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Issues and Challenges

Effective communication with suppliers across the end-to-end supply chain is critical for ensuring timely and high quality production operations, and the delivery of finished goods to the marketplace. However, many companies still rely on manual methods of communication with their supply partners, resulting in slow response rates and unexpected supply disruptions.

Additionally, supply chain complexity becomes increasingly difficult during the order process, when outdated systems result in errors, delays, lost time and additional costs.

Challenges include:

  • Lack of visibility during each order stage
  • Ensuring timely response to customer demand and sales orders
  • Fluctuating order levels and last minute changes
  • Managing production/shipment obstacles and hurdles
  • Multiple BOM levels that require better data management

How Amber Road Can Help

Amber Road’s Tier-N Order Collaboration solution allows companies to fully track orders and identify any potential production issues due to material delays across their entire supply chain network. With improved order collaboration, companies can quickly respond to any material delays affecting production, and increase product availability. By establishing collaboration with suppliers across multiple tiers of the supply chain, global organizations gain improved visibility into supplier operations and avoid many of the concerns resulting from poor governance.

Features Benefits
Order Management Manage all orders across a complex global supply chain with one platform
Support domestic, import, commitment and replenishment orders
Gain a complete view of the PO life cycle, that is visible to all parties with a detailed audit trail
Manage multiple versions and iterations of a purchase order
Quickly react to destination changes and demands with the ability to split lines
Order Visibility Gain full purchase order lifecycle visibility, from commitment to fulfillment
View all production milestones with updates directly from the supplier
Receive PO alerts based on potential delays or other issues
Raw Material Order Management Track orders placed, from vendor to raw material supplier
Facilitate communication with raw material suppliers, including order change management
Re-use or re-distribute material overages to reduce company’s loss
Reporting Report reasons for material delays affecting the production of finished goods
Track and report when material liabilities are consumed by the customer or processed as a financial loss

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


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