FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marichelli Heredia or Yolanda Balido
Thorp & Company
MIAMI, April 15, 2002 – New Generation Computing Inc. today announced that Wilsons Leather has selected New Generation`s Internet-based sourcing software, e-SPS, to improve cycle times, manage production and collaborate with vendors throughout Asia.
To be installed at Wilsons Leather`s headquarters in Brooklyn Park, Minn., and accessed by the company`s overseas offices and vendors via an Internet connection, e-SPS will enable the company to track orders, distribute specifications and receive real-time updates throughout the production process. In addition, e-SPS will facilitate a more dynamic supply chain, streamline Wilsons` global communications and reduce its non-value-added operating costs.
"Wilsons Leather will benefit from the tracking, communication and collaboration capabilities of e-SPS,” said Alan Brooks, president of New Generation Computing. “The company expects to realize cost efficiencies from our product and is a great addition to our client roster. Retailers like Wilsons Leather are quickly recognizing the importance of having end-to-end visibility over the entire production process. New Generation Computing`s e- SPS is the result of our years of work in developing software to meet the needs of companies that manufacture apparel, footwear, accessories and other sewn products.”
About Wilsons Leather
Wilsons Leather (www.wilsonsleather.com) is the leading specialty retailer of leather outerwear, apparel and accessories and the leading specialty retailer of travel products and accessories in the United States. As of March 2, 2002, Wilsons Leather operated 762 stores located in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Canada, including 489 mall stores, 94 outlet stores and 32 airport locations.
In addition, the company operates 147 premium travel products and accessories stores in 25 states, Puerto Rico and Guam under the El Portal, Bentley`s Luggage and California Luggage Outlet names. The company, which regularly supplements its permanent mall stores with temporary holiday stores during its peak selling season from October through January, operated 281 holiday stores in 2001.
About New Generation Computing
New Generation Computing Inc. is a global software company that has 25 years of experience developing and marketing business applications for apparel manufacturers, brand managers, retailers and other businesses in the sewn- products industry. The company`s products include e-SPS, a Web-based supply- chain-management system; 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, New Generation Computing has sales offices worldwide and more than 600 clients, including Kellwood, Hugo Boss, Russell Corp., Maidenform and William Carter. For more information, call New Generation Computing at (305) 556-9122, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ngcsoftware.com.
Editor`s Note: New Generation Computing will demonstrate e-SPS at booth No. 2027 at the Retail Systems 2002 Conference & Exposition, which takes place June 24-27 in Chicago.