Gain an EDGE with Digitization at CSCMP 2017

Posted by Julia Gorman

Many supply chains are on the cusp of a digital transformation. To remain afloat in the competitive and challenging environment, companies must optimize efficiency across all points of their supply chains all the while improving margins and reducing direct costs. Next week's CSCMP 2017 EDGE Supply Chain Conference is where cutting-edge supply chain solutions are shared, discovered, and explored by supply chain executives of the world’s top organizations.

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Topics: Events

Did You Miss the AAEI Annual Conference? Catch Our Key Takeaways!

Posted by Julia Gorman

Were you unable to make it to the 2017 AAEI Annual Conference in Austin, Texas? Or maybe you did attend but you would like to review the themes and updates discussed in the show? Either way, we have you covered!

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Topics: Webinars, Events, Global Trade Academy

Amber Road Transforms Fashion at PI Apparel

Posted by Julia Gorman

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

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

Posted by Julia Gorman

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

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

Posted by Julia Gorman

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

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

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

"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

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

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