MIAMI--NGC Software, a leading provider of cloud-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) solutions, today announced the latest release and general availability of its next-generation Andromeda® Quality Control solution for fashion retailers and brand owners. This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution helps companies identify product quality problems on the factory floor where issues can quickly and easily be resolved, reducing chargebacks and returned inventory.
NGC’s latest Andromeda Quality Control release provides a solution for quality management and compliance testing throughout the supply chain. It features integration with legacy PLM, ERP and logistics solutions, multilingual online and offline functionality, and geolocation of factories and auditors. The cloud-based solution allows internal, third-party or factory-certified auditors to conduct multiple audit types, produce comprehensive inspection reports, and create corrective action plans. All of the information collected on the tablet is uploaded to the Andromeda Cloud Platform, resulting in real-time reporting and failure notification. The system automatically generates corrective action plans that bring the quality assurance process full circle.
Product Testing is an integral part of the Andromeda Quality Control solution that streamlines the entire testing process for both finished products and components. Retailers and brand owners can manage the complex process of requesting, tracking, submitting, and approving product tests, then creating compliance documents such as the General Certificate of Conformity (GCC). Andromeda manages product compliance for domestic and international regulatory requirements such as CPSIA, Prop 65, REACH and many others. Andromeda also manages testing protocols related to product quality standards, including fiber content, weight, count and yarn size; dimensional stability; colorfastness; wet and dry crocking; tearing, tensile and seam strength; pilling resistance, pile retention and stretch recovery; and much more.
“Managing production quality and product compliance are critical steps in any apparel supply chain,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales and development, NGC Software. “Our Andromeda Quality Control solution allows retailers and brand owners to protect their brand reputation by helping identify issues early and tracking resolutions for a comprehensive quality assurance process. We’re already working with new and existing customers on implementations, and we’re excited about the momentum that our latest Andromeda Cloud solutions are generating.”
Andromeda Quality Control is part of NGC’s Andromeda Cloud Platform, which enables the Connected Enterprise by bringing together information from legacy systems and pulling data from all departments – Merchandising, Product Development, Sourcing, Compliance, Purchasing, Production, Quality, Logistics, Marketing and Sales – into a single cloud-based solution that connects vendors, suppliers and other providers.
NGC Software powers the Connected Enterprise for retailers and brand owners with the Andromeda® Cloud Platform, including solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Quality Control and Vendor Compliance.
NGC customers include Billabong, Canada Goose, Carter’s, Destination XL, Foot Locker, Nicole Miller, Rocky Brands, Spanx, Sport Obermeyer, VF Corporation, Williamson-Dickie 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), named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America by Forbes. For more information, visit www.ngcsoftware.com.
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