(MIAMI, APRIL 26, 2011) NGC® Software today announced that Jaya Apparel Group LLC (formerly L’Koral LLC) is implementing NGC’s Extended PLM software across all the company’s divisions. Headquartered in Vernon, California, the rapidly growing apparel company specializes in contemporary women’s fashion for the industry’s top retailers and brands. Jaya’s 10 divisions include Patterson J. Kincaid and Elizabeth and James, a modern lifestyle brand designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
According to Jaya, NGC’s Extended PLM software, which includes Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management, will boost design efficiency and standardize processes across all the company’s brands while greatly improving production tracking and vendor collaboration. NGC’s PLM will also extend the life of Jaya Apparel’s legacy ERP system, allowing the company to continue to leverage its existing business systems while transforming design and sourcing productivity.
Jaya chose the NGC solution based on the software’s rich features and functionality. “We were won over by the fact that NGC’s PLM is web-based and we could easily roll it out to our vendors for collaboration and production updates,” said David Page, project manager for Jaya Apparel Group.
Collaboration with vendors is one of the top benefits of NGC’s Extended PLM system, according to Page. “Having all our vendors on a single platform makes it much easier to communicate with all our divisions and departments,” he said. “NGC’s time and action calendars are very flexible, and we can set up alerts and exception reporting without having to rely on spreadsheets and email.” Page also noted that the software gives Jaya’s executive management visibility into design across all of Jaya’s divisions – an important feature for a company with a reputation for design excellence.
“Jaya Apparel is a highly regarded player in contemporary fashion design, with exciting, popular brands,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales and marketing, NGC. “We’re pleased to be working with them and look forward to a successful implementation.”