Don’t be Scared; Be Prepared! Gearing Up for Fall 2018

Posted by Veronika Clough

Autumn is here, which means the holiday shopping season is just around the corner. The store shelves are already stocked with some Christmas holiday goods, which signals that the products are already sitting in the local DCs and stores. Companies aren’t wasting time to get the holiday shopping season underway, and better inventory management will give them some extra advantages this season. It’s also important to understand why product testing matters in today’s complex safety and compliance world, and how to keep from being blindsided by custom laws and regulations. Amber Road’s subject matter experts provide best practices across the supply chain in a range of published articles from industry publications. 

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Topics: Product Management, Sourcing Optimization, Trade Compliance, Global Supply Chain, Global Trade Management Software

Amber Road Customers Closing High Performance Gap with Digital

Posted by Veronika Clough

Despite store closures, sluggish sales, and demanding consumers, at least 50 of the most profitable  retailers still managed to keep growth going. Their success is in large part related to the technology they use to keep their supply chains running at optimal performance and beat the competition in a tough marketplace. Industry resource Apparel magazine has released its annual “Top 50 Report,” not just listing the most profitable US apparel companies, but shedding light onto how they came out swinging in 2018, despite the industry challenges they faced.

In order to hold a position on this list, retail companies need to exceed $100 million in sales, even though most reach into the billions. As publicly traded US companies, these organizations have demonstrated profit margin increases over the last year, grading them in order of these strides in revenue gains.

Amber Road is proud to congratulate 10 of the Top 50 companies who we also have the honor to serve as customers. These are the companies on this year’s Apparel Top 50 list that are customers leveraging Amber Road’s software solutions for supply chain collaboration and execution:
  • Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman)
  • Nike
  • Cintas
  • PVH
  • VF Corp
  • Chico’s
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Vera Bradley
  • TJX
  • L Brands

“Some of these notable names have been long-time customers. The year-over-year performance of these winners is impressive, and we believe software solutions do play a hand in their achievements,” said Cheryl Layne, Customer Success Director for Amber Road. “We have always maintained a customer base of growing apparel and footwear companies and we congratulation them for their hard work.”

When asked about challenges, Robert Wallstrom, CEO of Vera Bradley replied: “Over the last few years, retail has been going through a very disruptive cycle, and the industry has changed forever. Technology has revolutionized retail: the e-commerce channel has become the primary growth engine; marketing has transformed to a ‘digital-first’ strategy; the physical store has moved from a place of purchase to a place of brand experience; and artificial intelligence is becoming the core engine to drive change faster than anyone could have previously imagined.” You can read the entire Apparel article here.

It’s apparent these companies understand the business value of automating and optimizing their supply chain execution operations for greater visibility, agility and lowered risk, while reducing sourcing costs across the board. To do it right, organizations need to take a holistic, integrated approach that encompasses every phase in the lifecycle. Amber Road offers companies solutions across the entire supply chain. To learn more about today’s global trade management solutions, click on the download below from Aberdeen Group.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Order Collaboration, Global Sourcing, Global Trade Management Software

Seeking Supply Chain Excellence in August 2018

Posted by Veronika Clough

The search for supply chain excellence is on in August. From keeping an eye on activities inside China’s borders to the quest for eternal supply chain knowledge, or how to face the challenges and opportunities of free trade and compliance. Amber Road’s subject matter experts provide solutions across the supply chain in a range of published articles from industry publications.

China has Another Trade War Going on Behind the Wall in Supply Chain Dive:

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Topics: Global Supply Chain, Production Management, Global Sourcing, Trade Compliance

Sizzling Supply Chain News for July 2018

Posted by Veronika Clough

It certainly was hot in July – heat waves across the US and Europe, and everyone’s focus on global trade. Amber Road is all over the news talking about digital best practices and solutions including where to find the value and business benefits of going digital with your supply chain, real benefits of US reshoring for manufacturers, and the answers to ethical and social compliance across the supply chain.

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Topics: Supplier & Product Traceability, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain

US Manufacturers Are Not Reshoring

Posted by Veronika Clough

Even with all of the rhetoric around moving manufacturing back to the United States, the numbers are crystal clear that US manufacturing is moving away from any significant reshoring shift. In Forbes magazine last week, Steve Banker wrote about the July release of A.T. Kearney’s 4th annual Reshoring Index, which shows the relative growth of imports from distant, low-cost country trading partners has now outpaced the relative growth of US manufacturing gross output.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Manufacturing

Breaking Supply Chain News in June 2018

Posted by Veronika Clough

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! From blocking Russian oligarchs to being good ambassadors for the hungry, Amber Road is hitting the news with supply chain best practices and solutions in this month’s press coverage. 

Amber Road's industry leaders have a lot to say, and this month features pieces written by Gary Barraco (Director, Global Product Marketing) and an interview with Ty Bordner (Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development).

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Topics: Amber Road News

Hot Off the Press in May 2018! What Amber Road Experts Are Working On

Posted by Veronika Clough

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Amber Road talks about managing supply chain costs, shipping perishable goods, global trade rules and regulatory compliance solutions, and moving the workload to the vendor-level in this month’s press coverage.

Amber Road's industry leaders have a lot to say, and this month features pieces written by Gary Barraco (Director, Global Product Marketing) and Andrew Cheung (Vice President of Implementation). This issue also features an exciting press release for Amber Road's export compliance solution targeted at universities & research institutions. Check it out!

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Topics: Press Releases

See What Amber Road’s Experts Have Been Saying!

Posted by Veronika Clough

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Amber Road takes on control tower visibility, regulatory risk mitigation, food safety, and global trade uncertainties in this month’s press stories.

Amber Road's industry leaders have a lot to say, and this month features pieces written by Gary Barraco (Director, Global Product Marketing) and Suzanne Richer (Director, Trade Advisory Practice). Discover what they have to say! 

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Topics: Amber Road News

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