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Issues and Challenges

Maintaining current and accurate product specification data can be a difficult task, especially for organizations relying on a global network of suppliers in multiple time zones and with varying access to technology. With an increase in demand for specific colors, styles and product categories, companies are facing a variety of complexities and, as a result, leave their supply chain vulnerable to risk.

Today, companies are consistently logging data manually into Excel and communicating across their supply chain with email. Exporting and consolidating important product data from spreadsheets and emails can be tedious and complex. To make a measureable impact on top and bottom lines, companies need to implement proactive and collaborative product specification strategies that involve the material suppliers and production vendors early in the product lifecycle.

How Amber Road Can Help

Amber Road’s Specification Management solution provides the ability to collaborate with suppliers earlier in the product lifecycle, to reduce product development cycle times and confirm specification accuracy. The solution allows for the development, configuration and management of all product specifications including raw materials, finished products and packaging materials. The added benefit is near real-time communication and a consolidated platform that houses product, material, order and supplier data.

Features Benefits

Specification Management

Create products directly from Adobe Illustrator or PDM integration
Manage seasonal color palettes to ensure color consistency
Collaborate on BOM definition with vendors for most suitable materials                                                                                                                                                            
Apply size ranges with detailed points of measure
Manage sample cycles including prototype, fit and salesman samples
Share tech pack access with vendors in an efficient, reliable platform
Track version history changes

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.


PVHVera BradleyCaleres


“Automated solutions can improve fragmented and error-prone processes to control buy-side costs, define pricing policies, and prepare and deliver differentiated customer proposals.”




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