e-SPS® Will Improve Speed to Market, Streamline Communications
for Leading Developer of Licensed Apparel and Accessories
MIAMI – Sept. 3, 2008 – NGC® (New Generation Computing®) today announced that Jerry Leigh, a multi-faceted apparel company that develops licensed products for the nation’s top retailers, has selected NGC’s e-SPS™ software for global sourcing and visibility across all of its divisions.
Jerry Leigh will use e-SPS to control all facets of production for thousands of licensed products in fashion, apparel and accessories. The solution is being rolled out to all four Jerry Leigh divisions – Kids, Adults, Resort and Premium – for P.O. management, production tracking, quality, and inbound tracking and visibility.
“Jerry Leigh designs and develops merchandise for many of the world’s most recognized brands and retailers, and quality and timing are critical to our success,” said Jeff Silver, vice president and CFO, Jerry Leigh. “When our customers are developing new brand concepts and promotion, we have to be able to turn licensed products very quickly at our manufacturing operations in Asia and Central America. Jerry Leigh needed a solution to help us streamline production and improve communications with customers and trading partners around the world. e-SPS was the right answer for us.”
Key benefits of NGC’s solution for Jerry Leigh include:
- Streamlined communications through web-based updates. e-SPS provides Jerry Leigh with a single, web-based platform that allows the company to instantly exchange and update information with supply chain partners around the world. All communications are tied to specific styles or purchase orders, greatly enhancing collaboration. Centralized data ensures that everyone views “a single version of the truth” throughout the supply chain at all times.
- Faster speed to market. e-SPS makes extensive use of role-based calendars, exception management and executive dashboards. The system automatically generates triggers and alerts based on user-defined events, helping to ensure that critical deadlines are met and production problems are quickly resolved. “e-SPS will be invaluable for ensuring that Jerry Leigh continues to meet the increasing demand for rapid turnaround and faster time to market,” said Silver.
- Improved product quality. e-SPS includes an integrated quality module that will help Jerry Leigh monitor quality at its remote manufacturing facilities, ensuring the highest level of quality for the company’s licensed brands.
- Enhanced customer service. Jerry Leigh has built its business on superior customer service to its brand and retail partners, and e-SPS will allow Jerry Leigh to further enhance its customer service. e-SPS will also enable Jerry Leigh to continue its rapid growth by enabling the company to more easily handle the demands of new licensed brands.
“Jerry Leigh is one of the most established, successful licensed brand manufacturers in the world, and NGC is pleased that the company selected e¬-SPS as its global sourcing platform," said Alan Brooks, president, NGC. “We are working closely with Jerry Leigh on the implementation, and we look forward to developing a highly successful long-term partnership.”
About Jerry Leigh
Founded by Jerry Leigh in 1962, the company has evolved into a multi-faceted organization that serves the nation’s top retailers. With headquarters in Van Nuys, CA and satellite offices in New York City, Bentonville, Orlando, Guatemala and Shanghai, Jerry Leigh’s 650+ associates are focused on serving the needs of the company’s brand and retail partners. Jerry Leigh is a design-driven company that prides itself on its dedicated divisional teams and its focus on superior artwork and design, manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities in Asia and Central America. For more information, visit www.jerryleigh.com.
About New Generation Computing
NGC® is a leading Fashion, Apparel, Footwear and Retail software company. NGC's SQL Series is a comprehensive suite of “end-to-end” solutions for PLM (e-PLM), Global Sourcing (e-SPS®) and ERP (RedHorse®). The SQL Series provides real-time visibility to product information, accelerates speed to market, and enables quality control throughout the supply chain to help deliver superior products. NGC customers include leading brands and retailers such as VF Corporation®, A|X Armani Exchange®, Carter’s®, Casual Male Retail Group®, Maggy London, R.G. Barry, Hugo Boss®, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Isda & Co., Tristan & America®, Axis®, Parigi Group, and many others. NGC has offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, 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.