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Traceability: The Latest NGC Solution Stands up To a Global Crisis

Recently, US Customs and Border Protection announced personnel at all U.S. ports of entry will detain shipments containing cotton and cotton products originating from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) and its subordinate and affiliated entities. This requires apparel brands to demonstrate that they are eliminating forced labor in their supply chains through chain of custody documents that provide traceability at every step in the supply chain.

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The 2020 Holiday Season Is Unlike Any Other: Unprecedented

It goes without saying that this holiday season will be described with the same adjective that applied to the rest of 2020: unprecedented. Traffic at stores on Black Friday fell 52.1% compared to last year, according to Sensormatic Solutions, and online spending surged 21.6% to hit a new record, according to Adobe Analytics. Throughout this entire year, supply chains have been packed up, inventory has not followed annual spending patterns and retailers are continually being forced to adapt, and then adapt again. So, with less than one month until the holidays, how are retailers navigating this critical, yet complicated season?

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Appealing to Gen Z in a Post-COVID-19 World

By 2035, Generation Z will account for 40 percent of luxury purchases worldwide. This group, born roughly between 1997 and 2012, will be impacted by COVID-19 for their lifetime, since the pandemic occurred in the midst of their most formative years.

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COVID-19 Response: How Retailers Can Adapt to a New Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes across all industries, particularly retail. As a result, we’ve valued how the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has helped the community establish paths forward through advice and conversation. This week, our president Mark Burstein shared our firsthand accounts of what we’ve learned during the pandemic during the second broadcast of the AAFA’s Industry Resilience Campaign chat—you can view the conversation on demand here.

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NGC Among the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers for the Eleventh Year in a Row

For the 11th year in a row, NGC has been selected from a pool of over 400 candidates as one of this year’s Top 100 Logistics IT Providers. This honor from Inbound Logistics signifies the success NGC has obtained through helping companies enable the digital supply chain and prepare for their future by combining all systems, applications, processes and information from the supply chain into a single platform. NGC is proud to be listed among the other honorees that have demonstrated excellence in logistics management.

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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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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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New NGC E-Book Reveals Why Digital Supply Chain Platforms Are the Key to Winning

It’s official: the newest NGC e-book is here. The latest in our series of long-form content reveals why a digital supply chain platform is the key to winning for today’s fashion retailers. Below, we’ve included some highlights from our e-book. If you’d like to read the full piece, you can download it here.

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Using Supply Chain Analytics to Improve Decision Making

The average adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions a day. And in the fashion retail industry, there are easily thousands of make-or-break decisions throughout the supply chain that must be made quickly and strategically. That’s a whole lot of decisions each day that are critical to the success of the company.

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