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CC Filson chooses Gerber’s YuniquePLM system to shorten development cycles

The outdoor company has a long relationship of optimising its efficiency with other Gerber Technology solutions including AccuMark.

10th February 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tolland, CT

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

Gerber Technology, a leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, has announced that CC Filson chose to implement YuniquePLM In The Cloud PLM system for the apparel industry.

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.

Visibility and communication

CC Filson selected Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM In The Cloud to shorten product development cycles and improve their time to market. The company has a long relationship of optimising its efficiency with other Gerber Technology solutions including AccuMark in its technical design and marker making department, as well as GERBERspreaders and GERBERcutters in its 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.”

Efficient workflow

With their YuniquePLM and AccuMark integration, workflows will be more efficient, the manufacturer explains. 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.”

YuniquePLM In The Cloud

In September 2016, the solution earned a 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.

According to Gerber, 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 is said to have 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.

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