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NGC Customers Bringing Invaluable Support to COVID-19 Efforts

As the COVID-19 crisis continues throughout America and abroad, the daily news coverage has been inundated with negativity. During these tough times, it is important to find positive inspiration to keep spirits lifted as the world continues to fight the coronavirus together. At NGC,our clients are making us proud with stories of resilience and empathy. We’ve been sharing them on social media using the hashtag #NGCProudMoment, but we wanted to highlight them in more detail here. We’re finding it essential to provide stories of hope amongst all the fear.

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Beyond the Breakout: The Fashion Industry Post-Coronavirus

The coronavirus is the hot topic globally and the fashion industry is feeling the heat. From shifts in sourcing to significant impacts on supply chains, rethinking processesseems to be the “new normal.” Numerous postponementsof fall 2020 collections and shows, manufacturing facilities closed, and projected revenue losses for the first half of 2020 all have forced companies like The Capri Group, which owns Versace and Jimmy Choo, to expect to lose up to $100 million in revenue. Some groups are doing what they can to help, such as the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Tom Ford, CFDA chairman, said in a recent WWD article that the CFDA “is working to access [monetary] relief at the federal and local levels.”

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NGC Executives Earn Three 2020 Pros to Know Awards

Our very own Mark Burstein, Fred Isenberg and Roger Mayerson have been recognized as 2020 Provider Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. They were selected from a field of over 500 entries for their expertise in leading initiatives to prepare companies and their supply chains for the challenges that today’s business climate brings. The Pros to Know award recognizes executives whose accomplishments stand above and beyond, offering a roadmap for other leaders who wish to utilize their supply chains to gain a competitive advantage. Mark, Fred and Roger are shining examples of this form of leadership. By showing an unabashed commitment to transforming supply chains, Mark has earned his third consecutive Pros to Know award and Fred and Roger have earned their second consecutive award.

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NGC in Sourcing Journal: Preparing for Global Crisis With a Digital Supply Chain

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has shocked the global economy, and supply chains have been bearing the brunt of it. Supply chain executives across the globe have placed COVID-19 as their No. 1 concern and for good reason. As Mark Burstein, president at NGC, stated in his recent Sourcing Journal article, “Forget the retail apocalypse and the Great Recession; this is the biggest crisis the fashion industry has faced in the past 20 years.”

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Discussing the Future of Sustainable Fashion at Sourcing Journal’s Summit

NGC is excited to attend the Sourcing Journal’s Summit on sustainability in the fashion industry March 31 in New York City, as well as the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) Executive Summit this week. Sustainability has been on our mind very often lately as retailers continue to place an emphasis on creating sustainable clothes and supply chains. As a result, we’re looking forward to discussing the topic and developing solutions with industry leaders.

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Learn How to Fuse Supply Chains and Sustainability at AAFA Executive Summit 2020

It is with great enthusiasm that we are joining the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) Executive Summit, March 3-5 in Washington, DC. The AAFA Executive Summit is one NGC’s most anticipated events of the year and we are proud to continue sponsoring the event. This year, a special focus is being placed on the environment with the theme being “Advocacy that Fits.” There is no more important time for the fashion industry to discuss bettering the environment than right now.

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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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