Amber Road Releases New Trade Portals Product Line to Better Integrate Suppliers and Logistics Providers in Global Trade Management Processes
|New Modules for Supplier PO and Origin Management Improve Control Over Execution Processes and Allow Companies to More Easily Support Advanced Notification Requirements|
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, December 8, 2009 -- Management Dynamics, Inc., a leading provider of Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions, today announced the release of Trade Portals, a new product line to help companies extend purchasing, origin logistics, and compliance processes to their trading partners. By collaborating across a shared process with suppliers, forwarders, logistics providers and brokers, companies can reduce cycle time, lower supply chain execution costs, and better support compliance initiatives such as Customs 10+2.
As companies re-engineer their supply chains and shift production overseas, they often lose control over the procurement process, especially with regards to how it should integrate with their import compliance programs. Many importers face challenges when trying to manage a remote supply base. Examples include: coordination and management of confirmed orders, the monitoring of ship windows, coordination with origin logistics providers, and integration of the export transaction details with import entries
Management Dynamics' Trade Portals solution is comprised of three, on-demand, enterprise-class modules including Supplier PO Management, Supplier Solicitation Management, and Origin Management. It is designed to allow importers to configure these points of collaboration with key trading partners including suppliers, forwarders and customs brokers.
"With hundreds of suppliers and over 7,500 shipments to manage annually, we needed to empower our suppliers to review purchase orders and create shipments for approval," John Wainwright, Vice President Customs Compliance, Leggett & Platt. "Management Dynamics' Trade Portal solution helps us automate the workflow between suppliers and the shipment creation process - from point of purchase order, all the way through pre-customs entry - enabling us to centralize and streamline our global procurement process."
Management Dynamics' Trade Portal modules are highly configurable, on-demand solutions that can support multiple process variations with the following key capabilities:
"Top global supply chain operational initiatives today are focused on extending and synchronizing key execution processes with all trading parties," said Nathan Pieri, SVP Marketing and Product Management for Management Dynamics. "Our new Trade Portals product line targets process gains in supplier collaboration and origin management to deliver key benefits of reducing supply chain execution costs and better supporting new security requirements like Customs 10+2."