Gerber’s AccuPlan™ V11 Significantly Improves Design and Production Efficiency

AccuPlan’s New Algorithms Reduce Human Intervention and V11 Enhances Integration from ERP to Production Floor

Thursday, May 10, 2018Categories: Apparel/Fashion, Software

TOLLAND, CONN., USA

Many industries struggle with finding and retaining skilled labor as well as keeping up with the speed of the markets they serve without sacrificing quality. “Our customers are continuously looking for more efficient workflows and data communication between design and production to decrease time from concept to finished product,”said Mary McFadden, executive director of CAD for Gerber Technology. “AccuPlan allows companies to leverage work orders received via their ERP systems and convert them into optimized cut order jobs as they enter the manufacturing floor.” 

AccuPlan is a powerful spread and cut planning tool that enhances production efficiencies and performance by up to 85 percent in automation process time. 

Production Cost Reduction – AccuPlan imports cut work orders from the ERP system of your choice, streamlining the entire process by calculating marking and spreading solutions. It interfaces with AccuMark® and AccuNest™ eliminating the need to manually perform tasks such as marker order entry, nesting and marker plot and cut files generation. In addition, digital cut tickets (including barcodes) are automatically submitted to the cutting room. 

Material Cost Reduction – Fabric savings of 2 percent is realized quickly with AccuPlan’s powerful algorithms and users can increase savings by 7 percent using different combinations of spreading and marking constraints. When combined with AccuNest, material savings could increase by up to 15 percent.

Increase Quality and Profits – AccuPlan helps to produce more and better products in less time and empowers design teams. Its powerful Comparison Results Report tool provides the means to analyze and choose the best cut plan solution to yield the overall savings not only on fabric utilization, but also on spreading and cutting labor time. 

AccuPlan is an integrated part of the AccuMark Platform, which includes a family of products designed to help companies unleash creative vision and embrace their digital reality. The software is the industry-leading platform for intelligent pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning. It’s part of Gerber Technology’s Digital Solutions offering which includes a completely integrated suite of software and smart machine production systems with GERBERspreaders and GERBERcutters. Gerber’s solutions are connecting global supply chains, increasing productivity and accelerating time to market. 

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To learn how to use all of AccuPlan’s capabilities, sign up for Gerber University classes on AccuPlan, AccuMark, 3D, pattern design and more.

 

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 78,000 customers in 134 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 AIP, a New York based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management.