CGS Partners with A&E to Enhance Productivity in Global Manufacturing

BlueCherry® Shop Floor Control improves apparel and sewn product manufacturing operations

New York, NY –  September 21, 2017 – CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, today announced its partnership alliance with A&E, a global leader in premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles. The entities will join forces to improve productivity, quality and employee motivation within manufacturing operations.

“A&E has long been committed to assisting with the challenges global apparel manufacturers face each day and is proud to be a part of a collaborative effort with CGS that addresses these challenges,” said Les Miller, CEO, A&E. “By using A&E’s premium sewing thread and CGS’s real-time technology in BlueCherry® Shop Floor Control, manufacturing facilities have the ability to further enhance production efficiency.”

Today’s sewn products manufacturers are challenged to improve productivity and efficiency, reduce throughput time and production costs and improve quality while reducing work-in-process inventory levels. CGS BlueCherry Shop Floor Control (SFC), an integral module in the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite, offers an essential solution for manufacturing operations. It provides powerful tools that automate the collection and reporting of production, enabling real-time shop floor visibility and control, improving factory operations and productivity while reducing costs.

“With over 30 years of experience in the apparel, footwear and consumer product market, CGS understands the value of having the right solutions in place to efficiently and effectively run business operations,” said Paul Magel, president, Business Applications and Technology Outsourcing division, CGS. “Through this partnership, CGS and A&E customers in the BlueCherry community will be able to enhance the speed and quality of their manufacturing operations.”

CGS’s BlueCherry® Shop Floor Control provides powerful tools that automate the collection and reporting of production, enabling real-time shop floor visibility and control, improving factory operations and productivity while reducing costs. Since its first real-time installation in 1984, over 200,000 terminals of BlueCherry SFC have been installed, enabling apparel companies to achieve a return on investment (ROI) in just 6-12 months.

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About CGS

For nearly 35 years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services. CGS is wholly focused on creating comprehensive solutions that meet clients' complex, multi-dimensional needs and support clients' most fundamental business activities. Headquartered in New York City, CGS has offices across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, please visit www.cgsinc.com and follow us on Twitter at @CGSinc and @BlueCherryCGS and on Facebook.

About AMERICAN & EFIRD

A&E is the largest U.S. manufacturer and the world’s second-largest manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles. Producers of apparel, automotive components, home furnishings, medical supplies, footwear and a diverse range of industrial products rely on A&E industrial sewing thread to manufacture their products. Customers select A&E as the preferred choice for industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles because of A&E's dedication to providing its customers with the finest products and services, at the highest quality, delivered globally. Through its global network, A&E's products are manufactured in 23 countries, distributed in 50 countries and sold in over 100 countries. In addition to A&E's steadfast commitment to superior quality and customer service, A&E is a recognized industry leader in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and operates its global facilities with the utmost regard for the safety and health of its associates employed worldwide. A&E owns or operates 27 manufacturing facilities and employs over 10,000 associates around the world directly or in partnership with joint venture partners. For more information, please visit www.amefird.com.

 

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