Apriso Announces Spirit AeroSystems as New Customer

  Apriso Announces Spirit AeroSystems as New Customer

One of the world's leading non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerospace
structures to elevate manufacturing excellence with Apriso’s global platform
for manufacturing operations

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- March 19, 2013

Apriso, the leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today
announced Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR) has purchased an Apriso solution,
which will be used to increase collaboration while continuously improving
their global manufacturing operations. Apriso’s FlexNet, a next generation
manufacturing execution system, will be implemented as an enterprise standard
to help Spirit AeroSystems better manage resources, processes, and materials
across production facilities located on three continents.

“Our IT strategy is to implement three standard platforms across our global
enterprise. These platforms include our business enterprise platform (ERP),
our product lifecycle platform (PLM) and now, with the Apriso’s FlexNet, our
global Manufacturing Execution System (MES). This investment in Apriso is
expected to drive manufacturing process execution improvements and
consistency, resulting in Spirit being more agile while continuing to drive
our Management Operating System with enterprise performance metrics,” said
James Cocca, CIO at Spirit AeroSystems.

Spirit AeroSystems offers a highly diverse line of products and services for
aerospace design, build, and aftermarket support. Apriso provides a solution
that is flexible enough to address a wide range of production, assembly and
build operations, yet also capable of managing business processes and

“Apriso is quickly becoming the de facto leader in global manufacturing
operations management when products include composites and other aerospace
materials. We are very excited to enter into this strategic partnership with
Spirit AeroSystems,” explained Rick Gallisa, Industry Director at Apriso.

About Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Spirit AeroSystems, with headquarters in Wichita, Kan., USA, is one of the
world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for
commercial aircraft. In addition to its Wichita and Chanute facilities in
Kansas, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla.; Kinston, N.C.;
Nashville, Tenn.; Prestwick, Scotland; Preston, England; Subang, Malaysia; and
Saint-Nazaire, France. In the U.S., Spirit's core products include fuselages,
pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides
aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts,
maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support services in North America,
Europe and Asia. Spirit Europe produces wing components for a host of
customers, including Airbus.

About Apriso Corporation
Apriso is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform
their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling manufacturers to
achieve and sustain 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 and
Asia. Customers include GM, Volvo CE, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed
Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA, Saint-Gobain and Essilor. Learn
more at: www.apriso.com.

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


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Michael Gallo, +1 212-239-8594
Apriso Corporation
Gordon Benzie, +1 562-951-8054
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