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Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Discusses the Future of Supply Chain With NGC

“The SCM and PLM market is moving towards broad platforms with easy connectivity,” Predrag (PJ) Jakovljevic, Principal Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), wrote in a recent article on the TEC site. The article was one of two that recently featured NGC President Mark Burstein’s thoughts on the industry: “What Is NGC Software Expecting in 2020 and Beyond?” and “Retail Supply Chain in 2020 and Beyond: Musings by More SCM Software Vendors” both published this month. TEC is the world’s leading provider of software selection resources and NGC has had a long-standing relationship with analyst PJ Jakovlijevic, who has over 20 years of industrial experience within the discrete manufacturing sector. Here are some highlights from his recent discussion with NGC.

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Looking Ahead: Predictions for the 2020 Supply Chain

In 2019, NGC experienced rapid growth, largely due to an increased demand for digital supply chain solutions from top-tier retailers. The growth aligned with last year’s industry-wide focus on the digital supply chain, which is essential for improving speed to market and profitability. Of course, this came at a time when fashion brands were looking to overcome barriers like complexity of the concept-to-customer process, disparate information sources and too much lag time in decision making.

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Jerry Leigh Expands 12-Year Relationship with NGC

Since 1962, family-owned business Jerry Leigh has been on a mission to “empower through apparel” by partnering with a variety of brands and retailers to make fashion accessible for all demographics. For the last 12 years, this leading design, manufacturing and brand management firm has worked with NGC to improve its speed to market, streamline communications and meet profit goals, all with the latest fashion trends and best price points top of mind.

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NRF 2020: How a Digital Supply Chain Can Bring the Future Into Focus

In the retail world, the start of the holiday season is also the start of preparations for the biggest show of the year, NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show. This year’s conference theme is all about bringing the future into focus, and its visionary quality inspires us to imagine just how impactful the digital supply chain can be in creating that future reality.

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Retailers Rank NGC #1 in Seven Categories in RIS Software Leaderboard ‘20

NGC has hit it out of the park for the eighth consecutive year in the RIS News 2020 Software LeaderBoard, this year with its highest rankings ever in retailer customer satisfaction.

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NGC in Footwear News: How Digital Supply Chains Can Reduce Waste and Costs

Footwear brands are at a crossroads: consumers want to receive shoes faster but also in a way that is environmentally sustainable. A recent Footwear News article reported on this dilemma with insight from Mark Burstein, president at NGC, into to how retailers can resolve this challenge.

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Nicole Miller, Global, Influential Retailer Upgrades to Andromeda PLM

After six successful years of working together, Nicole Miller is upgrading to our Andromeda PLM®. As the global brand expands into new markets, Nicole Miller saw an opportunity to further streamline its product development workflow and gain additional visibility into its supply chain.

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How Retailers Can Meet Gen Z’s Demands

Gen Z is the youngest generation and its members are already making a big impact on retail revenue. The generation is identified as the 86 million people born between 1997 and 2016, and it is expected to represent 40% of all shoppers by 2020. Today, this generation currently influences $600 billion of family spending.

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Leading Fashion Designer Selects NGC’s Andromeda Platform

Joseph Ribkoff is one of Canada’s most respected fashion designers. Based in Montreal, it sells in boutiques and specialty stores across 64 countries. Since 1957, the designer has been successfully designing collections for women around the world who lead busy lifestyles. The fashion designer thrives on key concepts, which include signature black and white styles, bold print pieces and essential items as well as separates and dresses. The company and collections have been constantly evolving to meet the multidimensional needs of today's women.

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Discussing Fashion’s New Fundamentals at Sourcing Journal’s Sourcing Summit

We’re looking forward to joining supply chain executives in New York at Sourcing Journal’s Sourcing Summit next Thursday, Oct. 17. The event’s theme is the New Fundamentals, an important topic of discussion in the current retail environment. Through engaging keynotes, interactive discussions and detailed insights, top thought leaders will share their struggles, strategies and successes as they evolve the core of what the retail business is about.

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