Sticking with Visibility and Data Quality

Sharp Electronics extends agreement with Celarix

Cambridge, MA  November 6, 2002  Celarix Inc., a provider of logistics solutions, today announced that Sharp Electronics has extended its contract with Celarix. Sharp Electronics is the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corp., headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Celarix said, in the past, it helped Sharp improve visibility through inbound shipment tracking capabilities. To support the visibility solution, Sharp selected Celarix's Data Management Service (DMS), which it said aids the identification and resolution of data quality issues on a carrier-by-carrier basis, from manufacturing point to final delivery.

Sharp said that, as a result of the software, it is experiencing data quality levels of over 90 percent.

"Clean data is absolutely necessary for supply chain visibility projects to be successful," said Robert Stickman, vice president, National Distribution & Logistics Planning for Sharp. "Beyond achieving the expected benefits of visibility, DMS gives Sharp Electronics' sales and operations the flexibility to enable and scale our direct-shipment program, which further differentiates ourselves in the marketplace."