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Automation and robotics were among the key trends on show at last week's Texprocess Americas exhibition. These industry-changing technologie...
Tools for improved colour communication, 3D design and prototyping, and the integration of key business functions were unveiled at the recent Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. And faster time-to-market, better quality, lower cost and increased productivity are among the benefits.
3D CAD and Product Lifecycle Management are two technologies revolutionising the clothing industry. And vendors of these systems are among lining up for this year's Texprocess trade fair to help apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers navigate a range of industry challenges, including faster time-to-market and improved productivity.
To ensure its customers are "part of the process" when it comes to developing its CAD and PLM solutions, Gerber Technology's annual Ideation event gives them a platform to help set the agenda for future products. This year, faster development, improved workflow and better visibility were among the challenges up for discussion.
Faster time-to-market, better quality and lower cost are the drivers behind the latest developments unveiled at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade fairs in Frankfurt, Germany. Here, just-style presents a snapshot of some of the innovations on show for apparel makers.
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French fur company Hotel Particulier, has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help improve quality and boost time to market.
US outdoor clothing retailer CC Filson has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to shorten product development cycles and improve their time to market.
Italian nautical fashion brand Slam has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help support innovation and improve time to market, accuracy and quality through its global supply chain.
US denim brand Celebrity Pink and Liverpool Jeans has invested in PLM to help accelerate its development process and shorten time to market.
Apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology has been sold by owner Vector Capital to middle-market private equity firm American Industrial Partners (AIP) in a move aimed at broadening the group's product offerings and expand its global reach.
Gerber Technology has integrated its YuniquePLM software with that of Texbase in a move designed to help companies simplify their delivery of innovative and socially responsible apparel products.
Gerber Technology is offering a new way for designers and retailers to easily specify threads after integrating American & Efird's (A&E) products into the latest version its YuniquePLM technology.
French hypermarket retailer Carrefour has invested in PLM to help unify the design and product development processes for its Tex private label clothing and accessories range.
French workwear brand Mulliez-Flory has selected PLM to manage its entire value chain, from creation to delivery.
Norwegian outdoor clothing brand Helly Hansen is upgrading its Gerber Technology webPDM software solution to Yunique In The Cloud for additional flexibility and increased collaboration.
Scandinavian fashion brand Moods of Norway has implemented Gerber Technology's YuniquePLM V6 web-based software to increase efficiency and productivity across the business.
Gerber Technology suggests the addition of new products and technologies to its AccuMark pattern design, marker making, grading and production planning software will reduce physical samples by up to 50% and boost productivity by as much as 10%.
Children's lifestyle brand Chasing Fireflies has deployed the cloud-based version of YuniquePLM in a bid to maintain consistency, visibility and efficiency in the development of its proprietary children’s costumes and apparel.
A new industry group has been set up to develop standards for the 3D scanning, modelling and visualisation technology being used in virtual and in-store retail shopping.
Private-label woven bottoms manufacturer General Sportwear Co has implemented Gerber Technology's YuniquePLM to standardise processes across its vertically integrated supply chain.
Knitwear manufacturer Devold of Norway has chosen to implement YuniquePLM from Gerber Technology to improve efficiency and productivity.
Gerber Technology has developed an 'In The Cloud' subscription-based version of its YuniquePLM product lifecycle management tool that offers the same benefits but without what it says is costly IT infrastructure.
Swedish fashion brand Filippa K has implemented YuniquePLM from Gerber Technology to help improve collaboration among its global network of retail partners, managers, suppliers and manufacturers.
A Scandinavian technology tour is being organised next month to bring the very latest 3D virtual and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) innovations to apparel companies in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Software provider Gerber Technology is to introduce a new cutting system which it says will improve speed and accuracy for apparel manufacturers.
Gerber Technology has established a technical assistance and training programme in Mauritius, aimed at boosting the uptake of its software solutions for apparel pattern making.
Gerber Technology has updated its YuniquePLM solution to further improve collaboration along the supply chain and accelerate time to market.
Gerber Technology has introduced a new fabric spreading and cutting table which it says will optimise processes for apparel manufacturers and make it easier for operators to move materials.
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