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Nicole Miller, Global, Influential Retailer Upgrades to Andromeda PLM

After six successful years of working together, Nicole Miller is upgrading to our Andromeda PLM®. As the global brand expands into new markets, Nicole Miller saw an opportunity to further streamline its product development workflow and gain additional visibility into its supply chain.

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How Retailers Can Meet Gen Z’s Demands

Gen Z is the youngest generation and its members are already making a big impact on retail revenue. The generation is identified as the 86 million people born between 1997 and 2016, and it is expected to represent 40% of all shoppers by 2020. Today, this generation currently influences $600 billion of family spending.

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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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Discussing Fashion’s New Fundamentals at Sourcing Journal’s Sourcing Summit

We’re looking forward to joining supply chain executives in New York at Sourcing Journal’s Sourcing Summit next Thursday, Oct. 17. The event’s theme is the New Fundamentals, an important topic of discussion in the current retail environment. Through engaging keynotes, interactive discussions and detailed insights, top thought leaders will share their struggles, strategies and successes as they evolve the core of what the retail business is about.

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The Benefits of PLM Revealed in Latest just-style Articles

This month, NGC’s president Mark Burstein was featured in three articles in just-style’s online magazine, “What’s next for PLM?”, “Leveraging 3D and PLM to speed design and development” and “How to plan for a pain-free PLM implementation.” The articles were additionally abridged to “How clothing firms can fuel growth through strategic PLM,” which was published on the just-style website. To celebrate these articles being published, we’ve included highlights of Mark’s thoughts on the state of PLM in the questions and answers below.

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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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NGC Customers to Speak at PI Apparel Supply Chain Forum

In just a few days, the 2019 PI Apparel Supply Chain Forum will occur in New York on September 17 and 18. We have loved being involved with the event for many years, but this year will be particularly momentous as NGC customers Carter’s, Foot Locker, Jockey, Jump Design and PVH Corp. will be speaking.

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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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