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Issues and Challenges

Companies are challenged with streamlining their global shipment and logistics management processes to maximize efficiencies, customer satisfaction and profit margins. Effectively managing all the shipment requirements for multiple modes on a national, regional or global scale is a complex challenge, especially in an international environment. The challenges are compounded by relying on standard forms of communication such as email or fax, which reduces visibility, increases error rates and limits response rates to unexpected shipment disruptions.

By automating pre-shipment processes that include Advance Shipping Notices, UCC 128 labels and critical Customs clearance data, companies can improve the flow of goods, reduce costs and increase on-time deliveries.

How Amber Road Can Help

Amber Road’s Shipment Preparation solution provides the ability to document, manage and monitor the information necessary to improve shipping activities. With this solution, companies can facilitate improved customer satisfaction by generating and sharing shipment and invoice details. In addition, the solution provides the ability for companies to interact with external trading partners to ensure on-time deliveries with enhanced visibility.

Features Benefits
Invoice Management Generate pro forma and commercial invoice from packing list to maintain clear matching and cost from PO
Validate invoicing with three-way match for PO-PL-INV
Shipment Preparation Vendors generate ASN and packing list from purchase order at a SKU-Carton-Container level to provide logistics with details for planning
Transmit ASN to existing ERP or WMS
Pack instructions allow vendors to auto-pack goods based on customer requirements
Synchronize with PO updates
Generate UCC 128 shipping labels from carton creation

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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