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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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Utilizing the Digital Supply Chain to Meet Changing Demands

The conventional model of “assembly line” processes simply doesn’t work in today’s rapidly evolving retail market. One could almost argue that there are no longer traditional retail seasons with retailers like ZARA turning around entire new lines within weeks. Retailers and brands have to adjust to meet the demands of today’s market – and those that don’t are bound to suffer. For our 35 years of existence, NGC Software has focused on innovation for apparel designers, manufacturers and retailers – and we don’t plan on changing that anytime soon. Our latest innovation is the recent release of our Andromeda cloud platform to power the Digital Supply Chain for retailers and brands.

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Apparel Features Sport Obermeyer’s Partnership with NGC

Recently Apparel Magazine featured Sport Obermeyer’s quick adaptation to the changing times and how the company has maintained its leadership in specialty ski apparel in the midst of strong competition from eCommerce giants and big box retailers.

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PLM 3.0: What the Experts Say

This Thought Leadership Report provides fascinating insight into how PLM has evolved into a technology platform that touches every part of the enterprise.

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A Closer Look at PLM 3.0, Part 2

A closer look at PLM evolution and how PLM 3.0 improves the flow of information across the apparel enterprise.

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A Closer Look at PLM 3.0

NGC recently spoke to David Ryan about his views on fashion PLM innovation and the latest generation of PLM systems, which we call PLM 3.0.

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We’re Ready for PLM 3.0 – Are you?

Apparel software solutions and the retail market are evolving rapidly with the all new institution of PLM 3.0, also known as “PLM-as-a-Platform.”

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Why Do Companies Invest in Fashion PLM Software?

California Apparel News recently invited NGC’s Mark Burstein to participate in an editorial roundtable discussion on fashion PLM.

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