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Meet the NGC Executives Recognized as 2019 Pros to Know

We are excited to share that not one, but three NGC executives were recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as 2019 Provider Pros to Know! Mark Burstein, Fred Isenberg and Roger Mayerson were selected for their expertise in helping customers meet today’s supply chain challenges while offering a roadmap for the industry to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage. Mark, Fred and Roger embody a commitment to developing a transformative supply chain and we would like to congratulate them for this great achievement.

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“Demand and Deliver”: What Retailers Can Learn at the AAFA Executive Summit 2019

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) represents more than 1,000 world famous name brands as the trusted public policy and political voice of the industry. In this capacity, AAFA consistently provides retail, apparel, footwear, and fashion accessory brands with expertise and support in the midst of an ever-changing environment. At its annual Executive Summit, the organization will bring together senior level executives for thought-provoking dialogue and networking on March 13-15 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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The Biggest Trend in PLM Today is SCM

What’s the biggest trend in PLM software today? In a word, it’s SCM: supply chain management. As NGC noted in Technology Evaluation Centers’ Supply Chain Predictions 2019 report, incorporating product lifecycle management (PLM) software into digital supply chains was a big trend in 2018 and will only continue to get bigger in 2019. We recently shared our thoughts on the integration of PLM software into digital supply chains with TEC principal analyst PJ Jakovljevic for his annual report. Our viewpoints highlighted the reasons why PLM increasingly means SCM.

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Quality Worldwide Finds A Better Way to Manage Information

We might sound like a broken record, but until everyone is on board, we’re going to keep singing the same tune – it’s time to leave spreadsheets behind. We drove this point home recently in a blog about how inefficient it is for companies to use spreadsheets to manage product development and supply chain operations. We shared why dealing with hundreds of spreadsheets inevitably wastes time and prevents employees from fulfilling more high-level tasks. Consequently, companies lose days, and sometimes even weeks, of valuable time.

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Tired of Wasting Time? Consider Cutting Spreadsheets

A forest fire starts with just one spark. Likewise, a catastrophic error in the retail world can start with one delayed reaction to an impending problem such as fabric arriving late to the factory, sample approvals running late, design changes, and a host of other reasons. For companies that still rely heavily on spreadsheets, it’s impossible to react quickly, essentially wasting profitable opportunities to solve problems before things start to spiral out of control. Though spreadsheets are used extensively to manage product development and supply chain operations, minimizing spreadsheets is the key to improving speed to market, boosting productivity and putting out small fires before they erupt into full-scale disasters.

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What it Means to Select NGC as Your Technology Provider

Trusted by leading fashion brands, retailers and manufacturers, NGC offers more than just top-notch solutions for product lifecycle management, supply chain management, quality control and vendor compliance. At its core, we’re hyper focused on customer satisfaction -- which is one of the reasons that we’ve been named a leader in the RIS Software Leaderboard for seven consecutive years. With a detailed knowledge of and commitment to every one of our customers, we strive to become a valued partner and integral part of every company we serve.

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Looking Ahead: Key Sourcing Strategies for 2019

Coming off the heels of a monumental year, supply chains have big shoes to fill in 2019. As apparel retailers and brands prepare for a year of new tariffs, evolving customer demands and more competition than ever, they should keep in mind the key strategies that will help them streamline their processes and reach their goals. Based on developments throughout the past year, we’re predicting four sourcing strategies that will unlock success for apparel companies in 2019.

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The Digital Supply Chain Was Front and Center at NRF 2019

NRF, the National Retail Federation’s annual extravaganza in New York, is called Retail’s Big Show for a reason. With over 38,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors, 2019 once again broke attendance records as retailers from around the world descended upon the Javits Center. NRF is an unparalleled opportunity for retailers to set a vision for the new year, connect with partners that will help transform their business and take advantage of the ultimate networking experience.

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend NGC Velocity Customer Conference

We’re excited about our upcoming Velocity conference! It’s a new name, new location in beautiful Orlando. Early Bird Pricing ends next week January 25. Don’t miss these must-see panels, presentations and discussions. Each session will include an industry perspective and insight on how you can leverage NGC, Logility, Demand Management and Halo solutions.

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NGC Ranked Among Top Performers in 2019 RIS Software LeaderBoard

For the past 19 years, the RIS Software LeaderBoard has identified the cream of the crop in retail technology, recognizing the best of the best across a variety of categories. The RIS Software LeaderBoard ranks technology vendors based on customer satisfaction surveys across a wide range of criteria, serving as an objective guide to help retailers find the vendors and solutions they need. Regarded as one of the most trusted and well-known rankings for software vendors in the industry, a company’s placement on any of the lists indicates a winning status. NGC Ranks as a Leader in 19 Categories.

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