Tekelec Streamlines Inventory Management with ClearOrbit's Gemini Mobile Software Solution


Austin, Texas - June 6, 2007 - ClearOrbit ( www.clearorbit.com ), the leading provider of real-time supply chain execution and reverse logistics solutions, today announced that Tekelec has deployed ClearOrbit's Gemini® Mobile Software solution to automate data collection and streamline the company's inventory management process. Since implementing Gemini, Tekelec, a high-performance network applications company, reports significant improvements in accuracy, timeliness, visibility and control of data throughout the company's warehouse and fulfillment center.

Prior to Gemini, Tekelec used manual inventory management and data collection processes that limited the company's efficiencies and presented numerous obstacles to inventory accuracy and control. Gemini's automated data collection capabilities optimize accuracy and efficiency by enabling users to record transactions such as receiving, inventory movement and transfers, adjustments and returns with handheld radio-frequency (RF) scanners. To add to their level of inventory control, Tekelec is also making use of Gemini's Compliance Label Manager(TM) (CLM(TM)) to generate barcodes for every piece of inventory in its facility, including raw materials and manufactured goods.

"Manual processes greatly limited visibility throughout our inventory management process," said Mark Rossi, Director of Manufacturing Operations with Tekelec. "Although we're in phase one of the Gemini implementation, we've already seen a drastic reduction in inventory errors, and the CLM module has greatly contributed to this. We look forward to even greater ROI as we continue to expand our current Gemini-driven transactions."

Rossi adds that Gemini came highly recommended by Tekelec's IT department because it directly integrated with the company's existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) data model, unlike other offerings that required adding a proprietary third-party database. This seamless integration, Rossi explains, has helped Tekelec leverage its existing setups, tolerances and profiles in its Oracle discreet manufacturing system.

"We work closely with companies such as Tekelec to identify specific supply chain needs and develop tailored solutions that deliver the efficiencies required to optimize their current and future logistical operations," said Warren Sumner, vice president of marketing and strategy for ClearOrbit. "Our unique approach gives customers the tools they need to quickly implement changes that deliver real-time supply chain visibility and directly impact their bottom line."

About Tekelec

Tekelec is a high-performance network applications company that is accelerating the transition to IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks for service providers around the globe. With its experience at the intersection of network applications and session control, Tekelec creates highly efficient platforms for managing media and delivering network solutions. Corporate headquarters are in Morrisville, N.C., U.S.A. in the Research Triangle Park area, with research and development facilities and sales offices throughout the world.

About ClearOrbit

ClearOrbit's real-time supply chain execution and returns management solutions improve the speed, visibility, and control of extended manufacturing and distribution supply chains. Since 1994, Austin, TX-based ClearOrbit has assisted more than 275 clients in automating and controlling process execution within their extended supply networks. ClearOrbit delivers on the promise of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as those provided by SAP with fully integrated bar code label management & printing, mobile applications, collaboration and returns management solutions that address "last mile functionality" issues while complementing the existing infrastructure. ClearOrbit customers include market leaders such as Alcoa, Canon, Cisco, GE and Motorola. For more information, visit www.clearorbit.com.

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