|Costing Management||Manage costs across different sample requests and scenarios sample requests and scenarios scenariosscenarios scenarios|
|Create “what-if” costing scenarios to estimate alternate materials or production facilities|
|Facilitate reference-costing utilizing comparative and historical style data|
|Analyze color level cost information with FOB or component visibility|
|Facilitate multi-vendor bidding with online RFQ/costing scenarios|
|Manage duty, freight and commission code tables to calculate landed costs based on the FOB|
|Maintain pricing history|
Issues and Challenges
Global companies face some common challenges regarding the effective management of product costs. These challenges can be seen in the areas of cost reduction for new and existing products, supplier negotiations with detailed product cost information, and product cost estimation for evaluating design alternatives. No matter how great your product is, it cannot be successful without gaining a complete view of the costing structure and resulting profitability.
How Amber Road Can Help
Amber Road’s Costing Management solution provides the ability to better leverage enterprise data for improved decision making related to product development and cost management. This collaborative solution unifies critical product, cost and supplier information to accurately estimate and compare actual and simulated product costs.
Supply Chain Collaboration
Today, supply chain collaboration between buyers and their overseas vendors is usually conducted with an unending merry-go-round of Excel documents, emails, last minute changes and zero visibility into the real-time status of orders and shipments.
We change that by providing a cloud-based platform that all parties access across the supply chain.
"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