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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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The Capabilities and Benefits of a Digital Supply Chain Platform

Fast fashion, social media, one-day shipping and e-commerce have trained consumers to expect products when, where and how they want. On top of increasing expectations, younger consumers are driving overall trends towards “newness,” with one in seven considering it a fashion faux-pas to be photographed in the same outfit twice, according to McKinsey’s “The State of Fashion 2019.” The report additionally found that shoppers today buy 60% more clothing than they did 15 years ago, but consumers keep that clothing for only half as long as they used to.

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Digital Supply Chain Platforms: Separating the Winners from the Losers

Today’s fashion and retail supply chains are extraordinarily complex. In the ultra-competitive world of fashion retail, companies must manage all the details of product design, sourcing, compliance, product testing and supply chain execution for thousands of SKUs simultaneously. They must also react to constantly changing demand signals, fashion trends, weather patterns, sales data, production delays and many other variables—and they must do it faster and faster.

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