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Issues and Challenges

Leading organizations are constantly striving to differentiate their products in the marketplace with new and innovative materials, colors, features, and designs. In today’s competitive environment, it is difficult for design teams to develop fresh products and quickly deliver to the market.

During the journey from new product innovation to the final physical product, often called commercialization, companies must share accurate product specifications and information with a variety of suppliers without confusion and delays. Close collaboration is required between all parties involved in designing, commercialization, and building products, something that few organizations and information technology platforms support today.

How Amber Road Can Help

Amber Road’s Collaborative Product Design solution provides companies the ability to collaborate with suppliers earlier in the product design process to share all functional-related information. This results in increased product development efficiencies, reduced turnaround times and improved fill rates. The solution also allows for the development of fresh and innovative products by effectively collaborating across all internal and external design trading partners and suppliers.
Features Benefits
Collaborative Product Design
Integrate with design systems, like Adobe Illustrator, to create and maintain technical specifications 
Collaborate internally or with raw material and finished goods suppliers on design ideas, such as new materials or colors
Establish consolidation and precedence rules in case of duplicates
Build and share detailed Bill of Materials (BOM) data with suppliers for costing and production
Improve data flow upstream and downstream across all departments to streamline processes and improve communications
Facilitate product spec reuse with models
Faster and more accurate implementation of ideas with BOM collaboration
Ease the pain of spec changes with version comparison
Improve process management with a time & action calendar

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.


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