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Stanley Electric taps Synapz app for supplier connectivity

Northville, MI  June 5, 2001  Automotive lighting manufacturer Stanley Electric recently signed up to use software from e-commerce applications provider Synapz to manage data exchange with its auto-industry suppliers.

London, Ohio-based Stanley Electric is a $2 billion global manufacturer of external lighting devices, such as headlamps and taillights, and internal lighting devices, using LEDs, LCDs, CFLs, SFLs and SMLs, for the U.S. automotive industry.

Synapz's Eclipz, a Web-based materials procurement and fulfillment system, is a technology that enables automotive suppliers to extend and manage the flow of data between multiple tiers of supplier companies. It allows a supplier to receive orders, confirm shipments and send orders to suppliers via the Internet directly from a customer's procurement or inventory system.

Eclipz also offers a number of integrated applications that include bar coding, e- mail notification of customer requirements and a supplier gateway to link an enterprise resource planning or materials resource planning (ERP/MRP) application. Eclipz will also be made available to Stanley Electric's direct and indirect suppliers.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. This agreement brings the total number of contracts for Eclipz to nine since the first quarter of 2001.

Stanley Electric Sales of America is the U.S. subsidiary of the Stanley Electric Co., a worldwide manufacturer of optoelectronic products serving the consumer, electronics, automotive, computer and communications markets with annual sales of $2 billion. The company specializes in cutting-edge optoelectronic research, pursuing the next generation of lighting and display technology for tomorrow's needs.