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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 
Lectra is the world leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of software and hardware dedicated to the major industrial users of textiles, leather and other soft materials; supplying a comprehensive array of associated services for the development of complete solutions, from product design to manufacture to retailing.
Avery Dennison logo
Avery Dennison Retail Information Services draws from over 65 years of experience to provide bar-code printers, software, labels, tags, molded plastic fastening and application devices and service bureau printing applications for information, supply chain control and security management for retail outlets, apparel manufacturers, distributors and industrial users.
   
PA Group logo If you are currently looking at software -- we need to talk. PA Group is a software consulting firm passionate about helping companies grow stronger with a rock solid foundation of integrated business systems -- CRM, ERP, Manufacturing Execution Software, and Retail POS. We are the software partner of choice for apparel, fashion, textile and mill products, retail, eCommerce, and distribution companies around the globe. PA Group is an elite Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner, recognized as a member of the 2015 Microsoft President's Club. We offer fully managed Factory IT Services, a complete line of Cloud Solutions hosted in our own high speed data center, and a fantastic team of expert software consultants. Visit our website at www.pa-group.us and give us a call at 423-954-3007.
   

CORPORATE PARTNERS

 
As one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, A&E’s global presence extends from Asia to Europe to the Americas. But it is not simply the scope of A&E’s expanding international operations that make A&E a world-class company. This distinction comes from A&E’s dedication to providing its customers with the finest products and services, at the highest quality, delivered globally.
   
Coats logo Coats is the worldwide leader in sewing thread to the apparel and specialty markets providing globally branded products that are consistent in both color and quality anywhere in the world.
   
   
GTNexus GTNexus, an Infor Company, is the largest cloud supply chain platform of its kind, with over $100 billion in goods managed annually and over 25,000 trading organizations. GT Nexus connects the physical and financial supply chains for companies like Abercrombie & Fitch, adidas Group, Columbia Sportswear, Guess, Levi Strauss & Co., Kohl’s, and Sears. Retailers, brands, suppliers, financial institutions and logistics providers collaborate on a common platform to improve supply chain speed and margins. GT Nexus enables all network participants to operate against a core, real-time and always on set of information across multiple supply chain functions, allowing them to optimize the flow of goods, funds and trade information, from the point of order through final payment.
   
For over 30 years, NGC has been a leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management, ERP and Shop Floor Control software and services for brands, retailers and consumer products companies. NGC solutions help increase profitability, reduce costs, improve speed to market and product quality, and manage compliance and testing. NGC was recognized as a leader in 34 categories in the 2015 RIS News Software Leaderboard and has received top rankings by leading industry analysts. In addition, NGC has been recognized as a top 100 supply chain and logistics company by Inbound Logistics, SupplyChainBrain and Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
 
NGC customers include A|X Armani Exchange, Aeropostale, Billabong, Carter’s, Destination XL, Marchon Eyewear, Spanx, Swatfame, VF Corporation, 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.
Rocedes S.A. is a CMT contractor of (Docker Type) pants and uniform pants; plant and quality systems approved by JCP, Sears, Federated, Wal*Mart and Kmart; cutting, sewing and laundry facilities in-house; English speaking staff.
Seaboard Marine is an ocean transportation company that provides direct regular service between the U.S. and the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America. As the main transportation arm of Seaboard Corporation, a diverse company involved in world commerce, Seaboard is well equipped to excel in international trade.
TexOps is a very modern and vertically integrated performance and activewear factory, featuring 32 modules with multi-style capabilities, 600,000 garments per month capacity, 1200 employees, fully bi-lingual customer service staff. It has been run on LEAN principles since 2004, emphasizing continuous improvement in close alignment to evolving supply chain partners.
YKK (USA) offers a full line manufacturer of metal, coil and molded zippers. Custom pulls and designs available. YKK also offers Cosmolon® brand hook and loop and Power Hook® brand of extruded hook fasteners along with plastic buckles, D Rings, cord locks and other components for apparel, luggage, backpack and sporting goods industries.
Productivity logo Productivity Inc. is a consulting and training firm that’s been around since 1979 in the business of helping companies throughout the Global 1000 build their improvement capabilities, grow and save lots of money. Today, Productivity has three core strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Innovation and Leadership & Culture. To complement our core strategies, we offer a wide variety of services to help organizations system-wide become and stay top performers. These services include Corporate Diagnosis, Operational Assessments, Business Model Mapping, Value Stream Management, Hoshin Kanri [Strategy Planning and Policy Deployment], Total Productive Maintenance, 3P, and a vast array of core process improvement, waste elimination and cost reduction, methodologies found in Productivity’s Lean Management System. Plus, as a full service company, we also offer a portfolio of innovation practices, academic sponsored certification programs, public workshops and seminars, train-the-trainer programs, and a complete line of process improvement literature. All supported by Productivity’s consulting, training, coaching and mentoring capabilities. With training and consulting resources strategically positioned off-shore, we are capable of delivery in English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

 
Apparel logo Technology & Business Insight - From Concept to Consumer
Textile Industries Media Group publishes Textile World, Textiles Panamericanos, Textile World Asia magazines and their affiliated websites and e-newsletters. The magazines cover all facets of textile and apparel manufacturing and marketing from raw fiber to finished products.