Improving Cost, Quality and Speed in the Fashion Industry: Part 3

Posted by Clarissa Willis on July 29, 2019

The only thing that is certain in the fashion industry, is change itself. Although the volatility and challenges plaguing the footwear and apparel industry may make the outlook look rather bleak, CEO’s that are able to embrace this as a catalyst for change will come out stronger and more resilient longer-term.

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Topics: Apparel, Global Sourcing, Global Trade Management, Sourcing Optimization

Meet Your Customers' Demand for Quality & Build Sustainable Innovation

Posted by Paris Riley on July 22, 2019

Sustainability is a huge buzzword these days. Everywhere, customers are holding brands to a higher level of accountability - especially in the fashion industry, with the rise of eco-friendly and socially responsible brands flooding the market. Consumers now expect for companies to consider not only the latest trends in fashion but the environment and the well-being of their employees throughout the supply chain. How does one keep corporate social responsibility top of mind while meeting demand for high quality products? The answer lies in automation.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Sourcing Optimization

Ethical Sourcing - The Business Imperative (and Advantage)

Posted by Clarissa Willis on July 15, 2019

Technology has made it possible to have almost all human knowledge at our fingertips, but this easy access to information has brought about the age of the informed consumer. More than ever before people are doing research on items before they make a purchase, taking everything into consideration. Product reviews, price, and quality are usually the focus. However, some consumers dig even deeper and ask about where and how a product was created, and how it will impact the environment after it is no longer useful. Goods that are produced by child or forced labor, are funding violent groups, or churn out massive amounts of pollution, are viewed negatively by consumers. This mindset at the dawn of the age of the informed consumer has no doubt been a driving factor in cultivating the demand for companies to focus more on their corporate social responsibility.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Sourcing Optimization, Product Management

Speed is the Need in Supply Chains

Posted by Veronika Clough on February 28, 2019

New supply chain technology, changing trade regulations, and increased competition is driving the trade world at record-breaking speed. The pace means forward-thinking companies must take thoughtful steps to harness the power of the latest solutions to streamline global supply chains. In a range of industry publications, Amber Road’s subject matter experts provide thought leadership to help companies win the race.

Navigating Challenging Global Trade Currents in Supply Chain Brain

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Topics: China Trade Management, Global Trade Management Software, Global Trade Content, Global Supply Chain, Sourcing Optimization, Supplier & Product Traceability

Webinar: How Are Shippers Using Technology to Address Global Trade Woes?

Posted by Kelsey Barker on February 8, 2019

Global trade has never been as ubiquitous as it is today. Technology of all kinds – from transportation tech like containerization, cargo aircraft, and supermax vessels all the way to the digital global e-commerce marketplace – facilitates an unprecedented flow of products around the world. At the same time, tariff and sanction shifts have become the main enemy of the supply chain manager, who relies on consistency and certainty to plan and execute global trade.

Next week's webinar on February 14 seeks to answer the question: How can we leverage technology to overcome emerging and enduring global supply chain management risks? Amber Road and AAEI conducted a survey of supply chain professionals involved with global trade in order to gain a clearer picture of the primary challenges facing the community, and how their companies are using technology to address these challenges.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Global Trade Content, Global Trade Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Trade Agreement Identification, Free Trade Agreements, Global Supply Chain, Sourcing Optimization

Bang! Supply Chains Kick Off 2019 in the News

Posted by Veronika Clough on January 31, 2019

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

The Gift-Giving Supply Chain This November

Posted by Veronika Clough on November 30, 2018

Supply chain technology and automation – these are the gifts that keeps on giving this holiday season -- and beyond. And there is something under the tree for every link of the chain from sourcing to shipping. Here’s a recap of published articles from industry publications authored by Amber Road’s subject matter experts who provide some transformative best practices across the supply chain.

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Topics: Global Trade Management, Global Supply Chain, Sourcing Optimization

And the Supply Chain Partner Winner is...

Posted by Veronika Clough on November 14, 2018

A great supply chain partner is one who knows exactly what ingredients a company needs to make their operations successful — and those that can be skipped. As a software provider, it’s critical that the functionality and tools support the marketplace, across all industries and company size. To highlight companies that possess these important characteristics, SupplyChainBrain has announced the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners of 2018 and Amber Road has emerged as one of those highly-valued companies.

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

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

Posted by Veronika Clough on October 30, 2018

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

What is Global Sourcing?

Posted by Joseph Gabro on February 13, 2018

An entire article answering a simple question – how preposterous, right? While this question could usually be answered in a sentence or two, the current global trade landscape makes it a bit more difficult for everyone to understand. Sourcing executives are now, more than ever, struggling to balance quality and speed with the ever-changing trade regulations, global competition, and general uncertainty in trade.

Business Dictionary defines global sourcing as, “A procurement strategy in which a business seeks to find the most cost-efficient location for manufacturing a product, even if the location is in a foreign country.” But is it really that simple? And how can you master it in 2018 and beyond?

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Sourcing Optimization, Sample & Costing Management, Product Management

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