Gerber Supplies WebPDM, Hosts Summit And Conference
Tolland, Conn.-based Gerber Technology Inc. has supplied its WebPDM product data management
software to Li & Fung USA, a New York City-based subsidiary of Li & Fung Ltd., Hong Kong.
Li & Fung will use the software to facilitate in-house development for its recently established
Global Brands Group. BCBG Max Azria Group, Vernon, Calif., chose the software to assist it in
improving efficiencies, reducing costs and managing line sheet development and distribution. BCBG,
whose wholesale distribution has increased by 70 percent over the last year, will integrate WebPDM
with the AccuMark pattern design, grading and marking system, also supplied by Gerber.
In other company news, Gerber recently hosted a two-day Executive Summit in Irving, Texas. More than 40 retail, apparel and brand executives attended the series of roundtable sessions that covered a variety of topics including tips on sourcing and selling in China, tools and skills needed to get styles to market faster, and the advantages of product lifecycle management solutions in facilitating global sourcing and manufacturing. The summit was followed by the first combined AccuMark and WebPDM Users Conference, which attracted more than 200 Gerber customers.