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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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The Key Benefits of Digitizing Quality Control

If not properly managed, quality is an area where your business can fail due to factors that are out of your control. Fortunately, quality control is an area that is quantifiable and closely tied to financial performance, and retailers and brand owners can easily and quickly see ROI.

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The Key Benefits of Digitizing Supply Chain Management

Ask anyone in the fashion industry about the biggest trends in supply chain management, and you’ll get varying responses: Faster speed to market. Greater agility. Optimizing inventory levels to ensure more full-price sales, to name a few of the answers. However, underlying all of these is the concept of digitization, because companies can’t achieve any of these goals unless they move away from manual, siloed processes and make the move to digital systems. In our most recent blog post, we looked at the key benefits of digitizing your product development processes. This blog post takes a close look at the benefits of digitizing the other part of the concept-to-shelf lifecycle: supply chain management. In the future, we’ll also look at digitization’s impact on product control and vendor compliance -- but first things first, what does digital transformation means for supply chain management (SCM)?

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The Key Benefits of Digitizing Your Product Development Processes

Every fashion company today aspires to the same basic goals: to become more agile in order to produce the right products faster, to delight customers with on-trend designs, and to produce compelling products that build brand loyalty. Succeeding in today’s hyper-competitive environment is tougher than ever, though. Companies must improve the speed from concept to delivery and improve operational efficiency to offset higher sourcing and production costs. There’s also the constant pressure for lower prices and higher margins, and the need to react quickly to changing consumer demands. The stakes are high, too: companies that fail to meet these objectives will not survive.

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Prioritize Vendor Compliance and Quality Control in 2018

Vendor compliance and quality control are at the top of mind for brands and retailers today. It’s easy to understand why, given the costly issues that can occur from any uncertainties in the supply chain. And if the blunder is serious enough, it could significantly damage your business and reputation—even if you’re not directly responsible.

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NGC Named Leader in Annual Guide of the Best Retail Technology Providers

NGC Software was recently named a leader in 25 categories in the 2017 RIS Software LeaderBoard. 2017 marks the sixth consecutive year that NGC has appeared in the Leaderboard, underscoring the company’s continued focus on customer satisfaction, technical superiority, and support. 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. It is widely recognized as one of the retail industry's most authoritative rankings of retail technology software vendors.

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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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NGC Customers Canada Goose and Xcel Brands Named Apparel “Top Innovators”

Each year Apparel Magazine ranks the “Top Innovators” in the industry, and, this year, NGC Software is honored to announce that not one but two of our customers were included in the list. With the help of technology, this year’s honorees are finding new and innovative ways to advance their businesses and beat the competition. Among the list are NGC customers Canada Goose and Xcel Brands. Here’s what Apparel had to say about each customer’s work with NGC:

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Carter’s Named One of 2016’s “Supply Chains to Admire” by Supply Chain Insights

For the third year Supply Chain Insights named the “Supply Chains to Admire” and we’re proud NGC customer Carter’s was named a winner in the retail category.

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