New White Paper - How Are Companies Using Technology to Address Global Trade Woes?

Posted by Lacey Pierce on Tue, Feb, 19 2019 @ 10:00 AM

2019 was filled with turbulence, both in the geopolitical sphere and the technological one. This created waves throughout the supply chain and trade industry. AAEI and Amber Road worked together on their 3rd Annual Trade Trends Report to determine how companies in the industry are using supply chain technology. Are companies focused on automating previously manual processes? Are they simply using technology to collect data? By interviewing over 100 supply chain professionals, we hope to answer these questions and allow other professionals in the industry to use this data as a benchmark or as a source of data to make informed decisions for their company.

Supply Chain 4.0, otherwise known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, has been at the forefront of the industry’s mind. With companies experiencing the backlash of the “Amazon Effect,” they are looking to technology to help them meet the 6 “Rs” of supply chain execution. The “Rs” are the right partner, with the right product, at the right price, in the right place, and right time with the right compliance. This is what companies who want to compete in evolving markets are focused on.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices

Customer Testimonial: Amie Anderson, Monsanto

Posted by Joseph Gabro on Tue, Feb, 12 2019 @ 8:53 AM

Monsanto is an agricultural company that provides sustainable solutions for farmers to help them produce food more efficiently. They export from over 40 countries into over 120 countries, with about 30,000 export transactions between those countries.

Amie Anderson, Global Export Manager for Monsanto, discusses how Amber Road’s Global Trade Management solutions have equipped Monsanto with end-to-end visibility into their entire supply chain with consistent and standardized data.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, Export Management, Export Compliance

Bang! Supply Chains Kick Off 2019 in the News

Posted by Veronika Clough on Thu, Jan, 31 2019 @ 10:30 AM

Supply chains are running at full steam in 2019 as some economies boom, while others take hits from obstacles to open commerce and trade. From protectionist trade policies to ever-increasing costs to product recall challenges, Amber Road’s subject-matter experts provide some revolutionary best practices in a range of industry publications to help companies keep the wheels of trade moving.

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Topics: Supplier & Product Traceability, Sourcing Optimization, Global Supply Chain, Free Trade Agreements, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Sourcing, Global Trade Management Software

The ‘Rights’ and ‘Mores’ of Supply Chain Execution

Posted by Lacey Pierce on Fri, Dec, 21 2018 @ 8:50 AM

Do you know how Supply Chain 4.0 will affect your business? Are you familiar with the supply chain guiding principle about the ‘rights’ of supply chain execution? If you answered No to any of these questions, you should check out Talking Logistics recent video interview between Amber Road’s Director of Global Product Marketing, Gary Barraco, and Talking Logistics’ founder, Adrian Gonzalez. Adrian and Gary delve into the guiding principles that executives should use to help keep them a float and ahead in today’s evolving market. Gary not only delves into the reasons why the ‘Rights’ and ‘Mores’ are important, but he discusses how companies can overcome barriers to evolving their supply chain. Watch the video below to find out more about how your company can stay in the lead:

 

 

 

 

 

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices

Webinar: The Top 6 Global Supply Chain Expectations of 2019

Posted by Laura Monroe on Mon, Dec, 17 2018 @ 2:26 PM

2018 is fading fast. Even though global trade and commerce has been lively all year, not all regions and industries are seeing a comparable benefit. US consumer spending continued to rise which inspired hope for companies in some industries, while the on-going tariff battles are causing other companies to make dramatic shifts in production and sourcing. As we look ahead to 2019, companies with global supply chains must remain vigilant with this unexpected mix of improvement and disruption.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices

Final Steps to EU-UK Separation: Is Your Supply Chain Brexit-Ready?

Posted by Arne Mielken on Wed, Nov, 28 2018 @ 10:36 AM

Last week, the European Council President Donald Tusk called a special summit of the EU leaders on the topic of Brexit. During this meeting, the European Council, consisting of the EU 27 Heads of State met to approve and endorse both the political and legal documents necessary for the separation between the EU and the UK to take place on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 0.00 CET (11 BST). So, what's next?

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Content

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

Posted by Veronika Clough on Tue, Oct, 30 2018 @ 10:34 AM

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 on Tue, Oct, 2 2018 @ 12:00 PM
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

Global Trade Management: The Past, Present, and Future

Posted by Joseph Gabro on Wed, Sep, 19 2018 @ 10:23 AM

Global Trade Management (GTM) has evolved from a collection of standalone supply chain and enterprise applications into an integrated, robust solution that ties them all together on a common platform. Just as supply chains have changed dramatically in the past decade to adapt to new global sourcing and production trends, companies that seek to stay on the forefront of GTM and supply chain management are embracing advances that give them an edge over the competition. But where should you start? And what does the future hold in store?

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices

Podcast - Evolving to ONE Digital Supply Chain

Posted by Courtney Correll on Fri, Aug, 10 2018 @ 1:30 PM

Jamie Bragg, the Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer with Tailored Brands, sits down with CIO Talk Network in our Evolving to ONE Digital Supply Chain podcast. Bragg explains the importance of organizations adopting a single comprehensive approach to operating their global supply chains. To learn more about Bragg's advice, read the podcast's full transcript below: 

Sanjog: Today most organizations are recognizing the value of going digital when it comes to a supply chain, but they introduce it only as a point solution to automate specific processes or functions. This is a fragmented and opportunistic approach that may be undermining the supply chain. The discussion here is to explore how organizations can define and adopt digital in one holistic approach to operating supply chain across the globe.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, Global Trade Management, GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management Software

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