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WatchDog v1.0 integrates Manufacturing Intelligence(TM) software VisualPlant(TM) with customer's Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) such as SAP to automatically initiate event based, predictive maintenance work orders. It provides prognostic analysis of potential failures, and increases productivity by removing manual entries of critical maintenance of production data into ERP systems.



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EMT and Larsen & Toubro Infotech Canada launch WatchDog for VisualPlant



LONDON, Ont.-Executive Manufacturing Technologies (EMT) and Larsen & Toubro Infotech Canada Ltd. (LTITC) today introduced WatchDog, their state-of-the-art Enterprise Connector of Manufacturing Intelligence. WatchDog v1.0 integrates EMT's Manufacturing Intelligence(TM) software VisualPlant(TM) with the customer's Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) such as SAP to automatically initiate event based, predictive maintenance work orders. Version 2.0 will monitor quality in production, integrate with Supply Chain, and facilitate Activity Based Costing.

"We're leaders in productivity software development" said Dr. Ananth Seshan, President of LTITC, "So, naturally, we wanted to partner with the makers of the world's leading Manufacturing Intelligence product. WatchDog takes VisualPlant 3.2 to the next level by further strengthening the link between production view and supply chain management."

Features offered by WatchDog include:
- Prognostic analysis of potential failures rather than diagnostic analysis after a failure
- Reduction in maintenance and production costs by avoiding under-or over-maintenance
- Increased productivity by removing manual entries of critical maintenance or production data into ERP systems
- Downtime reduction

VisualPlant is an off-the-shelf manufacturing software that analyzes the activity of every machine in the plant and feeds this information live to employees' desktops. What happened last month on a plant floor could be compared to what is happening right now, to improve total plant efficiency and build a better link to the supply chain. It is a live, direct, secure connection to the machines on the plant floor.

Dennis Cocco, CEO of EMT describes the relationship as symbiotic, "WatchDog is the only product of its kind available in manufacturing, as is VisualPlant. Here, two best of breed organizations have successfully collaborated to provide an integrated manufacturing solution."

LTITC is a Canadian joint venture of Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd., a leading software development and consulting organization. The company's credentials include ISO 9001:2000 certification and the SEI Level-4 rating by KPMG. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. is a global IT organization with international offices, and global software development centers with more than 2,000 software professionals. More information is available at info@Ltcanada.com.

EMT is a leading provider of Manufacturing Intelligence software. EMT's software, VisualPlant, enables manufacturers to collect, store, analyze and distribute critical information throughout the manufacturing enterprise in real-time. VisualPlant consolidates raw plant floor data into relevant real-
time information and historical data. This visibility allows plant managers and corporate executives to make faster, more informed decisions to improve operational efficiency, product quality and plant profitability. Customers include CibaVision, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, Herman Miller, Lear Corporation, Magna International Inc., Visteon, Wescast Industries Inc., and ZF. EMT is a privately held company based in London, Ontario. More information about VisualPlant and EMT can be found at visualplant.com

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