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Rip Curl Catches a New Wave of Productivity with NGC’s Andromeda PLM Solution

If you’re ready to embark on an adventure, check out Rip Curl, because it has what you need to prepare and inspire you for your journey! Based in Torquay, Australia, Rip Curl is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of high-tech surfing sportswear and a broad spectrum of accompanying products, including wetsuits, boardshorts, watches, apparel and travel gear for both men and women. Rip Curl has become one of the largest surfing companies in Australia, Europe, South America, North America and South Africa. It strives to be the Ultimate Surfing Company, always innovating and pushing surfing to new levels. The company prides itself on its world-class roster of athletes and the simple objective to “Live the Search” -- the idea of adventure, looking for and surfing good waves, and getting up the next day to do it all again.

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A One-Stop Shop: Why California Manufacturing Company Selected NGC’s Andromeda After an Extensive Search

For 70 years, California Manufacturing Company has produced men's and women’s outerwear, sportswear and uniforms under the Canyon Guide Outfitters and Dakota Grizzly labels, as well as many private brands. Despite its name, the company is actually headquartered in St. Louis, MO. It also operates a distribution and embroidery center in a nearby city called California, and has offices and partner factories around the world. In December 2018, the apparel company selected NGC’s Andromeda PLM and SCM in pursuit of finding a flexible solution that would improve speed to market and efficiency.

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Quality Worldwide Finds A Better Way to Manage Information

We might sound like a broken record, but until everyone is on board, we’re going to keep singing the same tune – it’s time to leave spreadsheets behind. We drove this point home recently in a blog about how inefficient it is for companies to use spreadsheets to manage product development and supply chain operations. We shared why dealing with hundreds of spreadsheets inevitably wastes time and prevents employees from fulfilling more high-level tasks. Consequently, companies lose days, and sometimes even weeks, of valuable time.

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend NGC Velocity Customer Conference

We’re excited about our upcoming Velocity conference! It’s a new name, new location in beautiful Orlando. Early Bird Pricing ends next week January 25. Don’t miss these must-see panels, presentations and discussions. Each session will include an industry perspective and insight on how you can leverage NGC, Logility, Demand Management and Halo solutions.

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NGC Ranked Among Top Performers in 2019 RIS Software LeaderBoard

For the past 19 years, the RIS Software LeaderBoard has identified the cream of the crop in retail technology, recognizing the best of the best across a variety of categories. The RIS Software LeaderBoard ranks technology vendors based on customer satisfaction surveys across a wide range of criteria, serving as an objective guide to help retailers find the vendors and solutions they need. Regarded as one of the most trusted and well-known rankings for software vendors in the industry, a company’s placement on any of the lists indicates a winning status. NGC Ranks as a Leader in 19 Categories.

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World’s Largest Halloween Costumes Company Eliminates Scary Surprises

It’s almost time for a night of fright-filled with pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and haunted houses. As we get ready for Halloween this year, Rubie’s Costume Company is making sure kids and adults alike can dress up as their favorite Star Wars character, superhero, princess, or anything in between. But how did Rubie’s get so big and how do they make sure that costumes are made on time, on trend and on budget?

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NGC Customers Rank Among Most Profitable Public Apparel Firms in 2018

Results are in for Apparel Magazine’s Top 50 report, and eight NGC customers including Carter’s, VF Corp., Canada Goose, UniFirst, Rocky Brands, Foot Locker and Delta Apparel Inc. are on this year’s list.

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Sourcing Journal Podcast: Episode 1, Speed Bump

In the first episode of Sourcing Journal’s new podcast, NGC’s Mark Burstein, Robert D’Loren, chairman and CEO of NGC customer Xcel Brands, and John Thorbeck, CEO and founder of Chainge Capital, discuss how retailers can successfully improve speed to market without sacrificing quality by executing a total transformation of the supply chain.

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Congratulations to Our 2017 Apparel “Top 50” Customers

Apparel Magazine has released the 2017 “Top 50” publicly traded apparel companies who have demonstrated that they are “working diligently to meet customer demand with innovative product, fast delivery and seamless experiences across channels, while facing down the challenges of a swiftly changing retail world.” We’re honored to announce that six NGC Software customers are featured in this year’s list.

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It’s a Wrap on NGC Panorama 2017

Last week, we held our third NGC Panorama User Conference in Ft. Lauderdale. The event was packed with three days of networking, workshops, keynotes and beautiful views. One of many conference highlights was our keynote from Edward Hertzman, Founder & CEO of Hertzman Media Group, and the man behind Sourcing Journal, arguably one of today’s most relevant publications in the apparel and textile industry. Eddie provided, “A Candid Look at the Shifting Landscapes of Retail, Apparel, Trade and Global Sourcing.”

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