Miami, FL—May 21, 2014—NGC® today announced that Vald’or Apparel is implementing NGC’s PLM, ERP and Shop Floor Control systems to bring a new level of efficiency and collaboration to its global operations. Vald’or manufactures private label and branded apparel for leading brands; the company is headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida, with an office and factory in Jordan and an additional factory opening in Haiti this year.
Vald’or selected NGC’s software to replace its outdated legacy solutions and support the company’s rapid growth. “Our business has grown tremendously, and we were not getting the support we needed from our current systems provider,” said Robert Rothbaum, president and CEO, Vald’or Apparel. “We’ve known NGC for many years and are aware of their reputation in the apparel industry; their solutions matched our needs, so it was an easy decision to select NGC.”
“Our primary goal is to become more efficient,” Rothbaum continued, and he expects to improve efficiency at Vald’or in a number of key areas with NGC’s systems:
- Enhanced collaboration. “Without a centralized system, everyone works in siloed ‘mini-systems’ that don’t communicate with the rest of the enterprise,” Rothbaum said. “NGC’s software will provide a platform for our whole company to collaborate throughout our global enterprise.”
- Exception management. NGC’s systems include workflow calendars and exception management that will help drive better efficiency throughout the company. Exception dashboards automatically notify all parties when an event is late or due, and all communications take place within the system, with collaboration that is tied to specific styles or purchase orders.
- Better raw materials management. With NGC’s fashion PLM and ERP systems, Vald’or will gain better understanding of pending or shipped orders, product availability, and raw materials requirements. “Our systems will be automated, accurate, and we will know exactly what raw materials to order,” Rothbaum said.
- Improved factory efficiency. Efficiency improvements will extend to the factory floor. NGC’s Shop Floor Control will help Vald’or balance its sewing lines and improve the performance and efficiency of individual factory workers.
“NGC is excited to work with Vald’or Apparel. Vald’or is a strong, innovative company with a unique business model, and they have an excellent reputation in our industry,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and R&D at NGC. “We look forward to a successful implementation.”
About Vald’or Apparel
Vald’or Apparel is on the forefront of low-cost, high-quality private-label and branded apparel, with core manufacturing competencies that maximize efficiency and minimize cost. Vald’or Apparel is headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida, with an office and factory in Jordan and an additional factory scheduled to open in Haiti this year. For more information, visit www.valdorapparel.com.
NGC Software is a leading provider of PLM, Supply Chain Management, ERP and Shop Floor Control software and services for brands, retailers and consumer products companies. NGC solutions help increase profitability, reduce costs, improve speed to market and product quality, and manage compliance and testing. NGC earned more than a dozen top-10 rankings in the 2013 RIS News Software Leaderboard and has received top rankings by leading industry analysts. In addition, NGC has been recognized as a top 100 supply chain and logistics company by Inbound Logistics, SupplyChainBrain and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. NGC customers include A|X Armani Exchange, Aeropostale, Billabong, Carter’s, Destination XL, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank, Marchon Eyewear, Spanx, Swatfame, VF Corporation, and many others. NGC has offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Canada, China, India, Mexico, and El Salvador and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). For more information, visit www.ngcsoftware.com.
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