Webinar: Dick’s Sporting Goods Goes to the Source

Posted by Kelsey Barker on July 11, 2016

Organizations that successfully align with their key suppliers enjoy reduced risk factors and improved innovation, quality, reliability, supplier visibility, and cost 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 supplier relationship management 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, Supplier Solicitation Campaigns, Production Management, Product Management

[On-Demand Webinar] Strengthening Retail Supply Chains – Supplier Management

Posted by Joseph Gabro on July 8, 2016

This year, US retailers have been on a roller coaster ride of economic volatility. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released in May, imports of goods from February to March decreased by $7.9 billion. As a result, many brick-and-mortar stores closed due to cautionary consumer spending on goods such as toys, games, sporting goods, textile apparel and household items.

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Topics: Retail, Supplier Management, Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain

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

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on June 17, 2016

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, Risk and Quality Management, Production Management

Amber Road Hosts its First Supply Chain Collaboration Customer Summit for Retail Companies

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on May 2, 2016

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

[Upcoming Webinar] Direct-to-Consumer Selling: What Are the Implications?

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on April 15, 2016

Lured by the promise of bigger sales, better access to consumers, and even their ultimate survival, wholesale brands are seeking new strategies to circumvent retailers and reach their customers directly. Over the past few months, some prominent apparel and footwear brands have announced plans to expand their own retail stores in the United States and other major global markets. 

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management Software, Webinars, Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain

Focus on Africa:  The Dark Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on March 25, 2016

Africa is considered uncharted territory for many companies seeking to diversify their supplier base. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) legislation significantly enhances market access to the U.S. for qualifying Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. To take advantage of these new sourcing opportunities, you’ll need to come prepared.

Join me and a group of industry leaders as we discuss sourcing opportunities, challenges, and logistics in Africa at the AAFA Sourcing Conference on April 13-15 in New Orleans.  I’ll be joined by Maristella Iacobello, Vice President Customs Compliance and Government Relations at PVH Corp, and Brian Moore, Director of Apparel Sales at Maersk.

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Global Sourcing, Import Compliance

Supply Chain Matters: Takeaways from the 2016 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on March 24, 2016

Last month, Amber Road set up shop in the bustling exhibit hall and attended some great retail presentations at the RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference in Dallas, TX. At this year’s conference, retail supply chain professionals from all over the country came together to exchange ideas and discuss what the future holds for this industry.

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Topics: Retail, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Events, Global Supply Chain

Annual Seminar in Hong Kong Continues to Deliver Educational Value and Networking Opportunities

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on March 14, 2016

For the last three years, sourcing and supply chain executives have met for a full-day seminar in Hong Kong, listening to panels of experts discuss the most current trends in apparel and footwear sourcing. This year the event, originally facilitated by ecVision, the supply chain software provider acquired by Amber Road in 2015, was held on March 1st with support from the US Fashion Industry Association along with other sponsors. 

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Topics: Retail, Events, Risk and Quality Management

Keep Calm and Rock n’ Roll with IT: Don’t Miss Our Presentation with John Varvatos at the IQPC Chief Supply Chain Officer Exchange!

Posted by Nick Fabretti on February 23, 2016

Next month, Amber Road will be a sponsor at the IQPC Chief Supply Chain Officer Exchange in Rockwall, Texas on March 9-11. This event provides supply chain officers and senior supply chain leaders with valuable insights into optimizing emerging technologies to maximize omni-channel distribution, navigate global regulations and fine-tune best practices for collaboration.

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility

USFIA Members Only TPP Webinar Series: What the Regulatory Coherence Chapter Means for U.S. Retail Companies

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on February 22, 2016

As of early February, the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the other 11 countries involved with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have signed the agreement and are working to submit it over to Congress for approval within the year. Reaching across 40% of the world’s economy, the TPP stands to set high standards for trade and provide new and substantial market access for U.S. retail companies.

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Topics: Retail, Webinars, Duty Management, Global Trade Management, Free Trade Agreements

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