Performance Apparel & Footwear Leader Pearl Izumi Implements Yunique Solutions PLM

4 September 2008 | News | Source: Yunique Solutions, Inc. (now part of Gerber)

NEW YORK, NY - September 4, 2008 - Yunique Solutions Inc. announces that Pearl Izumi USA Inc., developer and marketer of the world's foremost line of technical performing and quality manufactured apparel for serious cyclists and runners, is currently implementing its plmOnTM product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution in its Louisville, Colorado (USA) headquarters. The company plans to go-live on the web-based software this fall, which it will utilize throughout its apparel and footwear product development, merchandising, and operations departments. The company will also utilize Yunique's srmOnTM supplier relationship management (SRM) to integrate its trading partners into the system.

"As our product lines expanded to meet growing global demand, the need for a PLM solution became obvious", noted Tiffany Howell, Senior Development Manager for Apparel at Pearl Izumi. "The extreme level of detail and processes required to manage technical performance products grew beyond the practical limits of the spreadsheet and email tools that we relied on in the past. We can already see how Yunique Solutions will simplify our work and enable our teams to make more informed decisions and be more creative."

"Although our teams were already highly productive, we will have much greater control and visibility with plmOn", continued Ms. Howell. "We selected Yunique because they demonstrated more out-of-the-box capabilities and a greater understanding of our diverse business needs. Our teams liked the user-friendly plmOn interface, and our management liked the web-based platform that will allow us to access to all the latest information with our
laptops from anywhere in the world."

Pearl Izumi USA is a world leader in technical cycling, running and active outdoor wear for men and women from outerwear to shoes, shorts, tights, tops, jerseys and accessories. It is a subsidiary of Shimano American Corporation, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Shimano, Inc., a multi-national manufacturer of bicycle components and fishing tackle. Shimano acquired Pearl Izumi USA from Nautilus Inc. in 2008.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with such a successful company and fine organization as Pearl Izumi", added Yunique Vice President Lenny Weiss. "We believe that plmOn will enable them to take their passion for product and efficiency to new heights."

 

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