NEW YORK CITY — Tuesday, June 21, 2016 — Carrefour®, the second largest retail chain in the world, has selected YuniquePLM® to manage its large amounts of data and to unify its design and product development process. Carrefour operates more than 12,500 retail operations in over 35 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The French multi-national retailer offers a wide range of products, from apparel goods to kitchen appliances and fresh produce.
With such a large network of retail partners and suppliers, Carrefour sought a platform to provide a single version of the truth for their private label brand Tex™ by understanding where products are from concept to consumer in the supply chain. Organizing product information in a common platform was one of the first steps in streamlining and optimizing the economies of scale enjoyed by the retail giant’s impressive supply chain.
Carrefour looked to YuniquePLM for its strong integration with design tools and its ability to deeply integrate with their assortment tools. Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager of Enterprise SW Solutions, said, “With YuniquePLM’s Design Suite, Carrefour’s technical designers will be able to create, access and modify styles, color palettes, images and, more directly in their design program of choice, including Adobe® Illustrator®. Updates can be seen immediately within YuniquePLM. This integration reduces cycle time and fosters the adoption of the full development chain, while streamlining the entire process of delivering new products to market.”
A representative from Carrefour said, “With YuniquePLM, we look forward to increase creativity, quality and productivity. We will communicate product specifications, technical drawings, tech packs and issue sample requests. YuniquePLM will serve as the fulcrum for Tex’s global supply chain. We have selected Gerber Technology for their in-depth knowledge of the French business landscape, combined with their expertise in integrating the tools used by our creative teams.”
Posted June 21, 2016
Source: Gerber Technology