continuous back and forth integration.

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Supplier Compliance Questionnaires

Trek Bikes Streamlines Global Trade Operations with Amber Road Solution

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Thu, Aug, 25 2016 @ 9:30 AM

Trek Bikes, a major bicycle and cycling product manufacturer and distributor, has shifted its supply chain visibility and product classification into high gear with Amber Road's Trade Automation solution, aiming to lower landed costs and manage global trade.

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Topics: Contract Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Product Classification, Order and Shipment Visibility

Upcoming Webinar: How Abercrombie Deployed a Transloading Model

Posted by Joe Gabro on Mon, Aug, 8 2016 @ 10:30 AM

As a result of the West Coast Port Congestion and concern of disruptions to the supply chain, Abercrombie embarked to deploy a Transloading model to help keep inventory in motion once it arrived to US ports.

Join us for a complimentary Supply & Demand Chain Executive webinar entitled Transloading at Abercrombie: The Business Drivers, Lessons Learned, and Realized Rewards, broadcasting on Thursday, September 8 at 2:00pm EDT.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

Direct to Consumer Enablement for Retail Success

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) selling is not a new concept. Lured by the promise of bigger sales and better access to consumers — and driven by ultimate survival — wholesale brands are increasingly looking to circumvent traditional retailers to reach their customers directly.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Data Quality Management

Follow Ingersoll Rand’s Path to Premier Performance

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Thu, Jun, 23 2016 @ 2:08 PM

It’s no secret that a well-executed, fully integrated enterprise trading platform model can be the key to operational excellence. When that platform leverages a single ERP to standardize key business processes and govern relationships between source locations and customers, best-in-class companies see some impressive results.

Ingersoll Rand, a global industrial company, uses Amber Road’s Trade Automation platform to streamline its import and export processes, and enjoys increased visibility and agility, reduced logistics and operational costs, shortened lead times, and assurance in their global trade compliance initiatives. Ingersoll Rand has also seen dramatic improvements in how customers are served while facilitating and enabling accelerated growth. The company’s trading platform has added incalculable business value and competitive advantage.

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility

Webinar Q&A: Comparing Cargo Security Programs Around the World

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Fri, Jun, 17 2016 @ 3:00 PM

This week, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy broadcasted a webinar on Comparing Cargo Security Programs Around the World. Our presenter, Suzanne Richer from Amber Road, received several questions throughout the webinar and unfortunately did not have time to address them all during the live broadcast. We have compiled her answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Webinars, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance, C-TPAT

Going to the Source:  Supplier Relationship (Micro-) Management

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Fri, Jun, 17 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Across the world, sourcing, supply chain, and global trade executives are under intense pressure to streamline their processes in order to stay ahead of the competition and keep their companies in the black. But let’s face it — it’s not easy in this environment: light-speed business, stringent compliance regulations, and consumer demand for more agility than a squirrel on a bird feeder.

Studies show the top organizations that have successfully aligned with their key suppliers have reduced risk factors and improved innovation, quality, reliability, and costs/price reductions. Both sides of the business can achieve greater value, which is difficult to achieve if operating independently.

Amber Road customer Dick’s Sporting Goods has adopted new technology to automate and simplify the SRM process, making it easy for sourcing executives to make quick, informed decisions about their suppliers.

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Risk Management, Risk and Quality Management, Production Management

Improve Supplier Relationship Management in Your Organization

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Wed, Jun, 8 2016 @ 9:57 AM

Across the world, sourcing, supply chain, and global trade executives are under intense pressure to streamline their processes in order to stay ahead of the competition and keep their companies in the black. But let’s face it — it’s not easy in this environment: light-speed business, stringent compliance regulations, and consumer demand for more agility.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Supply Chain Visibility