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Ultriva Signs Partnership with Cincom Systems

Partnership focuses on manufacturing solutions + Lean Solutions for Maritime sector on show at Pacific 2010

Sydney,Australia ¯ January 21, 2010 ¯ Worldwide software provider, Cincom Systems (http://www.cincom.com), has signed a partnership agreement with Ultriva (http://www.ultriva.com), a California-based software company specialising in Lean and Kanban solutions. As part of the agreement, Cincom will offer to existing and new customers Lean manufacturing solutions that complement its Cincom CONTROL™ Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (http://www.cincomerp.com) and Cincom Acquire™ Sales and Product Configurator software (http://www.cincomacquire.com).

This partnership provides manufacturers with complex engineer- or made-to-order products—a solution that features intelligent, role-based operations management combined with proven Lean execution. “We believe this combination will provide our customers with the operational efficiencies required to meet the unique challenges facing manufacturers today,” says Jerry Miller, Director of Cincom’s Manufacturing Business Solutions Division.

“Ultriva’s Electronic Kanban and other Lean manufacturing solutions have been working synergistically at Cincom customers over the years,” says Narayan Laksham, CEO of Ultriva.  “By formalising this business relationship, we can enhance the value to our customers with a pre-packaged, tightly integrated solution.”

“Cincom’s operations management capabilities and Ultriva’s Lean execution solution are a natural fit and complementary on both the business and technology levels,” says Dick Pearse, Cincom Enterprise Product Director. “Alliances are successful when the combined value delivered is greater than the sum of the parts. This passes that test with flying colors.”

According to a 2009 research report commissioned by Cincom Systems lean manufacturing is lacking in the aerospace and defense industry with only 23% of A&D manufacturers surveyed having implemented demand-driven manufacturing tactics such as electronic Kanban, lean manufacturing techniques and shared business processes.

Cincom is exhibiting its Enterprise Business Solutions at the Pacific2010, Hall 6 stand 6F8 at Sydney Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour on 27 – 29 January 2010.

The latest version of Cincom CONTROL™ Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) will be available in late 2010.

About Ultriva

Ultriva’s Lean Execution Suite consists of modules like Customer Kanban, Supplier Kanban, Internal Kanban, SBR, Lean Production and OEE, which allow manufacturing companies to systemize, sustain and scale Lean disciplines across the organization. Ultriva's flagship product, Collaborative Electronic Kanban, eliminates stock-outs while reducing inventory levels up to 75%. Ultriva modules are in use in more than 130 plants worldwide, incorporating more than 5,000 suppliers and transacting over 1.5 billion dollars of inventory at industry leaders such as AGCO, CNH, Emerson, IR-Trane, McKesson, Rexnord and ThermoFisher.

About Cincom Systems

Cincom Systems of Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based Cincom Systems. For 42 years, Cincom's problem-solving software, services and people have helped thousands of companies all over the world grow and manage their businesses. The Australian subsidiary, established in 1975, services both Australia and New Zealand and includes Australian customers ASC and Thales.

For more information about Cincom's products and services, contact Cincom Systems of Australia at 02-8875 1400, send an e-mail to sjaber@cincom.com or visit the company's website at www.cincom.com.au.

Related Links:
Cincom manufacturing website: www.cincomerp.com

Cincom Priority website: www.cincom.com/priority

Cincom Acquire website: www.cincomacquire.com

2009 Aerospace and Defense Industry Survey Report: www.cincom.com/ADebook