AeroScout Industrial and Three AeroScout Customers Receive 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards

  AeroScout Industrial and Three AeroScout Customers Receive 2013
  Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards

  Deere & Co, Genentech and TowerJazz recognized for Operational Excellence

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- June 10, 2013

AeroScout today announced that Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership
Council honored three of its customers—Deere & Co, Genentech and
TowerJazz—with 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Awards for
Operational Excellence. For its role in supporting these customers, AeroScout
Industrial received an ML100 Technology Partner Award.

ML100 Awards recognize companies and individuals that are shaping the future
of global manufacturing. This year’s winners were honored earlier this month
at an event following the ninth annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit.
Manufacturing leaders from around the globe convened in Palm Beach, Florida
for the summit and award celebration.

“Congratulations to AeroScout Industrial for its contribution in driving lean
manufacturing initiatives at Deere & Co, TowerJazz and Genentech and a hearty
well done to those companies for achieving the distinction of winning ML100
awards this year,” said David R. Brousell, Global Vice President and Editorial
Director, at Manufacturing Executive. “I would like to further congratulate
AeroScout Industrial on winning an ML100 Technology Partner Award in
recognition for helping to drive change at these companies.”

Deere & Co enhances efficiency of mainline assembly, kitting processes

Multi-billion-dollar heavy-equipment manufacturer Deere & Co received an ML100
Award for improving processes related to its MaxEmerge™XP row-crop planters.
With 27 mainline assembly stations operating with a high degree of
variability, Deere & Co used AeroScout-enabled wireless asset tracking to
monitor day-to-day performance and derive operational insights to support
longer-term efficiency improvements. Deere & Co also implemented a Real Time
Location System (RTLS) for monitoring and tracking more than 700 unique parts
across a 40,000-square-foot welding area. AeroScout’s RTLS solution supports
on-demand parts replenishment, which has led to a 40-percent cycle time
reduction and a five-percent improvement in takt time.

TowerJazz uses RFID to improve operational efficiency

TowerJazz—the global specialty foundry leader—is using RFID to monitor
thousands of lots as they move through hundreds of steps in its highly
non-linear manufacturing process. The AeroScout WIP tracking solution allows
each lot to be tagged and tracked—with dispatch lists automatically updated in
real time. By enabling greater automation and leaner processes, the solution
has helped TowerJazz reduce labor costs, improve on-time production and
strengthen its position in a highly competitive market.

“Deere & Co, Genentech and TowerJazz have demonstrated how AeroScout solutions
help to drive innovation and efficiency by improving enterprise visibility,”
said Janet Chaffin, President of AeroScout Industrial. “We congratulate these
leaders, not only for the awards but also, for the measurable improvements
they’ve delivered within their organizations.”

About AeroScout

AeroScout Industrial, part of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), is a global
market leader in Enterprise Visibility solutions. Customers improve
operational efficiency using AeroScout products that leverage standard Wi-Fi
networks to track and manage the location, condition and status of mobile
assets and people. Many of AeroScout’s customers are Fortune 500 companies
that specialize in process and discrete manufacturing, mining, logistics and
healthcare. The company invented the first Wi-Fi-based RFID tag, and today is
widely recognized as leading the market in number of deployments. AeroScout
has offices in Redwood City, California, as well as in Europe, the Middle
East, Asia, Australia and Latin America. For more information, please visit

AeroScout is a registered trademark of Stanley Black & Decker. Information is
subject to change without notice.


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