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It’s Time to Make a Strong Commitment to E.S.G.

You might not have heard of the acronym, “E.S.G.,” but if you’re planning to seek funding anytime soon, listen up: E.S.G. is now a key metric for investors in making major investment decisions. But what is E.S.G.? Investopedia provides a simple explanation, saying, “The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Criteria is a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen investments.” Here’s how they break it down:

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Sourcing Journal: Your Supply Chain Isn’t as Fast as Zara’s – But it Could be

NGC’s Mark Burstein recently spoke with Crawford about how retailers need to close the gap between recognizing the need to change and actually being able to match the speed of Zara’s supply chain. “At Zara, they’re afraid to not make a quick decision…if it’s the wrong decision, they’ll recover and move on,” Burstein told Sourcing Journal.

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Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top 100 Recognizes NGC for Seventh Consecutive Year

Each year, Supply & Demand Chain Executives (SDCE) Magazine highlights 100 successful and innovative supply chain transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to business across a number of industries. For the seventh consecutive year, NGC is honored to be included in the 2017 list, released by SDCE today.

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NGC Software at PI Apparel NYC, June 22-23

We’re excited to announce that NGC Software’s Mark Burstein will be speaking at PI Apparel NYC, June 22-23. This two-day event features the latest technologies and leading experts disrupting the fashion, apparel and footwear industry. Mark’s session, “Retail Transformation, The Changing Role of PLM and What You Need to Do About It,” explores how the digital supply chain demands that information and data flow throughout the entire value chain. Today, PLM systems only contribute to a sector of that value chain; PLM’s role is rapidly changing, and almost no global fashion company knows the proper approach to execute a Connected Enterprise.

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It’s a Wrap on NGC Panorama 2017

Last week, we held our third NGC Panorama User Conference in Ft. Lauderdale. The event was packed with three days of networking, workshops, keynotes and beautiful views. One of many conference highlights was our keynote from Edward Hertzman, Founder & CEO of Hertzman Media Group, and the man behind Sourcing Journal, arguably one of today’s most relevant publications in the apparel and textile industry. Eddie provided, “A Candid Look at the Shifting Landscapes of Retail, Apparel, Trade and Global Sourcing.”

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NGC Customers Canada Goose and Xcel Brands Named Apparel “Top Innovators”

Each year Apparel Magazine ranks the “Top Innovators” in the industry, and, this year, NGC Software is honored to announce that not one but two of our customers were included in the list. With the help of technology, this year’s honorees are finding new and innovative ways to advance their businesses and beat the competition. Among the list are NGC customers Canada Goose and Xcel Brands. Here’s what Apparel had to say about each customer’s work with NGC:

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Part 3: Managing Risk In Your Global Supply Chain – The Vendor Assessment Process

In the first two installments of this three-part blog series, we discussed the overall importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), outlined the first step in implementing a CSR program – Setting Standards of Vendor Engagement, and then reviewed the 4 Critical Terms of Engagement vendors should be expected to uphold to build the foundation for a healthy, lasting and successful relationship. In this installment, we will review the final step in the series, The Vendor Assessment Process.

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Part 2: Managing Risk In Your Global Supply Chain – Establishing Terms of Engagement

In the first installment of this three-part blog series, we discussed the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and outlined the first step in implementing a CSR program – Setting Standards of Vendor Engagement. In addition to adhering to the Standards you set, there are specific Terms of Engagement vendors should be expected to fulfill, which we’ll discuss in this installment. If upheld, these terms will prove to be the foundation for a healthy, lasting and successful relationship with your vendor(s).

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Part 1: Managing Risk In Your Global Supply Chain - Setting Standards of Vendor Engagement

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a hot topic in the apparel industry right now. With so much competition and uncertainty, the last thing you want to do is risk your brand’s reputation at the hands of your global vendors. In this first installment of a three-part blog series, we will discuss the importance of implementing a CSR program and outline the first step - defining the Code of Conduct, or Standards of Vendor Engagement, that you expect your vendors to adhere to, those guidelines on which each supplier will be evaluated.

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Utilizing the Connected Enterprise to Meet Changing Demands

The conventional model of “assembly line” processes simply doesn’t work in today’s rapidly evolving retail market. One could almost argue that there are no longer traditional retail seasons with retailers like ZARA turning around entire new lines within weeks. Retailers and brands have to adjust to meet the demands of today’s market – and those that don’t are bound to suffer. For our 35 years of existence, NGC Software has focused on innovation for apparel designers, manufacturers and retailers – and we don’t plan on changing that anytime soon. Our latest innovation is the recent release of our Andromeda cloud platform to power the Connected Enterprise for retailers and brands.

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