In Other News...

A selection of recent customer win announcements from the supply chain community.

May 2, 2003 — Following is a selection of recent customer win announcements that have come into the iSource Business newsroom. These press releases are, for the most part, presented as received. Datelines have been edited for consistency, and trademark and similar notations, as well as "forward looking statement" and similar notices, have been removed.

Datasweep Improves Operations Performance at Leading Electronics Manufacturing Services Providers

Datasweep Extends Success in Contract Manufacturing with New Customers Plexus and Sanmina-SCI

San Jose, CA — April 17, 2003 — Datasweep, Inc., the leader in operations performance management solutions for manufacturers, today announced continued momentum in the electronics manufacturing services market, where Datasweep now provides benefits to four of the top five EMS companies. Electronics manufacturers such as Plexus and Sanmina-SCI recently adopted the Datasweep Advantage suite to maximize production efficiencies and improve operational effectiveness across global sites and for the benefit of their customers. Contract manufacturers use Datasweep solutions today to establish and maintain collaborative business processes with their customers and gain improved visibility and consistent product quality across multiple plants. Datasweep solutions help them improve performance across complex processes, while achieving time-to-market, regulatory compliance and continuous quality objectives.

Leading electronics manufacturers using the Datasweep Advantage suite include Flextronics, Sanmina-SCI, Solectron, Pemstar, Plexus and others. Contract manufacturers deploy Datasweep solutions to help drive increased business in existing and new markets, such as medical device manufacturing. Contract manufacturers continue to consider Datasweep solutions as a competitive advantage in helping them build business and sustain quality across multiple lines and plants.

"Multi-site manufacturing requires new approaches to handling globally distributed production data. Scalable, Web-distributed data management architectures are the underpinning of enterprisewide performance reporting," said Bill Swanton in the AMR Research Report, Few MES Vendors Have Technical Architecture To Support Multi-site Global Deployments, January 2003. "Market leader Datasweep provides standard product support for multiple operational data store (ODS) rollup via the Web. Datasweep also offers a unique revive capability that allows users to restore product-related transaction data into the local ODS in the event of rework or repair, maintaining continuous-as-built product history."

"With a highly competitive market and razor-thin margins, EMS providers continue to seek ways to streamline processes, reduce cost and time throughout the product lifecycle, and respond more quickly to customer demand," said Vladimir Preysman, president and CEO of Datasweep. "Datasweep's solutions for manufacturers provide the visibility and collaboration they need to improve operations performance across global plants and lines."

The Datasweep Advantage Suite for Contract Manufacturing

The Datasweep Advantage suite provides market-leading software applications to flexibly manage production and quality from ramp to aftermarket service. The applications are Web-based and integrated across operations, helping contract manufacturers quickly start new lines and switch existing lines based on demand from their OEM customers. FDA compliancy is built into the Datasweep system, ensuring reliability and a proven system for outsourced medical manufacturing operations.

Full supplier management capabilities in the Datasweep Advantage suite help contract manufacturers integrate applications and data across their customers and suppliers to drive best-in-class collaboration and cockpit management.

Datasweep's configurable data model and business process workflow enable contract manufacturers to easily build a pilot line locally and then replicate it offshore in order to ramp quality production and processes at remote locations while maintaining control and visibility. Datasweep's integrated data management structure, full analytics/reporting capabilities and global operational data stores and analytic data marts help manufacturers acquire the knowledge and insight required to improve operational performance. Roles-based manufacturing dashboard and key performance indicators notify manufacturers of out-of-tolerances and provide a management alerting system. Datasweep's analytics enable manufacturers to contrast performance across multiple sites and geographies.

About Datasweep

Datasweep is the leader in operations performance management solutions, enabling global manufacturers to drive increased profitability and predictable quality across the product lifecycle. Datasweep solutions uniquely enable companies to collect, aggregate, analyze and act on product and operational data from their enterprise and supply chain, improving process efficiencies and product quality, reducing product lifecycle costs and ensuring regulatory compliance. Datasweep customers are achieving fast time-to-benefit and lower cost of ownership, deploying in as few as eight weeks. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Datasweep serves customers in high-tech, life sciences, automotive, telecommunications and other industries, including Flextronics International, Ltd. (FLEX), General Electric (GE), Harris Corp. (HRS), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), KLA-Tencor Corp. (KLAC), Lucent (LU), Plexus (PLXS), Sanmina-SCI (SANM) and SonoSite (SONO). Additional information can be found on the Internet at

Back to Top

ATMI, Inc. Goes Live with ClearOrbit's Gemini Series

Semiconductor Materials Supplier Reduces Cost and Increases Process Efficiency through Improved Tracking and Control

Austin, TX — April 24, 2003 — ClearOrbit, the leading provider of extended supply chain execution software, announced today that ATMI, Inc. has gone live with its Gemini Series" software. ATMI is an industry-leading provider of specialty materials and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry. ClearOrbit software is now managing critical receiving, inventory and shipping processes at manufacturing and distribution facilities in Burnet, Texas, and Bloomington, Minnesota.

The Gemini Series enables manufacturers to automate and optimize supply chain execution by leveraging RF data scanners, bar code printers and material handling devices for real-time process control. The Gemini Series optimizes the enterprise systems companies already have in place, making those systems more effective by integrating mobile and industrial hardware, bringing data and decision making to the shop or warehouse floor, providing supply chain visibility and improving business process management.

"This is yet another example of ClearOrbit's ability to provide last mile functionality that drives significant ROI for our customers without compromising the systems they already have in place," says Jerry Folsom, Vice President of Product Development at ClearOrbit. "Additionally, ClearOrbit's Connect software infrastructure and our extensive experience in automating the supply chain allowed us to rapidly develop an extension for ATMI to solve a very specific business problem related to canister visibility and tracking."

As a supplier to semiconductor manufacturers, ATMI ships its product to customers in expensive specialized materials canisters. Before implementing ClearOrbit's Container Tracking module, ATMI could not always identify the specific quantities and types of canisters customers had at their locations, forcing the company to hold excess canister inventory. ATMI estimates that, with the increased canister visibility and tracking abilities, it can reduce additions to its canister inventory by 45 percent or more. With thousands of these high-value canisters in the field or at customer locations, the dollar savings generated by this solution quickly paid for its initial costs.

"Our potential return on investment from working with ClearOrbit is tremendous," said Jim Kiltie, Information Technology Director, of ATMI, Inc. "We anticipate that ClearOrbit's software will reduce our annual capital equipment costs of new canisters by 25 percent at our Burnet facility, in addition to reducing the overall depreciation expense. We were very impressed by the team's responsiveness and ability to address our specific business requirements."

ClearOrbit software is also live at ATMI's Bloomington, Minnesota, ultra-pure packaging facility. The Gemini Series has greatly increased efficiency by automating the WIP Complete process, which makes completed inventory visible in their Oracle ERP system immediately, eliminating the delays caused by manual entry. The software also allows ATMI to automate cycle counts and provides lot tracing capabilities.

"ClearOrbit software offers a series of checks and balances in ATMI's warehousing and packaging operations, improving shipping processes, quality assurance and inventory visibility," Kiltie added.

About ATMI

ATMI provides specialty materials and related equipment and services, to the worldwide semiconductor industry. As the Source of Semiconductor Process Efficiency, ATMI helps customers improve wafer yields and lower operating costs. For more information, please visit

About ClearOrbit

Since 1994, ClearOrbit has assisted more than 250 clients in automating and controlling their supply chain execution processes. ClearOrbit extends enterprise systems value with proven Supply Chain Execution (SCE) software solutions that allow customers to fully leverage their investment in enterprise applications while also gaining additional value by incorporating their trading partners into their supply chains. ClearOrbit products work within the existing enterprise system to leverage a "single version of the truth," expanding rather than duplicating functionality to eliminate inefficiencies in the supply chain. By using a single data model architecture, ClearOrbit delivers on the promise of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with fully integrated supply chain execution and collaboration solutions that address "last mile" functionality issues inherent in most ERP systems. ClearOrbit customers include Cisco Systems, Texas Instruments and Applied Materials. See how enterprise systems can reach a higher level at or call us at 800-324-5143.

Back to Top

IFS Wins PLM Contract from Defense Supplier Saab Bofors Dynamics

Chicago — April 24, 2003 — Defense material supplier, Saab Bofors Dynamics AB, will increase the extent of its IFS Applications installation to 1000 users, purchasing new components, and upgrading to IFS Applications 2003. This Saab contract exceeds $1 million.

Saab Bofors Dynamics plans to continue streamlining its engineer-to-order manufacturing process. Several CAD systems will be integrated, and product lifecycles will be managed by coordinating the entire flow from engineering and manufacturing to delivery and after sales. Users will be able to access data and documentation via portals.

Lars Tossman, CFO at Saab Bofors Dynamics, said, "IFS has performed well since we first invested in IFS Applications in 1998. Since then, critical parts of the system have been enhanced. Functionality for our type of business, i.e. complex manufacturing with major demands on project management, was an important criterion for staying with IFS as our business applications vendor."

Upgrading began in January 2003, with the first components due to go live during the spring. Subsequently, the solution will be rolled out step by step at all Saab Bofors Dynamics units in Linkoping, Karlskoga, Gothenburg, Eskilstuna and Jarfalla in Sweden.

About Saab Bofors Dynamics

Saab Bofors Dynamics is a business area in the Saab Group, a leading European high-technology, knowledge-based enterprise. Saab Bofors Dynamics has a wide range of advanced, high-quality and reliable products covering the vital areas of Land Missiles Systems, Air/Sea Missile Systems, Air Defense Missiles, Infantry Weapons and Underwater Systems. Saab Bofors Dynamics is headquartered in Karlskoga, Sweden and has 1700 employees.

About IFS and IFS Applications

IFS develops and supplies component-based business applications for medium and large enterprises and organizations. IFS Applications, which is based on Web and portal technology, offers 60+ enterprise application components used in manufacturing, supply chain management, customer relationship management, service provision, financials, product development, maintenance and human resource administration. IFS offers customers an easier, more open alternative that can be implemented step by step.

A leading global business applications supplier, IFS has 3,000 employees, with sales in 46 countries, and more than 350,000 users worldwide.

Back to Top

Rayovac to Implement Catalyst to Manage Shop Floor Production and Distribution at New Facility

Rayovac Will Implement Catalyst with Advanced Interface to SAP for Enhanced Supply Chain Visibility

Milwaukee — April 24, 2003 — Catalyst International Inc., a global provider of supply chain execution (SCE) solutions, today announced that Rayovac Corporation, one of the world's largest consumer battery and lighting device companies, will implement the Catalyst Supply Chain Execution system at a new distribution center in Dixon, Illinois. The Catalyst system includes an advanced interface that uses SAP Business Connectors to provide true, real-time collaboration and inventory visibility throughout their supply chain.

Rayovac is building the new 560,000-square-foot facility in Dixon to consolidate operations from a Madison, Wis. packaging center and a distribution center in Middleton, Wis. The new state-of-the-art, $20-million complex will maximize efficiencies through a more tightly coupled packaging and distribution operation.

"The synergy of having raw packaging components and product through finished goods in one facility and all managed through a fully integrated SAP and Catalyst system will mean shortened production times, reduced labor and shipping costs and faster delivery to customers," said Dean Jenson, Director of Business Systems for Rayovac.

The Advanced Interface between the Catalyst and SAP systems will provide a seamless infrastructure for the combined operations, providing real-time information sharing on goods and processes at all points in the supply chain — from raw materials, through production and finished goods. Rayovac will use the Catalyst system to manage the material moves to and from the shop floor in addition to the distribution functions. The SAP system will create production orders and the Catalyst system will determine what is needed to fulfill the orders and will send materials to the work center for production.

"Rayovac has taken advantage of our Advanced Interface with SAP which provides the strongest interconnection between a WMS and SAP in the industry. The interface between the systems enables true, real-time visibility into inventory throughout the supply chain. No other WMS provider can deliver integration with SAP at this level," said David March, Executive Vice President of Sales for Catalyst.

"The Advanced Interface to SAP that Catalyst provided has saved us many man-months in time. The packaged interface gives us the ability to make mapping changes ourselves, and to create interfaces with other equipment. This will save us a lot of time and money in the long run," said Jenson.

Rayovac distributes batteries to retailers throughout the U.S., including Wal-Mart, Target, and fellow Catalyst customers ShopKo and The Home Depot. Rayovac currently has Catalyst installed at three distribution centers — Fresno, Cal., Laverne, Tenn., and Middleton, Wis. Rayovac installed the Catalyst system at all three sites with no modifications. The three sites are managed by the Catalyst system through a "hub and spoke" design with a master computer at their corporate headquarters in Madison. In January of this year, Rayovac upgraded their Catalyst system to Release 8.1 to take advantage of new functionality and to prepare for the new facility go-live.

About Rayovac

With the recent VARTA consumer battery transaction, Rayovac is one of the world's largest consumer battery and lighting device companies. Rayovac and VARTA products are sold in more than 115 countries. The Company also markets the number one selling rechargeable brand of battery in the U.S. and in Europe, and is the world leader in hearing aid batteries. Rayovac trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ROV symbol.

About Catalyst

Catalyst International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CLYS) helps companies integrate supply chains to optimize business performance. For more than 20 years, the company has enabled global Fortune 500 customers to greatly minimize the risks of installing, integrating and operating WMS software in complex, high-volume warehouse facilities. Catalyst software offers the broadest functionality in the industry and is easy to install, modify, upgrade and maintain. Its broad array of services includes distribution strategy consulting, pre- and post-implementation audits, a 24/7-customer services center and facilities management.

Catalyst has provided successful SCE solutions for customers around the world, including Boeing, The Container Store, Maybelline, Perdue, Panasonic, Rayovac, Reebok International, The Home Depot and Subaru. It is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and has offices or representatives in the UK, Italy, Mexico and South America. For more information, call toll-free 800-236-4600 or visit

Back to Top

Accenture and Wellogix to Implement Electronic Field Ticketing System across Marathon Oil Company's North American Operations

Solution Designed to Improve Reconciliation of Invoices and Expedite Payments to Suppliers

Houston — April 24, 2003 — Accenture and Wellogix Inc. have been awarded a multi-year contract to help Marathon Oil Company migrate to an electronic field ticketing system for its oilfield operations across North America.

Marathon plans to implement Wellogix' e-Field-Ticket (eFT) software solution, an online alternative to the manual field ticket process currently employed to record services performed by contractors. Wellogix' collaborative software enables oilfield operators and their contractors to easily communicate and refine the complex, technical information required to deliver services to a well.

Accenture will integrate the eFT solution with Marathon's back-office system, eliminating the need to re-enter data from oilfield operations. The eFT solution will enable Marathon to electronically reconcile field tickets with the corresponding contracts. Accenture is also developing communications, training and deployment plans to promote the eFT solution adoption within Marathon and will help the company develop a supplier-enrollment strategy.

"From our initial pilot it was evident this eFT process could eliminate errors in billing and improve the efficiency of verifying invoices by having it occur closer to the event," said Michael Rawles, e-procurement and business process manager for Marathon. "Ultimately, it could even remove the need for an invoice. We have found the technology easy to use, and suppliers involved in the process found it effective for them as well, especially since it can shorten the purchase-to-pay time frame. In fact, suppliers that were not involved in the pilot have inquired as to how they could use eFT when working with Marathon. This process change will result in improved reconciliation, lower costs and expedited payment to suppliers."

"Marathon understands the value of the eFT solution for both operating and capital expenditures, and this expanded, enterprisewide implementation, will provide savings in many areas of Marathon's purchasing," said Ike Epley, chief executive officer of Wellogix. "By partnering with Accenture, Wellogix is expanding its ability to ensure that Marathon receives the maximum benefit from the use of its technology."

"The difficulty in reconciling technical and financial information regarding oilfield services is pervasive throughout the industry," said Terrence Gee, a partner in Accenture's Energy industry group. "The Wellogix solution is designed to enable oil companies to improve the field service procurement processes. By recognizing this opportunity, Marathon should be able to realize significant operational and economic benefits."

About Marathon Oil Company

Marathon is an energy company engaged in the worldwide exploration, production and transportation of crude oil and natural gas. Through Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC, the Company also refines markets and transports petroleum products in the United States. For more information about Marathon, visit the company's Web site at

About Wellogix, Inc.

Wellogix is a software technology company that enables oil companies and their service providers to remotely and collaboratively capture reservoir summary information, plan well design, and track well progress. By streamlining the communication processes, Wellogix software enhances the users ability to automatically and electronically communicate and negotiate technical and commercial aspects of field services; reconcile commercial awards, work tickets and final invoices; analyze data generated in the process to determine patterns, trends, and opportunities; and discover best practices and implement rules leading to continuous process improvement. Wellogix is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Visit the company's Web site at

About Accenture

Accenture is the world's leading management consulting and technology services company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them realize their visions and create tangible value. With deep industry expertise, broad global resources and proven experience in consulting and outsourcing, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills, alliances and technologies. With more than 75,000 people in 47 countries, the company generated net revenues of $11.6 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2002. Its home page is

Back to Top

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Expands Business Objects Deployment with Enterprise Performance Management Dashboard

EPA Deploys Business Objects Dashboard to Quickly Analyze Key Financial and Environmental Indicators to Improve Decision Making

San Jose, CA — April 28, 2003 — In an effort to more easily track, understand, and manage the large amounts of information available from the organization's multiple data sources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is deploying an enterprise performance management dashboard using Business Objects, the world's leading provider of enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions. The Business Objects dashboard, which will provide fast access to both financial and environmental data, is designed to streamline the Agency's existing reporting capabilities and provide executives with a graphical interface for analyzing key performance indicators.

"We needed a scalable solution that would allow the Agency to easily integrate and analyze financial, administrative, program, and performance information," commented Linda Combs, chief financial officer of the EPA. "Having seen the benefits Business Objects solutions have provided in other areas of the EPA, we were very interested in deploying a management dashboard based on their business intelligence software."

Over the past several years, the EPA has been constructing a Financial Data Warehouse (FDW) to provide real time data on the Agency's financial, payroll, contracts, and grants status. The EPA now plans to leverage the FDW, using Business Objects, to develop an executive dashboard that will transform this time-sensitive data into valuable decision-making information for managers across the Agency at their desktops. The dashboard will provide managers with quick access to a variety of data sources, including monitoring key financial and environmental metrics.

Work is also under way to develop an Executive Scorecard for the Agency's Office of Environmental Information. This will provide greater clarity of vision and strategy for the organization and ensure that resources are positioned to create the maximum value for environmental and human health protection.

"The Business Objects solution will allow us to easily understand and manage the Agency's performance," continued Combs. "Using the Business Objects dashboard, our managers will have immediate access to the data that is most important to them. This financial and environmental data will be displayed in a highly visual manner, including graphs and alerts, enabling users to better analyze the current situation and make the appropriate management decisions."

In the past, senior managers were heavily dependant on subject matter experts to develop budget, finance, performance, and program reports using a variety of spreadsheets and graphic tools. These reports were labor intensive to prepare and disseminate. Using the Business Objects solution, the EPA will provide managers with faster, more reliable access to information, as well as allow staff to focus their attention on the analytical side of their work rather than report development.

"Much like the private sector, government agencies are struggling with the large amounts of critical data stored in their data warehouses," said Dave Kellogg, senior group vice president of worldwide marketing at Business Objects. "Leading government agencies, such as the EPA, are turning to Business Objects to enable them to better access and analyze their data to improve decision making. By deploying a management dashboard solution, organizations can more easily visualize their data and reach stated goals by leveraging information with analytics."

For additional information on government solutions available from Business Objects, please visit

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world's leading provider of enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions. Business Objects enables organizations to track, understand, and manage enterprise performance. The company's solutions leverage the information that is stored in an array of corporate databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.

Popular uses of BI include management dashboards and scorecards, enterprise performance management applications, customer intelligence applications, enterprise reporting, financial reporting, and both customer and partner extranets. These solutions enable companies to gain visibility into their business, acquire and retain profitable customers, reduce costs, optimize the supply chain, increase productivity and improve financial performance.

Business Objects provides the industry's most integrated business intelligence suite, called BusinessObjects Enterprise 6. This suite includes the industry's best Web query, reporting, and analysis; the most advanced and complete suite of analytic applications; and the best connectivity to packaged applications.

Business Objects has more than 17,500 customers in over 80 countries. Business Objects can be reached at 408/953-6000 and

Back to Top

Dynalink Systems Inc. Selects Descartes Systems Group

Descartes LogiMan to Aid Customer Responsiveness; Provide Critical Information on Status of Air and Ocean Shipments

Waterloo, ON — April 28, 2003 — The Descartes Systems Group Inc., a trusted provider of logistics solutions, today announced that Dynalink Systems Inc., an international freight forwarder has selected the Descartes LogiMan solution from DSG-Tradevision, a Descartes subsidiary, to provide critical information on status of in-transit air and ocean shipments for improved customer responsiveness.

Handling approximately 1,000 tons of airfreight and 35,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) a year, Dynalink Systems is a recognized freight forwarder whose mission is to continually provide superior customer service through on-time delivery. Faced with the challenge of tracking the status of thousands of customer shipments at any given time, the company will use Descartes LogiMan, a Web-based track and trace solution enabling connectivity to hundreds of air, ocean and surface carriers, to respond to and proactively notify customers about the status of shipments in-transit.

"We set out to find a cargo management solution that would help to simplify the process while also providing new opportunities for enhanced customer service. We found that solution with Descartes," said Maureen Chen, Vice President, Dynalink Systems Inc. "Descartes LogiMan will play a key role as part of our ongoing commitment to customer service and as such Descartes has become a trusted provider of logistics to our business."

Tracking the progress of air and ocean cargo as it moves across borders, between forwarders and carriers and through the world's freight terminals, Descartes LogiMan automatically monitors all shipments and provides proactive alerts on shipment status when exceptions occur such as potential delays and other missed milestones. Designed to meet the challenges faced by freight forwarders in ensuring reliable, on-time service the solution provides comprehensive global visibility and statistical monitoring services of airfreight, ocean and surface shipments.

"Dynalink Systems understands that access to information on shipment status is crucial to ensuring superior customer service," said Manuel Pietra, Descartes' co-chief executive officer and president. "With Descartes LogiMan the company will be able to closely monitor how freight is being handled enabling them to take proactive measures on potential delays and respond to customer inquiries quickly and efficiently."

About Descartes LogiMan

Simplifying cargo management by providing comprehensive global visibility and statistical monitoring services of airfreight, ocean and surface shipments, Descartes LogiMan links the cargo transportation chain from cargo booking to final delivery confirmation. The solution improves freight management efficiency, helps reduce costs for participants and enables improved customer responsiveness.

About Dynalink Systems, Inc.

Dynalink Systems, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California, is a recognized international freight forwarder, IATA (International Air Transport Association) certified, and OTI (Ocean Transportation Intermediary) licensed. The company has been providing customers a comprehensive as well as price competitive service for over 10 years. For a complete package of transportation and freight service, please visit

About Descartes

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. is a trusted provider of logistics management technology. In more than 60 countries Descartes' leading logistics solutions drive operational efficiency, enhance customer responsiveness and improve precision in purchasing for global organizations. For more information, visit

Back to Top

Avexus' Impresa Selected by Second Pemco Aviation Facility

Expanded Pemco Relationship Calls for Use of Impresa to Help Support Cargo Conversion Business at the Pemco World Air Services MRO facility in Dothan, Ala.

San Diego — April 28, 2003 — Avexus Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for the management of aftermarket services operations, today announced the expansion of its relationship with Pemco Aviation Group. Pemco has selected Avexus' Impresa to manage the airframe MRO processes and cargo conversion business at the Pemco World Air Services commercial maintenance and modification facility in Dothan, Alabama.

The new agreement strengthens a three-year-old relationship that began with the implementation of Impresa at Pemco World Air Services' sister company, Pemco Aeroplex Inc., which currently uses the Avexus aftermarket services software to manage the MRO processes for U.S. Air Force aircraft. Based on the successful use of Impresa at Pemco Aeroplex, Impresa will now be used at Pemco World Air Services, one of the world's leading third-party maintenance and cargo conversion operations. Pemco World Air Services has performed nearly 300 conversions on 19 different types of aircraft at the Dothan facility, which encompasses 100 acres and 500,000 square feet of covered hangar space.

"Using Impresa, we'll be able to centralize certain functions and allocate tasks and resources to whichever facility is best able to handle that aspect of the business, yet our data will all be in one place for online, real-time access and enhanced planning and scheduling," said Steve Miller, vice president and corporate controller, Pemco Aviation Group. "The economies of scale should result in lower costs and enhanced efficiencies that will support us as we gear up for expanded business in B737-300 and B757 cargo conversion at Pemco World Air Services."

"The relationship with Pemco Aeroplex over the past three years has been rewarding for both companies," said Avexus CEO Andrew Dumke. "Pemco Aeroplex has achieved marked business benefits through its use of the Impresa software, and Avexus has received valuable input from Pemco to further strengthen the software for MRO operations. We are grateful for the ongoing and expanded relationship with the Pemco companies."

Impresa is a scalable software suite that facilitates the scheduling, planning and management of aircraft maintenance, repair and modification tasks. Impresa includes contract management, engineering, materials management, shop floor execution, capacity planning and resource scheduling, and integrated financial modules. Built on Oracle technology, the Impresa architecture enables scalable Web-based collaboration among customers, supply chain partners and multi-site operations.

Pemco World Air Services performs heavy maintenance and major modifications on both wide and narrow body aircraft for operators around the world. It houses one of the world's leading third-party cargo conversion operations and is the only FAA-approved facility for 737 cargo conversions.

About Pemco Aviation Group

Pemco Aviation Group, Inc., with executive offices in Birmingham, Alabama, and facilities in Alabama, Florida and California, performs maintenance and modification of aircraft for the U.S. Government and foreign and domestic commercial customers. The company also provides aircraft parts and support and engineering services and full service overhaul and repair for a wide range of aircraft. Pemco Aviation Group also develops and manufactures aircraft cargo systems, rocket vehicles and control systems, and precision components for the aviation and space industries. Pemco Aeroplex, Inc. and Pemco World Air Services are subsidiaries of Pemco Aviation Group, Inc.

About Avexus Inc.

Avexus Inc. provides software solutions for organizations involved in manufacturing or aftermarket support of long-life, highly engineered assets. The company's flagship product, Impresa, crosses the boundaries between traditional enterprise asset management (EAM), maintenance, repair and operations (MRo) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system capabilities, delivering a comprehensive service-focused solution that helps organizations involved in aftermarket services manage every aspect of daily operations, including planning, scheduling, order management, resource management, inventory, financials and many other functions. Avexus customers include ATK Thiokol, Bearing Inspection, Boeing, Dallas Airmotive, General Electric, Goodrich, Pacific Gas Turbine Center/Chromalloy, Pemco Aeroplex, TRW, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. Avexus is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Avexus, visit .

Back to Top

Companies in this article