;
Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Koi Design deploys Gerber's YuniquePLM & AccuMark
Koi Design deploys Gerber's YuniquePLM & AccuMark
05
Dec '11
Koi Design LLC, a Calif.-based maker of designer scrubs for medical professionals, has selected Gerber Technology's AccuMark pattern design system and YuniquePLM product lifecycle management software to help manage the rapid growth of its business. Together, these software solutions will help koi streamline its workflow and ensure product quality across its popular women's and men's designer scrub line.

“We looked at a number of competing systems,” explained Ally Lee, sourcing director for koi, “but we chose Gerber Technology because they had a solid understanding of the design development process and how it relates to pattern design. In the scrubs business, quick turnaround is essential and Gerber's software systems offered an ideal solution to increase our productivity while being flexible enough to adapt to our company-specific needs.”

In the five years since koi was founded, the company has grown from a small start-up operation to a multi-million dollar industry player, featured in more than 1,000 retail locations worldwide and, as such, customer demand for its designer scrubs has increased rapidly. koi was challenged to fulfill customer demand, while holding staffing levels flat and actively managing costs.

Automating their design and product development process was the solution. koi needed a PLM and CAD system that seamlessly shared data and could be implemented quickly. They found the combination of YuniquePLM's Fast Start (FS) edition and AccuMark to be a winning choice.

With the help of YuniquePLM's collaboration functionality, koi's technical design, sourcing and pattern making teams now communicate more effectively on tech-pack details, workflow and calendaring and line list development. With increased visibility into the product development process, koi is able to control costs and better manage its bills of material.

In addition, with AccuMark and Gerber's Silhouette drafting table, koi eliminates a large production bottleneck once reserved for manual pattern design and grading. By using the AccuMark computer-based design system, koi's pattern makers have the ability to increase productivity and work more efficiently. They also have the added ability to convert flat pattern measurements in AccuMark into finished goods measurements within YuniquePLM.

Jonathan Smith, North American sales manager for Gerber's PDM and PLM products, said, “The robust functionality and rapid deployment of AccuMark and the YuniquePLM FS edition provides a one-two punch that immediately strengthens a company's competitive advantage. Gerber's deep industry experience and professional expertise during the implementation process ensures users realize a fast return on their investment.”

Gerber Technology


Must ReadView All

Textile-garment park inaugurated in Ethiopia's Jimma

Textiles | On 15th Dec 2018

Textile-garment park inaugurated in Ethiopia's Jimma

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, President Ismail Omar of Djibouti...

Some trying to create unrest over wages: Bangla minister

Textiles | On 15th Dec 2018

Some trying to create unrest over wages: Bangla minister

Some people are trying to create unrest in Bangladesh over the...

Condition of Cambodian garment workers improves: ILO

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Dec 2018

Condition of Cambodian garment workers improves: ILO

Cambodia has seen remarkable improvements in labour standards in the...

Interviews View All

Subhashini Srinivasan, The S Studio

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

DK Sharma, Velocity Apparelz

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Veronique Lee, Modavanti

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Hardik Sanghvi,

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Cem Erdogrul,

Cem Erdogrul

Turkey-based Temsan Air Engineering is one of the leading manufacturers of ...

Lucilla Booyzen,

Lucilla Booyzen

South African Fashion Week (SAFW) is a B2B marketing platform for fashion, ...

Paige Mullis, Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis
Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis discusses the expansion plans of Glen Raven Inc in India, and ...

Matthew Kolmes, Supreme Corporation

Matthew Kolmes
Supreme Corporation

Supreme Corporation manufactures innovative specialty yarns and safety...

Ashok Desai, Bombay Textile Research Association

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Robert Brunner, Devereux

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Prathyusha Garimella, Prathyusha Garimella

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Anisha Chaudhari, Threads & Shirts

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


December 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search