Design, Merchandising, and Supplier Teams to Leverage Popular PLM Tool from Gerber Technology
(TOLLAND, CONN., USA, OCTOBER 25, 2010) Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE: GRB), announces that popular women’s lifestyle brand LILLA P has begun implementation of its industry-leading YuniquePLM™ software solution. The New York-based fashion company will use the web-based product lifecycle management (PLM) system in its design, merchandising, and supply chain processes to centralize product information, streamline business processes, and better manage growth.
“YuniquePLM provides us with the tools we need to keep up with the growth we are experiencing,” noted LILLA P co-owner Thomas Nakios. “As we continue to expand our product line, production volume and frequency of deliveries are growing significantly. We saw Gerber’s YuniquePLM software as the best option for organizing all of our product information into one location and making it more accessible to our teams and factories. With the increased visibility the software will provide into our business processes, we expect YuniquePLM to streamline both our go-to-market and delivery cycle times.”
LILLA P will carry out its PLM implementation in stages. Initially internal design, planning, and merchandising teams will leverage YuniquePLM to create and share a single source of up-to-date product information, images, and time/action calendars. This organization will save valuable time and enhance collaboration on products and processes. External factories and vendors will then be linked online through the system’s fully integrated supplier relationship management (srmOn) module. Extending access to vendors will help them save time, reduce errors due to incomplete or outdated product information, and provide visibility into supply chain processes. The company also plans to integrate YuniquePLM with its existing web-based NetSuite ERP system.
“We applaud LILLA P on their commitment to empowering their teams and supply chain partners with the adoption of YuniquePLM,” commented Bill Brewster, President, Software Solutions, Gerber Technology. “As a growing business, they are confronted with many of the challenges and opportunities faced by both large and small fashion businesses in this fast-paced and competitive industry. We look forward to playing a supporting role in their continued growth and success.”
About LILLA P
Inspired by the modern woman, LILLA P is a collection that is perfectly tailored for a casual lifestyle. Each season, LILLA P returns to the brand ethos by rethinking the classics to create a collection of separates that are both flattering and functional. Unfettered yet full of subtle detail and pared down luxury, LILLA P’s hallmarks are cleans lines, quality fabrications and an impeccable fit.
Starting in 1998 with the essential tee, the collection has expanded to include sophisticated staples and key fashion items including a variety of tee shirts, item jackets, lightweight sweaters, dresses and skirts that are available in a variety of luxurious fabrications and colors. Each season, the line continues to develop and grow in an exciting direction.
Since its inception, LILLA P has cultivated a devoted coterie of chic specialty retailers throughout the United States and Canada. More information is available at www.lillap.com.
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology (www.gerbertechnology.com), a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, develops and manufactures the world’s leading brands of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, product data management (PDM) solutions, and CAD/CAM automation systems for the sewn products and flexible materials industries. These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design, and development, pre-production and production processes. The company offers specialized solutions to a variety of end-user markets including apparel, retail, composites, industrial fabrics, transportation interiors, and home textiles. Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents, and distributors in more than 126 countries serving over 22,000 customers through 16 Customer Solutions Centers on six continents. The company engineers and manufactures its products in various locations throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. For more information about Gerber Technology, connect with us on Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
Through innovation and commitment to our customers, Gerber’s products have become industry standards as well as benchmarks by which all others are measured. By continuing to explore emerging technologies and to build strategic relationships, Gerber intends to continue the pace of setting new standards for innovation and productivity.
Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is one of four business units of Gerber Scientific, Inc. (www.gerberscientific.com) of South Windsor, Connecticut. Gerber Scientific is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the “GRB” symbol.
For more information about YuniquePLM, visit www.yuniqueplm.com.