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Totes Isotoner Corp. Upgrades to Gerber’s YuniquePLM® for Improved Collaboration
Collaborating across companies with large product lines helps decrease the time from design concept to store shelf. Technology for collaboration has evolved over time to help facilitate cooperation across product lines and geographies. “It was imperative with our upgrade from webPDM™ to YuniquePLM that collaboration continues to be easy and speed up product development,” Donna Kohring, manager, systems development for Totes Isotoner Corporation.
Totes Isotoner Corporation is an international umbrella, footwear, and cold weather accessory supplier. The company is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Totes is the largest supplier of umbrellas in the world with divisions in the United States, Canada, UK, and France.
“We are eager to complete Totes Isotoner’s upgrade to YuniquePLM. They have been a fantastic, long-standing customer of Gerber,” stated Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, enterprise software solutions at Gerber. “With the recent enhancements to YuniquePLM over the last few years, everyone from designers to production can collaborate seamlessly to deliver products to market quicker.”
YuniquePLM product lifecycle management software serves as a central repository of critical data and eliminates problems companies often face when using multiple excel spreadsheets, email or tracking documents to communicate throughout the stages of product development and management. YuniquePLM creates a single version of the truth, connecting a company’s creative process with their supply chain and production processes.
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 78,000 customers in 134 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel and accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign and graphics. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.
Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by AIP, a New York based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management.