Alps Electric Selects Apriso for Manufacturing Intelligence

  Alps Electric Selects Apriso for Manufacturing Intelligence

FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI) to strengthen global
competitive positioning by analyzing and improving manufacturing performance

Business Wire

TOKYO -- February 28, 2013

Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today
announced that Alps Electric Co., Ltd., a global manufacturer of high-quality
electronic components for mobile devices, industrial equipment and
automobiles, has selected FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI) for
manufacturing intelligence, analytics and reporting.

MPI supports manufacturing companies by providing real-time visibility to
manufacturing operations. MPI consolidates the management and reporting of
various data in global manufacturing operations into intelligence for improved
decision support. Apriso’s Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence application
is built on the Microsoft BI stack that uses SQL Server Enterprise Edition.

Today’s announcement reflects the power of Apriso’s manufacturing operations
platform, which is designed to address Alps Electric’s requirements to shorten
lead times and reduce idle stock and inventory on a global scale. Apriso’s MPI
solution can indicate real-time points for improvement and provide actionable
insights, which can then be performed at each of Alps Electric’s manufacturing
operations plants.

“We believe Apriso has much experience in global solutions for manufacturing
operations – and is in fact a pioneer of such solutions. By using advanced
manufacturing intelligence to consolidate multi-modal analytics, we expect
Apriso’s MPI to enable not only reduced reporting work by each workgroup at
each site, but to also consolidate these reports at an enterprise-level,” said
Mr. Hirotaka Ibaraki, Project Manager of Alps Electric Co., Ltd. “In the end,
we expect MPI to shorten process improvement cycles.”

“We are highly honored that Alps Electric has decided to implement Apriso’s
Manufacturing Process Intelligence solution, MPI, to enhance their
manufacturing intelligence. MPI can help Alps Electric to further elevate the
company’s operational excellence and make the next leap forward on a global
scale,” stated Gerry Fosnick, General Manager of Field Operations for Apriso

The partnership with Alps Electric and Apriso was first publicized in March
2012 when Apriso announced Alps Electric selected FlexNet to streamline their
global manufacturing operations in order to improve visibility and efficiency
across their 17 plants located around the world. They are currently
implementing the first five sites.

About Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

Since its founding, Alps Electric (Tokyo: 6770) has supplied around 40,000
types of electronic component to over 2,000 manufacturers of home appliances,
mobile devices, automobiles and industrial equipment, allowing us to identify
market and technological trends. We deliver optimal product by responding
quickly and appropriately to customer and market requirements. A current focus
as we look to support the creation of a low-carbon, digital society is the
development of power-efficient green device. For more information, visit

About Apriso Corporation

Apriso is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform
their global manufacturing operations by achieving and sustaining
manufacturing excellence while adapting quickly and easily to market changes.
Apriso's FlexNet is a BPM platform-based software solution for global
manufacturing operations management. Apriso supports global continuous
improvement by delivering visibility into, control over and synchronization
across manufacturing and the product supply network. Apriso serves nearly 200
customers in 45+ countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa,
including GM, Volvo CE, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin,
Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA, Saint-Gobain and Essilor. Learn more at:

Apriso and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other
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Gordon Benzie
+1 (562) 951-8054
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