NGC Receives Prestigious Supply & Demand Chain Executive “100” Honor for Fifth Consecutive Year

NGC Receives Prestigious Supply & Demand Chain Executive “100” Honor for Fifth Consecutive Year

August 21, 2015

In the June issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine the magazine recognized the top 100 supply chain projects in the industry. NGC is honored to be included in this elite list for the fifth consecutive year.

The 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “100” recognizes solution and service providers as leaders in assisting customers in the supply chain function of their business. The honorees and their customers have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement, sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain.

This year, NGC received the honor for our work deploying the NGC Supply Chain Management and EZ-Ship software for Rocky Brands, Inc. Rocky Brands is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium footwear and apparel marketed under a portfolio of well recognized brand names including Rocky®, Georgia Boot®, Durango®, Lehigh®, Creative Recreation® and the licensed brand Michelin®. Rocky Brands also supplies footwear to the United States military. 

In 2014, the Nelsonville, Ohio based company implemented NGC’s EZ-Ship software, a factory scan and pack system that integrates with NGC's web-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) system, in order to ensure carton compliance and inventory accuracy. This ensures that each box of shoes is correctly labeled and sounds an audible alarm if the products are incorrectly labeled (thus preventing a size 8 shoe from being labeled a size 7, for example).

With EZ-Ship, Rocky Brands improved the flow of products through the scanning, packing and shipping process, while ensuring the use of standard carton labeling and ASN formats. The system also enabled the company to improve its finished goods inventory management.

Integrating NGC’s EZ-Ship with the NGC Supply Chain Management System improved validation at the receiving end, through the use of standard ASNs. Rocky Brands has streamlined the direct-to-consumer shipping process, providing visibility into the date each shipment left the factory and whether it was packaged according to the customer’s wishes. The system also supports “musical packaging” (mixed sizes in the same package), so that customer distribution centers no longer have to repack cartons to send to the stores.

For more information about the 2015 “100” winning projects, check out the full article here