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Apparel Magazine / November 30, 2017

FIDM To Teach NGC's Andromeda as Part of Curriculum

FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) will teach NGC’s next-generation Andromeda Cloud Platform as an integral part of its educational curriculum.

“FIDM is excited to bring Andromeda into the classroom, and our students are looking forward to learning this new technology,” said Barbara Bundy, vice president, education, FIDM. “Our leadership team at the college is impressed by NGC’s deep knowledge of the fashion industry, their long-time presence in Los Angeles and their impressive base of West Coast customers. NGC is very passionate about the role that technology plays in the fashion industry, and Andromeda will give FIDM students invaluable training to prepare for leadership roles in our industry.”

NGC’s Andromeda cloud platform powers the digital supply chain. Andromeda brings together all departments – Merchandising, Product Development, Sourcing, Compliance, Purchasing, Production, Quality, Logistics, Marketing and Sales – in a single cloud-based solution that connects vendors, suppliers and other providers. In today’s new era of retail, brands and retailers must react faster than ever to the latest data and trends, in order to give consumers what they want, when and where they want it.

FIDM is offering instruction in NGC Andromeda solutions in the areas of Merchandise Product Development, Apparel Industry Management, Menswear and Apparel Technical Design. The courses will provide FIDM’s students with hands-on training in real-world solutions for product development; merchandising costing and specification; collection design; sourcing and inventory management; quality control management; production control and planning; market analysis and presentation; and marketing and collection analysis.

“NGC is very supportive of FIDM’s decision to include Andromeda in a variety of courses offered to their students,” said Mark Burstein, president, NGC Software. “The fashion industry is going through unprecedented disruption and innovation, and technologies such as Andromeda are critical to helping companies succeed in the new world of retail and fashion. Bringing Andromeda into the classroom prepares FIDM’s students for their new careers and enables companies to hire individuals that can become productive more quickly because of that early exposure.”