Reinventing the Retail Supply Chain: Amber Road at RILA 2018

Posted by Julia Gorman

Every year, the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference gathers leading retail executives for an opportunity to network and discover developments in retail supply chain management. This one of a kind event is based on the theme of ‘Reinventing the Retail Supply Chain: Accelerating What’s Possible.’ As a global trade management software provider, Amber Road’s products take a strong focus on reinventing the retail supply chain.

Amber Road is excited to attend at this year’s conference in Phoenix, AZ from February 25-28 at exhibit booth 219. Our industry experts will be available to chat & educate global retailers of how Amber Road’s global trade management solutions can serve their organization.

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Topics: Retail, Events, Global Supply Chain

Planning Your Global Supply Chain for 2020 and Beyond

Posted by Julia Gorman

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As AI and advanced robotics become a tangible reality, the future of supply chains is put into question. Technology is on the cusp of dramatic changes that will transform the way we conduct global trade.

Amber Road addresses digitization as a critical first step to a future oriented global supply chain. The old way of doing business by fax, email and phone are no longer adequate in today’s fast-moving world. Although we’re operating in present-day, it’s important to prepare and adjust your supply chain and global operations for the future.

Amber Road is thrilled to be sponsoring and speaking at the APICS Professional Development Series in St. Louis on Thursday, January 18th. Suzanne Richer, Director of Trade Advisory Practice at Amber Road, is the event’s featured speaker. Richer will explore, ‘Trends in Global Supply Chains: Planning for 2020 and Beyond.’ 

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Topics: Events, Global Supply Chain

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