Speeding New Product Introductions

Electronics Service Provider taps solution to support high-mix, low-volume manufacturing pattern

Nashua, NH  January 3, 2003  Electronic services provider Venture Corp. is set to use software from Tecnomatix Unicam in a bid to accelerate new product introductions.

Founded in 1984, the Venture group comprises 24 companies offering electronics manufacturing services (EMS) in Asia, North America, Mexico and Europe.

The Singapore-based group has signed an agreement valued at approximately $850,000 to license and support the implementation of Tecnomatix's eMPower MPM software solutions at several locations, including the company's new product introduction center in Fremont, Calif., and manufacturing facilities in Singapore and Malaysia.

Tecnomatix said its solution supports the manufacturing process life-cycle from process planning and detailed engineering to full production. Connecting various members of the manufacturing chain  from OEM designers, engineering and manufacturing, to plants and suppliers  into a "virtual enterprise," the solution helps manufacturers build the best production strategies to support their business strategy, according to the solution provider.

Venture will use the solutions to help reduce the new product introduction (NPI) cycle time for its plants. Tecnomatix said eMPower tools also will help Venture meet its NPI goals and support the company's high-mix, low-volume manufacturing pattern.

The implementation will integrate with Venture's existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM) systems to help ensure seamless operations.

Israel Levy, CEO of Tecnomatix Unicam, said this project will be the largest implementation of NPI solutions in Southeast Asia.