A New Life for an Old Champion
Yes, we know the cutting room processing is a big deal, with a lot of needs related to agility and efficiency, impacting your overall business in many ways. Therefore, we worked hard to empower you with a complete and advanced tool that makes your job easier, with fast and better results. The new Planner EXPERT gives you process automation, multiple fabric processing, parallel cloud nesting, costing tools and a new interface.
Ever since 2009, the Gemini planning application allows you to automate, optimize and speed up cutting room processing, including automatic marker planning and spreading planning, to increase your margins by higher savings on costs and consumption, and to make better business decisions when setting your strategies, bidding for contracts and procuring fabrics.
And it just got better, much better: the new Planner EXPERT gives you process automation, multiple fabric processing, parallel cloud nesting, costing tools and a new interface.
ARE YOU IN MASS GARMENT MANUFACTURING AND STILL PLANNING MANUALLY?
No matter what apparel CAD you are using to develop your products, Gemini Planner EXPERT will help you plan, optimize and nest your orders.
FULL AUTOMATION THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS
When planning an order and preparing production, there are a lot of parameters related to fabrics and to the cutting activity that you must carefully input.
To save time and ensure an error-free process, Planner EXPERT automatically retrieves all the needed information related to the models and fabrics in your order – no mistakes, no input time and no missed information on your part. Planner EXPERT takes full benefit of the rich digital content provided by Creative STUDIO and by the permanent connection to Gemini Cloud: the fabrics, their exact properties, the manufacturing constraints, the equipment, the processing time for each operation and all the right correlations among these elements. Everything is already there.
PLAN MULTIPLE FABRICS AT ONCE, IN ONE SINGLE ORDER
Just add one or more models, including multiple fabrics and each one with its own set of rules and restrictions – Planner EXPERT will understand everything it is needed to cut them. It will decide if the fabrics can be spread and cut together or separately and will create markers and spreading plans accordingly. Following the automatic planning and nesting process, you will get in minutes a full and detailed view of the entire order including cost, consumption and timing.
CHEAT THE DEADLINES BY HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE CLOUD
This is not about avoiding hard work; this is about being smart and using the power of cloud computing for your benefit. Do you have a large order with 17 markers? No problem, it takes just 5 minutes to nest all of them simultaneously, using the fast cloud parallel nesting. Even more, the cloud nesting function is flexible and customizable. Choose the Production option to get the highest efficiency for your order or use the Cost & Consumption Report option to get fast, estimative nesting. Using the cloud parallel nesting you work extremely fast, enabling your capacity to explore multiple planning alternatives, until choosing the right one.
ALREADY USING AN OLDER VERSION OF GEMINI CUT PLANNER?
Here is what the new Planner EXPERT will do for you:
Cost & Consumption Report
Your decisions in the cutting room impact everything: the entire manufacturing cycle, the cost of the products, the delivery time, the margins and profitability, as well as your chances to successfully bid for contracts. Planner EXPERT allows you to get a clear, transparent and accurate view of what will happen in the cutting room when processing the order.
Configure your Planner EXPERT license with the Cost & Consumption Report and get an advanced 3-in-1 tool that allows you to identify, analyze and control all the COSTS, CONSUMPTION & PROCESSING TIMES in the cutting room. The Cost & Consumption Report is a complete, detailed, and customizable tool, overviewing the consumption, fabrics costs, production costs, labor costs, and processing time of the entire production order, followed by detailed spreadsheets segmented by lays or by resources.
It thus empowers you to deeply understand the impact of each activity component in the cutting room, to balance these elements upon their contribution to total costs and consumption, and thus to optimize the processing. The report can be customized depending on your organization’s needs. You can set the preferred currency and the appropriate measurement units, and you can configure the report layout by adding relevant information or excluding unnecessary ones.
ADVANCED ALSO MEANS NICE
Despite the new layer of complexity brought by the capacity to handle multiple fabrics in one order, the new Planner EXPERT spoils you with a great user experience and high ergonomics, with a self-explanatory interface and lots of tooltips. You can enjoy the improved model inventory tool and the new planning interface, enabling you to handle even the most challenging orders, with multiple fabrics and even multiple products. The interface is neatly organized to facilitate navigating through complex features and the development processes.
By increasing the speed, the agility and the efficiency of the entire workflow in the cutting room, you can better manage the orders and increase your flexibility, to face the highs and lows of production.
You can make informed business decisions when bidding for contracts and you get ready to win more high-margin contracts, with short deadlines and even incoming “fast track” products.
This is how you truly win the game!
Get in touch with our team of experts and let’s work together to define opportunities for your business growth.