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

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

March 29, 2019

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.

New Technology to Accommodate Growth

With multiple brands and a thriving private label business, California Manufacturing Company (CMC) needed a fresh approach to technology to help the company manage growth, streamline its processes and uphold high standards of customer service. CMC knew it had outgrown its homegrown solution and sought out innovative technology that would accommodate the change. 

Andromeda Gives CMC All the Features it Needs

After an exhaustive search, CMC decided on NGC’s Andromeda to serve as its new platform. The cloud platform met the company’s need for a configurable solution that would enable the business to scale and accelerate time to market. The industry knowledge and experience of NGC’s team initially impressed CMC executives, but in the end, the decision came down to what solution would best solve the company’s business problems. Andromeda was the clear winner.

“Andromeda gives us all the features we need — product development, P.O. management, production tracking, logistics, vendor collaboration and workflow management,” said Greg Bailey, CIO, California Manufacturing Company. “With Andromeda, it’s one-stop shopping that takes product development all the way from inspiration of the product, to fit and distribution.”

PLM and SCM Benefits Are On The Horizon

NGC’s Andromeda will have a quick impact on improving the company’s productivity and efficiency. To start, CMC will integrate the cloud-based PLM solution, which was designed specifically for the needs of apparel, fashion and footwear brands and retailers. Configurable and user friendly, NGC’s fashion and apparel PLM solution provides a common platform for all PLM related elements including planning, merchandising, design, costing, sampling, quality and sourcing. Workflow calendars will help the company improve communications and collaboration with agents and overseas factories. CMC will also implement NGC’s Andromeda Supply Chain Management solution.

To learn more about California Manufacturing Company’s decision to select NGC’s Andromeda, read the full press release. To find out how NGC’s PLM and SCM solutions can help your apparel company, schedule a demo today.