MIAMI, April 28, 2003 – New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC) today announced that VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) has selected e-SPS, NGC’s Web-based sourcing and production system, to streamline and manage the global production of its branded-label apparel. e-SPS will provide VF Corporation’s sourcing department and overseas vendors with real-time access to production data and the ability to complete steps in the production process via the Internet. Specifically, e-SPS will enable VF Corporation to manage global sourcing and end-to-end tracking of purchase orders and to receive real-time updates on the status of apparel production. “We selected New Generation Computing’s software based on the company’s proven track record of providing clients with effective strategic-sourcing solutions, the company’s knowledge and experience in the apparel industry, and superior service,” said Ellen Martin, vice president of supply-chain systems of VF Corporation. “NGC’s software is easy to use and can be adapted to work with our existing systems.” Alan Brooks, president of New Generation Computing, added: “We are excited to have VF Corporation join NGC’s family of e-SPS customers. VF Corporation’s selection of e-SPS reflects an industry-wide trend in which apparel retailers, manufacturers and brand managers are relying on new strategic-sourcing solutions to get products to market faster, significantly reduce global travel and communications and improve the returns on their technology investments. We’ll continue to develop additional e-SPS modules to meet our clients’ changing needs.”
About NGC’s e-SPS NGC’s e-SPS consists of 11 software modules: e-Product Development, e-RFQ’s & Bids, e-Pre Production, e-Production Tracking, e-Collaboration, e-Pack, e-Shipment Tracking, e-Exceptions, e-Quality, e-Executive Information Systems and Reporting, and Event Tracking and Management System. Current e-SPS users include Wilsons Leather, Kellwood Company, Russell Corp. and S. Schwab Company.
About VF Corporation VF Corporation is the world’s largest apparel company and a leader in jeanswear, intimate apparel, playwear, workwear and daypacks. Its principal brands include Lee®, Wrangler®, Riders®, Rustler®, Vanity Fair®, Vassarette®, Bestform®, Lily of France®, Lee Sport®, Healthtex®, JanSport®, Eastpak®, Red Kap® and The North Face®. VF Corporation’s press releases, annual report and other information can be accessed through the company’s homepage, http://www.vfc.com.
About New Generation Computing New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC) is a global software company that has 25 years of experience developing and marketing business applications for apparel manufacturers, brand managers, retailers, importers and other businesses in the sewn-products industry. The company’s products include e-SPS; AMAS, a specialized apparel business control, accounting and MRP system; TPM, a shop-floor control and manufacturing execution system; EZ-Ship, a labeling, packing and shipping system for remote factories; SP&E, a screenprint and embroidery management system; and Full Package, a multi-lingual business control system for offshore enterprises. Headquartered in Miami, NGC has sales offices worldwide and more than 600 clients, including VF Corporation, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., Wilsons Leather, Kellwood, Hugo Boss, Russell Corp., Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, Haggar Clothing Company, Maidenform and William Carter. For more information, call NGC at (305) 556-9122 or visit www.ngcsoftware.com.