Design, Merchandising, and Supplier Teams to Leverage Popular PLM Tool from Gerber Technology
(TOLLAND, CONN., SEPTEMBER 14, 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 Extending access to vendors will help them save time, reduce errors due to incomplete or outdated product information, and provide visibility into supply chain processes.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.”