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What it Means to Select NGC as Your Technology Provider

Trusted by leading fashion brands, retailers and manufacturers, NGC offers more than just top-notch solutions for product lifecycle management, supply chain management, quality control and vendor compliance. At its core, we’re hyper focused on customer satisfaction -- which is one of the reasons that we’ve been named a leader in the RIS Software Leaderboard for seven consecutive years. With a detailed knowledge of and commitment to every one of our customers, we strive to become a valued partner and integral part of every company we serve.

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Looking Ahead: Key Sourcing Strategies for 2019

Coming off the heels of a monumental year, supply chains have big shoes to fill in 2019. As apparel retailers and brands prepare for a year of new tariffs, evolving customer demands and more competition than ever, they should keep in mind the key strategies that will help them streamline their processes and reach their goals. Based on developments throughout the past year, we’re predicting four sourcing strategies that will unlock success for apparel companies in 2019.

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The Digital Supply Chain Was Front and Center at NRF 2019

NRF, the National Retail Federation’s annual extravaganza in New York, is called Retail’s Big Show for a reason. With over 38,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors, 2019 once again broke attendance records as retailers from around the world descended upon the Javits Center. NRF is an unparalleled opportunity for retailers to set a vision for the new year, connect with partners that will help transform their business and take advantage of the ultimate networking experience.

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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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Learn More About NGC’s Digital Supply Chain Solutions at NRF

It’s the beginning of the new year, which means brands and retailers everywhere are getting ready to make 2019 the best year yet with new opportunities. And on top of every retailer’s New Year’s resolutions list is to achieve retail’s holy grail: the perfect alignment of supply and demand. But how do retailers achieve a goal that continues to be elusive?

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Meet Industry Standards and Decrease Risk with Digital Vendor Management

Reports of poor working conditions in overseas factories, a lack of sustainable products and delayed delivery times prove that when vendor accountability and transparency aren’t up to par, a company’s sourcing strategies can quickly go awry. Suppliers, vendors and additional third parties involved in the design, manufacturing and delivery of your product set the precedent for a company’s success. Thus, keeping close watch on them will become crucial in the long run. Working to maintain ethical behavior through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and ensuring Good Manufacturing Practices can help companies avoid the problems that are all too common in the sourcing industry. In pursuit of this goal, making sure vendors comply to certain standards sensibly fits into the picture. A digital vendor management solution can help centralize the process of evaluating, managing and reporting on all the details, which simplifies complexities and makes for a more seamless approach.

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Keep Your Brand in Check: Why Fashion Retailers Need Quality Control

Product quality is a telling factor of a company’s success. While consistently offering customers well-made clothing and accessories translates into positive reviews and loyal shoppers, a single quality issue can result in negative press and lasting impressions that will deter shoppers from visiting the store or its site for future purchases. To capitalize on the former and combat the latter, fashion retailers need to implement a quality control solution they can trust.

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Here’s How Product Lifecycle Management Can Benefit Your Business

From the conception of an idea to the detailed design to its sale, a product passes through many touchpoints before it gets into the hands of the consumer. As such, retailers cannot operate smoothly without a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution in place. Keeping track of all the moving parts involved takes real-time visibility into product data and shared information across each department. PLM plays a key role in the digital transformation that’s underway among top brands and retailers. If you’re new to PLM, here’s a quick look at some of the main benefits that a PLM solution can bring to your business.

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Why Fashion Retailers and Brands Must Digitize Supply Chain Management

The fast-paced nature of today’s retail and fashion industry is impossible to manage without digitization. Without digital supply chain management systems in place, fashion retailers run the risk of out-of-stocks, markdowns, defects in product quality, and ultimately losing the trust and confidence of their customers. Having a digital supply chain is no longer a way of getting ahead of the curve, but is essential to staying competitive. According to a McKinsey report, nearly 90% of apparel chief procurement officers said they expect significantly higher investments in technology by 2030. When a retailer implements a digital supply chain, the benefits are evident, and expand across all parts of the process.

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