MIAMI — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 10, 2013 — NGC Software today announced that Grupo Karim’s, a diversified global company with core businesses that include private-label apparel manufacturing, has selected NGC’s fashion PLM and Supply Chain Management (SCM) solution. Grupo Karim’s specializes in providing its customers and partners with high-quality services for apparel design and production in Asia, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico.
Grupo Karim’s experienced several supply chain and productivity challenges prior to selecting NGC’s end-to-end PLM and SCM solution. “We were missing integration and collaboration on the same platform with all our manufacturing locations and departments,” said Luis Mejia, Executive Vice President, Grupo Karim’s. "We had no PLM software, and we were still using spreadsheets and isolated databases for certain processes. With Grupo Karim's growth, we recognized that we needed to be streamlined, fast and accurate in order to deliver the best quality products at competitive costs and shorter lead times."
"We had some experience using NGC as a vendor with several of our current customers, and we saw an opportunity to integrate with a single, comprehensive PLM and SCM solution. NGC's sales team and engineers showed a great willingness to work with Grupo Karim's and our customers, in order to integrate and share information within the same platform. It's a win-win for us and our customers," he continued.
With NGC's solutions, Grupo Karim's expects to improve productivity and reduce costs, while also providing better customer service throughout the entire product development and production process. According to Mejia, NGC's PLM and SCM will help the company shorten the total lead time from product concept to delivery at the customer's door. "We'll also be able to manage compliance and testing requirements under one platform for real-time access," he added.
"NGC is pleased to be working with Grupo Karim's," said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and R&D, NGC. "Like so many NGC customers, Grupo Karim's realizes the benefits of a fully integrated, end-to-end PLM and Supply Chain Management solution, and we look forward to the implementation process."
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 was named to the 2012 RIS News Software Leaderboard with three top 10 rankings and has received top rankings by many 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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