The retail industry was an early adopter of low-cost sourcing strategies. Most retailers are now also looking to improve the efficiency of their import operations to reduce cash to cash cycles and lower total delivered costs. They have always faced long lead times and variability, but these issues are magnified given the proliferation of products and the global effect of natural disasters on supply chains.
Amber Road's global trade management (GTM) solutions help retailers streamline their value chain in a number of important ways.
Amber Road's multi-mode supply chain visibility capabilities connect suppliers and all logistics partners to establish a foundation of process control across orders, shipments and in-transit inventory. Our Trade Agreement Management capabilities accurately automate the process to solicit suppliers, qualify goods and manage certificates. Amber Road's Global Logistics Management solution manages international freight booking and selection, and automates freight audits.
Our import and export management capabilities automate the documentation process and establish reasonable care. Our sourcing optimization capabilities model alternative sourcing and distribution strategies based on total landed costs and applicable regulatory controls.