Knit apparel and sportswear maker Nature USA is implementing an integrated software solution for its apparel design and manufacturing processes.

The company supplies major brands and is a totally vertical producer of eco-friendly and socially responsible products, from yarns to finished garments. It manufactures its garments with a reduced impact on the environment, both offshore and at its full-package facility in Southern California.

Nature USA will use NGC’s fashion PLM, ERP, Product Testing and Shop Floor Control solutions.

The PLM software will help improve productivity at every stage of development, from line planning to tech packs, digital asset management, material development, sampling, costing, sourcing, and testing and compliance.

NGC’s fashion ERP solution offers features such as customer order processing, EDI, purchasing, inventory control for finished goods and components, screen printing and embroidery, as well as core business processes such as accounting and invoicing. Also included are productivity features such as exception management, collaboration and calendars.

And to help Nature USA manage real-time labour and production, the Shop Floor Control system optimises on-time completions, evaluates plant workload, determines capacity needs, tracks employee performance and calculates incentive payroll.