Sport Obermeyer increases ROI with NGC SoftwareSeptember 24, 2014
Today’s blog highlights Aspen-based skiwear company Sport Obermeyer who selected NGC’s Global Enterprise Suite (GES), a fully integrated suite with best-of-breed solutions for fashion ERP, SCM and PLM, to transition the 65-year-old apparel brand from manual processes and systems into full digital integration.
Sport Obermeyer chose NGC’s GES for its fully integrated platforms for all facets of the enterprise, user-friendly tools, third-party compatibility and information sharing abilities, as well as NGC’s 32 years of experience in apparel manufacturing.
From selection to implementation and on through execution and support, NGC works very closely with Sport Obermeyer. The skiwear company benefited from a four-month transition and training period, a valuable service addition that can make a world of difference in program ramp up efficiency.
NGC’s GES system streamlined factory collaboration, sped up time-to-market, improved workflow, enhanced reporting capabilities and allowed for more creative and effective product design.
Sport Obermeyer’s ROI was reduced from 30 months to 21 months, a 31 percent internal rate of return. Through the NGC platform, more accurate information is gathered from design to development, increasing profitability by considerable measures. Since the system’s implementation in 2013, Sport Obermeyer has seen its gross margin increase by 14 percent.
“We feel we can double or quadruple the size of our company with the same manpower with NGC’s software, because it allows us to get more productivity out of our current employees. This alone gives us a boost in profit and revenue,” said Greg Bannister, Chief Operating Officer Sport Obermeyer.
A case study detailing Sport Obermeyer’s development and implementation of GES can be found here.