ZTE Selects i2's SCM Solutions

Supply chain management a key component of Chinese telecom network equipment supplier's IT investment plan

Dallas and Beijing — March 19, 2004 — ZTE Corp., one of the largest telecom network equipment suppliers in China, said it has selected i2 Technologies Inc. to deploy its supply chain management (SCM) solutions.

ZTE has experienced high growth in the last five years, and sales revenue reached more than US $3 billion in 2003.

ZTE selected i2 SCM as a key component of its strategic IT investment plan, formulated to help ZTE address its growth and achieve its goal of building a world-class telecom manufacturing supply chain.

The plan calls for implementation of i2's Demand Planner, Supply Chain Planner, Factory Planner, Demand Fulfillment and Supply Chain Collaboration modules, with i2's Common Integration Services platform and the integration of that entire suite with ZTE's existing implementation of Oracle enterprise resource planning (ERP).

ZTE said it intends to implement the i2 solutions as part of i2's high technology template, which brings together i2's 16 years of experience and industry best practices.

Sam Nakane, i2 president, Greater Asia-Pacific, said, "Working with ZTE is a major step in i2's continued support of information technology development in China. We strive to deliver value to local enterprises by providing unique technology to address our customers' toughest business challenges."