Gerber Announces Latest Company to Choose YuniquePLM® In The Cloud to Accelerate Development Processes
Seattle-based Outdoor Clothing Manufacturer, CC Filson, Now Joins Growing List of Worldwide Clients
TOLLAND, CONN., USA, JAN. 9, 2017 – Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, today announced that CC Filson chose to implement YuniquePLM In The Cloud allowing them to further both internal and external collaboration.
The Seattle-based company is a privately-owned outfitter and manufacturer of goods for outdoor enthusiasts. The company designs, manufactures, distributes and sells men’s and women’s outdoor clothing, accessories and luggage. CC Filson selected Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM In The Cloud to shorten product development cycles and improve their time to market. They have a long relationship of optimizing their efficiency with other Gerber Technology solutions including AccuMark® in their technical design and marker making department as well as GERBERspreaders™ and GERBERcutters® in their Seattle operations.
“We are now implementing YuniquePLM In The Cloud and are excited to have a process that allows our company greater visibility and effortless communication among our internal and external manufacturing teams,” said Steve Bock, CEO of CC Filson. “Having one source to manage all of our product development enables us to manage our calendars and costing more efficiently.”
With their YuniquePLM and AccuMark integration, workflows will be more efficient. Files can be moved or saved to both systems; image and information databases can be transferred from one system to the other; and bills of materials (BOMs) can be initiated in AccuMark and saved to YuniquePLM to accelerate product development.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with such a great American brand and manufacturer. The design and exceptional quality of their products are an inspiration to the industry and to American manufacturing. ” said Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, enterprise software solutions for Gerber Technology. “Working with Filson for product lifecycle management is a part of an integrated approach to drive innovation and increase speed to market from inspiration through to design and manufacturing. The ability to integrate is the basis of this great partnership.”
In September 2016, the solution earned an unprecedented four-star rating from WhichPLM, a leading digital magazine focused on product development in the fashion industry. Other prominent YuniquePLM users include Los Angeles lifestyle brand Celebrity Pink Jeans; Carrefour®, the second-largest retail chain in the world; and French work wear manufacturer Mulliez-Flory®.
YuniquePLM In The Cloud was the first PLM system for the apparel industry to be in the cloud and available as a Saas. YuniquePLM In The Cloud has a quick implementation, allows companies to lower operating costs, and is scalable when their business grows. It streamlines design and development, helping users get the right products to market sooner. Intuitive and easy to use, YuniquePLM integrates seamlessly with Gerber’s AccuMark CAD software and the Adobe® suite.
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel & accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign & graphics. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.
Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by AIP, a New York based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management. Visit www.gerbertechnology.com