Teledyne Segment Standardizes on ERP Solution

Aerospace and defense subcontractor signs deal with MAPICS, expands ERP across 1,000 users to manage growth

Aerospace and defense subcontractor signs deal with MAPICS, expands ERP across 1,000 users to manage growth

Atlanta — November 17, 2004 — The Electronics and Communications segment of Teledyne said this week that it is expanding its use of MAPICS Inc.'s enterprise resource planning (ERP) for iSeries as part of an initiative to standardize on a single enterprise software platform.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., Teledyne designs and manufactures electronic communication and propulsion products and provides advanced engineering services to a variety of customers around the world. The Electronics and Communications Segment has grown significantly through acquisition over the past few years.

The new three-site deal brings the segment's total number of MAPICS users to more than 1,000 across the nation and sets the stage to automate and unify the key business processes flowing through its manufacturing plants.

Having already invested in MAPICS ERP for iSeries to manage operations at several of its facilities, Teledyne said it views the expansion of its relationship with MAPICS as a natural next step, unifying the segment as it continues through this period of growth.

The growth we have experienced over the past few years has made building a robust yet flexible enterprise-wide infrastructure an even greater priority for our organization, said Michael Wilson, director of IT for the segment. MAPICS ERP for iSeries provides the platform we need to manage the day-to-day operations of our expanding business and also work strategically to anticipate and adapt to evolving demands in the highly competitive marketplace in which we operate.

Teledyne said a benefit for its Electronics and Communications segment is to become unified on a single financial software package for the numerous projects it is engaged in at different facilities around the country. Implementation of MAPICS ERP for iSeries at the new sites is expected to be completed within an 18-month timeframe.

Dick Cook, president and CEO, MAPICS, commented, Teledyne recognizes the value of moving its business to a single ERP system that will grow with the organization over time. We look forward to playing an increasingly important role in the company's continuing success.