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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

product sourcing  to the proximity between product development and sourcing activities in the fashion industry, many of today's fashion PLM solutions (or in other words, PLM solutions for apparel, footwear, and accessories) either are provided with sourcing capabilities together in the same package or have the capability to integrate with external sourcing modules. Hence, it makes sense that we consider NGC's e-PLM and e-SPS as a suite for fashion PLM (including sourcing) in this note. On the current basis, some likely

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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No One Said Sourcing Overseas Would Be Easy


The many challenges and risks that retailers face when sourcing globally could be mitigated with the right software tools. Yet the sad fact is that few information technology systems fully support the complexities and unique requirements of global trade.

product sourcing  critical throughout the entire product life cycle. An astute sourcing software suite should enable product managers and buyers to quickly develop comprehensive requests for quotes (RFQs) for their global sourcing efforts. Such a solution should also be able to normalize disparate currencies, languages, and lead times, and automatically calculate the estimated landed costs for a clear understanding and comparison of all offers submitted by competing suppliers. For these suppliers, which are located around Read More

The Future for an E-sourcing Solutions Builder


TradeStone will introduce several planning capabilities that bind existing sourcing and order execution functionality, and featuring significant enhancements to the Finance and Logistics modules, with the idea of fostering rapid adoption and deployment across expanding supply chains.

product sourcing  extension of the TradeStone Product module global sourcing order management, via virtual merger of the TradeStone Sourcing and Order Management modules supply chain logistics management, via virtual merger of the TradeStone Logistics and Finance modules Having certainly fared better than its previous incarnation as RockPort , in its third year of existence TradeStone now employs about fifty employees at its headquarters and offices in Atlanta (US), Bangalore (India), and London (UK), and staff growth Read More

New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)


New product development and introduction (NPDI) is probably the most important process for many companies, but also one of the least understood. While NPDI is responsible for revenues, few companies assign an owner for the whole process. Instead, it is usually driven through a series of functional “silos,” causing delay—and the loss of the original market requirements.

product sourcing  initial ideas capture through product development, strategic sourcing and supply chain planning, down to prototyping and production ramp-up and market launch. In addition, the underlying infrastructure provides everything for the management of the product related data and information, including quality engineering as well as change and configuration management. More details may be found in the appendix. The NPDI solution portfolio is fully integrated with the mySAP ERP backbone and utilizes the full 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.

product sourcing  feel for how much product the firm will be sourcing of a given style, so that they can look at capacity constraints. The next step could be to use the software tools to break style data down by more variables, in preparation for placing the purchase or production order. For instance, this might provide suppliers with answers to several questions: How much does the retailer want to order by color and by size? What is the final pricing? What is the final time-and-action calendar? Increasingly, the standard Read More

The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link?


Diverse groups have been discussing PIM from the perspective of data synchronization and syndication, product lifecycle management (PLM), and enterprise publishing. Each of these product categories includes the management of product information, but each uses product information for a different operational role.

product sourcing  and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link? Introduction By now, most of us understand the concept of the supply chain. This is the conceptual representation of product movement from raw material through manufacturing and distribution to the consumer. It's a problem that we've been working on for years and it is critical that we get it right. Just as important, but not as evolved, is the product information supply chain where information moves from raw product data through Read More

Co-sourcing Helps Companies to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiencies


In the ever-changing economy, organizations looking to cut costs and drive innovation are turning to co-sourcing as a cost-effective and less risky alternative to outsourcing or offshoring. This white paper explores the primary business benefits of the co-sourcing model and provides key information for evaluation.

product sourcing  enhance their quality and productivity. Co-sourcing provides a collaborative value enhanced, strategic business service, focusing on improving the customer's business performance. IT plays an integral part of a business strategy and considerations for outsourcing should be taken with great care. Companies that don't take such care or make decisions too quickly are opening up avenues where they are prone to make mistakes that could eventually impact customers and shareholders. Cosourcing is generally a Read More

Enabling Product Innovation: The Roles of ERP and PLM in the Product Lifecycle


Companies are turning toward product innovation to achieve revenue growth, but to generate return on an innovation idea, the idea must be fully developed. When the concept has been fully defined, validated, and transformed into a product, it is then ready for commercial launch and execution from a sales, marketing, manufacturing, and logistics perspective.

product sourcing  packaging concerns when the product is already designed. The time to rework the design is no longer available, let alone the expense. Aberdeen research has highlighted the value and trend toward incorporating regulatory requirements and sourcing considerations earlier in the design process. Product innovation typically involves more interaction than execution, with about half of respondents saying that they have much more interaction in design than in manufacturing (Figure 8). Frequently, products are Read More

Core PLM--Product Data Management - Discrete RFI/RFP Template


Product Data Management (PDM), Engineering Change Order and Technology Transfer, Design Collaboration, Process and Project Management, Product Technology

product sourcing  for Discrete Industries Template: Product Data Management (PDM) Engineering Change Order and Technology Transfer Design Collaboration Process and Project Management Product Technology This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Core PLM for Discrete Industries that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge Read More

Product Lifecycle Management Proving Value at Heinz


In the mid-1990s Heinz was managing their product specifications, formulas, and quality information in the same manner as most companies. Their product information was stored in a variety of disparate systems, spreadsheets, text documents, and paper forms. Learn how it was able to continually leverage product information across the entire life cycle.

product sourcing  Heinz was managing their product specifications, formulas, and quality information in the same manner as most companies. Their product information was stored in a variety of disparate systems, spreadsheets, text documents, and paper forms. Learn how it was able to continually leverage product information across the entire life cycle. Read More

Speeding Time to Market: Reducing Product Introduction Time and Costs with Product Information Management


As product lifecycles continue to shrink and product complexity increases, reducing the time it takes to introduce new products has become a strategic imperative for companies. Businesses must have clean and accurate product data that’s consolidated across sales channels and back-end systems. Find out why product information management and master data management platforms are key to getting products to market faster.

product sourcing  Time to Market: Reducing Product Introduction Time and Costs with Product Information Management As product lifecycles continue to shrink and product complexity increases, reducing the time it takes to introduce new products has become a strategic imperative for companies. Businesses must have clean and accurate product data that’s consolidated across sales channels and back-end systems. Find out why product information management and master data management platforms are key to getting products to Read More

Product Lifecycle Management Challenges: From Solution Evaluation to Kickoff


In future, companies will be releasing products practically every other day, due to fierce global competition, and the significance of product lifecycle management (PLM) implementation will increase. However, it is possible to provide some guidelines for a rigorous PLM implementation.

product sourcing  inherent in selecting a product lifecycle management (PLM) system, including the usual psychological resistance to change, as well as ways of managing and preparing for this change. One of the strongest weapons in the arsenal of change management turned out to be the PLM system document, which outlines the company's vision for the PLM system. We turn now to the specifics of the actual implementation, including implementation management, prioritization of customization needs, and kickoff of the new Read More

How to Create Compelling Product Roadmaps


Product roadmaps can mean the difference between success and failure in product delivery. Done correctly, they can help win large customers, and guide strategic planning efforts. Unfortunately, most product roadmaps are created under pressure when company management makes a last-minute request. As a result, they don’t have the impact they should, and can be a source of product management misery.

product sourcing  to Create Compelling Product Roadmaps Product roadmaps can mean the difference between success and failure in product delivery. Done correctly, they can help win large customers, and guide strategic planning efforts. Unfortunately, most product roadmaps are created under pressure when company management makes a last-minute request. As a result, they don’t have the impact they should, and can be a source of product management misery. Read More

Expanding the Enterprise: Breaking the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development


Product development has never been easy, but in today’s global market, the pressures facing industrial manufacturers are even greater. With more stakeholders involved in the product development process, collaboration and communication are key to competitive advantage. Your challenge: bring all the stakeholders in the same room—in real time. Discover how to succeed by increasing innovation and speeding time-to-market.

product sourcing  the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development Manufacturers worldwide have now developed global collaborative product development talent networks to drive increased productivity. New product development design centers are assuming larger roles and freeing existing design centers to refocus on innovation. Access to additional capacity and capabilities is enabling manufacturers to address a broader set of product design and development activities. Source: PTC Resources Related to Expanding the Read More

Agile PLM: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Competitor Analysis Report


This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases.

product sourcing  PLM: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Competitor Analysis Report This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge Read More