Pendleton Woolen Mills to Discuss Real World Experience and Benefits of Implementing YuniquePLM at the Upcoming Apparel Tech Conference West

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Attendees of this year’s Apparel Tech Conference in Los Angeles, California will hear how Pendleton Woolen Mills, an American heritage brand, has streamlined and optimized their business processes with the implementation of YuniquePLM™. The conference will be held on March 19th at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

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Those that adopt PLM benefit greatly from the system’s ability to centralize data from various parts of the business into one homogenous platform.

Attendees of this year’s Apparel Tech Conference in Los Angeles, California will hear how Pendleton Woolen Mills, an American heritage brand, has streamlined and optimized their business processes with the implementation of YuniquePLM™. The conference will be held on March 19th at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

During the one-day event, attendees will hear from Catherine Dessellier, Pendleton Woolen Mills’ PLM project manager, as she discusses how YuniquePLM has helped simplify Pendleton’s business processes and enabled them to break away from long-established methodologies and traditional toolsets, to eliminate data discrepancies and development errors by relying on a single version of the truth. Dessellier will also discuss the importance of working with a trusted and committed supplier with deep domain knowledge.

Bill Brewster, vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for Gerber's Yunique Solutions business, said, “For retailers, brand owners and manufacturers, large and small, PLM can be a considerable investment in terms of time and resources. However, those that adopt PLM benefit greatly from the system’s ability to centralize data from various parts of the business into one homogenous platform that makes good on its promise to deliver the right products to market, on time and at a lower cost.”

YuniquePLM system is a user-friendly, collaborative system that connects creative teams with supply chain teams through robust integration with Adobe® Illustrator®, pattern design CAD software, sourcing and ERP solutions. It enables users to track responsibilities and workflows with powerful calendar management and business intelligence capabilities, generate “what if” costing scenarios and to collaborate effortlessly with global partners and suppliers. For more information about YuniquePLM, visit YuniquePLM Product Lifecycle Management

Apparel Tech Conference West will be held March 19, 2013. To register, click here.

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About Pendleton Woolen Mills

Pendleton Woolen Mills, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is recognized worldwide as an American heritage brand known for authenticity and craftsmanship. With six generations of family ownership since 1863, the company celebrates 150 years of weaving fabric in 2013. Pendleton owns and operates two of America's remaining woolen mills constantly updating them with state-of-the-art looms and eco-friendly technology. Inspired by its heritage, the company designs and produces apparel for men and women, blankets, home textiles, gifts and accessories.

About Yunique Solutions

Yunique Solutions is the product lifecycle management business unit of Gerber Technology. YuniquePLM and webPDM software enables organizations to connect their creative teams with their supply chain to get the right products to market, on time and at the right cost. These systems can help businesses of all sizes accelerate time to market, reduce lead time and improve margins by managing the details of line plans, tech packs and samples and simplifying communication and collaboration with global partners.

About Gerber Technology

For more than four decades, Gerber Technology has been the world leader in providing sophisticated hardware and software systems to automate and more effectively manage the product design and manufacturing process. The company serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries. Gerber’s products help users move faster, at less cost and with the highest quality.

Based in Connecticut, USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more than $2 billion of equity capital. Visit http://www.gerbertechnology.com for more information.

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