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Apriso Launches Global Traceability Solution for A&D Industry

  Apriso Launches Global Traceability Solution for A&D Industry

Aerospace & Defense manufacturers tap Apriso expertise to address complex
product quality issues and evolving regulatory requirements

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- February 5, 2013

Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today
announced availability of a global product traceability solution designed
specifically for aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers. This industry is
largely defined by complexity in designs and supply chains, so having near
real time traceability and containment is critical for both compliance and
efficiencies. Leveraging Apriso’s proven industry experience, this solution
addresses complex global manufacturing challenges by consolidating
traceability data from disparate systems in the plants to help prevent
non-conforming product from entering the supply chain, or beyond.

“Many executives today believe they already have the needed information in
existing systems. Unfortunately, though, this almost always falls short during
an actual adverse event or mock recall. Typically, data is in distributed
systems or paper-based systems and cannot be retrieved or brought together in
the needed time frame to be useful,” said Matthew Littlefield, President and
Principal Analyst, LNS Research.^*

Unlike competing enterprise applications, Apriso’s A&D Global Traceability and
Containment solution is designed to consolidate genealogy and traceability
events at a granular level. These events, consisting of traceability and
genealogy data, are extracted from existing manufacturing systems across
multiple business units and geographies, and then consolidated into a single,
global repository. By combining this centralized repository with native BPM
and workflow capabilities, greater collaboration across all sites can be
achieved to quickly identify and resolve quality and compliance issues.

If a quality failure does occur, this Apriso solution helps to orchestrate
containment activities across plants to prevent nonconforming items from
“escaping” into the supply chain, and ultimately, reaching the end user. Based
on Apriso’s years of experience in helping global A&D customers extract and
aggregate actionable intelligence, Global Traceability and Containment
provides a collaborative and flexible solution that helps A&D manufacturers
cost-effectively and proactively address product quality while meeting
evolving regulatory mandates, such as NDAA 2011 and internationally recognized
quality management standards such as AS9100.

“Due to ever-changing industry, government and company regulations, A&D
manufacturers must now address highly complex, global manufacturing challenges
that result from speed of innovation as well as the uncertainty of government
defense spending,” said Rick Gallisa, Industry Director, Apriso. “The wealth
of knowledge our team has accumulated working with the foremost A&D companies
in the world to address these challenges has led us to offer an industry
solution that truly gives A&D manufacturers the value and efficiency needed,
without having to customize existing systems or fund costly new software
upgrade projects.

“Our proven track record demonstrates an ability to quickly deploy to
multi-site clients. This expertise coupled with a robust global manufacturing
platform and strong collaboration with business intelligence technologies from
Microsoft delivers a highly robust industry solution that is a ‘must have’ for
the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry,” added Mr. Gallisa.

Apriso also provides global product traceability solutions for the Automotive
and Medical Device Industries, which are helping leading manufacturers ensure
better data standardization while meeting specific global supply chain and
production challenges.

About Apriso Corporation

Apriso is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform the
performance of their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling
manufacturers to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence while adapting
quickly to market changes. FlexNet, Apriso's manufacturing software, uniquely
enables companies to manage processes and share best practices across their
operations with its BPM platform-based architecture. Apriso supports
continuous improvement initiatives by delivering visibility into, control over
and synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network.
Apriso serves nearly 200 customers in 40+ countries across the Americas,
Europe, Asia and Africa. Customers include GM, Tesla Motors, Volvo CE, Cummins
Inc., L'Oréal, Luxottica, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA
and Saint-Gobain. Learn more at: apriso.com. Visit our blog at
apriso.com/blog.

Apriso and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other
trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.

* “3 Reasons Why Your Product Traceability Strategy Isn't Working,” by Matthew
Littlefield, November 30, 2012;
http://blog.lnsresearch.com/blog/bid/165772/3-Reasons-Why-Your-Product-Traceability-Strategy-Isn-t-Working

Contact:

Gutenberg Communications
Michael Gallo
+1 (212) 239-8594
mgallo@gutenbergpr.com
or
Apriso Corporation
Gordon Benzie
+1 (562) 951-8054
gordon.benzie@apriso.com