General Sportwear® to Benefit from New Levels of Transparency and Efficiency with YuniquePLM™
YuSnap™ Mobile App to Access and Synchronize Inspirational Photos With YuniquePLM
General Sportwear Co., Inc®, a leader in private-label woven bottoms, has selected Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM™ to standardize processes across its vertically integrated supply chain.
Prior to its implementation of YuniquePLM, General Sportwear relied on email and Excel® spreadsheets to share style attributes amongst its teams, as well as communicate styles throughout their development process. As information across these platforms were neither standardized nor centralized, information retrieval and efficient collaboration was, at times, difficult to achieve.
Jeff Rosenstock, vice president of General Sportwear, said, “We are very excited to implement YuniquePLM into the way we work. Designers will be able to spend more time designing and less time managing files and sending specifications via email.” Rosenstock continued, “A transparent and centralized system will ensure that our factories will be up to date at each step of the design process and reduce our sample and development turnaround time. With YuniquePLM, we look forward to significantly expediting our sample and production turnaround time.”
Established in 1927, General Sportwear continues its time-honored tradition of offering high-quality woven bottoms with keen attention to quality and service to its clients. The company has made great strides since its founding and now produces over 7.5 million pairs of jeans manufactured within its fully owned production facilities and distribution centers in Central America.
General Sportwear will implement YuSnap™, a mobile application that allows users to capture, store and share inspirational photos. These photos automatically synchronize with YuniquePLM and can be tagged with describer keywords, such as color, product type or material. “This will be particularly beneficial when meeting with customers – we can refer to the repository of images within YuniquePLM to gain inspiration for new product lines and tag photos that are promising,” remarked Rosentock.
Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager of Enterprise SW Solutions said, “General Sportwear is no stranger to Gerber Technology; YuniquePLM will join AccuMark® to help further increase speed to market and agility. With YuniquePLM, team members will be able to gain insight into styles, status of tasks and samples and log their activity in one point of entry.”
About General Sportwear Co., Inc: General Sportwear is a family business founded in 1927 by Louis Rosenstock in Ellenville, New York and is still owned and managed by the Rosenstock family, whose commitment to quality, price, delivery and service is still as strong today as it was over eighty years ago. By owning two production facilities in Central America as well as two distribution centers in the United States, General Sportwear is able to reduce excess costs throughout the entire supply chain. The company is a leading manufacturer of private-brand woven bottoms. Visit www.generalsportwear.com for more information.
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 more than 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel & accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign & 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 Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and managing more than $2 billion of equity capital.
Julie Pompa, APR