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Vocational Guidance Services Selects NGC’s Shop Floor Control To Manage Sewing Facility

September 15, 2015
By Business Wire News


NGC Software today announced that Vocational Guidance Services (VGS), a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) vocational rehabilitation agency with 125 years of experience serving individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment, is implementing NGC’s Shop Floor Control system in its Cleveland sewing facility. NGC’s Shop Floor Control provides companies with real-time labor and production reporting throughout their manufacturing facilities.

The Cleveland-based organization provides a comprehensive range of vocational rehabilitation services including job training, transitional employment, job placement services, and paid work opportunities to nearly 4,500 individuals with physical disabilities, mental disabilities, a history of incarceration or other barriers to employment—such as economic challenges—every year. At the sewing facility, VGS employs approximately 70 individuals with significant disabilities to produce 100% of the women’s dress slacks for the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

NGC’s Shop Floor Control software will allow the organization, which found its roots in sewing projects in 1890, to effectively track labor, production and payroll, along with work in process and develop detailed management reports. Shop Floor Control is a proven global solution to help reduce plant costs and increase operating efficiencies.

“VGS has a long history of helping those in need build career skills and providing them with employment,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and product development, NGC. “NGC’s software will help VGS continue to serve individuals with barriers to employment and produce apparel for the U.S. Military.”

About Vocational Guidance Services

Vocational Guidance Services (VGS) is a highly acclaimed, successful, private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) vocational rehabilitation agency with 125 years of dedicated experience serving individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment. Its mission is “Preparing People with Barriers to Employment for a Brighter Future.” VGS trains individuals to enter the workforce, gain independence, and become significant contributors to the community. In addition to its Power Sewing Division that produces 100% of the women’s dress slacks for the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, the agency provides training and paid work experiences in a variety of fields, including Food Service, Custodial Services, Clerical/Customer Service, Retail, and more. VGS’ highly successful “earning while learning” approach to job training enables nearly 1,000 individuals with significant disabilities to earn a paycheck each week. The agency successfully places more than 500 individuals annually into permanent employment in the community.

VGS was one of the first organizations to receive accreditation by CARF International, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and was the first agency to receive its 17th consecutive, three-year accreditation that extends to August 2018. Vocational Guidance Services (VGS) changes lives and strengthens communities through services that educate, empower and provide the opportunity to earn a paycheck.Visit for more information.

About NGC

NGC Software is 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 earned nine #1 rankings and 25 overall top 10 rankings in the 2014 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, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank, 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

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