YuniquePLM® Propels Creativity and Efficiency for Retail Giant Carrefour
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.”
About Carrefour: Carrefour was founded in France in 1959. The first Carrefour hypermarket opened in 1963 in Sainte-Genevieve-des-bois. In 1999, Carrefour merged with Promodes® and became the leader of the retail business in Europe, and the second largest company worldwide.
Over the past 40 years, the Carrefour group has grown to become one of the world’s leading distribution groups. The world’s second-largest retailer and the largest in Europe, the group currently operates four main grocery store formats: hypermarkets, supermarkets, hard discount and convenience stores. The Carrefour group currently has over 12,500 stores, either company-operated or franchises. Visit www.carrefour.com/content/history for more information.
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 more than 78,000 customers in 130 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 Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and managing more than $2 billion of equity capital.