The apparel and textile industry is wrought with complexities since it interacts with multiple sections of people. The CTOs have to manage the workflows and processes to ensure visibility and collaboration to all players. “Our products and software systems help in building the integration required to connect with our customers’ businesses right from product design, to successfully developing, manufacturing and merchandising their products,” affirms Elia.
Gerber’s products incorporate the information flow and ensure that the file structures are designed appropriately for information exchange throughout the eco system. The company’s YuniquePLM system takes control of the product development process, capturing all the necessary data right from the designing stage. “Having the right file structures ensures the right data can be leveraged to drive the decision making process,” states Elia. Yunique PLM’s easy-to-use system is designed specifically for the fashion industry to manage images, tech packs, quotations, bids, communicate with suppliers, pre-concept lines and materials, and organize and track samples and production schedules. “The YuniquePLM software also integrates data into the ERP system and supply chain to ensure process transparency,” adds Elia.
One of Gerber’s significant products, GERBERConnect™, is a cloud-based solution, which enables customers to improve the productivity of their cutters and other equipment. By understanding the number of cut parts produced by the cutter on a daily basis, the upstream forecast in terms of yield, sales and the impact on delivery can be predicted.
Beginning in the spring, designers can utilize the 3D virtual imaging software, where the pieces are sewn together to create the garment and draped over a 3D virtual model to get the real life effect with added animation. The file can be uploaded and sent back to the designer to cross check on the visualized design. The YuniquePLM vendor portal can then relay the details to a manufacturer based anywhere across the world to view and download all the visual elements. “The design process which usually lasts for weeks and months gets completed in a few days,” says Elia.
Gerber serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. The company’s differentiating factor lies in their commitment towards technological innovations and helping customers to implement solutions for better results.
Our products and software systems help in building the integration that is needed to connect with our customer’s business
Elia opines that in addition to cloud-based systems, 3D tech will continue to dominate across the value chain both on the designing and merchandizing side. “We will play a big role in this industry since we fully understand that driving time to market and process efficiencies are crucial in this sector,” concludes Elia.