Apriso Partners with NEC


Partnership enables Japanese manufacturers to achieve better visibility and centralized control across their global sites from Japan-based operations



TOKYO, JAPAN – Apriso, the leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today announced an implementation partnership was signed with NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies. This partnership is intended to help Apriso and NEC better serve Japanese manufacturers looking to transform their operations to become more globally integrated. As an Apriso partner trained to install FlexNet solutions, NEC will offer Apriso’s next generation Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) as a solution for manufacturers in the Japan market.



Demand has steadily grown in Japan for operational platforms to centrally manage and continuously improve manufacturing operations that span to a global scale. Under this scenario, NEC’s new solution for manufacturers, “NEC Manufacturing Co-Creation Program,” formed as a partnership with Apriso’s global manufacturing applications, can help customers better collaborate across sites. This synergy of capabilities was a driving force behind the consummation of this partnership.



“By partnering with Apriso, NEC gains access to advanced technology and business process management capabilities embedded within Apriso’s manufacturing solutions. Our partnership can provide comprehensive support for not only Japanese domestic sites, but also those operating overseas, helping our clients better manage their factory networks - especially those located outside of Japan,” explained Yukihiro Sagawa, general manager of Manufacturing and Process Industries Solutions Development Division at NEC. “The scope of activities we will embark on range from the re-building of business processes in the production field to the implementation of new global IT systems.”



“We are highly honored to announce this partnership with NEC. By working with NEC, with its considerable experience and technological influence in Japan’s manufacturing market, Apriso can better support clients seeking to address today’s top business challenges, including the optimization of global production, reducing lead-times as well as inventory stock reduction,“ commented Gerry Fosnick, general manager of Field Operations at Apriso, Japan.



About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.



About Apriso Corporation Apriso is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling manufacturers to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence while adapting quickly and easily to market changes. Apriso's FlexNet is a BPM platform-based software solution for global manufacturing operations management. Apriso supports global continuous improvement by delivering visibility into, control over and synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network. Apriso serves nearly 200 customers in 45+ countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Customers include GM, Volvo CE, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA, Saint-Gobain and Essilor. Learn more at: www.apriso.com.



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Gordon Benzie

Apriso Corporation

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gordon.benzie@apriso.com

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