Apriso®, a leading provider of adaptive software solutions for global Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), today announced year-to-date revenues remained steady compared to the same period in 2008, despite today’s challenging economic climate. A record 15 “go-lives” were completed in the second quarter 2009, validating the value and market momentum of Apriso’s solution for global manufacturers.
“While companies are cautious with capital investments during times of economic uncertainty, manufacturers continue to deploy Apriso to improve efficiency, increase agility and reduce costs,” offered Jim Henderson, president and CEO of Apriso. “We remain confident our solution delivers business value directly addressing the very issues that are paramount in today’s business climate.”
Demonstrating the success of Apriso’s Core deployment methodology and product suite for global manufacturers, a Japanese automotive supplier had a total of five sites go live on a single day. Two additional manufacturers completed simultaneous go-lives in two locations each. Nine customers deployed Apriso’s FlexNet® solution into new divisions and geographic regions during the second quarter. This activity occurred within the consumer goods, mill products, automotive and aerospace and defense industries, spread across the North American, European, Japanese and Chinese geographies.
In June, Apriso launched FlexNet Lean Material Flow™, a preconfigured solution for quick deployment to better synchronize material flows, lower costs and improve collaboration across operations. Developed in collaboration with Accenture, this solution leverages “best practices” gained over years of Lean manufacturing deployments. Valeo, a $12B industry leading global automotive supplier, played an important role in the design of this solution by identifying key Tier 1 automotive supplier requirements while ensuring the solution adhered to Lean principles.
Apriso customer L’Oréal was recognized by Managing Automation and Manufacturing Executive magazines as an Editor’s Choice Award winner, a recognition that was formally presented at the 2009 Progressive Manufacturing Summit in Sarasota, Florida on June 11, 2009.
“By deploying a dual-platform strategy – FlexNet as an enterprise platform for MOM and SAP’s ERP – we’ve been highly successful integrating our shop floor operations with our business applications at the lowest possible cost,” explained Jacques Playe, CIO Operations at L’Oréal.
Apriso Corporation (apriso.com) is a software company dedicated to providing competitive advantage for its customers. It does so by enabling organizations to adapt quickly and easily to market changes and unexpected events. Apriso’s FlexNet platform provides visibility, adaptability and real-time control of manufacturing operations across the enterprise and supply chain network. This is accomplished by integrating planning, execution and control, increasing operational efficiency and eliminating errors in the production process. Apriso serves more than 175 customers in 41 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Its customers include General Motors, Lear, Honeywell, L’Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Becton Dickinson, Saint-Gobain, Novelis and Essilor.
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