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Product Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions
NGC e-PLM and e-SPS are NGC’s offerings in product lifecycle management and sourcing for the fashion industry. This product note analyzes the strengths and

apparel sourcing  as a one-stop-shop for apparel brands, distributors, and retailers when they need enterprise software solutions. Besides the industry specialization, NGC also shows its positioning strategy in the following ways: NGC target customers are brands, retailers, and importers of consumer products. NGC customers range from very large companies to small and medium-sized ones. The list of some of NGC's current customers may give readers a better idea of the customers the company is aiming at. The main customer

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The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing


Retailers should aim at curbing traditional firefighting practices in favor of productive planning and collaboration with customers. Retailers must take steps to reconcile these disparate solutions to improve their reaction time and gain maximum leverage from their sourcing activities.

apparel sourcing  level of complexity to apparel importing, whereas the risks of failure to comply are quite a bit higher nowadays. Particularly with the elimination of trading quotas and the decreased need to closely track data for quota limitations purposes, the focus for US customs and importers has turned largely to security compliance. For instance, post-9/11 US customs policies require importers to classify the ingredients of all foreign-sourced goods (by country of origin, for example), for each material. Many Read More

A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience


Eqos's mission is to become the leading provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide. Today, Eqos supports some of the world's top retailers, hosting thousands of users and enabling their collaboration with as many suppliers.

apparel sourcing  (FMCG), consumer electronics, and apparel, are increasing their focus on private label merchandise (which is typically imported) to take advantage of margin improvements, improved quality consistency, and brand loyalty. For instance, retailer Best Buy realized that it could not compete with the likes of Sony and Panasonic in high-end, premium electronics equipment, appliances, and computers because of these two brands' loyal customer bases. However, Best Buy also realized that no such customer loyalty Read More

The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing


The appeal of global sourcing for many industries is certainly understandable, given the potential lower cost benefits, but without careful elimination of all the hidden challenges, the entire process may turn out to be only a costly "siren song" adventure.

apparel sourcing  With the end of apparel import quotas, this sector is growing rapidly in India and the Far East, while the passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) promises to bring additional activity into Central America as well. Today, on average, retailers are consequently following the top executive mandates to increase imports (of both raw materials and finished goods), even up to a quarter of total purchases (from a current level of 5 to 12 percent). There is also a growing trend towards Read More

Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry


Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. These represent an eleven year culmination of our and our customers’ real world experiences in implementing lean supply chain strategies that are designed as a road map to achieving a more collaborative and profitable future.

apparel sourcing  Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. These represent an eleven year culmination of our and Read More

eBay Enterprise


By engaging eBay Enterprise as a co-sourcing partner for the products and services you need, you get the most out of your online channel. With eBay Enterprise bringing you greater speed and operating capabilities, your commerce team has the freedom to focus their management energies on developing essential strategies for growing your online business and providing a unique, brand-centric experience for your customers.

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Case Study: Kenneth David Apparel Clothing Company Increases Visibility


When the first Kenneth David Apparel store opened in 1992, the company could manage operations with an accounting solution alone. But as new stores opened, the company needed software to scale with growth—not only on the retail side, but design and manufacture too. Its new solution has e-commerce and point-of-sale features, and allows the company more insight for more effective management. Read more about the benefits.

apparel sourcing  Study: Kenneth David Apparel Clothing Company Increases Visibility Everest is an award-winning, fully integrated business management solution that enables footwear and apparel businesses to achieve revenue growth, better efficiency and improvedvisibility in all key operational areas. Source : Everest Software Inc. Resources Related to Case Study: Kenneth David Apparel—Clothing Company Increases Visibility : Case Study (Wikipedia) Case Study: Kenneth David Apparel—Clothing Company Increases Read More

RFID Weaving Magic in Apparel Supply Chain


As innovation rates accelerate and product life cycles shorten, companies are increasingly looking for tools to make their supply chain more efficient. Technology, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) has enormously helped supply chain planner.

apparel sourcing  Weaving Magic in Apparel Supply Chain As innovation rates accelerate and product life cycles shorten, companies are increasingly looking for tools to make their supply chain more efficient. Technology, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) has enormously helped supply chain planner. Read More

Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing


In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short.

apparel sourcing  the True Cost of Sourcing The Shortcomings of Traditional Procurement In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short. Procurement history is laden with penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions where the low cost supplier ultimately costs tens or hundreds of millions in lost revenue, lost market share, expedite fees, or write-offs. This goes beyond total Read More

FreeMarkets’ Surprise Acquisition of Adexa Leaves Many Heads Shaking


The direct sourcing vendor’s move may have adverse side effects for investors and customers.

apparel sourcing  Surprise Acquisition of Adexa Leaves Many Heads Shaking FreeMarkets’ Surprise Acquisition of Adexa Leaves Many Heads Shaking S. McVey - March 1, 2001 Event Summary In a move that stunned many in the IT community, auction site enabler FreeMarkets agreed to acquire supply chain management software vendor Adexa for $340 million in stock. A privately held company, Adexa had been preparing an initial public offering since last year, one that most industry analysts predicted would be successful. Read More

SciQuest Combines with CombineNet to Master Complex Sourcing


SciQuest, the largest public provider of spend management software, doesn’t seem to be running out of steam. It recently announced the acquisition of CombineNet, a Pittsburgh-based provider of cloud-based software for companies to manage advanced complex sourcing events. The news is significant for the following two reasons: It is another proof point of SciQuest’s strategy to

apparel sourcing  Combines with CombineNet to Master Complex Sourcing SciQuest , the largest public provider of spend management software, doesn’t seem to be running out of steam. It recently announced the acquisition of CombineNet , a Pittsburgh-based provider of cloud-based software for companies to manage advanced complex sourcing events. The news is significant for the following two reasons: It is another proof point of SciQuest’s strategy to expand its business in the commercial market by broadening its Read More

Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II)


Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled "Manufacturing Outsourcing: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid" , authored by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions. It also established an intrinsic connection with product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology as a global sourcing collaboration enabler. Indeed, several macroeconomic trends seem to be helping the PLM market

apparel sourcing  PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II) Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled Manufacturing Outsourcing: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid , authored by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions . It also established an intrinsic connection with product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology as a global sourcing collaboration enabler. Indeed, several macroeconomic trends seem to be helping the PLM market, starting with the rampant offshoring of facilities Read More

TradeStone Software Presents Bamboo Rose


TradeStone’s merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) platform unifies the design, sourcing, ordering, and delivery of private-label and branded goods, allowing fashion, apparel, footwear, and accessories retailers to leverage a “single version of the truth.” The company’s latest innovation, Bamboo Rose, is a global e-market community for retailers and suppliers who want to exchange ideas and product information before they buy.

apparel sourcing  become apparent—even in the apparel space, as PTC’s success shows. But achieving engineering savvy may be difficult for TradeStone as its traditional expertise is in finished goods and artwork. For now, TradeStone remains reserved about developing clienteling (consumer purchase history and profile) capabilities, as some research indicates that only seven percent of consumers are willing to provide their contact info, such as ZIP code or e-mail address, at the point of sale (POS)—i.e., everyone is Read More

Vendor Profile: PTC's Offering for Retail, Footwear, and Apparel


This IDC Vendor Profile focuses on PTC’s FlexPLM product for the retail, footwear, and apparel (RFA) industry—a product that leverages the product lifecycle management (PLM) capabilities of PTC’s Windchill product line. Find out about PTC’s entrance into the RFA market, its acquisition of Aptavis, and its customer collaborations with companies such as Nike, Liz Claiborne, and Nordstrom for continuing product development.

apparel sourcing  for Retail, Footwear, and Apparel This IDC Vendor Profile focuses on PTC’s FlexPLM product for the retail, footwear, and apparel (RFA) industry—a product that leverages the product lifecycle management (PLM) capabilities of PTC’s Windchill product line. Find out about PTC’s entrance into the RFA market, its acquisition of Aptavis, and its customer collaborations with companies such as Nike, Liz Claiborne, and Nordstrom for continuing product development. Read More