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Traceability: The Latest NGC Solution Stands up To a Global Crisis

Recently, US Customs and Border Protection announced personnel at all U.S. ports of entry will detain shipments containing cotton and cotton products originating from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) and its subordinate and affiliated entities. This requires apparel brands to demonstrate that they are eliminating forced labor in their supply chains through chain of custody documents that provide traceability at every step in the supply chain.

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The 2020 Holiday Season Is Unlike Any Other: Unprecedented

It goes without saying that this holiday season will be described with the same adjective that applied to the rest of 2020: unprecedented. Traffic at stores on Black Friday fell 52.1% compared to last year, according to Sensormatic Solutions, and online spending surged 21.6% to hit a new record, according to Adobe Analytics. Throughout this entire year, supply chains have been packed up, inventory has not followed annual spending patterns and retailers are continually being forced to adapt, and then adapt again. So, with less than one month until the holidays, how are retailers navigating this critical, yet complicated season?

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Impending Cotton Ban Threatens Supply Chain Industry

2020 has taught the world many lessons, and fashion has been among the most impacted industries as it faces its fair share of complications for the supply chain. With the holiday season around the corner, orders are forecasted to exceed shipping capacity by 5% and Black Friday promises to look anything but typical. However, according to our president Mark Burstein, the most pressing issue facing the supply chain industry today is the probable ban of cotton products from the Xinjiang region in China.

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Fireside Chat: Purpose Built Platform for the Supply Chain of the Future

Recently I had the pleasure to sit down with our own Kevin McInturff, executive vice president of R&D following his fireside chat at Disruption RX with Mark Balte, senior vice president of product innovation. The two discussed the challenges companies have faced in the past year and the road ahead. I found the conversation fascinating and thought I would share a few excerpts of it with you.

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How Foot Locker’s Jenny Sim Manages the Supply Chain

On Sept. 23, we were thrilled to learn that our customer Foot Locker’s VP of Global Sourcing, Jenny Sim, was awarded a Women in Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE). In her role at Foot Locker, Jenny is part of a team, led by Todd Greener, SVP, Global Supply Chain, where she leads global private label sourcing operations across the company’s family of brands. The recognition honors Jenny as a top supply chain executive for her success in building partner relationships, her consistent adoption to new challenges, and her leadership in driving best practices in sustainability and digitization of Global Sourcing functions at Foot Locker.

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Take Back Control and Build the Resilient Supply Chain

​We just wrapped up Disruption RX, a virtual supply chain summit designed to help companies rebound from unplanned shocks to their digital supply chain. Logility, Demand Solutions, and NGC customers, industry experts and thought leaders gathered to discuss how businesses can run smarter and faster with innovative technology that drives growth and boosts profitability. Attendees learned strategies that help make smart, data-driven decisions faster to transform organizations into truly resilient enterprises.

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NGC, Logility and Demand Solutions Introduce Disruption RX, A New Series of Virtual Supply Chain Summits

In order to help retailers thrive in the post COVID-19 era, NGC, along with our sister companies Logility and Demand Solutions, is hosting Disruption RX, a curated series of virtual supply chain summits. Starting October 7-8, 2020, these events will showcase thought-provoking and transformative supply chain strategies made possible by AI.

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Adapting to the COVID-19 Back-to-School Season

The two biggest seasons for retail have always been the winter holidays and back-to-school. Yet in 2020, nothing is for certain as the retail landscape has severed ties with the presumed annual patterns. Despite the confusion, retailers can still see the needed spike in sales if they adjust their strategies to meet this new moment.

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NGC Customer Spotlight: Janouras and Weissman

At NGC, we are proud to support our wonderful customers who are dedicated to meeting the challenges of their supply chain and streamline their business processes with innovative solutions. Today, we want to spotlight two companies in the fashion and retail industry who are doing just that – Janouras and Weissman.

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What Will Sustainability Look Like in a Post-COVID-19 World?

Sustainability has always been top of mind for retailers, but the importance of sustainable fashion has only risen as the coronavirus sweeps our world.

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