Cutter & Buck to Discuss Deployment and Benefits of Gerber's YuniquePLM at Apparel Tech Conference West
Tolland, Connecticut-based Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific Inc. and a world leader in automated CAD/CAM and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the apparel and flexible materials industry, will sponsor a customer case study presentation featuring the Seattle-based golf and sportswear company Cutter & Buck at the March 23 Apparel Tech Conference West in Los Angeles. The session, entitled “24/7 Global Operations: Supply Chain & PLM--A Customer Case Study”, will be presented by Bobbie Jo Foster, business systems manager for Cutter & Buck’s Product Group in Seattle. Foster will discuss the company’s rapid deployment of YuniquePLM and the many benefits achieved through successful adoption of the technology across 45 supply chain partner companies.
Through the case study, Cutter & Buck will share its keys to success in gaining partner and user buy-in for its global PLM implementation. Fashion and apparel companies planning or conducting supply chain collaboration initiatives will also learn firsthand the many benefits the company has achieved in recent years through YuniquePLM including streamlined business processes, increased supply chain visibility and collaboration, improved access to accurate and consistent product information, and other significant business improvements.
“We believe that bringing together internal teams and suppliers is the best way to maximize the benefit of PLM,” stated Ms. Foster. “Extending PLM to our vendor partners completed the circle and enabled us to build stronger partnerships with our suppliers. During the process, we found that our suppliers embraced the use of PLM technology and were able to integrate it into their processes. They actively requested additional functionality to increase collaboration efforts. We hope that sharing our experiences will benefit other companies looking to improve collaboration and streamline processes.”
“We are pleased that Cutter & Buck has agreed to share their PLM success with the industry,” noted Darioush Nikpour, director of PLM business development at Gerber Technology. “We know that this story of achievement with such a highly successful organization represents a true opportunity for attendees to gain valuable business knowledge and insight.”
Cutter & Buck was recognized with an industry All-Star Award by Apparel Magazine in 2006 for its successful PLM initiative and overall management excellence. Following a speedy four-month implementation, the company extended its use of the YuniquePLM supplier relationship management (SRM) capabilities to its global factories and buying offices, allowing them to start their second season of PLM collaborating in real-time with their overseas partners.
For more information about YuniquePLM, visit http://www.yuniqueplm.com/.
About Cutter & Buck
Founded in 1990, Cutter & Buck offers a line of golf-inspired apparel for men and women. The company markets its products primarily through golf and specialty retailers, corporations, international distributors and licensees; and directly to end-consumers through catalog and Internet channels. In 2007, Cutter & Buck became part of New Wave Group, A.B., which creates, acquires and develops branded merchandise for the corporate profiling and consumer markets, mainly within the clothing, accessory and gift sectors.
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, develops and manufactures leading brands of integrated software and hardware 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, composites, industrial fabrics, transportation interiors and home textiles.
Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, 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.
Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is one of four businesses of Gerber Scientific Inc. of South Windsor, Connecticut, U.S.A., a corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the “GRB” symbol.
For more information on Gerber Technology, visit www.gerberscientific.com.