Interview with Mark Burstein

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Mark Burstein
Mark Burstein
President
NGC
NGC

We have a singular focus on the fashion and retail industry

When New Generation Computing (NGC) was founded in 1982, the company had a simple but innovative idea: to develop best-in-class software for the fashion and retail industries. Now, NGC Software has offices around the world to support NGC's customers and all of their global trading partners. NGC Software is a leading provider of cloud solutions for supply chain management, product lifecycle management, quality control, vendor compliance and enterprise resource planning. Mark Burstein, President, talks about the company's solutions for the textiles and apparel industry.

Tell us about the ERP/PLM solutions that your company offers. In what ways are they unique?

NGC's cloud-based Andromeda PLM solution was designed specifically for the needs of apparel, fashion and footwear brands and retailers. NGC's PLM is configurable and user-friendly, and it provides a common platform for all PLM related elements including planning, merchandising, design, costing, sampling, quality and sourcing. Workflow calendars allow users to track progress, predict unexpected delays and keep all departments on the same page in real-time. With critical path management processes and the ability to create role-specific dashboards, users have the information at their fingertips to ensure products are on time, on trend and on budget.

IT solutions are expensive, and often out of reach for SMEs that make up an overwhelmingly large chunk of the global fashion industry. Do you offer solutions for them as well?

NGC customers include both high-growth, relatively new fashion brands and retailers as well as many of the industry's largest and most admired brands, such as Carter's and VF Corporation.

A fast-changing industry also means that the solutions need to stay abreast of the changes. How do you ensure this at your company?

We have a singular focus on the fashion and retail industry, unlike many PLM and supply chain vendors that serve multiple industries. I ran an apparel company before joining NGC, and our other executives and consultants have prior experience with best-in-class retailers such as Target, Kohl's, DXL Corporation, Carter's and many more. Fashion and retail are in our DNA. 

Could you give us a few case studies of how your solutions have made a difference to companies in the fashion-apparel business?

  • Rip Curl Selects NGC Andromeda Platform for Global Collaboration
           (https://www.ngcsoftware.com/news/press-release/361/rip-curl-selects-ngc-andromeda-platform-for-global-collaboration/)
  • California Manufacturing Company Selects NGC's Andromeda PLM and SCM for Flexible Solution That Improves Speed to Market and Efficiency
           (https://www.ngcsoftware.com/news/press-release/360/california-manufacturing-company-selects-ngcs-andromeda-plm-and-scm-for--flexible-solution-that-improves-speed-to-market-and-efficiency/)
  • Quality Worldwide Selects NGC's Andromeda Cloud Platform to Provide an End-to-End Solution for Its Growing Business  
          (https://www.ngcsoftware.com/news/press-release/355/quality-worldwide-selects-ngcs-andromeda-cloud-platform-to-provide-an-endtoend-solution-for-its-growing-business/) (SG)

Published on: 06/11/2019

DISCLAIMER: All views and opinions expressed in this column are solely of the interviewee, and they do not reflect in any way the opinion of Fibre2Fashion.com.

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