Manufacturers of apparel and footwear have long dealt with intense global pricing pressures. In response to these pressures, they have implemented low cost country sourcing strategies to remain competitive. Most apparel manufacturers must also deal with diverse product portfolios, seasonality and changing fashion trends.
With long supply lines, continued price pressures and the requirement to flexibly fulfill changing demand profiles, apparel and footwear manufacturers need a robust sourcing strategy that takes advantage of free trade agreements (FTAs). These same organizations need to automate their global trade management (GTM) processes, manage partner relationships and reduce total cycle times.
Amber Road provides apparel and footwear companies with an integrated suite of GTM solutions that helps them remain compliant with trade regulations as well as reduce costs. Our supply chain visibility capabilities help connect all trading partners and establishes a foundation of process control across suppliers, orders and shipments.
Amber Road's Global Knowledge® supports key trade agreements including NAFTA, CAFTA, Aus/NZ, and EU. Our Trade Agreement Management capabilities accurately automate the process to solicit suppliers, qualify goods and manage certificates. In addition, Amber Road's Transportation Management solution manages the costs of sea and airfreight and optimizes carrier selection decisions.
Amber Road's Global Trade Management solutions help apparel and footwear manufacturers to realize higher inventory optimization and lower total costs.
"With Amber Road's cloud-based platform, we improved our supplier and partner collaboration across all phases of the design-to-delivery process, which helped reduce costs, shorten cycle times, and increase supply chain flexibility.”
Vice President, Supply Chain Planning and Operations