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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 Digital Supply Chain.

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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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New Research Explores The “Zara Gap”

If you regularly follow NGC’s blog or our guest posts on The Sourcing Journal, you’ve heard us discuss what has been christened in the industry as the “Zara Gap.”

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Mark Burstein discusses how to break down supply chain silos in Supply & Demand Chain Executive

NGC's own Mark Burstein breaks down a few ways businesses can implement new SCM practices across their enterprise in a Supply & Demand Chain Executive article.

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Closing The Zara Gap – The Role of Technology

It is critical to speed up production and eliminate indecisiveness that slows down the fashion supply chain by using technology and achieve greater profits.

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Ease Communications and Improve Packing and Shipping Accuracy with NGC’s EZ-Ship

NGC’s EZ-Ship is the best solution and a necessity in today’s omni-channel world to ensure shipments make it from the factory to their destination.

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A New Generation of Enterprise Supply Chain Systems Eliminates Operational Silos

A new generation of retail supply chain management systems is helping enterprises break through their organizational barriers and tear down operational silos.

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Why Supply Chain Execution is Today’s #1 Priority

A new generation of retail SCM software is helping enterprises break through their organizational barriers and improve supply chain visibility.

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