Polishing up Brown Shoe Company's Global Supply Chain
Jeffrey Kuhn, VP of Supply Chain Planning and Operations at Brown Shoe Company, to detail company's innovative design to delivery process at Gartner conference
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, April 21, 2015 -- Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR), a leading provider of global trade management solutions, announced today that Jeffrey Kuhn, Vice President, Supply Chain Planning and Operations, Brown Shoe Company (NYSE: BWS), will be speaking at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, being held May 12 to 14 in Phoenix.
In a session entitled "Polishing up Brown Shoe Company's Design to Delivery Strategy," Kuhn will address attendees on how Brown Shoe Company improved supplier and extended partner collaboration across all phases of the design to delivery process to reduce costs, shorten cycle times, increase supply chain flexibility and gain greater transparency into its supplier management operations.
Kuhn is responsible for enterprise factory capacity and raw materials planning, supply chain process/systems governance and continuous improvement, sourcing financial planning and analysis, quality claims administration and social compliance for the company.
"Global trade is a natural extension of sourcing, and together they form the order-to-deliver process," said William McNeill and Janet Suleski, analysts for Gartner. The convergence of global trade and sourcing allows companies "to improve total life cycle management by offering true cradle-to-grave visibility and use this information for future product development and cost-to-serve exercises," they continued1.
1William McNeill and Janet Suleski, "ecVision Deal Adds Sourcing and Collaboration to Amber Road Offering," Gartner, Mar. 6, 2015.
About Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference
The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference is the world's most important gathering of supply chain leaders. The event features analysts specializing in all supply chain disciplines and offers an unrivaled resource for chief supply chain officers, their supply chain leadership teams and organization as whole when it comes to advice and expertise. This year's Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference will explore the new meaning of supply chain excellence in the digital age-preparing leaders to push past traditional boundaries, drive innovation, and uncover new sources of value for the enterprise. For more information on the conference, visit http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/supply-chain/.
About Amber Road
Amber Road's (NYSE: AMBR) mission is to improve the way companies manage their international supply chains and conduct global trade. As a leading provider of cloud based global trade management (GTM) solutions, we automate and optimize the supply chain functions required to import and export goods. This includes collaborating with foreign suppliers on design and quality assurance; executing import and export compliance checks and generating international shipping documentation; booking international carriers and tracking goods as they move around the world; and minimizing the associated duties through preferential trade agreements and foreign trade zones. Our solution combines enterprise-class software, trade content sourced from government agencies and transportation providers in 145 countries, and a global supply chain network connecting our customers with their trading partners, including suppliers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and transportation carriers. We deliver our GTM solution using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and leverage a highly flexible technology framework to quickly and efficiently meet our customers' unique requirements around the world.