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Alps Electric Selects Apriso for Manufacturing Intelligence

Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today announced that Alps Electric Co., Ltd., a global manufacturer of high-quality electronic components for mobile devices, industrial equipment and automobiles, has selected FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI) for manufacturing intelligence, analytics and reporting.

MPI supports manufacturing companies by providing real-time visibility to manufacturing operations. MPI consolidates the management and reporting of various data in global manufacturing operations into intelligence for improved decision support. Apriso’s Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence application is built on the Microsoft BI stack that uses SQL Server Enterprise Edition.

Today’s announcement reflects the power of Apriso’s manufacturing operations platform, which is designed to address Alps Electric’s requirements to shorten lead times and reduce idle stock and inventory on a global scale. Apriso’s MPI solution can indicate real-time points for improvement and provide actionable insights, which can then be performed at each of Alps Electric’s manufacturing operations plants.

“We believe Apriso has much experience in global solutions for manufacturing operations – and is in fact a pioneer of such solutions. By using advanced manufacturing intelligence to consolidate multi-modal analytics, we expect Apriso’s MPI to enable not only reduced reporting work by each workgroup at each site, but to also consolidate these reports at an enterprise-level,” said Mr. Hirotaka Ibaraki, Project Manager of Alps Electric Co., Ltd. “In the end, we expect MPI to shorten process improvement cycles.”

“We are highly honored that Alps Electric has decided to implement Apriso’s Manufacturing Process Intelligence solution, MPI, to enhance their manufacturing intelligence. MPI can help Alps Electric to further elevate the company’s operational excellence and make the next leap forward on a global scale,” stated Gerry Fosnick, General Manager of Field Operations for Apriso Japan.

The partnership with Alps Electric and Apriso was first publicized in March 2012 when Apriso announced Alps Electric selected FlexNet to streamline their global manufacturing operations in order to improve visibility and efficiency across their 17 plants located around the world. They are currently implementing the first five sites.

About Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

Since its founding, Alps Electric (Tokyo: 6770) has supplied around 40,000 types of electronic component to over 2,000 manufacturers of home appliances, mobile devices, automobiles and industrial equipment, allowing us to identify market and technological trends. We deliver optimal product by responding quickly and appropriately to customer and market requirements. A current focus as we look to support the creation of a low-carbon, digital society is the development of power-efficient green device. For more information, visit http://www.alps.com.

About Apriso Corporation

Apriso is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform their global manufacturing operations by achieving and sustaining 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, Asia and Africa, including GM, Volvo CE, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA, Saint-Gobain and Essilor. Learn more at: www.apriso.com.

Apriso and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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